Top Clinton Campaign Official Testifies Hillary Approved Handing Alfa-Bank Claims To Media Despite Shaky Evidence

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Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook testified that his old boss approved sharing materials alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media despite campaign officials sharing concerns over the materials’ legitimacy.

The Daily Wire reports:

Mook said that at the time, the campaign knew the evidence against Trump was shaky, but campaign officials thought a reporter could investigate and potentially substantiate the claims. He said he discussed the issue at the time with Campaign Chairman John Podesta, Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri.

Mook also ran the plan by Clinton, who signed off pushing the collusion claims despite the relatively weak evidence. Mook said that he and other top campaign officials agreed not to alert the FBI to claims because of the shaky basis, however.

“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.”

“She agreed,” he said.

On Thursday, former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified that the bureau investigated the materials and found that “there was nothing there.”

Mook also read off a 2016 tweet from Clinton’s account featuring a statement from Sullivan, who was serving as her senior policy adviser. The tweet and statement were referencing a story from Slate that had come out earlier that day reporting on the alleged connection between the Trump Organization and Alfa-Bank.

The Clinton campaign manager testified that the Slate story then solidified Hillary’s belief in the Trump-Russia connection. The campaign assumed the materials had then been vetted by the news outlet prior to the article’s publication.



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mike spanjer
mike spanjer
1 month ago

LOL what did you expect from that sleezy bitch

John M
John M
1 month ago

When I see Hillary in her new orange pantsuit, then I’ll be happy.

Richard Nuila-Crouse
1 month ago

I hope she lands in jail where she should be.

Michael Rodebaugh
Michael Rodebaugh
1 month ago

More BS

james henry james
james henry james
1 month ago

I can hear them claim! WELL WE DON’T TELL THE PRESS WHAT TO PRINT! THAT IS SOMETHING THEY DO! The press should have known we were full of crap! So should the FBI who we relied on to do their job! Not our fault they screwed up. We thought they knew what they were talking about! Doesn’t the press verify anything????? News to us!

Rick
Rick
1 month ago

Military breakdown of “assume” ( make an ASS/ out of U/ and ME ) is to make an ass out of you, of course that fits Clinton to a “T”,…. But then Again, hilLIARy was desperate and grasping at straws and making up shit by then,…. she was losing like TWO TIME Losers do,….

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Betrayal? hillery is the queen of betrayal. Putting yourself in prison to protect her would be the very definition of insanity. Altough, mook might wind up dead if the lopsided, hillery bias jury does what we all expect them to do….

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