Ex-Clinton Campaign Manager Says Hillary PERSONALLY Approved Leaking Disinfo On Trump To The Media

Written by K. Walker on May 20, 2022

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Robby Mook tossed Hillary under the bus on Friday during his testimony in the Michael Sussman case.

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager testified in federal court on Friday that she personally approved the leaking of unverified ties between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank despite campaign officials not being “totally confident” that the covert communication channels discovered through opposition research existed.

Mook’s testimony followed former FBI General Counsel James Baker’s stint on the stand where he said that after the FBI investigated the allegations of the covert communications channel between Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank, the bureau concluded that “there was nothing there.”

Fox News Digital journalist, Brooke Singman, posted the bombshell on Twitter:

The Alfa Bank claim was amplified in left-wing media, in particular by tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist MSNBC host, Rachel Maddow.

Here she is insisting that the Trump-Alfa Bank connection is real, a mere 6 months ago.

It was also some of the disinformation posted by the erstwhile head of Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board.”

Whoops. Baker’s testimony debunked that insane Lib conspiracy theory.

Meanwhile, Mook admits that the campaign officials didn’t know if the connection was real, but pushed it anyway.

Mook said he was first briefed about the Alfa Bank issue by campaign general counsel Marc Elias, who at the time was a partner at lawfirm Perkins Coie.

Mook testified that he was told that the data had come from “people that had expertise in this sort of matter.”

Mook said the campaign was not totally confident in the legitimacy of the data, but had hoped to give the information to a reporter who could further “run it down” to determine if it was “accurate” or “substantive.”

He also said he discussed whether to give the information to a reporter with senior campaign officials, including campaign chairman John Podesta, senior policy advisor, now White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” Mook said.

“I don’t remember the substance of the conversation, but notionally, the discussion was, hey, we have this and we want to share it with a reporter,” Mook said.

The government asked Mook if Clinton approved “the dissemination” of the data to the media.

“She agreed,” Mook testified.
Source: Fox News

Mook was asked about a specific tweet on Hillary’s account about the Trump org’s connection to Alfa Bank and the concept of an “October surprise” where dirt is leaked just before the election. The tweet in question was dated October 31, 2016.

When pressed, Mook said he couldn’t recall “the exact sequence of events” on whether Clinton was giving final approval or if she was approving of something the campaign had already done.

“I recall it being a member of our press staff,” said Mook about how the Alfa Bank claim was leaked to reporters. “We authorized a staff member to share it with the media.”

Journalist Andrew Goudsward was live-tweeting during the Day 4 of the Sussman trial. Here’s part of his thread that covers Mook’s testimony.

When the Left talks about wanting to stop the spread of disinformation — remind them that Hillary’s campaign pushed a fake story about Trump and Alfa Bank in October 2016 and the media ran with it.

And then in 2020, the entire media apparatus and their partners in social media did everything in their power to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story — Twitter went so far as to block the link of the breaking story by the oldest newspaper in the country even in private messages.

These people are not qualified to define what “dis-, mis-, and mal-information” is because they’re peddlers of it.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker