When the Mueller report is finally released—if it ever is released—the Fake News will crawl over it like ants at a picnic. But the one angle they won’t write about is how the deep state played them like a fiddle.
The trick is called “circular sourcing,” and the FBI, under the leadership of people like James Comey, Andy McCabe, and Peter Strzok, brought it to an artform.
The scheme works like this: the deep state leaks stories to the media, then takes action—applies for warrants, initiates investigations, and perhaps partisan impeachment efforts–based on the planted stories as if they’d come out of thin air. Most times, the “evidence” and sourcing in the stories are so thin you can see right through them. And yet, the scheme worked time and again.
For example, the largest investigation against a sitting president in our nation’s history would begin because of a dishonest media leak—one committed by James Comey himself. As we write in our new book, “Trump’s Enemies,” Comey had an agenda from the start. He came into Trump Tower on January 7, 2017 for what was supposed to be a short briefing on Russian hacking. Under his arm, the former FBI chief carried a copy of the infamous phony Steele dossier, a collection of salacious and unverified documents that purported to link Donald Trump to Russia. That document had been sitting on the desks of media organizations for months, who then viewed Steele’s information as too outrageous to publish (maybe the last time they showed an ethical spine). But when James Comey dropped the dossier on the desk in front of President-elect Trump, it went from an obvious pack of lies to “a document that was presented to the president-elect during an official briefing.” The media had no choice but to report it. Buzzfeed published the dossier in full the next day, and CNN soon followed suit, as Comey knew they would, thus bringing the collusion hoax to the public.