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Did Christopher Steele work for a Russian oligarch AND Hillary?
Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-18 | DrJohn

Posted on 08/10/2018 10:42:11 AM PDT by Starman417

The information is coming, er, fast and furious over the last few days. That sound you hear, is the creaking of the roof over the heads of democrats.

Oleg Deripaska is a Russian oligarch who was banned from entering the US in 2006. He wanted to be able to re-enter the US. His advocate?

Christopher Steele. Who did Steele contact?

Bruce Ohr.

Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch's behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele's research and the oligarch's affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation.

The emails, given to Congress by the Justice Department, began on Jan . 12, 2016, when Steele sent Ohr a New Year's greeting. Steele brought up the case of Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska (referred to in various emails as both OD and OVD), who was at the time seeking a visa to attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in the United States. Years earlier, the U.S. revoked Deripaska's visa, reportedly on the basis of suspected involvement with Russian organized crime. Deripaska was close to Paul Manafort, the short-term Trump campaign chairman now on trial for financial crimes, and this year was sanctioned in the wake of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Christoper Steele also was apparently lobbying Sen. Mark Warner on behalf of Deripaska:
A release last week of texts showed that Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose memos regarding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia are referred to as the Steele dossier, reached out to Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, through a Russian-linked Washington, D.C., lobbyist named Adam Waldman. Among Waldman’s clients is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a text dated March 16, 2017, Waldman texted Warner, “Chris Steele asked me to call you.”

In 2009, Waldman filed papers with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registering himself as an agent for Deripaska in order to provide “legal advice on issues involving his U.S. visa as well as commercial transactions” at a retainer of $40,000 a month. In 2010, Waldman additionally registered as an agent for Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, “gathering information and providing advice and analysis as it relates to the U.S. policy towards the visa status of Oleg Deripaska,” including meetings with U.S. policymakers. Based on the information in his FARA filings, Waldman has received at least $2.36 million for his work with Deripaska.

Remember that Steele had been terminated in November 2016 as a source for the FBI for leaking to the press.

Then Steele wanted back in so he could hand information to Mueller. His contact?

Bruce Ohr

Months after being dismissed from the FBI’s Russia probe for misconduct, British intelligence operative Christopher Steele discussed being reinstated with a senior official working for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, so Steele could assist special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Whenever convenient, I would like a chat, there’s a lot going on and we are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking,” Steele texted Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on Aug. 6, 2017. “Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated.”

“Chris, good to hear from you,” Ohr texted back as he proposed times when the two could discuss the idea.

It was very curious

The exchange — one of several in which Steele proposed a return to the Russia probe — has captured the attention of investigators in Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Some of them told me they are stunned that a top Rosenstein aide would even consider restoring Steele to the case, and with good reason.

After all, Steele was paid by a firm working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to dig up Russia dirt on Donald Trump. Then, in November 2016, he was deemed “not suitable” to serve as an FBI informer after being caught leaking information to the media.

Bruce Ohr was acting as a back channel between Simpson and Steele and the Comey/McCabe FBI. DAG Rod Rosenstein reportedly disavowed any knowledge of this.

Thus, at about the same time Steele was being paid by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to find dirt on candidate and then President Trump he was advocating for a Russian oligarch.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
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To: Starman417

Also, why are Russian oligarchs called oligarchs, and ours are not?

21 posted on 08/10/2018 12:07:49 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Every country has them, including ‘commie’ China.

22 posted on 08/10/2018 12:14:32 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: rfp1234

I just we would call our oligarchs by their deserved names, too. Some Gullibles would say, wait a sec. why does this dude have so much power? We might question and change more of the corruption here.

23 posted on 08/10/2018 12:16:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Soros = Oligarch
Schmidt (Google) = Oligarch
Zuckerberg = Oligarch
Cook = Oligarch
Buffett = Oligarch
Iger = Oligarch

24 posted on 08/10/2018 12:19:39 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: rfp1234

I know! As well as ex presidents who run foundations, and all of their hangers on or bosses.

25 posted on 08/10/2018 12:21:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: tennmountainman; marron

The emails sounds like they’re old friends from way back.

Marron, why is it okay for Hillary to get dirt on Trump from a foreign citizen but when Trump Jr does it it’s collusion.

26 posted on 08/10/2018 12:24:39 PM PDT by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go jst inraight to the comments.)
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To: Terry Mross

That’s what makes it all so funny. He didn’t get any dirt.

The Russian offering dirt, but not providing it, was brought in by Obama’s DOJ on a special waiver, and was there to work with Fusion. Fusion sent her to see Trump Jr, and then debriefed her afterward.

Fusion was on their payroll, which means Simpson and his employees, and by extension Ohr himself. We also know others in the Clinton circle were on Russia’s payroll... Podesta and his brother, not to mention the Clintons themselves.

DNC paid Fusion millions for the “dossier”, but Fusion only paid Steele $166,000... that smells like money laundering to me. Where did the rest of the money go? Fusion was evidently double-dipping, being paid by both the Russians and DNC. Steele was paid by Fusion (DNC), the FBI, and maybe Deripaska. There is a lot of money sloshing around, you have to wonder where it winds up.

Then there is Uranium One, where the Clintons collected $145 million for what was essentially Obama’s deal. Did he share in that money, or did he have his own pot of money?

27 posted on 08/10/2018 12:56:47 PM PDT by marron
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To: Yaelle

I suspect presidents and their key personnel who have served the Saudis (Gulf War 1 and 2, Bosnia, Kosovo) have retired very comfortably.

28 posted on 08/10/2018 1:01:43 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

All of these people KNOW they’re above the law. Look at Strock’s(sp) smug attitude. He basically told Congress AND us to get screwed.
Look at McCain not only voting against getting rid of Obamacare out of spite, he then smirks and says “Let’s see him make America great again now”.

These people believe they own America. And they ain’t going nowhere.

29 posted on 08/10/2018 1:39:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go jst inraight to the comments.)
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To: tennmountainman

What was Nellie Ohr doing with that shortwave radio?

30 posted on 08/10/2018 1:59:49 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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To: macrahanish #1

Setting up drop off locations or meeting location sites would be my guess.

31 posted on 08/10/2018 2:37:58 PM PDT by EVO X
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32 posted on 08/11/2018 8:15:23 PM PDT by bitt (We know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!)
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To: Starman417

Jeanine Pirro had an interesting opening statement today on this.

33 posted on 08/11/2018 8:16:53 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Starman417

Did Christopher Steele work for a Russian oligarch AND Hillary?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Or he was working for Theresa May and the EU.

Steele should be behind bars as a part of the Russian scheme to upset the 2016 election.So should Hilolita.

34 posted on 08/12/2018 2:35:23 AM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)
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To: bagster
...and we are frustrated...

Much like with the "our guy" comment...who is "we"?

35 posted on 08/12/2018 4:07:12 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping.

36 posted on 08/12/2018 7:14:39 AM PDT by GOPJ ( New York Times: Printed by liberal elitists for the benefit of liberal elitists ONLY.)
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To: Yaelle

Thanks for that info. There was another with russkie underage “hookers” as well... two of them. The photos of randy andy walking with the big time pervo Epstein were telephoto overheads made in NY near Epsteins huge home he “inherited” from the former wife, who still pimps for him, and on record doing so at the paedo-island just off the coast from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Recent info (from the “Q” universe) was/is that an underground facility there (a tunnel with “rooms”) is observed as being filled in with major construction equipment. In addition Alan Dershowitz went there— -which might explain his ramped up all of a sudden defense of Trump vs. Mueller illegal investigation (his own insurance policy that the “photos” no doubt the clintons got... aren’t released- can also note how the anti-Trump press is ridiculing their golden boy lib atty now in a big way— all part of the clinton machine). Incidentally, hitlery went there too— for the females (this in huma’s 660K emails the NYPD team got copies of, no doubt, from Weiner’s laptop- and were disgusted. Am thinking Rudy probably has these as well from the good guys).

37 posted on 08/12/2018 8:12:30 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Starman417

Posted elsewhere from several articles in sequence from the Federalist.... is Waldman’s conversation with Sen. Warner about Steele, and referencing the now exposed Feinstein “staffer” Daniel Jones,who raised 50 million from 7-10 (assumedly dem) fundraisers, just after the 2016 elections— to HIRE FusionGPS to run the coup smear. Money paid through... Perkins Coie.

The so called chinese “driver” Mr. Lowe— is still in the US running some other kind of game. He was Di-Fi’s chinese “handler”— she just didn’t know it.... Yeah.. RIIIIIGHT!

The noose is closing. Di-Fi released, without authority of the Senate Judiciary Committee— the closed door testimony of the GPSFusion head Glenn Simpson (a very greasy customer, a crap weasel, paid smear merchant who used to work for WSJ- self righteous little pimp). After doing this, all of the sudden she passed over her Minority chair position on the same committee and handed it over to this idiot greaseball, Sen. Mark Warner.

No— Julian Assange should not come talk to these clowns or anyone like Sen.Burr. They are the corrupt State at work.

38 posted on 08/12/2018 8:19:58 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

There is no evidence thst Dersh has been to Pedo Island. But he is on the manifest of many many plane trips on the Lolita Express, and Virginia testified to how Dersh used to watch Epstein be serviced by her while he was in Epstein’s office working for him, and then Epstein one day told her to go have sex with Alan the lawyer, and she did, and Alan returned to have sex with her at least 5 times thst she remembers, in various USA states and in the plane.
‘I did not know thst they are de-excavating the Pedo Island hidden caves etc, which makes me think maybe there is more to come about the Clintons. This is good news. True, the evidence on Pedo Island will be hidden and the sex rooms will have been turned into religious meditation rooms, and all the taping equipment is long gone, but I see the way bill and hill lately have been coming up with new money laundering schemes right quick. Trying to bleed the foundation FAST and get what they can, like the cheap grifters they have always been. These two would stoop down and grab the gold chain from around a dying nun’s neck as they passed.

39 posted on 08/12/2018 10:11:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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Or digitally transmitting info to her Russian handler.

40 posted on 09/28/2018 7:05:22 AM PDT by macrahanish #1
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