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Rush Limbaugh: ‘Zilch, zero, nada’ dispute about Hillary Clinton’s ties to Steele dossier
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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh provided evidence on his Tuesday morning show tying Hillary Clinton to the infamous Steele dossier that was used as a legal predicate to spy on the Trump presidential campaign.
“There’s no dispute — zilch, zero, nada– that this phony, uncorroborated, unconfirmed, unverifiable dossier was a work of art that was ordered and commissioned by the Hillary Clinton campaign through Fusion GPS, which was paid by a cutout law firm,” Limbaugh said, describing the chain of responsibility tying Clinton to the dossier.
The “three-headed beast”
Responding to questions from a caller, Limbaugh connected the dots establishing Clinton as the chief financier who tried to take down Donald Trump using a dossier filled with unverified facts and salacious allegations.
“The dossier was actually paid for by the Clinton campaign, run through a cutout company called Fusion GPS, which hired Steele,” Limbaugh said, referring to former British spy Christopher Steele. “Fusion GPS is Glenn Simpson. The paying entity was actually a law firm, Perkins Coie. So there’s a three-level or three-headed beast here. But the Washington Post, Randy, is the ultimate source for this.”
Limbaugh reconstructed the complex trail of law firms and research agencies leading straight back to Clinton:
A lawyer who represented the campaign, meaning the Hillary campaign, retained Fusion GPS. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to then create the dossier. The Clinton campaign hired Fusion. Fusion knew Steele from work done together long ago. They hired Steele to go out and dig up dirt on Trump. All of this, by the way, was confirmed in a story in the Washington Post, Randy. That’s how we all learned about this. The Washington Post confirmed this route.
The bottom line
Although Fusion GPS was originally hired by Republicans, Limbaugh explained how the firm’s mission evolved once the Clinton campaign became involved.
“Clinton lawyer Marc Elias then retained Fusion GPS in April of 2016 and paid for them to continue their work until just days before the presidential election,” he said.
“So the bottom line is, the dossier’s origins begin with the Hillary Clinton campaign. There is no dispute about this. This is why everybody is so mind boggled that this thing was used to get FISA warrants,” Limbaugh added.
Citing a recent New York Post article by former federal prosecutor and National Review editor Andy McCarthy, Limbaugh explained how the Steele dossier was then used as the pretense to electronically monitor Trump aide Carter Page and implant spies within the campaign. “But the big takeaway is that there was never any evidence of collusion,” the conservative pundit said.
McCarthy’s report, summarized by Limbaugh, clarifies how it was Trump, and not just “a few potential bad actors in the campaign’s orbit,” who was the target of the Obama administration’s spy operation. The former prosecutor revealed the shocking details of how Obama’s intelligence and law enforcement chiefs convened a meeting just before Trump took office in 2017 to discuss how to hide the details of the FBI’s ongoing Russia investigation from the president-elect.
“That only makes sense if the Obama administration’s premise was that Donald Trump himself was a Russian agent,” McCarthy wrote, disputing Democratic claims that the Obama administration was conducting a counterintelligence operation, and not a spy campaign against a political rival.
Limbaugh agreed. “The origins are not in the intelligence community,” he said. “They are not from spies calling Americans and saying, ‘My God, we’ve learned what our own government’s doing trying to tamper with your election.’ None of that. This is made-up stuff.”
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