Turley: Clinton’s Russia hoax the ‘most successful disinformation campaign in American history’

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager recently confirmed in court what many have long suspected: the failed presidential candidate was behind the “Russian collusion” hoax that hobbled her rival’s presidency all along.

Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley reacted to the explosive development in the trial of Clinton’s former campaign lawyer, saying it proves that she led the “most successful disinformation campaign in American history.” 

Turley weighs in

Clinton acted surprised when a bogus story she cooked up tying then-candidate Donald Trump and a Russian bank surfaced in anti-Trump media on the eve of the election, Turley said, calling her deception “breathtaking.”

Turley noted that Clinton herself tweeted about the phony Alfa Bank connection that her own campaign had peddled to the press, and her then-campaign aide, Jake Sullivan (who now works for Biden), likewise alleged Trump had a “‘secret hotline” to Russia.

“She and Jake Sullivan, now the national security adviser, basically pretended to the public that this was all news to them and that they were breathless at this new disclosure when the campaign created this scandal. And it was totally unfounded,” Turley told America Reports.

Clinton’s former campaign lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is on trial for lying to the FBI when he met with the feds on Clinton’s behalf to push the Alfa Bank story. In court Friday, Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook confirmed that Clinton gave permission to spread the fake Alfa Bank data.

“She gave, effectively, a green light to gaslight the American electorate,” Turley said.

Lies, lies, lies

But Clinton’s efforts didn’t stop with the Alfa Bank slander, Turley said, noting she also paid for the notorious Steele dossier that was later used to spy on Trump’s campaign.

“And in both cases, those were pushed to the FBI, pushed to the CIA, and most importantly, pushed to friends in the media,” he said.

It was all part of what Turley described as the “most successful disinformation campaign in American history.”

Hysterical partisans in the media and crooked, partisan intelligence agents kept Clinton’s hoax going for the better part of the Trump presidency. It wasn’t until the spring of 2019 that Robert Mueller announced that his sprawling probe, which dominated headlines for years, discovered no evidence of collusion.

Trump is understandably outraged at having been so viciously maligned as a traitor to his country, but it’s unclear when, if ever, Clinton will be held accountable.

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