Ron DeSantis calls Donald Trump Russia dossier ‘BS … fake news’ – Florida Politics

Ron DeSantis calls Donald Trump Russia dossier ‘BS … fake news’

On Fox and Friends Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis again cast doubt on an oppo-dossier against President Donald Trump, calling it “BS” and  “fake news.”

DeSantis was asked to respond to a report in the Washington Times, which asserted that the FBI cannot verify the dossier’s claims.

“Think about where this dossier came from. It was not something that was generated by an intelligence agency. It was funded by the Democrats and Hillary Clinton through the Perkins Cole law firm to Fusion GPS,” DeSantis asserted.

DeSantis also blasted the dossier’s author, Christopher Steele, as lacking relevant contacts, tenuously based on his being a spy in Russia a quarter century ago.

“[He] didn’t really have any sources,” DeSantis said. “They put a lot of BS in this thing. Fake news, and then they tried to dress it up as an intelligence product.”

The illegitimacy of the product and the process, DeSantis said, raises troubling questions.

“I think it would undermine the legitimacy of the genesis of the investigation and all the way to the present … The Russia collusion was always more of a narrative than anything based on any type of factual basis. But if this was the basis to get surveillance on an American citizen, remember, if you are doing a FISA surveillance on an American citizen, it’s not just that they may have foreign contacts. You have to actually say there is a basis they committed a criminal offense.”

“If the dossier, an opposition research political hit piece, is what you’re using, it calls into question how they’ve conducted themselves in this investigation. There’s no doubt about it,” DeSantis said.

“We’ve tried to get simple answers about the genesis of the dossier, whether the government paid for the dossier … it’s always ‘no, we can’t give this to you’,” DeSantis added, expressing frustration over stonewalling of Congressional committees on this long-simmering controversy.

“Unless the answers are bad,” DeSantis said, “wouldn’t you want to answer the questions and move on?”

Many Florida politicians have attempted to yoke themselves to President Trump, either rhetorically or symbolically.

However, DeSantis stands alone in his ability to convincingly argue the pro-Trump case, and to undermine the critiques of the President’s political opponents.

Perhaps that symbiosis — in pugnacity and worldview — is why Trump endorsed DeSantis for Governor, even before the Northeast Florida Congressman declared his candidacy.

2 Comments

  1. This DeSantis fellow is citing reasons why Trump & Co. did not engage in treason, despite the ample evidence of Trump and his co-conspirators laundering funds in collusion with Russian intelligence agencies and the Russian mafia over the years (to avoid paying taxes used to protect our country from other aggressive nations, like Russia’s KGB government) is a hoot!

    And lifting sanctions placed against those in Russia who are the criminal and intelligence agents involved in an effort to interfere with and derail this U.S. government policy by back door secret meetings and “deals” are another major crime that must be dealt with in a severe manner, to stop this kind of illegal and treasonous activity. This occurred at least once before, and interfered with our national election results when George sr. Bush arranged for the hostages to remain in captivity rather than release them when Jimmy Carter was still President, campaigning for re-election against the Reagan-Bush Republican ticket. It must end now, before a pattern becomes entrenched with corrupt politicians able to engage in illegal activities with other nations in order to try to win elections.

    And someone thinks he is regarded as being “credible”? DeSantis sounds more like one of the “former” CIA Cuban team members who fumbled and bumbled his way to being exposed and tied to Nixon’s illegal “Plumber’s Unit” who were spying on political opponents during the 1972 national elections. Is he one of these sleaze bags from Florida?

  2. DeSantis needs to stop wrapping himself in the flag to sell Trump. DeSantis is a disgrace to himself & his country. He should do the honorable thing & resign now. But why start now?

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