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Mueller Report Reveals Russia Taped Bill Clinton Having Phone Sex With Monica Lewinsky

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Via Zerohedge

The Washington Examiner reports that a redacted portion of the Mueller report mentions a claim that Russia recorded President Bill Clinton having phone sex from Air Force One with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

Clinton allegedly was recorded by Russia in the 1990s, allowing Russia to learn of the affair before American officials. A reference to the Clinton intercept was redacted from the Mueller report to protect “personal privacy,” but sources told the Washington Examiner that the context makes clear what was blacked out.

According to the report, Center for the National Interest President Dimitri Simes sent Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner a 2016 email with recommended talking points to counter Hillary Clinton’s Russia attacks. The email referenced “a well-documented story of highly questionable connections” between Bill Clinton and Russia.

At a meeting in New York, Simes told Kushner the details: Russia allegedly recorded President Clinton on the phone with Lewinsky, opening questions of foreign leverage over the ex-president-turned-potential first spouse. –Washington Examiner

“During the August 17 meeting, Simes provided Kushner the Clinton-related information that he had promised. Simes told Kushner that, [redacted],” reads the Mueller report. “Simes claimed that he had received this information from former CIA and Reagan White House official Fritz Ermarth, who claimed to have learned it from U.S. intelligence sources, not from Russians.”

As the Examiner’s Steven Nelson notes, the redaction is likely to anger Republicans – as “the allegation has been known since at least 2001 and the Mueller report’s reference to a claim that President Trump watched prostitutes urinating in a Moscow hotel room was not struck out.”

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According to Ermarth, a 78-year-old who worked in the CIA for 25 years and was chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 1988 – 1993, the Mueller report inaccurately suggests that he mishandled classified information – when in fact he says he used public sourcing. 

“The line in the Mueller report that says any of this was based on intelligence information is the product either of faulty remembering by Dimitri or a flawed inference … or a hostile fabrication by the Mueller people,” said Ermarth. “[The report wording] implies my misuse of intelligence or use of intelligence that is classified in this context. And that is completely false.”

Independent counsel Ken Starr’s 1998 report on Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky identified 17 phone sex calls in 1996 and 1997. The report says Clinton told Lewinsky “that he suspected that a foreign embassy (he did not specify which one) was tapping his telephones, and he proposed cover stories. If ever questioned, she should say that the two of them were just friends. If anyone ever asked about their phone sex, she should say that they knew their calls were being monitored all along, and the phone sex was just a put-on.”

Ermarth thinks he told Simes that the Clinton-Lewinsky phone call was intercepted while the president was traveling on Air Force One, but that detail is believed to not have been conveyed to Kushner or included in the report. –Washington Examiner

According to Ermarth, he was not interviewed by Mueller – and says he discussed the Clinton phone sex intercept with Simes during a 2014 or 2015 trip to Washington. Spokespeople for Mueller, Simes and Kushner did not respond to the Examiner‘s requests for comment. 

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The Mueller report was redacted by the Justice Department in collaboration with Mueller’s team. Overall, there were 855 redactions, according to The Smoking Gun. Just 7% of those were for “personal privacy,” according to Vox. The majority of the redactions, however, was due to the involvement of grand jury deliberations or harm to an ongoing case. 

According to the report, Simes told investigators Kushner appeared to consider the phone-sex story “old news,” as news outlets had long ago reported that Russia had advanced knowledge about Lewinsky. Meanwhile, Kushner told Mueller’s team he did not receive information from Simes that could be “operationalized” and doubted new negative information could be unearthed on the Clintons. –Washington Examiner

So – an unverified claim that Trump had hookers pee on a Moscow bed was published without redactions, while Bill Clinton’s alleged Air Force One phone sex conversation was kept under wraps.



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