ABC News and streaming service Hulu were hyping an interview with one of the key players in the Russiagate hoax, former MI6 operative Christopher Steele,while attempting some historical revisionism in the process.
Steele’s Clinton-funded and uncorroborated “dossier” on Donald Trump played a “central and essential role” in the FBI’s manipulation of the FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign, claimed the leftist network.
“Some call him a hero,” ABC News tweeted to promote the sit-down between the British spook and its star interviewer, former Clinton White House communications director George Stephanopoulos.
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) October 18, 2021
The Left’s effort to get in front of the narrative and to rehabilitate key players in the debunked saga may be due in large part to the possibility that Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation may be nearing its conclusion, with high-profile indictments still a possibility.
Corrupt former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, for instance, after being fired during the Trump administration, recently had his full pension restored with back-pay, despite being found to have “lacked candor” with an inspector general’s investigation after it was revealed he illegaly leaked classified information to the media.
In the promotional material for the ABC News interview, Steele says he “stands by the work we did” and plans to “set the record straight.”
Nevertheless, he admits that “there are parts of the dossier that haven’t been stood up” and that “we suspected some of it may never be provable.”
The interview is currently available on Hulu to those with a subscription.
The dossier was published by Buzzfeed on Jan. 10, 2017.
The only reason the Steele affair isn’t already thought of as maybe the biggest scandal in the modern history of American journalism is because the ostensible “victim” was Donald Trump. Virtually everyone in major media was complicit in the fraud, and many are still proud of it. https://t.co/nRB840Autu
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) May 18, 2021
ABC reports that Steele “was aware of the source of his funding . . . within the first month.”
The Washington Examiner‘s Byron York, in a review of Mollie Hemingway’s Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, draws attention to the connection between the Russiagate hoax and Democratic attempts to manipulate the 2020 election:
“What is really extraordinary, as Hemingway points out, is that one man, Elias, was responsible for both the Steele dossier, which was the covert Democratic disinformation operation designed to bring down Trump during the 2016 campaign, and those wide-ranging changes in state election procedures, designed to make sure he did not win reelection in 2020.”
Elias, who recently left his longtime law firm, Perkins Coie, is widely believed to be a subject of Durham’s probe after another Perkins Coie attorney, Michael Sussmann, was recently indicted.