No sooner did Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, unilaterally release the testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson than liberals and their advocates in the media were claiming victory. Look, they argued, the Donald Trump investigation was completely justified because the infamous “dossier,” according to Simpson, had been corroborated by the FBI. It was a dramatic moment. Also, as far as we know, untrue. What we do know is that in the middle of a contentious campaign for the presidency, Democrats paid Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump. The resulting, largely fictitious “dossier,”
Notice that is is only something that can be used against Republicans that is kept on life support even after it has started to decompose and the stench is overwhelming. It seems like the standard for dealing with such stuff is it has to be fully disproven beyond the shadow of a doubt.
The supporters of the dossier seem to the point of saying that there IS a man named Trump that the dossier mentions and therefore there are some parts of it that are "verifiable".
Yet for dems like Hillary, who carries around a complete wardrobe of credible criminal outfits, they have to be proven beyond the slightest doubt and the perpetrator must be locked in jail in manacles before it could be said they are guilty.
The dossier was absurd from the start. Only those desperate and determined to attack Trump have any belief that it might have some truth buried in it; truth that NO ONE can find, even its creators.
But the haters of Trump have NOTHING else. They have carried out criminal and libelous acts based on the dossier, using it as a justifying shield. Their shield is in tatters with only wisps of smoke left.
So they got Papadopoulos drunk, had him "verify" something (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)and that is their whistleblower. I bet this conversation over drinks is tape recorded, hence Papadopoulos plead guilty.
When can we get over the "if" stage as in if the dossier proves to have been the impetus for the FISA order, or spying without one. There has been no plausible alternative explanation offered by the intel community despite many opportunities to offer such. It´s staring us in the face. It´s like saying if the sun rises in the East and sets in the West....
The dossier never had any credibility to begin with. It was fished around during the primaries and general election, but nobody ever took it seriously. Our government took it seriously purely for political purposes to illegally impeach a duly elected President, and now looks stupid, dishonest, and incompetent for doing so. Everyone that pushed this pile of garbage should face criminal prosecution for their actions. They had no business trying to oust a President.
I agree with #6: "Conservative Treehouse is THE source on the dossier and anything else having to do with anti-Trump."
If you have been reading Conservative Treehouse, you should know that it is on top of the most current news and provides all of that news, with appropriate analysis and disproving of the underhanded slant imposed by the MSM. The site is also reporting on the failings of all the anti-Trump forces.
#13 needs to re-read his/her own post and apply it to him/herself.
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