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Musk Is ‘Doubly Pissed Off’ Over Donation to Hillary Clinton After Learning She Approved Trump Collusion Hoax

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Elon Musk thrashed former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after her campaign manager admitted in court that she signed off on her campaign giving information on the Trump / Russia collusion hoax to the media.

It started when Rep. Jim Jordan said commented on Twitter about the Durham investigation and the trial of former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman who is currently being prosecuted by Special Counsel John Durham.

“Christopher Steele created the dossier. Glenn Simpson sold it to the press. Michael Sussman took it to the FBI. And Democrats and the media lied to you about it all,” the representative said.

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“All true. Bet most people still don’t know that a Clinton campaign lawyer, using campaign funds, created an elaborate hoax about Trump and Russia. Makes you wonder what else is fake,” Musk responded in a tweet that linked to a story titled “Clinton lawyer lied to manipulate FBI over Trump.”

“Elon out for blood now. Love to see it,” a Twitter user said in response.

“I am indeed out for blood,” Musk responded.

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Another Twitter user, named Tesla Facts, responded by saying “Fact check: false. Sussmann’s single count indictment was widely criticized as politically motivated: he was indicted by Trump’s hand-picked “special prosecutor” Durham. Fact: Sussmann was not employed by the Clinton Campaign when he reported the suspected crime to the FBI.”

“Sussmann himself admitted billing Clinton Campaign to pay for him to present Russia hoax to FBI! This is not even questioned by the defense. Btw, I donated to & voted for Hillary, so am doubly pissed off about those funds being used for lying,” Musk said.

It comes as Clinton’s former campaign manager Robby Mook testified on Friday that Clinton personally approved the dissemination to the media of information that alleged there was a back channel of communications between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media, even though officials within her own campaign were not “totally confident” in the legitimacy of the data, Fox News reported.

It came a day after former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified that the FBI investigated the alleged Trump connection to the Kremlin-linked bank, and discovered that “there was nothing there.”

Mook was called to the stand for testimony by Michael Sussmann’s defense Friday.

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During cross-examination by government prosecutor Andrew DeFillippis Friday, Mook was asked about the campaign’s understanding of the Alfa Bank allegations against Trump and whether they planned to release the data to the media.

Mook said he was first briefed about the Alfa Bank issue by campaign general counsel Marc Elias, who at the time was a partner at lawfirm Perkins Coie.

Mook testified that he was told that the data had come from “people that had expertise in this sort of matter.”

Mook said the campaign was not totally confident in the legitimacy of the data, but had hoped to give the information to a reporter who could further “run it down” to determine if it was “accurate” or “substantive.”

He also admitted that he talked with other top campaign officials regarding whether he should give the information to a reporter, including former campaign chairman John Podesta, communications director Jennifer Palmieri and the man who was Clinton’s senior policy advisor, and is now White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan.

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“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” he said in court.

“I don’t remember the substance of the conversation, but notionally, the discussion was, hey, we have this and we want to share it with a reporter,” he said.

Prosecutors asked Mook if Clinton personally approved “the dissemination” of the information to the media.

“She agreed,” he said.

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Later he testified that he “can’t recall the exact sequence of events,” when he was asked if he shared the idea to give the information to the media with Clinton before or after the decision was made.

“All I remember is that she agreed with the decision,” he said.

He was also asked if Clinton approved of her former campaign attorney Michael Sussman going to the FBI with the information to get an investigation started.

“I’m not aware,” he said: “I don’t know…I don’t know why she would.”

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