Investigative journalist Lee Smith believes the FBI investigation into Trump campaign aides is similar to the Watergate scandal, the heart of which is an e-mail hack, the Epoch Times reported.
“If you think about it in terms of Watergate, it’s easy to understand,” he told Epoch Times senior editor Jan Jekielek. “It was an electronic break-in. The Clinton campaign wanted to find an October surprise to dump on Donald Trump.”
Smith wrote a book, entitled “The Plot Against the President”, in which he expressed his own idea of Hillary Clinton’s policy towards Donald Trump’s, asking the FBI to study the President’s entourage to dig up dirt on him in favor of her election campaign.
There, the journalist focuses on the lack of evidence in the Steele dossier bt its author former British spy Christopher Steele. Thus, Smith refutes the collusion between Trump and Russia. In his view, it was not Steele himself, who made up a dossier, but Clinton’s campaign, attempting to spy on Trump’s assistants.
“We have the order wrong, right? It starts with people who know how to write something, how to write a document to get a spy warrant,” he said. “It’s not like it comes out of the blue from Christopher Steele, who’s finding all this marvelous stuff and has to go to the FBI. It’s the other way around.”
Smith calls Steele “salesman” who misuses his powers to provide information to sell his work twice the price.
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