The Democrats have been telling every reporter they can that the beginning of the Russia probe began with Papadopoulos’ drunken conversation with an Australian ambassador, who then shared the conversation with the FBI sometime later in July of 2016.
That’s their story and they’re sticking to it. Too bad it’s a total lie. Read this tweet from Adam Bullschiff:
Quite the opposite, Mr. President. The most important fact disclosed in this otherwise shoddy memo was that FBI investigation began July 2016 with your advisor, Papadopoulos, who was secretly discussing stolen Clinton emails with the Russians. https://t.co/2rGOE1jGg2
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 3, 2018
Whoever gets paid to make sure Bullschiff doesn’t say anything stupid needs to be fired. Bullschiff is saying that Papadopoulos was discussing stolen Hillary emails but the problem with that is number one Papadopoulos was talking about the missing Hillary emails and the emails that were stolen came from DNC and they came a month after the Papadopoulos conversation.
Therefore, he could not have discussed them. Secondly, the FBI spoke to the Australian ambassador later in the month of July in 2016. But when did Christopher Steele approach the FBI? July 5th, 2016, the same day Comey exonerated Clinton.
Let’s take that a step further. When Obama was finally able to get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, there was no mention of Papadopoulos. The warrant was granted based on the Hillary dossier.
But the Sydney Morning Herald has confirmed that a drink-fueled gabfest between Papadopoulos and Australia’s High Commissioner to Britain Alexander Downer did happen.
Ambassador Joe Hockey spoke with the FBI months later, after the July 2016 WikiLeaks release of nearly 20,000 emails from inside the Democratic National Committee.
But the emails weren’t leaked until July 22nd. But Steele met with the FBI on July 5th of 2016. Three weeks before Downer spoke to the FBI.
John Solomon of The Hill reported this bombshell news:
Republican investigators say they have evidence that Steele first approached the FBI with his allegations on July 5, 2016, the same day then-FBI Director James Comey announced he would not pursue criminal charges against Clinton for passing more than 100 classified documents through her private email server.
Well, that pretty much destroys the Democrat version of the story now, doesn’t it? I can hardly wait to debunk the rest of their memo if it ever gets released.
The memo may see the light of day sometime next week, according to speculation:
“We are negotiating with the FBI. I think that we’re almost concluded and they’ve been cooperating with us in good faith,” Schiff said Tuesday. “What we want to do is identify any small subset of the memo that could reveal sources or methods. And we gave them our memo well before we even took it up in committee because we wanted their input. I think we’ll resolve that very shortly, and we could put the memo out. It hopefully won’t be necessary to go back to the White House, but I do want to make sure that we have visibility into any concern the FBI has, as opposed to a political redaction that the White House wants to make.”
“The White House has a different interest. I think their interest is in redacting anything that doesn’t reflect well on the White House,” Schiff told the Washington Times.
“The president had no concern over the GOP memo notwithstanding all the warnings from the FBI, the Justice Department, but we’re dealing with it responsibly and hope to get it out as soon as possible.”