The Washington Post has just announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation ordered former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to continue his investigation into the notorious “golden showers” dossier following the confirmation that the Russians had interfered in the United States 2016 election on behalf of Republican Donald Trump.
There was even talk of payments for him to continue his work – but those discussions were quickly canned as the report leaked to the public and a firestorm of curiosity – and mockery – dominated the news cycle.
Steele is considered a credible source and was instrumental in the FBI’s exposing of a massive corruption scandal within the governing body of international soccer, FIFA.
The Post remarks that crucially, the “FBI’s arrangement with Steele shows that bureau investigators considered him credible and found his line of inquiry to be worthy of pursuit.”
The continued Republican refusal to investigate the Trump-Russia connection means that they are putting the word of a pathological liar over the carefully considered assessment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and are thus putting our national security in grave danger.
The fact that Republicans, at the behest of Trump, went to the FBI and begged them to bury the Russia story is clear evidence of their own complicity in this potentially treasonous scandal.
The dossier, parts of which have been collaborated by intelligence wiretaps, alleges that the Russian government has compromising video and audio of President Donald Trump engaged in…some unusual acts.
Those acts allegedly involve Donald Trump paying prostitutes to urinate on a bed once slept in by President Obama and First Lady Michelle in a petty act of vengeance from Obama’s mocking of Trump at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and a St. Petersberg orgy with still more Russian prostitutes. The Federal Security Service (FSB) allegedly has film and audio of both incidents.
“[the] Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting TRUMP for at least 5 years” says Steele.
The new revelations are yet another indication that there is something very real behind Trump’s Russian scandal. Between the hacks of the Democratic National Committee servers and the email account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, the secret communications between the Trump team throughout the campaign and after the election, there are too many red flags for this to be swept under the rug.
The vehemency of Trump’s denials is just the caviar on this blini.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.