Visibly agitated, the man blurted, “The Russian dossier, it’s my fault. I wrote it.”

(INTELLIHUB) — In a bizarre twist to an already bizarre story, the man suspected of breaching the White House’s perimeter Friday night, who was carrying a backpack with a can of mace and a letter for President Trump inside, told a female journalist days earlier that he was responsible for the release of the infamous and libelous “golden showers” dossier by BuzzFeed.

Jonathan Tran, 26, who has since been charged with entering restricted grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon, was also at the same event. Fairbanks didn’t realize this at the time until she saw headlines talking about the White House fence jumper.

Cassandra Fairbanks, a widely-published Washington D.C. journalist and the current editor-in-chief of independent media outlet WeAreChange.org told Intellihub News that she attended Trump advisor Roger Stone’s launch of his new book “The Making of the President 2016” at the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington D.C on February 27th.

“Following the event, I went to Off the Record, the bar downstairs, with several friends. We sat at a table close to the entrance and laughed about the brilliant coasters adorned with artwork of Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump, and the first lady. Tran joined us, ordering a hamburger and fries. He seemed very much like everyone else in DC — a slightly awkward political junkie,” Fairbanks said.

Tran soon found himself on the way to the Trump International Hotel along with Fairbanks and a friend.

“We discussed the event, the city, and of course, Donald Trump. He told me how much he loves alternative media, and we agreed that the mainstream media had waged war on the president by no longer even pretending to hide their bias against him,” Fairbanks said recalling the evening’s events.

“About halfway to the hotel, I realized that walking in expensive heels isn’t generally fun, and hailed a cab. After we got in, I asked Tran if he had been in town for CPAC, which had just concluded over the weekend. He explained that he had traveled across the country just for Stone’s event — and said that he did not even have a place to stay. He told me that he was planning to book a room at Trump International, though he was a bit concerned about the cost.”

Tran, who seemed terribly disappointed about the President’s no-show at Stone’s book launch, told Fairbanks that he then tried to find a journalist that he could hand a “massive story” to but failed in his ambitious goal.

It was then at this point that Fairbanks told Tran that she writes for multiple outlets and may be interested in his story depending on what he had and what it was about.

“When I told him that I write for We Are Change he was excited, explaining that he was a fan, and claimed that he had ‘top secret insider information’ — which was ‘not to be taken lightly,” she said.

“I’m a source,” Tran told her point blank.

“What?” Fairbanks said in surprise.

Tran then proceeded to retrieve a small piece of paper and a pen from his backpack and began to write something down. He passed Fairbanks a note explaining that it was about the infamous ‘Golden Showers’ dossier released by BuzzFeed in January.

“As I have been covering the dossier for Sputnik News, I told him I was listening.”

He leaned in close and whispered, The dossier is my fault…”

At this point, Fairbanks was confused so she asked him to repeat himself.

“The Russian dossier, it’s my fault. I wrote it” he blurted.

Tran explained that he believed Christopher Steele’s dossier, an unsubstantiated and irresponsible BuzzFeed hit piece, was adapted and partially plagiarized from a complaint about a former roommate he had filed several years ago.

“I blinked, and realized that this person probably didn’t actually know any of my friends,” she said.

“He was extremely smart, bright, well spoken. I didn’t see the turn in conversation coming at all,” she said.

“It caught me really off guard.”

Tran continued on telling Fairbanks that the CIA and FBI had been hunting him down and painting him as a schizophrenic so that nobody would believe his claims. He then slipped her another note with his Twitter handle, which Fairbanks has since misplaced.

Tran began scanning the room wide-eyed and impatiently, looking for someone “in the Trump administration” to get his information to, claiming that the president was in danger and that he felt responsible for it.

“He asked me if I knew anyone who knew the president, and if I could help get a letter to him. I told him that I did not,” she said.

“He was very worried about Trump’s safety, stressing that the president would understand if he could just speak to him.”

Fairbanks, feeling uncomfortable, decided to alert security and leave the hotel… just in case.

“I told him that I would be in touch, but that I needed to get home as it was getting late,” she said.

She told a hotel bouncer, who also happened to be her friend, that she was concerned about Tran as he was telling her “a pretty wild tale.”

“I suggested that they may want to keep an eye on him, especially if anyone from the administration came in, but also stressed that he is a very nice guy who is probably just having a bad time,” Fairbanks said.

Moments later, a fellow journalist called Fairbanks and told her that he was heading to the hotel with his friends and invited her to stay and hang out. While waiting for their arrival and still a little frightened, Fairbanks decided to wait outside.

When they arrived, she went back into the hotel with them but Tran had vanished.

Caleb Stephen is a freelance journalist, independent commentator, political activist and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Caleb Report (Calebreport.com) He is also a contributing writer and editor of WeAreChange.org. Caleb has written for and has articles published on world-renowned websites such as World Net Daily, The Huffington Post, Intellihub, Natural News.com and Rense.com. Visit his website calebstephen.com and follow him on twitter @CalebsOfficial.
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