I was listening to Rush Limbaugh a few days ago and he included this statement about the beginning of the Mueller report that describes the origin of the investigation into the Trump campaign:
. . . the first line of the Mueller report is a lie, that the investigation began when George Papadopoulosgot drunk at a bar and told the ambassador from Australia that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. That’s not when it began.
Rush goes onto describe the real origin of the Mueller investigation as opposition research supported by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Here is a brief excerpt form the Federalist article Rush references:
At a certain point, it can’t be mere coincidence that every major figure involved in probing Trump’s campaign is linked to Hillary Clinton in some manner. Christopher Steele was “desperate” to prevent Trump from becoming president and was paid $160,000 by Democrats before he compiled his infamous dossier. DNC lawyers met with FBI officials before a surveillance warrant was granted, raising questions as to why the FBI would meet with a political party’s counsel, yet not inform Trump his campaign was under investigation. Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele, was paid by money from Hillary Clinton and the DNC, funneled through a law firm, to compile the Steele dossier.
Was the basis for the surveillance and multiyear investigation of the Trump campaign really opposition research from Democrats?
Rush claims that Mueller is refusing to testify before congress because he knows that Republicans will grill him on these kinds of questions. Is that what is really going on?