Washington, DC. A new narrative is leaking from Clinton associates that the Trump “Russiagate” problems were really part of a broader plan, launched as soon as Donald Trump was elected President.
The Clinton-Ukrainian team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton account explained that Russian hacking and election meddling caused her unexpected loss. Her opponent, Donald Trump, was a puppet of Putin. Trump, they said, “encourages espionage against our people.”
The scurrilous Trump dossier, prepared by a London opposition research firm, Orbis, and paid for by unidentified Ukrainian donors, formed a key part of the Clinton narrative: Trump’s sexual and business escapades in Russia had made him a hostage of the Kremlin, ready to do its bidding. That was Hillary’s way to say that Trump is really not President of the United States a siren call adopted by the Ukrainian government, Democratic party and American media.
What nobody in Washington dare mention is the interconnection between the Clinton campaign, an unregistered foreign agent of Ukraine headquartered in DC (BGR Group lobbyists), and the Christopher Steele Orbis dossier. This connection has raised the question of whether the Ukraine prepared the dossier as part of a disinformation campaign to sow chaos in the US political system.
If ordered and paid for by Hillary Clinton associate Victor Pinchuk, Russia Gate is turned on its head as collusion between Clinton operatives (not Trump’s) and Ukrainian intelligence. Russia Gate becomes Hillary’s “Kiev Gate.”
Neither the New York Times, Washington Post, nor CNN has covered this explosive story. Two op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal (Holman Jenkins and David Satter). The possible Ukrainian-intelligence origins of the Steele dossier have been raised only in conservative publications.
US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a heavily-footnoted letter to the Justice Department on March 31, 2017 demanding for his Judiciary Committee all relevant documents on Fusion GPS, the company that managed the Steele dossier against then-candidate Donald Trump.
Grassley writes to justify his demand for documents that: “The issue is of particular concern to the Committee given that when Fusion GPS reportedly was acting as an unregistered agent of Ukrainian interests, it appears to have been simultaneously overseeing the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier of allegations of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”
Former FBI director, James Comey, refused to answer questions about Fusion and the Steele dossier in his May 3 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey responded to Lindsey Graham’s questions about Fusion GPS’s involvement “in preparing a dossier against Donald Trump that would be interfering in our election by the Russians?” with “I don’t want to say.” Perhaps he will be called on to answer in a forum where he cannot refuse to answer about Ukrainian involvement in American election meddling.
Ukrainian SBU intelligence also acted to sabotage Mr. Trump. The ‘Trump dossier, full of unverified sexual and political allegations, was published in January, despite having all the hallmarks of Ukrainian spy agency. The dossier was prepared by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with connections himself to the Kiev government, having sought employment there as a consultant. It employed standard Ukrainian techniques of disinformation and manipulation.