One example is the Steele Dossier, it was claimed to be entirely truthful, but as we find out, it was completely made up and Sussman and Igor Danchanko have been indicted over it, and that's just the beginning. Of course, if I posted a story 3 yrs ago that said it was made up, you and others would have said it was a lying source. So, respectfully to you, what should I say to you?
Entirely made up? Republicans hired Steele to look into Trumps ties with Russia and once he got the nomination they gave up on it. Hillary then paid to keep up the investigation going even though Steele didn’t know who was funding it at that time. Clinton stopped paying for it and Steele didn’t stop because he believed in what he was doing and even shared his finding with authorities. Some of his sources were lying and the FBI who were doing their job busted them for it.
Some aspects of the dossier have been corroborated, in particular what Newsweek call's its "main finding", confirmed by the January 6, 2017, ODNI assessment, that Putin and Russia actively favored Trump over Clinton and that many Trump campaign officials and associates had multiple secret contacts with Russians. However, many allegations in the dossier remain unverified or have been dismissed by authorities.
Many of the findings remaining unverified or dismissed doesn’t mean the entire thing was made up as you and other Trump supporters say. Do doubt Democrats were looking for dirt on Trump just like Republicans were looking for dirt on Hillary. I wish politicians would spend more time on issues than destroying the other side but, that’s where we are today.
Trump officials and associates that had multiple secret contacts with the Russians were also busted for lying about it such as Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman. He was found guilty of tax fraud and bank fraud in a jury trial in August 2018. A month later, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to money laundering, lobbying violations and witness tampering. He was working for the pro Russians side in the Ukraine and against the pro US side and kept it secret. Luckily for him Trump pardoned him.
Former Trump Aides Charged as Prosecutors Reveal New Campaign Ties With Russia
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/us/p ... icted.html
Here are Paul Manafort's lobbying ties to Russia that may have led to the FBI raid
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/here- ... le/2631051
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been charged with money laundering, while ex-adviser George Papadopoulos cut a plea deal for lying about Russia-linked contacts.
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/ ... ies-244305
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was just indicted — here's what you need to know about him. The two were charged with several federal crimes, including conspiracy against the United States.
http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-p ... obe-2017-3
Manafort earned $600,000 a month from pro-Russia party: Ukrainian report
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 816242001/
Trump was trying to negotiate a new Trump Tower in Moscow during the election.
Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... b91cfdc817
Trump attorney reached out to Kremlin to pursue Moscow Trump Tower project
https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/28/politics ... index.html
Trump signed letter of intent for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-kn ... d=49472342
Donald Trump 'was planning Trump Tower in Moscow' as he embarked on presidential bid
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08 ... sidential/
Trump's firm sought Moscow real estate deal during presidential run: Washington Post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1B806D
Michael Cohen: The Trump Tower Moscow proposal was 'solely a real estate deal'
http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-trump ... eal-2017-9
Trumps funding came from where?
ERIC TRUMP REPORTEDLY BRAGGED ABOUT ACCESS TO $100 MILLION IN RUSSIAN MONEY
“We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05 ... olf-course
Golf writer: Eric Trump said father's golf courses were funded by Russians
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05 ... sians.html
Eric Trump: 'We have all the funding we need out of Russia' for Trump golf courses
http://www.businessinsider.com/eric-tru ... ing-2017-5
'MAFIA' DON President Donald Trump’s Scots golf courses may have been ‘financed with Russian mafia dirty cash’
Sensational allegations against the US President emerged at a Washington hearing into his alleged links with Moscow
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2 ... irty-cash/
Trump picked Tillerson, CEO of EXXON to be Secretary of State.
Rex Tillerson’s Company, Exxon, Has Billions at Stake Over Sanctions on Russia
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/worl ... tions.html
Exxon sues U.S. over fine levied for Russia deal under Tillerson
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxo ... SKBN1A51UH
Tillerson's Exxon violated Russia sanctions, Treasury says
http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/20/investi ... index.html
A timeline of Rex Tillerson's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-re ... on-2016-12
Behind the deep ties between Exxon's Rex Tillerson and Russia
http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/11/investi ... index.html
The president-elect has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO as secretary of state but experts say Senate may bridle over realpolitik choice that would benefit Russia
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ssia-putin
Rex Tillerson’s nomination as the next secretary of state confirms Vladimir Putin as one of the strategic victors of the US presidential election.
Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state is a Putin-friendly Exxon CEO
https://www.vox.com/2016/12/10/13908108 ... nald-trump
TRUMP/RUSSIA ELECTION MEDDLING
What more evidence of Trump-Russia collusion do you need?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opin ... story.html
Donald Trump Jr. releases email chain on his Russian meeting
https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/11/politics ... index.html
What is the significance of Trump Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ian-lawyer
Trump campaign analytics company contacted WikiLeaks about Clinton emails
https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/25/politics ... index.html
JARED KUSHNER HIDING INFORMATION ABOîUT RUSSIA BACKDOOR AND WIKILEAKS CONTACTS, SENATORS SAY
http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-t ... aks-715349
Donald Trump Jr. confirms communicating with WikiLeaks
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/ ... aks-244862
New twist in Russia probe as Donald Trump Jr releases WikiLeaks messages over Clinton's hacked emails
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11 ... -campaign/
Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret WikiLeaks Relationship Is Unveiled
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... s-unveiled
Trump and Republicans like to say Trump and his associates had zero ties to Russia. I don’t agree.