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Brilliant: Christopher Steele Admits He Used Random Internet Posters As Trump Dossier Sources
Red State ^ | 7:00 pm on March 16, 2019 | Bonchie

Posted on 03/16/2019 5:06:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

I’m tired of using the one picture of Christopher Steele in existence, so enjoy this clown picture instead. It’s still relevant, as you’ll see.

It’s been a busy few days for Fusion GPS and by virtue Steele, the former British spy contracted to compile the Trump dossier. Hillary Clinton was, of course, the person funding all this. She’s escaped essentially all accountability due to our ever willing media.

Earlier today, I covered some of the fall out from documents released by a judge in a now dismissed defamation suit against Fusion GPS. There’s more though, as deposition transcripts of Steele’s testimony in that lawsuit have been released as well. It includes some rather interesting (or infuriating depending on your mood) revelations of just how much of a dumpster fire the dossier itself was.

The Washing Examiner gives us the details.

According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN’s iReport website and said he wasn’t aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy.

A web archive from July 29, 2009 shows that CNN described the site in this manner: “ is a user-generated site. That means the stories submitted by users are not edited, fact-checked, or screened before they post.”

You’d think a super-spy like Steele, who’ve I’ve been assured is just a virtuous defender of freedom, would understand the need to at least attempt to verify things he finds on the internet. Apparently not though, as he admits in the deposition that he didn’t even know iReport was essentially a message board.

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KEYWORDS: 200907; 20090729; chrissteele; christophersteele; steele; steeledossier; trump; trumpdossier; trumprussia

1 posted on 03/16/2019 5:06:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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2 posted on 03/16/2019 5:09:41 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY (The media is corrupt)
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Remember when MSM "journalists" used to criticize the "pajama media" because we used "unvetted sources" and didn't have any "editorial controls" over our content?

Now the Department of Justice swears out federal warrants based on information from "pajama investigators"

3 posted on 03/16/2019 5:11:21 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And the FBI just took it at face value, did not bother to investigate such serious charges against the president.

4 posted on 03/16/2019 5:12:19 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Isn’t this where Lindsat Graham summons the FISA Judges before the Senate Judiciary to ask them point blank:

Is it true that all it takes to get a FISA Warrant to SPY on American Citizens, is an Anonymous Blog Post??

5 posted on 03/16/2019 5:13:42 PM PDT by eyeamok
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I like that “Lindsat”. That’s if we launch him into space?

6 posted on 03/16/2019 5:15:33 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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As I said earlier they’re probably McCain himself using sock puppet accounts.

McCain : “yesh - Trump is a poopy head who had sex with someone other than hish wife at Trump Tower - yesh, that’ll get em”

7 posted on 03/16/2019 5:15:49 PM PDT by Skywise
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and did CNN ever expose this? or were they colluders? we know the answer.

8 posted on 03/16/2019 6:18:16 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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The more I read about this testimony the closer to being convinced I become that Steele did not visit the iReport website himself, or have any idea what sort of site it really was. Thus he had not read the disclaimers, and did not realize that it was pathetic to cite iReport as a reliable source for his calumnies.

In his deposition, Steele frames every answer about this with “We”; he never says “I did this or that research” or “I wrote this”. Perhaps Steele is channeling Queen Victoria, or did this to dilute responsibility, but I think he wanted to evade the simple truth: others came up with the dirt and wrote the dossier. Glenn Simpson’s wife has said the dossier was the result of Glenn’s work. Others point to Nellie Ohr.

It drives me nuts that lawyers have Steele under oath, and can’t bother to ask him: Did you personally research the “dossier” — all of it? Did you personally write the “dossier” — all of it? If not, who else researched or wrote portions of it? What are their names? What parts did each of them research and/or write? Those questions are material to their case, and potentially would have exposed more defendants to go after.

9 posted on 03/16/2019 7:00:51 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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Is it me, or is there not a multitude of reasons for Christopher Steele to be in U.S. Federal custody for the foreseeable future?

Is he in England?

The tentacles of this coup are nearly all exposed, it’s time to PROSECUTE!

10 posted on 03/16/2019 8:36:20 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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Guys in their socks and underwear on 4chan RUN the US Dept. of Justice..?


11 posted on 03/16/2019 8:40:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; eyeamok
Hey! eyeamok had to reach al the way across the keyboard to make that typo! </SARCASM>
12 posted on 03/16/2019 10:04:15 PM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! | Remember Goliad! | REPEAT San Jacinto!!)
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Steele is trying to hide his Russian collusion connection, and therefore the Hillary Russian collusion connection.

13 posted on 03/17/2019 3:45:31 AM PDT by odawg
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