Russian Collusion Conspiracy Goes Global: Dems Claim Russia Colluded in UK Election
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On Thursday, Boris Johnson's Conservative party won in a landslide victory, earning a large majority of the parliamentary seats in the UK.
It has only been a few hours since the Conservative party won and Democrats are already blaming "Russian collusion" for their defeat. Over the past few years, Democrats in the United States have peddled the "Russian collusion" conspiracy theory to explain why President Donald Trump won in 2016.
After the Mueller report was released, it became clear that there was no collusion at all with Russia and that the Russian government didn't even change a single vote.
Now Democrats are taking their collusion conspiracy theories overseas to the UK.
“British political system has become thoroughly compromised by Russian influence," said Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch.
“The efforts in both countries had much in common. They were aided by a transatlantic cast of characters loosely organized around the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Many of them worked in concert and interacted with Russians close to the Kremlin. The outcome in both countries was also eerily similar,” they continued. “Both countries have been at war with themselves in the three years since, pulling them back from the international stage at a time when Putin has consolidated his position in Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and beyond.”
Things got even more bizarre when the pair actually cited their work with Fusion GPS which has been proven to be a total scam of a company that released fake reports.
“Our Washington-based research firm, Fusion GPS, conducted much of the early investigations into Russia’s support of the Trump campaign, aided by our colleague Christopher Steele, the former head of MI6’s Russia desk. While our initial focus was on Russian meddling in US politics, it has since become increasingly clear that Britain’s political system has also been deeply affected by Russian influence operations,” Simpson and Fritsch said.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, who has followed the Fusion GPS saga more than most others, said Simpson and Fritsch didn’t disclose that “they’re being paid millions through The Democracy Integrity Project to find evidence wherever they can that Russia meddled in Brexit.”
The Project was launched just after Trump was inaugurated and its sources consist of the same ones that provided false information to Christopher Steele, who compiled the “Steele Dossier.”
Simpson and Fritsch fail to note that much of the disinformation they provided the left-wing media has been discredited by either the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller or the Justice Department’s Inspector General (IG). The IG report found that the FBI relied almost exclusively on the Steele Dossier to obtain FISA warrants against one-time Trump aide Carter Page. That dossier, the IG determined, was based on Internet rumor and innuendo. One of the most salacious and infamous claims in the Steele Dossier – that Russia had video of Trump urinating on a Russian prostitute – was a joke from one of Steele’s sources. Further, Steele embellished his claims and the FBI failed to corroborate the dossier before obtaining the warrants. They never did corroborate the dossier.
Simpson and Fritsch have proven themselves to be disinformation peddlers. That’s not to say Russia doesn’t meddle in elections, but the specific claims the Fusion GPS co-founders make have proven to be false. In their Guardian article, despite the existence of the Mueller and IG reports, Simpson and Fristch continue to claim that the Russians who meddle are connected to Trump.
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