Christopher Steele Testifies Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice Knew About Anti-Trump Research

Christopher Steele Testifies Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice Knew About Anti-Trump Research

On March 17 and 18, Christopher Steele testified in a British court where he revealed both 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice knew about his anti-Trump dossier research.

According to a transcript obtained by Just the News, Steele told a British court he was hired by Fusion GPS through the Democratic National Committee (DNC) linked law firm Perkins Coie to work for the Clinton campaign. Steele said Fusion GPS owner Glenn Simpson tipped him to the DNC’s role in the anti-Trump dossier.

“I presumed it was the Clinton campaign, and Glenn Simpson had indicated that,” Steele said. “But I was not aware of the technicality of it being the DNC that was actually the client of Perkins Coie.”

When pressured to address exactly who knew what about the anti-Trump research, Steele conceded Hillary Clinton herself knew about the dossier research.

“I believed it was the campaign, yes,” Steele said.

“The leadership of the Clinton campaign?” a lawyer asked Steele.

“Fine, the leadership of the campaign,” Steele said.

“You also understood that Hillary Clinton herself was aware of what you were doing?” the lawyer asked.

“I think Glenn had mentioned it, but I wasn’t clear,” Steele said.

During his second day of testimony, Steele connected Rice to the dossier research. State official Jonathan Winer and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland set up a meeting with Steele alongside longtime Clinton adviser and Steele’s friend Strobe Talbott.

Steele confirmed Nuland, Winer, and Talbott invited him for a meeting to discuss the dossier research when lawyers asked whether Talbott helped open the doors for a meeting with State officials.

“I think Strobe Talbott had gotten in touch with us much earlier than [October],” Steele said. “I remember taking a phone call from him, your lordship, earlier in the summer in which he said that he was aware that I had. He spoke in fairly cryptic terms, but he was aware that we had material of relevance to the U.S. election.”

“Both National Security Advisor at the time Susan Rice and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who were the key policymakers on Russia, had been colleagues of Mr. Talbott,” Steele said. “And I had, although he didn’t state it explicitly, one or either or both of them had briefed him on the work we had been doing.”

This testimony provides a direct link between the DNC, the Clinton campaign, the Obama White House and Steele’s Russian collusion hoax dossier.

Steele’s British court testimony also linked the lawyers representing the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. According to a report from the Daily Caller, Steele said DNC-linked lawyer Michael Sussmann provided information to him regarding the alleged secret communications between the Trump Organization and Russian Alfa Bank.

Steele admitted to an undisclosed meeting with Sussmann and his colleague Marc Elias. Sussmann is credited with accusing the founders of Alfa Bank to having “illicit” ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a since-debunked tip Sussmann gave Steele which created the September 14, 2016, memo publicizing the alleged ties.

The Justice Department released an Inspector General report concluding the Steele dossier was an unverified document, yet was used to obtain FISA warrants against Trump campaign affiliates anyway.

Steele’s court testimony clearly links the DNC, the Clinton campaign, the Obama White House, and other bad faith political actors to the dossier used to launch an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016.

Chrissy Clark is a former staff writer at The Federalist. She has work featured in The Daily Signal and received a degree in political science from Michigan State University. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_.
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