Dem Senator Leading Trump-Russia Investigation and Steele Used Russian Oligarch's Lobbyist as Middleman

Each day seems to bring new incredible revelations about the Steele dossier, the piece of Clinton campaign opposition research that was used to justify eavesdropping on a Trump associate.

Like, what if the guy who claimed to be looking into Russian collusion was colluding with Russia.

 Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.

"We have so much to discuss u need to be careful but we can help our country," Warner texted the lobbyist, Adam Waldman, on March 22, 2017.

"I'm in," Waldman, whose firm has ties to Hillary Clinton, texted back to Warner.

Of course it does.

Secrecy seemed very important to Warner as the conversation with Waldman heated up March 29, when the lobbyist revealed that Steele wanted a bipartisan letter from Warner and the committee’s chairman, North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr, inviting him to talk to the Senate intelligence panel.

So we've got the top Dem investigating Trump and Steele passing messages to each other through a Russian oligarch's lobbyist with ties to the Clintons. Few things could better sum up the insane hypocrisy and corruption on display here.

Was it a coincidence that a Clinton linked firm had access to the author of the Steele dossier, when a top Dem didn't? Or that Steele felt comfortable with them in the gatekeeper role? 

Waldman is best known for signing a $40,000 monthly retainer in 2009 and 2010 to lobby the U.S. government on behalf of controversial Russian billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska. Deripraska had his visa revoked by the State Department in 2006 because of charges, which he has denied, that he has organized crime ties.

The pattern appears to involve quite a lot of intersections between Clintonworld and Russian soft power.One might almost call it collusion. But it's not the collusion that the colluders are searching for,