STATEN ISLAND, NY – The scales have fallen out of a lot of eyes lately.
Not that it matters.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee jointly agreed the other day to pay a $113,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission for misrepresenting spending in the infamous Steele dossier, according to the Associated Press.
You remember the Steele file. It was the smoldering document full of salacious gossip that allegedly proved Donald Trump was in the grip of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele from spurious sources, the dossier was not only used in the campaign, but by the FBI to deceptively obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page, a Trump’s presidential campaign aide.
The Associated Press reported that the Clinton campaign hired Perkins Coie, which then hired Fusion GPS, a research and intelligence firm, to conduct opposition research into Trump’s ties to Russia. But on FEC forms, the campaign categorized spending on legal services.
Remember all the denials we heard that the Steele dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign. Remember the highest intelligence authorities who vouched for its authenticity. Remember everyone who said that to say otherwise is to spread Russian disinformation.
Now we know the dossier for what it really was: a shoddy political stunt. Just as we know Trump was right when he said his campaign was being spied on.
That’s right: Russia-related disinformation, collected by a foreign intelligence agent and paid for by a US presidential campaign to discredit a political opponent.
But all the while, the Democrats and their media amplifiers said it was Trump who was compromised by the Kremlin and colluded with the Russians.
But the FEC fine shows Hillary and the DNC were up to their eyebrows in Russia-related election espionage. They are the ones who used foreign assets to try to swing a US presidential election.
This all comes after The New York Times, Washington Post and CNN finally saw fit to confirm what the rest of the world has known for a while: the Hunter Biden laptop is real.
But now it’s easy for Democrats and the media to admit the truth about the dossier and the laptop, because the job they set out to do has been done: Donald Trump is no longer in the White House.
Will the media and law enforcement now dig into all the shady deals with Ukraine and China in which Hunter Biden’s name keeps popping up? Will they look into influence peddling charges that could go all the way to the “big guy,” President Joe Biden himself?
Probably not. Because none of the actors in the laptop drama have that magic name “Trump.”
The Times, the Washington Post, CNN and the others seem to care little that they have been denounced as vile propagandists, or at least bad journalists, ready to repeat whatever the Democrats and their permanent government cronies at the FBI and the CIA told them without the simplest of fact checks.
Never mind how the media and Big Tech, including Facebook and Twitter, blacklisted the New York Post for publishing the truth about the Hunter Biden laptop a year and a half ago.
The Post has been banned from social media. People weren’t allowed to share the Post’s stories on various platforms. Now it turns out the Post was right all along.
Here’s another media mess: the recent hysteria over “gaps” in Trump’s White House communications records for January 6, the day of the United States Capitol breach.
After days of the media breathlessly comparing the situation to President Richard Nixon’s tape erasures during Watergate, it was very quietly reported on Friday that Trump’s files were complete after all. CNN said so.
At least it didn’t take them too long to figure it out.