It is a little bit. But nonsensical conspiracy theories often end up being more true than false.
It wasn’t that long ago the idea of some eccentric billionaire who owned a secret island where he flew in Presidents and heads of state to fuck kids, video taped it, then black mailed them for what was likely the CIA and/or Mossad would be complete fantasy. Yet here we are.
Over time, the F.B.I.’s interest in the possibility of an Alfa Bank connection seemed to wane. An agency official told Lichtblau that there could be an innocuous explanation for the computer traffic. Then, on October 30th, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wrote a letter to James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., charging that the Bureau was withholding information about “close ties and coordination” between the Trump campaign and Russia. “We had a window,” Lichtblau said. His story about Alfa Bank ran the next day. But it bore only a modest resemblance to what he had filed. The headline— “investigating donald trump, f.b.i. sees no clear link to russia”—seemed to exonerate the Trump campaign. And, though the article mentioned the server, it omitted any reference to the computer scientists who had told Lichtblau that the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank might have been communicating. “We were saying that the investigation was basically over—and it was just beginning,” Lichtblau told me.
I’m sure they wanted that to happen… I mean Simpson and the group were trying to get any reporter to push the story.
And, had they not gone to the FBI and supposedly committed crimes in doing so, the stories would all have run without the headline “debunked connections between Trump and Russia”.
Hopefully the jury is as utterly as irrational as you and Durham to think that your theory makes any sense whatsoever. “I desperately want this story to run! So I’m going to go to the FBI and give them a heads up in case they want to squash it! Also even though I’m a lawyer I’m going to commit a crime by telling them an utterly unnecessary lie!”
“The strategy, as the government will argue at trial, was to create news stories about this issue, about the Alfa Bank issue,” Andrew DeFilippis, a prosecutor for Mr. Durham, said at a recent hearing. “And second, it was to get law enforcement to investigate it; and perhaps third, your honor, to get the press to report on the fact that law enforcement was investigating it.”
It doesn’t go against every thing I said, it wouldn’t make a difference it if did because none of what they claim is illegal, and one of those things they clearly can’t even prove as indicated by “perhaps”. Whoops!