In recent events, the narrative spun by the mainstream media and certain political factions concerning Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. presidential election needs a serious revision. With special counsel John Durham’s report, it is now evident that the Clinton camp, not the Trump team, colluded with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 election and even in the presidency itself1.
This revelation starkly contrasts the long-asserted claims of the Trump-Russia collusion. It’s been shown that these claims were primarily based on the so-called “Steele dossier,” a document financed by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The dossier, created by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, contained a series of allegations against Donald Trump, all of which have been debunked1. Notably, this dossier was widely circulated by the FBI, which used it to justify wiretaps and disseminated it to judges, the Obama White House, and media outlets1.
Key figures in this saga include Russian Igor Danchenko, Steele’s primary source, and Charles Dolan, a PR executive with solid ties to Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. Despite the FBI’s prior investigation of Danchenko as a possible Russian spy, they continued to treat him as a trusted source, even as he questioned the dossier’s accuracy1.
Dolan, a former Kremlin contractor close to Putin’s top aides, worked closely with Danchenko during 2016, the dossier’s “creative season”. The Durham report details several instances where information from Dolan’s meetings in Moscow found their way into the dossier shortly after1. Dolan even appears to be a more likely source of the infamous allegations concerning Trump and prostitutes at the Moscow Ritz, given that he was the one interacting with the hotel staff during his business trip1.
Another significant player is Olga Galkina, a Russian and childhood friend of Danchenko, who worked for Kremlin-owned state media and had business connections with Dolan. Information provided by Galkina to Dolan later appeared in the Steele Reports, further substantiating the Russian origin of the dossier’s claims1.
The dossier was not based on any raw or finished U.S. intelligence. It was 100% Russia through and through. They are conspiring when Clinton operatives repeat Kremlin-sourced dirt to destroy an opponent. The FBI was informed in early 2017 that the Kremlin had infiltrated Steele’s intelligence gathering and planted disinformation, yet this warning seems to have been ignored1.
This entire narrative stands as a stark reminder of the dangers of political bias and the potential for abuse of power. It is a cautionary tale that demands our vigilance in ensuring transparency and integrity in our political processes.
Original article: It was the Clinton camp colluding with Russia all along – The Washington Times.