The Department of Homeland Security’s new disinformation chief fueled allegations stemming from the since discredited Steele dossier and has promoted other baseless Trump-Russia collusion claims, the Washington Examiner reported.
Nina Jankowicz, selected to head DHS’ Disinformation Governance Board, cited the Steele dossier author as a disinformation expert, cast doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop story, and questioned the idea of coronavirus having leaked from a Wuhan, China, lab, the Examiner reported Monday.
She also spread misleading claims about the funding of the Steele dossier, and undermined the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Iran was attempting to hurt then-President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in 2020.
Jankowicz repeatedly has shared claims about Trump-Russia collusion since 2016.
On Nov. 1, 2016, Jankowicz shared Clinton’s infamous Halloween tweet — “It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia.” — and tweeted: “Husband texted me ‘you have news to wake up to.’ Never thought it would be this. Confirms our worst fears about Trump. I am horrified.”
Husband texted me "you have news to wake up to." Never thought it would be this. Confirms our worst fears about Trump. I am horrified. https://t.co/OHpacOKeeX— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) November 1, 2016
That post included a screenshot with the caption: “Donald Trump has a secret server (Yes, Donald Trump). It was set up to communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank called Alfa Bank.”
Soon after that tweet, Jankowicz posted again.
“Trump had not one, but two secret email servers to communicate with influential Russian bank. Unbelievable,” she tweeted while sharing a Slate article by Franklin Foer, to whom Fusion GPS had been feeding Trump-Russia stories, according to emails from special counsel John Durham. Continue reading at Newsmax.
Trump had not one, but two secret email servers to communicate w/ influential Russian bank. Unbelievable. https://t.co/Cb4cUvv4Gu— Nina Jankowicz 🇺🇦🇺🇸 (@wiczipedia) November 1, 2016