Today’s video of the day covers the fake Steele dossier, the document bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC that was apparently used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. He also said that former President Barack Obama viewed incoming President Donald Trump as a traitor and a Russian spy.
Here’s a partial transcript, provided by Breitbart:
Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have launched a probe into former National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In the very final minutes of the Obama administration, just afternoon on inauguration day 2017, Rice sent herself an email on the White House computer system.
In it, she described a meeting she had attended just two weeks before on January 5. At that meeting were President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director Jim Comey, Deputy AG Sally Yates and Susan Rice herself.
According to Rice in this email, Obama instructed the officials in the room to consider withholding national intelligence from the incoming Trump administration in case they were compromised by Russia.
In other words, almost two months after the presidential election, Barack Obama viewed Trump not as his democratically elected successor, but as a traitor and a Russian spy.
Obama viewed himself as someone who somehow had the right to withhold government documents from an elected president. That’s not the behavior of someone who believes in democracy.
And yet, that meeting set the tone for that year and all subsequent arguments since. Democrats have treated Trump and his election as illegitimate ever since then. And at the heart of their case against Trump and this administration is the Steele dossier.
Carlson says in no uncertain terms that the claims in the dossier are completely absurd.
More from the transcript:
The dossier claims that Russian authorities didn’t simply collude with Trump during a 2016 election, the charge you hear a lot about, it also claims that Russian intelligence cultivated Donald Trump as a kind of asset, a kind of one-man sleeper cell for more than five years. Needless to say, there’s no evidence of that.
The dossier also claims the Kremlin fed the Trump team intel reports on Hillary Clinton and other political opponents for years. There’s no proof of that either.
It claims Trump was favored by Moscow with lucrative Russian real estate deals as part of his cultivation as a political asset. That’s sleeper cell. No proof there either.
According to the dossier, Trump and Russia were exchanging intelligence with each other for at least eight years. No proof of that.
The dossier goes on to describe a clandestine meeting in Prague between Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and representatives supposedly that took place in August of 2016. This is one of the very few claims in the dossier that has been conclusively checked and it’s false. Cohen wasn’t even outside the US at the time the meeting supposedly took place.
In sum, the Steele dossier is absurd. The closer you read it, the more absurd it is. Take 10 minutes to do so yourself. It’s online. And as you read it, ask yourself who would believe something like this? It’s so transparently partisan and unlikely and stupid and flimsy, it reads like a parody of a badly written spy novel.
“At the same time, he was firing people on ‘The Apprentice,’, Donald Trump was working with Vladimir Putin to subvert America? It’s hard even to say that with a straight face. It’s that stupid,” Carlson said.
There’s more — here’s the video:
According to the YouTube description:
Ask yourself this: Who would believe the Steele dossier on Trump and Russia? It’s so transparently partisan and outrageous, it reads like a parody of a badly written spy novel. But this is what the FBI used to justify spying on American citizens. These are the claims that Democrats in Congress repeatedly cited as reason to stop the normal functioning of government.
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