Newsweek Desperately Promotes Validity of 'Golden Showers' Dossier

After months and months of investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators have nothing to show for their manic search for a crime. Therefore the news this past week that members of Mueller's team interviewed the author of the "Golden Showers" dossier have given much of the mainstream media some slight hope that maybe, just maybe, something in that document can finally give them hope. One MSM outlet in particular, Newsweek, is notable for its desperation to lend validity to the "Golden Showers" dossier.

Newsweek assigned its own Jason Le Miere to the unenviable task of lending credibility to the much mocked dossier. Even Le Miere in his October 7 article  starts out by conceding the sad fact for liberals that the infamous dossier is unverified:

Nine months after the publication of an explosive and salacious dossier detailing allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, its claims—though largely unverified and vehemently denied by those involved—are the subject of intense scrutiny. Indeed, the investigation into the document compiled by a former British intelligence operative, Christopher Steele, has only increased in scale.

The key word in that paragraph, and indeed in this entire article, is "unverified." However, Le Miere attempts to act as if the discredited dossier has even a slight shred of credibility.

What caught most people’s eyes when the dossier was published by Buzzfeed News in January, though, were the more salacious allegations. Although Steele’s findings assert that Russia attempted to collect compromising material on both Trump and his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton, the Kremlin is said to have been far more successful in its attempts regarding the Republican candidate. Indeed, the dossier claims that the Russian FSB spy agency possesses a video of Trump successfully requesting prostitutes to urinate on a bed while staying in a Moscow hotel room once occupied by the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama.

Le Miere reported the "more salacious allegations" that none but the most naive leftwing loons actually believe about the notoriously germaphobic President Trump just to get that out of the away. Unfortunately for him, he next reports a completely discredited section of the dossier as proof that perhaps we can believe at least that portion even if most of the rest of the dossier is fantasy:

More specifically, it alleges contact between Russian officials and a member of the Trump campaign, notably that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen helped facilitate the arrangements.

One wonders why Le Miere pretended like this report about Michael Cohen going to Prague in the Czech Republic had even the slightest amount of veracity since it has already been widely discredited with documentation as the New York Post reported in June:

Steele’s most sensational allegations remain unconfirmed. For instance, his claim that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen held a “clandestine meeting” on the alleged hacking scheme in Prague with “Kremlin officials” in August 2016 unraveled when Cohen denied ever visiting Prague, his passport showed no stamps showing he left or entered the US at the time, witnesses accounted for his presence here, and Czech authorities found no evidence Cohen went to Prague.

The Newsweek article concludes with the key phrase that best describes the dossier while simultaneously pretending we should somehow believe in it despite no proof:

Although the particular claim that saw the report nicknamed the “golden shower," or “pee tape,” dossier has not been verified, the intelligence community has corroborated the broad assertion about Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election, CNN has reported. Officials have also agreed that the communication between non-Americans contained in the report did in fact take place. What Trump has called “fake news” would appear to be, at least in part, far more real.

Actually, the President was entirely correct. When your dossier "has not been verified" it looks like fake news.


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