Remember the saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire?” Well, apparently that isn’t true.
Or… maybe the Democrats are just imagining smoke instead of actually seeing it!
An Obama official who was among the first to accuse President Trump of treasonous dealings with Russia, has backpedaled big time reports NBC.
It really had to pain NBC to write the story and it deserves to be quoted in length:
“Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell, who endorsed Hillary Clinton and called Donald Trump a dupe of Russia, cast doubt Wednesday night on allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
“Morell, who was in line to become CIA director if Clinton won, said he had seen no evidence that Trump associates cooperated with Russians. He also raised questions about the dossier written by a former British intelligence officer, which alleged a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“His comments were in sharp contrast to those of many Clinton partisans — such as former communications director Jennifer Palmieri — who have stated publicly they believe the Trump campaign cooperated with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the election against Clinton.
“’On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all,’” Morell said at an event sponsored by the Cipher Brief, an intelligence web site.
“’There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.’”
Morell then downplayed, if not dismissed, the key piece of ‘evidence’ in the Trump investigation: the infamous ‘Golden Shower’ dossier compiled by MI6 agent Christopher Steele.
“’Unless you know the sources’” NBC quotes Morell as saying, “’and unless you know how a particular source acquired a particular piece of information, you can’t judge the information — you just can’t.’”
“The dossier ‘doesn’t take you anywhere, I don’t think,’ he said.
“He continued: ‘I had two questions when I first read it. One was, How did Chris talk to these sources? I have subsequently learned that he used intermediaries.’”
Uh oh…the Democrats are going to have some explaining to do when they see their constituents. This ought to be interesting.