It was revealed in testimony at the criminal trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann on Friday that Hillary Clinton gave the green light to campaign operatives to distribute the bogus Trump-Russia collusion Alfa Bank story to the media.
When asked by a prosecutor on special counsel John Durham’s team about the highest level of approval for pushing the Alfa Bank claims to the press, Clinton's 2016 campaign manager Robby Mook replied that “John (Podesta) and I were involved,” but “I discussed it with Hillary as well” after the campaign team had discussed it.
Related: Durham alert: Robby Mook testifies that Hillary approved giving Alfa Bank story to the media, May 20, 2022
Mook said that he framed it to Clinton as:
“Hey, you know, we have this, and we want to share it with a reporter.” Mook added, “She agreed to that.”
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald broke down the history of the lie in a series of tweets on May 21 and slammed the two "reporters," The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand and Franklin Foer, who were at the center of spreading it.
Good morning. The Clinton campaign fabricated a completely false story about Trump having a secret server with a Russian bank. The 2 servile partisan "reporters" who most pushed it -- @FranklinFoer and @NatashaBertrand -- have been repeatedly promoted.https://t.co/lUlbHEOGPw— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 21, 2022
To see who the real liars are - who the actual disinformation agents are - watch @chrislhayes nod his DNC head as the two lying reporters who spread the story and got rewarded -- Bertrand and Foer -- pronounce that this Trump/Alfa fraud has been proven:https://t.co/0ySoHm7kpB— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 21, 2022
Look at these 3 lying DNC disinformation agents masquerading as journalists, all smirking as they deliberately pronounce an absolute lie invented by the Clinton campaign is "very, very obviously" true.These same people, of course, endorsed the CIA lie about the Biden laptop: pic.twitter.com/8xvbdIKnK0 — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 21, 2022
Since 2016, nobody has been more rewarded for eagerly serving as a vector of CIA/DNC disinformation than Bertrand. She started at @BusinessInsider (where she pushed Alfa Bank), then promoted to @MSNBC, then to @TheAtlantic, then @politico, now at @CNN.Lying is their currency. pic.twitter.com/g9Ma2KEh0m — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 21, 2022
As bad and corrupted as large media corporations have been, they always knew they had to at least acknowledge and account for their huge errors and falsehoods. The NYT published a lengthy Editors' Note explaining what happened with their WMD lies. https://t.co/6Meqfn8G5V— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 21, 2022