Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified that Clinton ‘agreed’ with plan to falsely smear Trump in media

It has long been suspected by some that failed 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was the originating source of a conspiratorial scheme to falsely malign and smear her political nemesis, Donald Trump, as engaging in “collusion” with Russia to fraudulently win the 2016 election.

That suspicion now appears to have been confirmed by none other than Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook, who testified under oath Friday that Clinton had approved and “agreed” with a plan to spread false anti-Trump information with reporters, National Review reported.

That shocking admission came during Mook’s testimony in the trial of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann, who is being prosecuted by Special Counsel John Durham for allegedly lying to the FBI about who his clients were when he provided some of the false anti-Trump info with the federal investigative agency in September 2016.

Clinton “agreed” to plan to falsely smear Trump

According to Politico, Mook was insistent that the Clinton campaign had not authorized Sussmann to deliver to the FBI dubious information he had obtained that purported to show a link between an email server owned by Trump and Russia’s Alfa Bank, largely because the campaign “did not trust” the FBI and its director at that time, James Comey.

However, Mook recalled a discussion with other top staffers on the Clinton campaign about sharing the “secret server” allegations with certain media reporters as a way to get the negative information against Trump out into the public realm.

“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” he said. “She agreed to that. … She thought we made the right decision.”

Mook went on to assert that he and others had held misgivings about the accuracy of the alleged Alfa Bank connection, and said, “Part of the point of giving it to a reporter was that they could run it down further.”

Separately, the former Clinton campaign manager claimed ignorance of the fact that the campaign’s law firm, Perkins Coie, had hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS — who in turn hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele to compile the infamous anti-Trump “Steele Dossier” — to dig up dirt on Clinton’s political opponent.

All of the pieces are falling into place

The New York Post reported that the confirmation from Mook of Clinton’s involvement in approving the plan to share the Trump server-Alfa Bank allegations with the media coincided with a sidebar meeting in which Judge Christopher Cooper allowed prosecutors to submit as evidence an Oct. 31, 2016, tweet from Clinton about the allegations.

That tweet from Clinton, which Cooper had initially ruled to exclude from the trial, was posted after a Slate article had detailed the since-debunked allegations and included a statement from Clinton’s then-senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan citing that article to raise questions about Trump’s supposed links to Russia and a potential federal investigation into the allegations.

Fox News reported that Mook’s admission of Clinton’s role in starting the anti-Trump hoax aligns with a declassified 2016 CIA memo from then-Director John Brennan to the FBI about a July briefing with then-President Barack Obama that referenced a “proposal” from Clinton to “vilify” Trump as being improperly connected with Russia.

Brennan wrote of informing Obama of Clinton’s “proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service,” and wrote in the memo to the FBI of “Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering US elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”

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