The Boomerang of Truth

Sometimes truth is a boomerang.

I have often commented here on Wizbang that the left in general, and the hard left in particular, have epic projection issues.  What they piously warn of or condemn in their political foes are the very things they have done or intend to do.

The current example is the dhimmocrat’s allegations of collusion between the campaign of then candidate Trump and the Russians.  We now know that there was indeed collusion between the Russians and Hillary Clinton. Via the good offices of Glenn Instapundit Reynolds:

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: A Crime Or Just ‘Baloney’? Hillary Clinton Russian Scandal Keeps Getting Worse.

Related: The Steele dossier was a Clinton/DNC-funded operation supported by the FBI and influenced heavily by Russian operatives in the Kremlin.

The country has spent the last year with Obama intelligence officials, the media, and Democratic leaders pushing a narrative of Trump collusion with Russia to steal an election that was supposed to be won by Hillary Clinton. A meeting between Trump officials and a Russian who falsely promised dirt on Hillary Clinton is the best evidence — by far — to support this narrative.

Yet here we have the realization that the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the FBI all worked wittingly or unwittingly with Russians to affect the results of the 2016 election. Far from just meeting with a Russian and not getting dirt on a political opponent, these groups wittingly or unwittingly paid Russian operatives for disinformation to harm Trump during the 2016 election and beyond.

Worse, these efforts perverted our justice system by forcing the attorney general to recuse himself for the crime of having attended meetings with Russian diplomats and spawning a massive, sprawling, limitless probe over Russia. These things are so much more damaging to the republic than a couple thousand dollars in ads on Facebook paid for by Russian trolls about a pipeline protest.

Sessions should un-recuse, fire Mueller, and start investigating everyone involved with this.

Indeed he should. In point of fact I believe this to be a criminal conspiracy which was enabled by the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the former President of the United States.

UPDATE:

Already snowballing.

FEC Complaint Lodged Against Hillary Clinton and the DNC, for Breaking FEC Disclosure Requirements By Deliberately Concealing Their Payments to FusionGPS

—Ace

It works like this:

Hillary and the DNC didn’t want to be tied to the FusionGPS, the smear firm.

So they had their lawyer pay them. Then no one can ask the lawyer about it, because he’ll claim — dubiously– that he has a “lawyer-client privilege” extending in both directions, from his client to the person he hired for his client.

Then in Hillary’s FEC filings, she lists her payments to the lawyer for “legal services,” omitting to note that those legal services including the not-at-all-legal-services of paying FusionGPS to dig up dirt.

Is this legal?

A complaint filed with the FEC says it’s not legal, as the law specifies that any payment of $200 or more by a campaign must be specified as to its use, and this, obviously, was done with the intent to hide the money’s use.

John Sexton says you just can’t read the article here, but you have to read the filing, which he says makes a compelling case with little wiggle room in the noose for ol’ Hilly.

Check at Hot Air later. He’ll be posting about this, with his own commentary and citing the best parts of the filing.

I was waiting for him to post, but I want to get this up now, as more and more people are re-reporting it.

But do check in to see what he has. He did actual work, going through the filings.

Let the hits, and the charges, keep on coming.

Another shoe hits the ground (via Liz Shield at PJ Media’s Hot Mic):

The Justice Department announced last night that it will release a confidential informant from his agreement so he may testify before Congress and present his evidence that the RUSSIANS were trying to win favor with kickbacks and corruption in a deal that ultimately gave them control of 20% of the U.S. uranium supply.

“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores said.

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  • Scalia

    To the fullest extent of the law…

  • Retired military

    At some point I think the Clintons will have 2 much baggage tg cover up. She was supposed to be president and decisions were made on that assumption. Since she is not I think things will quickly falll apart for her. At least I hope so.

    • Brett Buck

      I thought they had too much baggage 25 years ago, but apparently lying continuously and having the press run interference for you works wonders.

      • Scalia

        Yes. With the Clintons, one should never rest easy unless a wooden stake or a silver bullet is involved.

        • Preferably both and burial in a crossroads with their mouths filled with salt and the lips sewn shut.

          • pennywit

            Have you guys never watched Nightmare on Elm Street? Freddy never stays dead.

          • Nope.

        • Brett Buck

          As a related observation, it now appears that the Democrats are now seeing that the Clinton Crime Family is just that – that they don’t have any loyalty or even interest in the good of the party or the principles. The Clintons are in it for The Clintons, no one else, an if it suits them to drag someone, anyone, through the mud to get what they want, Including their supporters on the left, that’s just what they will do, Damn the consequences to anyone else.

  • yetanotherjohn

    It does tell you that whatever liberals are condemning conservatives for is a good place to start when you want to see what liberals are up to. Projection, projection, projection all the way down.

  • Wild_Willie

    The thing to remember is all involved including the MSM planned on Hillary winning. I guarantee we would not know one iota of this if she did win. Which also explains the anti Trump rantings of the MSM, D.C. and the establishment parties. A lot is going to come out.

    As a veteran, I love this country but I have no respect for our government at this time. They have proven they are unwilling to do their jobs. Taking self over service. I hope it changes. My grandson deserves an open government.

  • Hank_M

    I was extremely skeptical when I found out the Washpo broke this story.

    J. E. Dyer at libertyunyielding has a theory on why this came out now, by the Washpo.
    And unfortunately I think she’s right.

    “the purpose of this leak is to frame the story the way the DNC and Hillary want it to be told — before it comes out in some other way…”

    And buried in that story is the hook “Fusion GPS’s work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries, when the GOP donor paid for the firm to investigate the real estate tycoon’s background.”

    So two outs. It was started by a repub and it’s nothing more then oppo research which everyone does. Look for the jounolisters to embrace these points.

  • 1) Russian officials were sources of key claims in dossier
    2) No, the Russian dossier was not initially funded by Republicans
    3) The dossier is chock full of discredited information
    4) The dossier was used as a basis for wiretaps on American citizens
    5) The FBI also paid for the dossier
    6) Dossier publisher Fusion GPS works with shady outfits
    7) Fusion GPS’ ties to media are problematic
    8) Jim Comey personally briefed Trump on the dossier, shortly before CNN reported it
    9) Mueller investigation spurred by dossier and illegal leaks from intelligence operatives about Trump
    10) The Steele dossier was a Clinton/DNC-funded operation supported by the FBI and influenced heavily by Russian operatives in the Kremlin

  • cathymv

    at this point.. with the clinton cartel on the run – If Trump is instrumental in putting these monsters in jail, I would vote him effing King!!

  • Walter_Cronanty

    If I had more faith in the integrity of the Rs in power, and any faith at all in the integrity of Mueller, I would be enjoying the hell out of this “Russian Collusion” investigation:

    Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal tells us to expect more “Russia bombshells” if a judge orders Fusion GPS to turn over bank records to House investigators. Says Strassel:

    We now know where Fusion got some of its cash, but the next question is how the firm used it. With whom did it work beyond former British spy Christopher Steele? Whom did it pay? Who else was paying it?

    Bank records would likely answer these questions.

    More “bombshells” may fall when the FBI turns over its dossier file to the House next week, as it has promised to do. Strassel predicts:

    [E]xpect to learn that the dossier was indeed a major basis of investigating the Trump team—despite reading like “the National Enquirer,” as Rep. Trey Gowdy aptly put it. We may learn the FBI knew the dossier was a bought-and-paid-for product of Candidate Clinton, but used it anyway. Or that it didn’t know, which would be equally disturbing.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Business as usual. Exclusive: In Hill interviews, top Dems denied knowledge of payments to firm behind Trump dossier.

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both privately denied to congressional Russia investigators that they had any knowledge about an arrangement to pay for opposition research on President Donald Trump, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN…..

    Sitting next to Podesta during the interview: his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that hired Fusion GPS to continue research on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, multiple sources said. Elias was only there in his capacity as Podesta’s attorney and not as a witness.

    • “We don’t know nothin’, we dindu nothin’, we don’ know why you hasslin’ us, man.”

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Why is the Trump dossier, and those who funded it, important?

    …The reason, I think, is that the use of standard political smears against Trump had proven ineffective. Therefore it became necessary to take it all a step further and to attempt to make some superficially credible allegations of action against the national interest (again, the vague allegations of Mafia ties had fallen flat).

    We know that that effort began some time in the late Spring or early Summer of 2016 because an application was made to the FISC in June/July. That application mentioned Trump by name–and was rejected….

    We know, or think we do, that the FBI wanted Steele to do additional research. The focus of that research, however, would have to be to establish “reason to believe” that Trump or persons close to his campaign were “agents of a foreign power.” Only that would get them the FISA coverage they wanted. Lacking those, FISA was the quick route, but it required “reason to believe” that Trump or persons close to his campaign were “agents of a foreign power.” Voila the “dossier” as it apparently featured in the successful FISA application in October, the height of the campaign. And then it came to be used in the attempt to nullify the election (the attempted “coup”?).

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Good grief. Is there anyone in Washington, besides Donald Trump, who isn’t somehow connected with Fusion GPS and/or the Trump dossier?

    A Bipartisan Dossier of Collusion

    CNN’s Undisclosed Ties To Fusion GPS

  • Walter_Cronanty

    [Distantly related to topic?] Why, and by whom, were the “sealed” grand jury charges generated by Meuller’s investigation leaked to CNN?

    …But while the charges remain sealed until Monday, one news organization had the scoop Friday night.
    CNN exclusively reported the news Friday, citing anonymous sources connected to the probe….

    CNN itself reported tonight that typically the subjects of grand jury charges are notified immediately, but in this case neither any subjects, nor their attorneys, have been notified.