“What does the British government know about Trump and Russia? Many trails in the Mueller inquiry lead straight to the UK” is the headline of an article published this week in the UK Spectator by BBC journalist Paul Wood. The nominally editorial independent, British taxpayer funded BBC and Mr. Wood have been advancing the RussiaGate Narrative almost from the beginning, in the weeks before Trump’s inauguration, leading up to the presentation to the President elect of the ‘dirty dossier’ by ‘ex’ MI6 agent Christopher Steele, and the planned leaking of it to Buzzfeed (now facing along with Steele, multiple lawsuits for libel). Then Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director James Comey justified briefing Trump on the dossier by saying they were aware CNN was working on the story, which makes Clapper’s hiring by the same news network he almost certainly leaked the dossier to appear to be a corrupt transaction.
More recently, Mr. Wood reported — without presenting any evidence to contradict strong denials from Kiev — that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was bribed by the Ukrainians in return for a 2017 White House photo op meeting between President Petro Poroshenko and POTUS. Despite his disgraceful track record of simply reporting rumors and innuendo (if not calculated British intelligence smears of Trump) as fact under a BBC byline, Mr. Wood’s Spectator article is important for three reasons…Read More