Donald Trump Jr. has once again been publicly called out for his blatant lies and it only gets more embarrassing every time. Recently, Trump Jr. has been pulling out all the stops to try and save his father. One of these false claims he’s been making to protect Donald Trump is that former British spy Christopher Steele backed out of a testimony.
Everyone knew this wasn’t true, and Trump Jr. got blasted for it on Twitter. Steele, who was the author of the dossier that exposed Trump’s links to Russia, was scheduled to do a video lecture about disinformation at the Reawakening the Spirit of Democracy Conference in Baltimore next week, but had canceled. Trump Jr. latched onto that cancellation and used vague reporting from the alt-right adjacent ZeroHedge website which stated Steele was supposed to “testify” at an unspecified location. Pseudonymous blogger Tyler Durden for ZeroHedge wrote:
Perhaps Steele was ‘spooked’ by testimony last week from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, “who debunked a key claim in the dossier that he traveled to Prague in August 2016 to meet with Kremlin officials in order to arrange clandestine payments to hackers who stole emails from the Clinton campaign and the DNC.”
Anyone with half a brain would have known that it wasn’t a legit report about what was happening, but Trump Jr. ran with it, trashing Steele online to discredit the author and make his father seem less guilty:
Weird that all of a sudden the Fake Dossier author (paid for by Hillary and the DNC etc) no longe wants to show up and testify!?!
Spooked? Christopher Steele Cancels Appearance After Cohen Testimony Destroys Dossier Allegation | Zero Hedge https://t.co/P5EJgGYzVl
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 5, 2019
Let’s just say people saw right through it and blasted Trump Jr. for spreading blatant lies:
so 1) this wasn’t going to be a testimony. and 2) Steele has submitted written testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, as I reported last month. https://t.co/3pehbc0q9g https://t.co/2ISk9GisId
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 6, 2019
Did either of you two geniuses bother to read the article?
“Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele has suddenly backed out of a planned video appearance at a pro-democracy gathering in Baltimore next week for a group founded by Trump-hating chess champ Garry Kasparov.” NOT CONGRESS!
— Bruce Lindner (@LukaBrazzi) March 6, 2019
That’s a great, legitimate article you got there, written by: *squints adjust glasses* Tyler Durden from the movie Fight Club.
— rickatoni (@rickatoni) March 6, 2019
You just confirmed Cohen’s testimony as true if that’s why Steele backed out. Think, McFly.
— Dave Central (@Dave_is_Central) March 6, 2019
Something has y’all spooked tonight, huh?
— Julie Lawrence🌊🌊🌊 (@Frostess1) March 6, 2019
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