Hillary Clinton approved of sharing the phony Russia collusion allegations back in 2016, according to her former campaign manager in court today.
Via <a href=”http://Daily Mail:
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook told a court on Friday that she signed off on sharing debunked allegations linking Donald Trump and the Kremlin-backed Alfa Bank with the media in the run-up to the 2016 election.
Mook told the trial of Michael Sussman, the first to be indicted by Special Counsel John Durham in his Russia origins probe, that he was first briefed about Alfa Bank by campaign general counsel Marc Elias.
He said he also discussed with then senior adviser Jake Sullivan – now the White House National Security Adviser- and campaign chairman John Podesta about whether to share the information with a reporter.
‘I discussed it with Hillary as well,’ Mook told the court.
He also admitted the campaign wasn’t ‘totally confident in the legitimacy of the data’, but was hoping a reporter would follow it up and determine if it was ‘accurate’ or ‘substantive.’
‘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.
They decided to share it with the reporter after the meeting, he testified.
‘I recall it being a member of our press staff,’ Mook said. ‘We authorized a staff member to share it with the media.’
The court was also shown the infamous October 31, 2016, message from Hillary saying: ‘Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.’
She included a statement from Sullivan titled ‘exposing Trump’s Secret Line of Communication to Russia’.
While it’s great to hear this come out in court, none of this should be terribly shocking. After all, the tweet of these phony allegations that Hillary posted back in 2016 tell us all we need to know, which is why they showed this in court today:
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
Hillary has been behind this from the beginning and she should be the one on trial today, which we all know is never going to happen.
But at least some of this is finally coming out in court…