The 45th President Donald Trump was subjected to accusations of treason for over four years and throughout his entire presidency. His administration was undermined by the multi-million dollar, yearslong Mueller investigation, which ultimately failed to corroborate any evidence that he had colluded with the Russians to rig the 2020 election.
It was Hillary all along, new testimony in the Durham-Sussman trial officially confirms, thus bringing to an end the rampant mass media denial that Hillary Clinton was the mastermind behind the Russia hoax that it had worked so fervently to push.
“This is one of the greatest political scandals in history,” Trump told Fox News on Saturday morning. “For three years, I had to fight her off, and fight those crooked people off, and you’ll never get your reputation fully back.”
“Where do I get my reputation back?” Trump asked.
“I had to fight them off,” Trump said. “And if we had real leadership, instead of people like Mitch McConnell, they would do something about it. And guys like Bill Barr. They would have done something about it.”
“Trump said that the law enforcement and intelligence community resources devoted to investigating him and members of his 2016 campaign distracted officials from what ‘could have been a real danger with Russia’,” Fox News reported.
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was asked at the Durham trial on Friday about the Clinton campaign’s understanding of the Alfa Bank allegations against Trump and whether they planned to leak the information to the media.
Mook testified he was first briefed about the Alfa Bank issue by the Clinton campaign’s general counsel Marc Elias, who was also a partner at law firm Perkins Coie.
The Clinton campaign manager said he floated leaking the unsubstantiated accusations to a reporter. The discussion was reported to have taken place with campaign chairman John Podesta, senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan, and communications director Jennifer Palmieri.
“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” Mook testified.
“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,” Mook said.
Ultimately, Mook said that Hillary Clinton approved of leaking the Russia hoax accusation to the press.
“She agreed,” Mook testified.
When pressed about the details, Mook testified, “All I remember is that she agreed with the decision.”
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald unloaded a lengthy thread that contextualizes the ramifications of the Durham trial revelation and what it means for Donald Trump and the U.S. media.
“Good morning. The Clinton campaign fabricated a completely false story about Trump having a secret server with a Russian bank,” Greenwald tweeted. “The 2 servile partisan ‘reporters’ who most pushed it — @FranklinFoer and @NatashaBertrand — have been repeatedly promoted.”
“This has long been known but the proof is emerging now because Hillary’s lawyer is on trial for lying to FBI – ie, they not only planted this disinformation with the press but also with FBI,” he went on. “Hillary’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, says Hillary personally approved the press leak. To see who the real liars are – who the actual disinformation agents are – watch @chrislhayes nod his DNC head as the two lying reporters who spread the story and got rewarded — Bertrand and Foer — pronounce that this Trump/Alfa fraud has been proven”: