Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier launched a wave of stories and investigations about the Trump campaign colluding with Vladimir Putin.
Steele’s mysterious “sources” fed the British spy’s fake news that allowed the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
A new book unmasked the main source of the dossier and it took everyone by surprise.
In “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” journalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff wrote that Christopher Steele revealed businessman Sergi Millian was the main source for the dossier.
The Daily Caller reports:
“During the 2016 presidential campaign, the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier tipped a major news network off to Sergei Millian, a Belarus-born businessman who has been identified as a source for the salacious claims made in the dossier.
Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, provided the tip to ABC News despite having doubts about the veracity of Millian’s claims about President Donald Trump.
That’s according to “Russian Roullette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” a book written by Michael Isikoff and David Corn that hit shelves on Tuesday.
The two veteran journalists report that Simpson told ABC News about Millian, the chairman of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, during the heart of the 2016 campaign.”
The dossier was filled with sensational tales about Russian collusion and sexual blackmail against Trump.
In the book, Isikoff and Corn write that Millian was the source for the infamous “Golden Showers” claim that Trump hired prostitutes to defile a bed Barack and Michelle Obama slept in when they traveled to Russia.
This allegation grabbed the headlines, but it was such outrageous gossip that no one believed it to be true.
It’s inclusion in the dossier was the first clue that the document was fake news.
Now that Americans have learned that the Clinton campaign paid for the dossier, its credibility has evaporated to nothing.
Steele’s dossier was originally presented as an intelligence document.
But the real truth was it is nothing more than partisan garbage assembled to hurt Trump.
As the real truth of the dossier’s origins comes to light, the real scandal is that it was used to spy on Americans.
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