So, Mueller finally turned in his report and the backpedaling is happening fast and furious all over town (inside the Beltway).  However, the bigger story is that of the real collusion with the Russian government. It’s a story that parts of are already out in the public but it is not being fully covered (yet) by the media.

You see, a gentleman by the name of Christopher Steele testified in a London court on a related matter.  You should get use to hearing Christopher Steele’s name because it’s likely to come up a lot in the near future. Steele testified that he was hired with regards to “the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election” (as reported by the Washington Times) and that based on his report (which has since been referred to as the Steele Dossier) “…parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”  Steele was specifically tasked with uncovering evidence “on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.” So, Steele, a former British spy, was hired by Hillary Clinton in an unprecedented attempt to overturn the results of a presidential election.  All this with the apparent cooperation of certain members of the Russian government.

Here’s the salient points that you need to know about the Steele Dossier (excerpts from The Federalist):

  • Christopher Steele was hired by a law firm on behalf of the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s Reelection Campaign.
  • The sources for the Steele Dossier were senior Russian officials.
  • The Steele Dossier was used as a basis of illegal wiretaps on American citizens.
  • The primary focus of the Mueller investigation was the widely discredited Steele Dossier.

In retrospect, we now know the story behind the story primarily because of all the testimony in front of the House Oversight and Judicial Committees. It was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that recommended that James Comey be fired as head of the FBI and it was the very same Rod Rosentein who then hired special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Much of the special counsel appointment was based on the false claim that Trump fired Comey to end the Russia investigation. Then, Rosenstein conspired with other individuals (Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok et al) to overthrow the Trump presidency.  Meanwhile, the FBI was using the fake Steele Dossier to illegally get FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The rabbit hole is deep and the list of characters is long.  It features people like Donna Brazille, John Podesta and Sen.John McCain… and strangely enough even Seth Rich.

The full story is not for the faint of heart and many of the sordid details, such as Pizzagate, probably will never be revealed to the public. Maybe, that’s how it should be as the American people love anything that conforms with their own belief systems but can’t really handle the truth (cognitive dissonance). So, despite the end of the Mueller investigation, the topic of Russia collusion isn’t dead, rather it’s just getting started.