Neoconservative Bill Kristol is an unrepentant Never Trumper.
His neocon rag, The Weekly Standard, frequently criticizes the President.
But a bombshell report just exposed a potential connection between the dossier and Kristol.
Julie Kelly, a senior contributor to American Greatness, found herself perplexed by recently fired FBI agent Peter Strzok citing The Weekly Standard to vouch for his victimhood at the hands of Trump and the Republican Congress.
That’s when she began digging.
First, she noticed Strzok’s newly-verified Twitter account was only following 32 people — Bill Kristol, the editor-at-large of Standard among them.
“What’s with the fanboying between the Standard… and a corrupt government bureaucrat?” she asked.
And there, in the Standard archives, Kelly claims to have found the connection.
On July 24, 2016, just days before Strzok helped launch a counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign, Kristol gave Strzok and the Obama Justice Department a big assist from the anti-Trump Right by posting a flawed and questionably-sourced article. “Putin’s Party” is compelling evidence that Kristol and the Standard were far from mere sideline observers as the Trump-Russia collusion scam took shape in the summer of 2016.
Kristol’s article hits on every single one of the Simpson-Steele talking points: Trump forced the GOP to water-down language on the Ukraine in the party’s platform (it didn’t happen); the Russians were behind Wikileaks’ release of the DNC’s hacked emails (unproven); Trump encouraged foreign powers to interfere in the election (he didn’t); and Trump would not honor U.S. commitments to NATO (an overblown assessment of Trump’s NATO criticism nearly all the Republican candidates made).
Kristol would take to Twitter dozens of times before the election to promote the Trump-Russia collusion fantasy, even referring to the GOP as “the Putin Party.” Kristol’s handpicked candidate to challenge Trump, Evan McMullin, also pushed the Trump-Russia narrative. (On the other hand, despite Fusion and Glenn Simpson being covered in the conservative media for more than a year, Kristol has zero tweets about the firm.)
Kelly goes on to argue the timing and specific talking points are just too close not to be connected.
With the Standard and Kristol continuing to attack President Trump after his election, at the very least it further underscores the role Kristol and his paper are playing in the Never Trump movement.
As Kelly concludes, “Kristol asks a lot of questions on Twitter. It’s time for him to answer some now.”
What are your thoughts? Do you think Bill Kristol and The Weekly Standard were part of an orchestrated effort to promote the phony Russia dossier to take down Trump?
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