Trump to declassify documents exposing Steele's motivations

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Jan 17th, 2021 8:38 am
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Last Updated Jan 18th, 2021 at 2:40 am

President Trump authorized the declassification of documents that show the Russia collusion story was leaked in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election in order to distract from Hillary Clinton's email scandal.

The documents could be released as early as Friday.

Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele confessed in a 2017 interview that, in the weeks preceding Trump's 2016 electoral victory, he leaked information from his dossier to news media because he wanted to counteract the negative publicity of Clinton's email scandal.

The foot-high stack of internal FBI and Department of Justice information details flaws in the investigation process and provides a detailed timeline of when Steele's dossier was first realized to be problematic.

Last year, Trump declassified evidence that showed the CIA told President Obama and the FBI that Clinton personally ordered an operation to "vilify" Trump with a collusion story.

The soon-to-be declassified documents also reveal Stefan Halper, an academic and FBI informant, was instructed by the FBI to infiltrate the Trump campaign and look for any connections to Russia.


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