Russiagate, the Steele dossier — it was all a Clinton hoax. Now the indictments have started.

Russiagate, the Steele dossier — it was all a Clinton hoax. Now the indictments have started. By Joel Pollack.

Remember the ludicrous Russia collusion allegations about Trump? That he was a Russian agent, colluded with Putin, and peed with prostitutes in a Russian hotel? That justified the FBI spying on him? That intelligence officials said on TV was true, but then wouldn’t repeat their allegations under oath?

That nonsense went on for three years, and only faded away when the Mueller inquiry finally produced no evidence. It wrecked the Trump presidency by diverting attention and wasting time. Now it turns out it was all a hoax (surprise!) perpetrated by the Clinton machine (double surprise!!).

It’s finally coming to light, officially, and some Dems are going to go to jail.

Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment Thursday of “dossier” source Igor Danchenko revealed the first real evidence of “Russia collusion” — and it was linked to Hillary Clinton’s associates, not to Donald Trump or his presidential campaign.

Danchenko, a Russian-born, U.S.-based researcher, had worked from 2005-2010 at the Brookings Institution with Strobe Talbott, a former official from Bill Clinton’s State Department.

He later became the main “Russian” source for former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the fraudulent “Russia dossier” on Donald Trump on behalf of opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was secretly being paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The “dossier” was fed to the FBI and the press, and was used in FISA surveillance warrants on (innocent) Trump aide Carter Page. Through Page’s communications, the Clinton-friendly Obama administration had visibility into Trump’s campaign.

That much was known before Thursday. But the indictment revealed even more.

A figure identified as “PR Executive-1,” and later confirmed to be communications consultant (and Clinton apparatchik) Charles Dolan Jr., was working with Danchenko.

Dolan had the kind of Russian contacts that Trump’s enemies searched for, in vain, when they persecuted the 45th president. Had Special Counsel Robert Mueller found anything like these contacts near Trump, the hoax would have been vindicated.

The indictment notes that Dolan “spent much of his career interacting with Eurasian clients with a particular focus on Russia.” He had even handled “global public relations for the Russian government and a state-owned energy company.” …

Dolan had relationships with “senior Russian Federation leadership,” including Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary and his staff. He also was friendly with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and his deputies.

Dolan attended meetings at the Russian embassy in Washington, DC. He arranged meetings in Moscow at which Danchenko met with Russian officials and “sub-sources” who gave him information that later ended up in Steele’s sensational dossier.

Durham’s indictment filing tells the story of the infamous “pee tape” allegation, in which Trump was alleged to have hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed where President Barack Obama was to have slept during a visit to a Moscow hotel. In June 2016, the indictment alleges, Dolan and another associate, identified as “Organizer-1,” stayed at the same hotel, and were given a guided tour by the management. …

The entire story of the prostitutes was … a fabrication — and Danchenko is now being charged for lying to the FBI about whether Dolan was a source for “Trump’s stay and alleged activity in the Moscow hotel.” …

Putin apparently wanted Hillary to win:

Dolan was in direct contact with officials close to Vladimir Putin himself. And at least some of his sources made clear that they wanted Hillary Clinton to win. One even asked for her autograph. …

Clinton is guilty:

The irony of it all is that Danchenko and Dolan were manufacturing evidence of Trump’s supposed “collusion” with Russia, while colluding with Russia themselves.

And it looks like Durham’s indictment is just the tip of the Arctic iceberg.

Trump-haters greeted every “Russia collusion” leak by declaring “the walls are closing in” or that it was “worse than Watergate.”

Well, now the walls really are closing in — on the Clintons’ world. And this really was worse than Watergate.

It’s complicated, but basically Hillary and co. concocted the story and fed it to the media and the FBI, while the media lapped it up and exaggerated it because it helped the Democrats.

hat-tip Charles