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by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

With considerable media help, the Clinton campaign cooked the books for her to win, losing for failing to cook them enough.

She and the DNC hired former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to produce his dodgy dossier on Trump – filled with unverified accusations and allegations, an effort with no credibility.

It was part of a continuing anti-Trump smear campaign, calling him a Putin puppet, claiming he “encourages espionage against our people,” along with falsely accusing Russia of US election hacking to elect him over Hillary.

As president, Trump has much to answer for. Alleging his team may have colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary is a bald-faced lie. Not a shred of evidence suggests it, nothing that would hold up in a fair and impartial tribunal.

No Russiagate investigation was warranted. No special counsel should have been appointed. The whole ugly business should be terminated with bipartisan consent.

Not a chance with undemocratic Dems wanting the witch hunt continued, disgraceful Adam Schiff one of their lead instigators. Maybe a Schiffgate investigation is warranted.

What’s ongoing is more evidence of the hugely corrupted Washington swamp. Deep state long knives killed Jack Kennedy for transforming himself into a peacemaker, threatening dirty business as usual.

RFK and MLK were eliminated for the same reason. Trump is vilified for defeating Hillary instead of losing as expected, the Russiagate scam cooked up to discredit him – the end game to remove him from office by impeachment or more sinister means.

The New York Times, CIA-connected Washington Post, CNN and other media scoundrels support the coup d’etat scheme to remove Trump from office.

Removing a sitting president from office is how banana republics operate, gangsterism posing as legitimate governance, tyranny heading toward becoming full-blown, most Americans none the wiser about what’s going on.

Love or hate him, Trump was elected president. He’s vilified for the wrong reasons, not the most important right ones, a disturbing indictment of a debauched system.

He’s wrong about major policy issues, right saying “(n)o politician in (US) history…has been treated worse and more unfairly” than himself.

The witch-hunt investigation into possible improper or illegal dealings by him or his campaign team with Russia is an embarrassment to legitimate governance.

So is falsely accusing Moscow of US election hacking, no evidence suggesting any of these accusations are true.

On Monday, RT reported that Steele wrote a memo along with his dodgy dossier – based on information fed him by Hillary’s associates, according to a heavily redacted January 4 Senate Judiciary Committee document (included in the RT report), addressed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI director Christopher Wray.

It reveals coordination between Hillary’s team and the Obama administration to smear Trump during the presidential campaign.

Dated October 19, 2016, it says unnamed foreign sources provided information to an unnamed Bill and Hillary Clinton associate, passing it on to an unnamed Obama State Department official, in turn handing it to Steele.

“It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility,” the Senate committee report said, adding:

“It appears that either Steele lied to the FBI and the British court, or that the classified documents reviewed by the Committee contain materially false statements.”

GOP Senators Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham called for an FBI investigation of Steele. The Senate Judiciary Committee document conflicts with his sworn court statements.

Grassley called for declassifying relevant documents to reveal hard truths about what’s been going on – a conspiracy to remove Trump from office.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.