Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat Compromised?
In a Fox News Exclusive, it was reported that Democrat Senator Mark Warner had extensive contact with a lobbyist who worked on behalf of a Russian in order to get close to Christopher Steele, the creator of the discredited Trump Dossier. Senator Warner is the Minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He wanted “no paper trail” of his collusion, and deliberately kept it from his colleagues.
But in spite of him attempting to hide his actions, his colleagues are allegedly ‘covering’ for him, according to the Conservative Treehouse.
Fox reported in a transcript from “The Story” aired on Feb 8, 2018:
“Senator Mark Warner a Democrat, as you say, who’s been leading one of several probes of President Trump’s ties to Russia had extensive contact last year with the lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who offered him access, yes, to Christopher Steele. Now, Warner texted he would “rather not have a paper trail in case he could not seal an agreement with the former British spy. Steele has still not agreed to an interview with the panel.
Warner began texting with the lobbyist, Adam Waldman, in February 2017 about brokering a deal with Justice Department to get the WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange, to the U.S. to potentially face criminal charges. That went nowhere. The Warner’s office tells me, he turned over whatever information he got to the FBI in that matter. Warner and Waldman also exchanged dozens of texts about possible testimony from Waldman’s primary client, the Russian billionaire, Oleg Deripaska, who had his visa revoked by the State Department in 06, because of charges he has organized crime ties — which he denies. Warner was intent on connecting directly with Christopher Steele without anyone else being in the loop, at least initially.” Ed Henry, Fox Chief National Correspondent
The Warner camp claims that the situations were “taken out of context and were two separate subject matters.” Senate members claim that Mr. Warner “fully disclosed” this information 4 months ago. Fully disclosed to who?
Adam Waldman and his company, “The Endeavor Group,” have ties to Hillary Clinton. According to Fox in an article, the Republican chairman, Richard Burr knew of the back channel contact, but was “unaware of the contents of the text messages.” That seems to be a common malady in the collusion-riddled government.
It reminds us of Sgt Schultz in “Hogan’s Heroes” – “I know nothing. Nothing.” And remember, the Senate is conducting a “bipartisan” investigation into Trump collusion.
FEatured photo – left: Oleg Deripaska, right: Sen Mark Warner