Special Counsel John Durham has received “hundreds” of emails between members of the Clinton campaign and journalists in the mainstream media who spread “unverified derogatory information” about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
According to a report by Just The News, court filings now show a clear plan to bring compelling evidence that the Clinton campaign was “flooding” the media with said unverified information as part of their 2016 presidential campaign.
“Just days after Hillary Clinton emissaries Christopher Steele and Michael Sussmann approached the FBI in September 2016 with dirt that would infuse the Russia collusion probe, the campaign’s opposition research firm sent some of the same information to New York Times journalists,” the publication reported.
However, that’s not where the story ends, Fusion GPS executive wrote to reporters that it was “good to see them” and that it sounded like they might be “interested in some of the attached Russia-related [sic] material.”
The executives pointed out that the information was “internal, open source research drafts, as agreed, pls treat this as background/not for attribution. as you’ll see it’s all easily replicated anyway.”
The invitation by the Fusion GPS executives continued with efforts to further smear Trump: “Can also send you a [name]/Toronto memo once i dig it out. I’m skipping over [name] and [company name],” the emails obtained by Durham said.
“… believe your guys have done that up … leave it to you to distribute internally, or not, as you see fit. don’t believe sunny isles/hollywood or panama or toronto have been touched by brands xy or z. amazingly, don’t think anyone has done up the trump tower poker ring story either. pretty vivid color there.”
Despite the strangely inconclusive nature of the reports, traditional media outlets re-reported and re-hashed the same information for the better part of two years before Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy to influence the 2016 presidential election.
“One of the famous fake news outlets likes to say, ‘Democracy dies in darkness.’ They’re exactly right,” former Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican House Intelligence Committee chairman who helped unravel the Russia collusion narrative, told Just the News.
“They’re the ones who have created the darkness, and democracy does die. It just happens to be the fake news media that’s actually creating this.”