Political commentator and longtime Conservative Rush Limbaugh is speculating that former FBI director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan are now trying to push blame at one another for the spying that took place on the Trump campaign.
Limbaugh said on Thursday’s edition of the show that both Comey and Brennan are insisting that the other was the one who green-lit the now disgraced Steele Dossier that was used to obtain the warrant to spy on then-candidate Donald Trump.
“So now they’re starting to point fingers at each other, and it’s gonna be a perfect time for leverage to be used for them to start ratting each other out,” Limbaugh said during his radio show.
Limbaugh then cited information about a January 2017 meeting, following the election, but before Trump’s inauguration, which Comey brought the Steele Dossier to Trump tower to meet with the then-president-elect.
“…there were a number of reasons why Comey took the dossier with him into that meeting on January 6th. He wanted… He took one story from the dossier — took the golden showers story — the story where Trump supposedly had hired a bunch of prostitutes to urinate on a bed because Obama in Moscow had slept on it. The reason for this was twofold. They told Trump, ‘You gotta meet with the intelligence people. This is the kind of stuff that’s out there every day. You gotta know about it.”
“The real reason they wanted to meet with him and get this in front of him so that it could become news. They were desperate to get the dossier in the daily news cycle, and they figured, finally, the way to do it was tell Trump about it. Once Trump knows, once the president has been advised, then it’s news, and then the media can report it. The dossier had been floating around Washington for six months, but everybody knew it was unverified and uncorroborated. Everybody knew that it was true. But they wanted to use it anyway.
“So this was a trick,” Limbaugh said.
“This was a way to make it newsworthy, for Comey to go in and tell Trump about the golden showers aspect.”
Limbaugh went on to talk about meetings that Comey and Brennan had had the day before with then-President Barack Obama, and how it could have impacted the meeting, as well as what Comey’s response was when asked point blank by Fox News’ Bret Baier why he only notified Trump about parts of the dossier.
“Why didn’t you tell Trump more? Why didn’t you tell Trump that Hillary had paid for the dossier? Why didn’t you tell Trump that the dossier was not verified and had not been corroborated?” Baier asked.
“That wasn’t my mission,” Comey answered. “My mission was to only reveal that part of the dossier.”
“Comey tells Trump about the golden showers story in the dossier, ostensibly to warn Trump about the kind of smears that are out there and the reason you should be listening to the intelligence community,” Limbaugh went on.
“The real reason that Comey did this was to be able to get the dossier out of the ashes and into the news. So Comey tells Trump, leaves the meeting, calls Clapper, says ‘mission accomplished.’ Clapper calls CNN, they report on the dossier, and CNN ended up getting a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on this one, when all they did was answer a phone call from James Clapper, which had probably been set up in advance.
“All these people that Mueller was essentially threatening to ruin refused to incriminate Trump on collusion. Not one of them, when it would have lightened their sentence. Even Cohen didn’t! Even Michael Cohen didn’t! And the reason is it didn’t happen. But even at that, none of them lied. None of them gave Mueller what he wanted. Now, let’s contrast this. Comey, Clapper, McCabe, Brennan, they’re already pointing fingers at each other.”