USA 2020 Elections: Thread

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Sat May 21 13:59:55 PDT 2022

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> people worship them...

Hillary Clinton's Trump/Russia Media Strategy Revealed In Day 4 Of
Sussmann Trial

Yesterday morning we saw the continued testimony of former FBI general
counsel James Baker and Hillary Clinton Campaign manager Robby Mook.
(As we previously observed, Mook had already admitted to being briefed
on “general updates concerning” Fusion GPS findings - though he has
denied knowing who Fusion GPS was.)

I’m traveling this weekend and can’t do the deepest dive into
yesterday’s testimony - including that of the CIA agent in the
afternoon session - but here are the highlights from Baker and Mook.
The Baker examination, continued.

Baker testified that Sussman did not notify him that the discredited
Trump-Russia Alfa Bank allegations had been shared with the New York
Times. (For a refresher, here are the transcript excerpts from his
Thursday testimony.)

    Q: Did he [Sussman] tell you anything about whether he had a
client when he went to The New York Times?

    A: I guess the answer to that question is no.

    Q: And you don’t know, sir, whether they were his clients for
purposes of attempting to get this story placed in The New York Times,
do you?

    A: That’s fair. I do not know that, that’s correct.

    Q: You don’t know whether he was working with the Clinton Campaign
to do that, do you?

    A: I do not.

The Robby Mook testimony.

Robert Mook, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, also testified
before the jury Friday. In his testimony, he stated that Hillary
Clinton personally approved a plan to spread the lie that Trump was
colluding with Russia via secret servers to the media. He also
admitted to being briefed on the conspiracy.

    Q: Okay. In connection with the general focus on Mr. Trump and
Russia, did there come a time when you learned of potential links
between the Trump organization, Mr. Trump’s business, and a Russian
bank called Alfa-bank?

    A: I did. Yes, I was briefed on that.

    Q: Approximately when were you first briefed on that, if you remember?

    A: I honestly can’t recall.

    Q: Who participated in the briefing, if you remember?

    A: Myself, Marc Elias, Jen Palmieri, Jake Sullivan, John Podesta.
There might have been others, but those are the ones I definitely
recall being there.

Mook also admitted that the Clinton campaign was focused on Trump’s
relationship with Russia before Summer of 2016.

    Q: In the Summer of 2016, was Mr. Trump’s relationship with Russia
something that the campaign focused on?

    A: Yes. I mean, it was frankly something we were focused on before
that time. But absolutely.

Mook however did deny that the Clinton campaign directed Sussman to go
to the FBI, despite admitting that Clinton approved the Trump-Russia
allegations to be shared with the media.

    Q: Were you aware that Mr. Sussman went to the FBI in September of
2016 to give them a heads-up about a New York Times story about Trump
and Alfa-Bank?

    A: No.

    Q: Do you have any recollection of anyone talking to you about
going to the FBI on behalf of the campaign on the Trump/Alfa-Bank

    A: No.

    Q: Did you direct Mr. Sussman to go to the FBI on behalf of the campaign?

    A: Absolutely not.

    Q: Did you authorize Mr. Sussman to go to the FBI on behalf of the campaign?

    A: No.

    Q: Did anyone else from the campaign, to your knowledge, direct or
authorize Mr. Sussman to go to the FBI on behalf of the campaign?

    A: To my knowledge, no.

Mook also said the decision to push the debunked Russia conspiracy to
the media was made by himself, Sussman, John Podesta, and Palmeri, and
that Hillary Clinton agreed with the decision.

    Q: And once you learned about it [the Trump-Russia allegations],
you started discussing with the campaign whether the campaign should
affirmatively push it in the media, right?

    A: Correct.

    Q: And you had that discussion with Mr. Sullivan?

    A: Correct.

    Q: With Mr. Podesta?

    A: Just to be clear. This is what - I recall those people, correct.

    Q: Okay. You had a discussion with Mr. Sullivan?

    A: Yes, I recall, yes.

    Q: Whether to push it in the media right?

    A: Correct.

    Q: With Ms. Palmieri?

    A: Correct.

    Q: With Mr. Podesta?

    A: Correct.

    Q: But in any event, the decision to provide this to the media was
authorized by the campaign, correct?

    A: We authorized a staff member of the campaign to provide it to the media.

Regarding Hillary Clinton, Mook said:

    Q: Mr. Mook, before the break you had testified that there was a
conversation in which you told Ms. Clinton about the proposed plan to
provide the Alfa-Bank allegations to the media; is that correct?

    A: Correct.

    Q: And what was her response?

    A: All I remember is that she agreed with the decision.

Some final thoughts: while this trial is about Sussmann’s false
statements to the FBI, it’s also more than that.

This is Special Counsel John Durham telling the public the story of
the Clinton opposition research machine, and how the campaign, through
their lawyers and contractors (Fusion GPS), developed and spread lies
to the media to influence the election. It’s the story of Clinton
Campaign lawyers to using the FBI to further that strategy of

With that in mind, do not forget the Igor Danchenko case. Is it the
case that Charles Dolan, a Hillary Clinton friend and supporter, was
coincidentally feeding false information to Christopher Steele’s
primary sub source?

And on that thread, what are the odds that another Clinton ally -
Alexander Downer - took his “info” to the FBI? Downer’s tip was
referenced in the opening of the Alfa Bank-Trump investigation, seen
below. (Note that the FBI misrepresents both the Downer tip and
Mifsud’s purported statement to George Papadopolous.)

Are we to believe the Clinton Campaign and it’s agents had nothing to
do with Dolan and Downer? When it comes to the broader Trump/Russia
matter, there are too many Clinton links to ignore. Let’s hope that
Durham is unraveling that thread.

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