Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said Thursday that Congress should get to the bottom of who paid for the infamous Trump dossier, who was involved in collecting the information, and who knew about it while telling investigators and the media otherwise. In response to the bombshell story that broke this week showing that a law firm hired by the Clinton campaign and the DNC provided the funding necessary to compile the dossier, Panetta – who served under President Obama – said it was important that the American people discover how this explosive document came to exist.
In an interview with CNN, Panetta was asked about former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, both of whom said this week that they knew nothing about their organizations providing funding for the dossier.
“Well, it’s obviously something that the intelligence committee is going to have to look at,” Panetta said. “You know, knowing presidential campaigns, they’re big operations and somehow the left hand may not know what the right hand is doing. And that could be the case here, but I really do think that the committee is going to have to get into this, determine just exactly what happened. Who knew what and when.”
Making things even more suspicious, it was pointed out by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer than when Podesta testified before the Senate that he knew nothing about the dossier, he was sitting right next to his lawyer, Marc Elias, who knew EXACTLY who funded the document…because it was HIM.
“It certainly makes the situation very awkward,” Panetta said, being exceptionally diplomatic. “If you’re testifying and saying you have no knowledge and the attorney sitting next to you is one of those that knew what, what was involved here, I think it does raise an issue that the committee is going to have to look at and determine just exactly what knew what.”
Does anyone – even your fiercest, never-say-die, Hillary Clinton supporters – really believe that none of these Democrats knew that their money was used to fund this piece of disgusting political propaganda? Anyone at all? The DNC and the Clinton campaign, from Wasserman Schultz to Hillary herself, has been lying through their teeth about this dossier for a full year at this point, and they aren’t about to come clean about it now. They are going to keep lying until a congressional investigation nails them to a wall. And then, the American people can judge for themselves if Hillary, Debbie, Podesta, and the rest of them had an ethical obligation to be honest a long time ago about the root origins of this ridiculous Russian collusion story.