To the editor:
(re: “Case closed in Russia collusion,” Aug. 29, 2019)
The news blackout concerning new revelations about the “Russian collusion hoax” should not come as a surprise to anybody that read my letter last year in this newspaper concerning the topic.
The motive behind this political hoax was an attempt at damage control in the event that Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server had been hacked by the Russians. Despite being massively ahead in the polls, both Mrs. Clinton and the Democratic National Committee knew that if her 30,000 private deleted emails were leaked to Wikileaks, it would be a disaster for their party.
The setup of 27-year-old George Papadopoulos in a London wine bar by Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, his intel officer Erika Thompson, and Israeli diplomat Christian Cantor, was to grill him about the conversation he had with the mysterious Joseph Mifsud. It was Mr. Mifsud who stated that the Russians had hacked Mrs. Clinton’s email server, collecting all 60,000 emails.
If this information proved to be true, the plan was to divert — spotlight — the public’s attention from this sensitive information being leaked from her illegal email server to an evil plot by Trump and Putin to undermine her campaign for the presidency. And even if it didn’t turn out to be true, it could be used to cast suspicion about Donald Trump by creating a dirty personal attack against his character.
Proof of my statement comes from the fact that the elected president’s first news conference was marred by reporters working for BuzzFeed, MSNBC and CNN quoting from the unsubstantiated Christopher Steele dossier. Clinton and the DNC would later hire Mark Elias of the Perkins Coie law firm to mastermind this hideous plot. They, in turn, employed Glen Simpson of GPS Fusion, who contracted retired MI6 agent Christopher Steele, owner of Orbis Business Intelligence.
Fact checking reveals Mr. Steele only lived as a diplomat in Russia between 1990 and 1993, and having retired from “the agency” in 2007, had been out of the intelligence gathering loop for nine years before he created his dossier.
I found it hard to believe that a person with such a profile could have any really important or reliable contacts in his contacts list after so much time.
At the same time these events were taking place, retired British diplomat Sir Andrew Wood was attending a conference in Halifax, Canada. It was he who informed Sen. John McCain about the Steele dossier, which would be picked up by David Kramer in London, and later given to FBI director James Comey, and later leaked by the DNC and news media.
And so was born the biggest, longest, most expensive political hoax played on the American people in our nation’s history. As a very close intelligence friend once said to me, the truth eventually comes out, even if it takes a long time.
But the biggest new twist in this passion play is the fact that Christopher Steele’s main informative (operative) was Ukrainian-born Igor Danchenko, a lawyer who was connected to Russian intelligence. A fact that both the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller knew in December 2016 even before his investigation had even started.
I believe that U.S. Attorney John Durham will have even more questions and revelations about this political chicanery within the next couple months.