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Political Editors / Aug. 16, 2018

Infamous Trump Tower Meeting: A Clinton Setup?

Latest DOJ document release indicates that Clinton operatives were behind the meeting.

RealClear Investigations’ Lee Smith made an in-depth investigation into the infamous Trump Tower meeting, where staff members of Donald Trump’s campaign met with a Russian lawyer with the intention of gleaning dirt on Hillary Clinton. That meeting has long been treated by Democrats and their cohorts in the mainstream media as the “smoking gun” of a Trump/Russian collusion conspiracy. However, contrary to the Leftmedia’s popular narrative, Smith asserts that “a growing body of evidence … indicates that the meeting may have been a setup — part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials.”

Smith, who has been meticulously piecing together public records evidence that the MSM has largely ignored, found that the recent evidence the DOJ handed over to Congress contains significant pieces of a puzzle that point to the real collusion conspiracy members. It is well documented that the Clinton campaign hired and financed Fusion GPS’s production of the dubious anti-Trump dossier via ex-British spy Christopher Steele. It has also been confirmed that the FBI relied heavily and almost solely upon the “unverified and salacious” dossier in obtaining its FISA warrants for running surveillance on members of Trump’s campaign.

But this most recent document release, which the DOJ and FBI turned over only after months of receiving threats from members of Congress, shows just how far the Clinton campaign appeared to go in its efforts to smear Trump. It now seems that Clinton operatives were the ones who initially contacted the Trump campaign way back in March 2016 offering “potentially damaging information” on Clinton — as bait. As Investor’s Business Daily puts it, “They were in effect live-trolling the campaign.” In other words, it was a setup in which officials within the DOJ and FBI — months after the election — leaked news of the meeting to the press, conveniently spinning the narrative of a Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy.

As Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) explained to Fox News on Sunday, “So here you have information flowing from the Clinton campaign from the Russians.” He added that it was likely that information “was handed directly from Russian propaganda arms to the Clinton campaign, fed into the top levels of the FBI and Department of Justice to open up a counterintelligence investigation into a political campaign that has now colluded [with] nearly every top official at the DOJ and FBI over the course of the last couple years. Absolutely amazing.”

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