Robbie Mook testifies on decision to disseminate (false) claims about a supposed secret link between the Trump campaign and Alpha Bank: “I discussed it with Hillary as well…. She agreed to that.”
The Russia Collusion Hoax perpetrated by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign starting in 2016, acting in part through their lawyers to hire Fusion GPS to produce the Steele Dossier, was one of the dirtiest campaign disinformation tricks ever. It was false from the start, yet it was rolled out in such a way as to cast a cloud over the Trump campaign and victory, and to freeze the Trump administration with the Mueller and other investigations.
Hillary herself tweeted out the allegations regarding a secret bank connection between the Trump campaign and Alpha Bank, based on news reports (that were planted by the Clinton operation) :
It was dirty, but how high up did it go? It was unfathomable that it could have been done without Hillary’s knowledge and approval, but until now that was just informed speculation.
Now we know Hillary’s dirty hands were all over it. Her former campaign manager Robby Mook, testifying at the trial of campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, testified that it rolled out with Hillary’s approval as Fox News reports:
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified Friday that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton approved the dissemination of materials alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media, despite campaign officials not being “totally confident” in the legitimacy of the data.
Former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified Thursday that the bureau investigated the data alleging a Trump connection to the Kremlin-linked bank, and found that “there was nothing there.”
Mook was called to the stand for testimony by Michael Sussmann’s defense Friday.
During cross-examination by government prosecutor Andrew DeFillippis Friday, Mook was asked about the campaign’s understanding of the Alfa Bank allegations against Trump and whether they planned to release the data to the media….
He also said he discussed whether to give the information to a reporter with senior campaign officials, including campaign chairman John Podesta, senior policy advisor, now White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and communications director Jennifer Palmieri.
“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” Mook said.
“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.
The government asked Mook if Clinton approved “the dissemination” of the data to the media.
“She agreed,” Mook testified.
Mook later said he “can’t recall the exact sequence of events,” when asked if he shared the idea to give the Trump-Alfa Bank allegations to the media with Clinton before or after the decision was made.
“All I remember is that she agreed with the decision,” Mook testified.
Mook said he had no knowledge of Clinton approving Sussmann to go to the FBI with the server information on behalf of the campaign.
“I don’t see why she would,” he said.
Mook confirmed that top campaign officials were aware of the Alfa Bank “secret server” allegations in the summer and fall of 2016, but said they favored handing them off to a reporter.
“Going to the FBI does not seem like a very effective way to get that information out to the public. We do that through the media,” he said.
Mook said that after discussions at the highest levels of the campaign, they decided to do just that. He also said that somewhere around that time he informed Clinton personally and she concurred.
“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” Mook said. “She agreed to that. … She thought we made the right decision.”
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