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As the Dossier Scandal Looms, the New York Times Struggles to Save Its Collusion Tale
NRO ^ | 1/1/2018 | Andrew McCarthy

Posted on 01/01/2018 4:37:34 PM PST by mojito

...Seven months after throwing Carter Page as fuel on the collusion fire lit by then-FBI director James Comey’s stunning public disclosure that the Bureau was investigating possible Trump campaign “coordination” in Russia’s election meddling, the Gray Lady now says: Never mind. We’re onto Collusion 2.0, in which it is Papadopoulos — then a 28-year-old whose idea of résumé enhancement was to feign participation in the Model U.N. — who triggered the FBI’s massive probe by . . . wait for it . . . a night of boozy blather in London.

What’s going on here?

Well, it turns out the Page angle and thus the collusion narrative itself is beset by an Obama-administration scandal: Slowly but surely, it has emerged that the Justice Department and FBI very likely targeted Page because of the Steele dossier, a Clinton-campaign opposition-research screed disguised as intelligence reporting. Increasingly, it appears that the Bureau failed to verify Steele’s allegations before the DOJ used some of them to bolster an application for a spying warrant from the FISA court....

...Democrats and their media friends have been moving the goal posts in an effort to save their collusion narrative. First, we were led to believe the dossier was no big deal because the FBI would surely have corroborated any information before the DOJ fed it to a federal judge in a warrant application. Then, when the Clinton campaign’s role in commissioning the dossier came to light, we were told it was impertinent to ask about what the FBI did, if anything, to corroborate it since this could imperil intelligence methods and sources — and, besides, such questions were just a distraction from the all-important Mueller investigation (which the dossier had a hand in instigating and which, to date, has turned up no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy).

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andymccarthy; bloggers; braking; collusion; donttakeashower; dossier; fbi; fisa; jamescomey; mueller; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nunes; nyslimes; nyt; papadopolous; peterstrzok; releasethebraking; robertmueller; russia; russiacollusion; trump; trumpdossier; trumprussia
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It's the end of liberals' world as they know it, and they don't feel fine.
1 posted on 01/01/2018 4:37:34 PM PST by mojito
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Wrongo....the leftist media will COVER for them!!


2 posted on 01/01/2018 4:41:59 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mojito

They’ll just move to “consiracy” and “unfitness”.

The NYT is a brain dead amplifier and speaker for the globalist agenda.

It won’t end, or should I say it won’t end well for them.


3 posted on 01/01/2018 4:42:12 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: mojito
So nice to see that the pathetic NRO is trying to rehabilitate patriotic mask to enable their traitorous deep-cover mission for the global left.

The NRO is dead to me and I suggest every patriot do the same.

I am proud to say that I was banned from posting comments on their pathetic little site in early 2016. Insulting the pathetic squish David French is verboten in GOPe land.

4 posted on 01/01/2018 4:46:46 PM PST by WMarshal (John McCain is the turd in America's punch bowl. McLame cannot even fake an injury.)
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To: mojito

No, the problem is with Jill Stein.

http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/jill-stein-in-the-cross-hairs/


5 posted on 01/01/2018 4:50:34 PM PST by Bogie
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To: WMarshal

I am surprised to see this clear and critical a report in the New World Order (er, NRO)


6 posted on 01/01/2018 5:13:44 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Ann Archy

The NY Slimes keeps spinning and obfuscating as they sink out of sight in their big vat of slime.


7 posted on 01/01/2018 5:15:48 PM PST by iontheball
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Remember the outrage when Trump said Obama was “tapping his wires”?


8 posted on 01/01/2018 5:19:27 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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There’s another interesting word that does not appear in the Times’ extensive Papadopoulos report: surveillance. Despite being “so alarmed” by young Papadopoulos’s barroom braggadocio with the Australian diplomat, and his claimed Russia connections, there is no indication that the Obama Justice Department and FBI ever sought a FISA-court warrant to spy on him. No, the FISA warrant was sought for Carter Page, after his trip to Moscow. The trip the Times used to say incited the Trump-Russia probe.

Long rambling article, but he nails it at the finish.

9 posted on 01/01/2018 5:32:29 PM PST by Golden Eagle (Trump: "What the FBI has done is really, really disgraceful, and a lot of people are very angry.")
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To: mojito

Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket.


13 posted on 01/01/2018 5:54:35 PM PST by Dilbert56
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And last week Trump give the NYT an “Exclusive” interview, and their seat in the White House press room is secured.


14 posted on 01/01/2018 8:57:40 PM PST by heights
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If they attacked he, lied repeatedly about my family, no way on God’s earth I would kiss their butt.


15 posted on 01/01/2018 8:59:01 PM PST by heights
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To: Ann Archy

And who besides an idiot would believe a word the lying media says?


16 posted on 01/01/2018 9:28:26 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Eddie01
They’ll just move to “consiracy” and “unfitness”.

Roger Stone claims that they are going to try to remove Trump via the 25th amendment. Personally, I don't believe such a plan would work, unless the CIA figured a way to infect him with severe encephalitis or similar malady.

17 posted on 01/01/2018 9:55:15 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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keywords: andymccarthy; bloggers; braking; ....

What does putting on the brakes have to do with this?

18 posted on 01/01/2018 11:52:44 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I thought Roger Stone claimed he had Polonium poisoning a while back. Why is he still breathing?


19 posted on 01/01/2018 11:55:18 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: mojito

Lindsey Graham confirmed the Democrat dossier was the bases for the Fisa warrant. This is a scandal that destroys the FBI!!


20 posted on 01/02/2018 1:31:33 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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