Having learned nothing from the Gawker saga, Buzzfeed was so excited to discredit Trump that they ran a HOAX story. And now they look like idiots. But not just them.
It wasn’t enough for the left to reboot the Cold War, now they’re ‘making McCarthyism Great Again’.
John McCain has cashed in the last of any respect the common may have had for his military service, by becoming a political tool (flunkie) for the OTHER party.
A former MI6 Agent was paid to dig up dirt on Trump by political opponents. McCain claimed he was only a minor role in the chain about how this particular report made it to the CIA. News reports are telling a different story.
However Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporter who contributed to the first story about its existence, published by CNN on Tuesday afternoon, suggested that McCain was handed it by a former British ambassador to Moscow.
Bernstein told CNN: ‘It came from a former British MI6 agent who was hired from a political opposition research firm in Washington who was doing work about Donald Trump for both republican and democratic candidates opposed to Trump.
‘They were looking at Trumps business ties, they saw some questionable things about Russians, about his businesses in Russia, they in turn hired this MI6 former investigator, he then came up with additional information from his Russian sources, he was very concerned by the implications of it, he then took it to an FBI colleague that he had known in his undercover work for years, he took it to this FBI man in Rome who turned it over to the bureau in Washington in August.
‘And then, a former British ambassador to Russia independently was made aware of these findings and he took the information to John McCain – Senator John McCain of Arizona – in the period just after the election, and showed it to McCain – additional findings.
‘McCain was sufficiently disturbed by what he read to take it to FBI director James Comey himself personally, they had a five minute meeting the two men, very little was said, McCain turned it over to him and is now awaiting what the FBI’s response is to that information.’ —DailyMail
4Chan Claims they were the source of the more salacious scenes in the unverified 35 page dossier. (Zerohedge)
This is the same fake story that Buzzfeed ran with on January 10, including references to Russians, and certain salacious sexual accusations.
The remarkable thing? It’s all fake. And not only fake; it’s a prank perpetuated by 4chan, on Rick Wilson himself. A post on 4chan on october 26 stated “mfw managed to convince CTR and certain (((journalists))) on Twitter there’ll be an October surprise on Trump this Friday” along with a picture of a smug face with a hash name. http://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/94704894/#94705224
on november 1, a person without a picture but is assumed to be the same person posted “So they took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it. They still believe it. Guys, they’re truly fucking desperate – there’s no remaining Trump scandal that’s credible.” https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/95568919/#95571329
on january 10, moments after the story broke and began to gain traction on social media, a person with the same smug grin face, and the same hash title for the picture, stated “I didn’t think they’d take it so far.” http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/106514445#p106520376
zerohedge (h/t DrudgeReport)
Buzzfeed linked to an earlier story by Mother Jones… who wrote THEIR fake news hit piece just DAYS before the election. Remember all that ‘fake news affecting the election’ hype? Well we’ve just some. It happened to be pro-Hillary.
Does this mean the FBI is investigating whether Russian intelligence has attempted to develop a secret relationship with Trump or cultivate him as an asset? Was the former intelligence officer and his material deemed credible or not? An FBI spokeswoman says, “Normally, we don’t talk about whether we are investigating anything.” But a senior US government official not involved in this case but familiar with the former spy tells Mother Jones that he has been a credible source with a proven record of providing reliable, sensitive, and important information to the US government.
In June, the former Western intelligence officer—who spent almost two decades on Russian intelligence matters and who now works with a US firm that gathers information on Russia for corporate clients—was assigned the task of researching Trump’s dealings in Russia and elsewhere, according to the former spy and his associates in this American firm. This was for an opposition research project originally financed by a Republican client critical of the celebrity mogul. (Before the former spy was retained, the project’s financing switched to a client allied with Democrats.) “It started off as a fairly general inquiry,” says the former spook, who asks not to be identified. But when he dug into Trump, he notes, he came across troubling information indicating connections between Trump and the Russian government. According to his sources, he says, “there was an established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit.”
This was, the former spy remarks, “an extraordinary situation.” He regularly consults with US government agencies on Russian matters, and near the start of July on his own initiative—without the permission of the US company that hired him—he sent a report he had written for that firm to a contact at the FBI, according to the former intelligence officer and his American associates, who asked not to be identified. (He declines to identify the FBI contact.) The former spy says he concluded that the information he had collected on Trump was “sufficiently serious” to share with the FBI. — Mother Jones.
With her usual class and sound judgment, Rosie fell for the hoax, and tried to leverage it. Since the sexual allegations involved the word ‘golden’ in their description, here’s her rational and considered advice to anyone attending Trump’s press conference.
AT THE PRESS CONFRENCE – WHEN HE LIES – EVERYONE- EACH HUMAN THERE – MUST STAND AND YELL "GOLDEN – GOLDEN" REALLY LOUD – THEN REPEAT THE ? https://t.co/vfrj67kl5g
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 11, 2017
She really should have her Rx reevaluated. She seems loopier than usual.
If Trump’s opponents have been sitting on this hoax for awhile, no WONDER they’ve taken so much time and energy building up the Russia angle.
But don’t forget. Even with THIS hoax gone, there is still a Russian angle the media can report on.
It’s about that shady Russian business deal.
But you wouldn’t be interested in THAT, would you?