Robby Mook, the former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, testified in May that she allowed the dissemination of discredited accusations tying Donald Trump to the Kremlin-backed Alfa Bank to the media prior to the 2016 election.
Mook testified at the trial of Michael Sussman, the first individual prosecuted by Special Counsel John Durham in conjunction with his Russia origins investigation, that Marc Elias provided him with a first briefing on Alfa Bank.
As part of this decision, he told The New York Times that he consulted with then-senior advisor Jake Sullivan – who is now the White House National Security Advisor – and campaign chairman John Podesta about whether or not to release the material.
‘I discussed it with Hillary as well,’ Mook stated in court.
According to him, the campaign was not ‘totally confident in the legitimacy of the data’, therefore they hoped a journalist would assess the allegations to see whether they were ‘accurate’ or ‘substantive.’
Mook continued, ‘I don’t remember the substance of the conversation, but notionally, the discussion was, hey, we have this and we want to share it with a reporter.’
According to him, they ultimately decided to give it to the reporter.
‘I recall it being a member of our press staff,’ Mook explained. ‘We authorized a staff member to share it with the media.’
Now, a former FBI intelligence head is “convinced” that Clinton’s campaign employed “contrived disinformation” to mislead Americans into believing that Trump was working with and for the Russian government.
During an interview, former FBI Assistant Director for Intelligence Kevin Brock stated that he had no doubt that Hillary’s team utilized “contrived information” to manufacture the Trump-Russia connection fake, stating that it was far more than a “political dirty trick.”
In an interview, Brock stated, “This is more than just political dirty tricks.” “Political dirty tricks usually have some foundation in truth. But they just made stuff up.”
According to Just the News, “Sussmann, who has pleaded innocent and faces trial at the end of the month, is charged with lying to the FBI in fall 2016 when he denied he was acting on behalf of a client in bringing the bureau what turned out to be false allegations that Trump had a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.”
Recent evidence uncovered by Durham indicates that the Clinton campaign’s own researchers were suspicious of the accusation, which one termed a “red herring.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Another campaign researcher said that at best, the underlying data could be described as an “inference.”
As Durham’s team revealed in the court filing, a journalist had told Clinton’s campaign research team that their Russian sources had called them “bulls**t” weeks before they approached the FBI.
“This is the way disinformation is really exposed, not by some contrived government agency, but by the evidence presented in court that gets at the truth of what happened,” Brock said in reference to Durham’s recent evidence court filings.
“What Durham is methodically doing, is laying out a case that the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democrat Party used contrived disinformation in a conspiracy, in a conspiratorial way, to deceive the American voter ahead of the election,” Brock added. CONTINUE READING…