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  • BREAKING: The primary sub-source for the Steele dossier was deemed a possible “national security threat (2009)

    09/24/2020 5:22:56 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 49 replies
    BREAKING: The primary sub-source for the Steele dossier was deemed a possible “national security threat” + the subject of 2009 FBI counter-intel probe. According to new records, those facts were known to Crossfire Hurricane team in December 2016
  • Ex-State Department Official ‘Destroyed’ Records At Request Of Christopher Steele

    08/20/2020 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter August 19, 2020 2:33 PM ET
    A former State Department official destroyed reports he received from former British spy Christopher Steele, according to a Senate report released on Tuesday. Jonathan Winer, who was Steele’s point of contact at the State Department, said that Steele asked him to destroy the records in January 2017, the same month that the Trump dossier became public. The Senate report also says that Winer initially denied that he arranged a meeting in October 2016 for Steele at the State Department. Winer corrected his statement in a follow-up interview after he was shown State Department visitor logs. A former State Department official...
  • Ivanka Trump knew ex-spy Chris Steele for nearly 10 years before Russia scandal

    07/11/2020 11:55:04 AM PDT · by LucyT · 17 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10 December 2019 | Staff
    Ivanka Trump reportedly met with former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential campaign, and was in touch with him for several years before the campaign. Ivanka, US President Donald Trump’s daughter, exchanged emails with Steele but the two never worked together directly, ABC News reported 10 December 2019.
  • British judge orders Christopher Steele to pay damages to Russian bankers named in dossier

    07/09/2020 7:23:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07 08 2020 | Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
    A court in the United Kingdom ordered British ex-spy Christopher Steele to pay thousands in damages to two Russian bankers named in the former MI6 agent’s dossier as having “illicit” financial ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Justice Warby of the Queen’s Bench Division of the British High Court of Justice presided over a weeklong March hearing in the defamation lawsuit brought by the owners of Russia’s Alfa Bank, Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, against Orbis Business Intelligence, Steele’s private intelligence firm through which he conducted research in 2016 for Fusion GPS through the Perkins Coie law firm...
  • ranscripts: Clinton Aides Allied With Fusion GPS Pair After Election -- to Re-Push Anti-Trump Dossier

    05/15/2020 7:04:50 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 11 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 14, 2020 | Paul Sperry
    ...Just 10 days before the February 2017 meeting, Jones had incorporated a nonprofit called The Democracy Integrity Project (known internally as TDIP) after huddling with Simpson. The goal of their ongoing project is to “prove” the allegations in the dossier, while digging up new dirt on Trump and feeding it to media outlets, congressional investigators and the FBI to derail his presidency. The work of such opposition research outfits has become a mainstay of Washington journalism. In their book, “Crime in Progress,” Simpson and Fritsch detail their access to top journalists at The New York Times and other influential publications....
  • FBI's Man in Europe Undercut Ohr's Claim of Limited Russiagate Role

    05/12/2020 8:47:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    realclearinvestigations ^ | May 12, 2020 | Eric Felten
    An FBI agent's newly released testimony undercuts top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's denial of a conflict of interest between his Trump-Russia efforts and his wife’s work for Fusion GPS, producer of the discredited Steele dossier. The agent, Michael Gaeta, told congressional probers that Ohr had pressed him to make sure the FBI was “doing something” with the dossier. According to Gaeta, Ohr pushed Steele's collection of memos alleging nefarious ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in part because Ohr’s wife Nellie worked for the same company that had hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Gaeta's testimony was released last...
  • Clinton campaign knew about Fusion GPS plan to have Christopher Steele brief reporters about dossier

    05/11/2020 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/20 | Jerry Dunleavy
    The top lawyer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign told House Intelligence Committee investigators that he was aware of Fusion GPS's plans to have British ex-spy Christopher Steele brief reporters about his controversial anti-Trump research during the 2016 contest. The December 2017 testimony of Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign's general counsel, was revealed through the release of dozens of Russia investigation witness interviews last week. Elias, the head of the Perkins Coie political law group, hired Fusion on behalf of the campaign. Then-Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina asked whether Elias knew that Fusion sent Steele to talk to media outlets...
  • Newly Declassified Documents Show John Kerry’s State Department Spread Russia Collusion Narrative

    04/29/2020 9:52:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    thegreggjarrett.com ^ | 4/22/2020 | staff
    Documents released last week by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham give insight into a bombshell revelation about the “role of John Kerry’s State Department in fueling the FBI’s dubious Russia collusion probe, showing it was the State Department that provided ‘information’ leading to the controversial surveillance of Carter Page” reports Breitbart. Amongst the redactions released are parts of the Obama administration’s FISA warrant applications used to spy on Page. As Breitbart reports, the disclosures of the text claim Page was “an agent of a foreign power” and that “the status of the target was determined in or about October...
  • FBI knew Russian intel was targeting Trump dossier author, audit finds

    04/27/2020 7:46:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 4/15/2020 | stephen dinan
    Not only was the anti-Trump dossier fueled by Russian disinformation, but the FBI knew it was likely tainted at the time the bureau was citing the document to obtain secret spying warrants on a Trump campaign figure, according to information declassified Wednesday from an inspector general’s report. One member of the FBI team investigating the Trump campaign even got information in January 2017 that Russian intelligence “may have targeted Orbis,” the company of Christopher Steele, according to Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s report. The FBI learned in February 2017 that Russian intelligence managed to infiltrate a source into...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dossier Author Christopher Steele Had Previously Undisclosed Meetings With Lawyers For DNC, Clinton Campaign

    04/27/2020 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 27,2020 | /Chuck Ross
    Christopher Steele shed new light on his work for the Clinton campaign and DNC, revealing in testimony last month that he met with two lawyers for the Democrats as part of his investigation into Donald Trump. Steele met with Perkins Coie partners Michael Sussmann and Marc Elias, he testified. Steele said that Sussmann provided him with the now-debunked tip that a Russian bank had a secret communications channel with the Trump Organization. awyer representing the DNC and Clinton campaign provided Christopher Steele with information in 2016 regarding an alleged secret communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank,...
  • 'Done our duty': Christopher Steele refuses to cooperate with John Durham review

    03/07/2020 4:08:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin & Jerry Dunleavy
    British ex-spy Christopher Steele declined to give an interview with U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the Russia investigation. Representatives for Steele, whose unverified dossier was used by the FBI to obtain warrants to wiretap a member of President Trump's 2016 campaign, were recently approached by members of the federal prosecutor's team and they said the former MI6 agent would not cooperate with the inquiry
  • Dirty Chris Steele Defends His Junk Dossier – Says He Won’t Speak with US Investigators Barr or Durham

    03/06/2020 5:55:00 PM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/6/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Former British spy and author of the junk Trump-Russia dossier, Christopher Steele, defended his unconfirmed trash report on candidate Donald Trump. The former British spy inflicted upon America the Russia scam that derailed the Trump administration for three years. Steele, who spoke at Oxford University today, says he will not cooperate with William Barr and John Durham. There is currently a criminal referral on Steele for lying to congressional investigaters. The Daily Caller reported: “I stand by the integrity of our work, our sources and what we did,” Steele said at the Oxford Student Union. Steele’s glowing self-assessment is in...
  • FBI Reportedly Gave Classified Information To Anti-Trump Spy Christopher Steele

    02/19/2020 9:51:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    www.dailywire.com ^ | February 19th, 2020 | By Ashe Schow
    The FBI not only gave ex-British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele classified information, they paid him to show up to accept the information, according to the Inspector General report released late last year. The information about Steele received little media attention, but Eric Felten at RealClearInvestigations (my former employer) has now brought that information into the light. Remember, Steele is the one who compiled the infamous Steele Dossier filled with salacious information about President Donald Trump. He was paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. “The report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz details how a team of FBI...
  • U.K. Spy Steele Claims John McCain Aide Leaked ‘Pee’ Dossier to BuzzFeed

    01/02/2020 8:11:30 PM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/2/2019 | aaron klein
    Anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele testified that he was “absolutely flabbergasted” when BuzzFeed published the dossier after an advisor to late Senator John McCain shared the controversial document with the media outlet purportedly against Steele’s wishes. That tidbit was buried in a footnote on page 176 of the Justice Department’s recently released 476-page Inspector General (IG) report on the FBI’s Russia collusion investigation. Steele made the remarks about Buzzfeed and the McCain staff member during an interview with the IG. The relevant footnote relates: Steele testified in foreign litigation that he did not provide his reports to journalists or media...
  • Trump conspiracy theories beyond the Steele dossier were passed to FBI

    12/25/2019 4:22:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 25, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    British ex-spy Christopher Steele spread other accusations against President Trump not included in his well-publicized election dossier, according to the Justice Department’s recent report on FBI misconduct. The report by Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz shows at least three little-noticed Steele assertions that went to Crossfire Hurricane, the bureau’s Trump probe headquarters. And like 13 of his dossier’s accusations of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, those three didn’t pan out either. The three allegations had to do with supposed Trump campaign cash from Moscow via Azerbaijan, a Russian intelligence officer, and a purported intervention by Russian...
  • FBI's wiretap of Trump campaign triggered by anonymous call

    12/15/2019 6:29:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Justice Department’s report on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe is the first official account of sources relied on by Christopher Steele to write a dossier that damaged President Trump, energized the FBI and ultimately proved to be untrue. The Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that an anonymous phone call with a Steele source provided the unverified conspiracy theory to trigger a Trump campaign wiretap. Mr. Steele talked to the FBI but refused to reveal his murky network. But the FBI was able to locate his “primary sub-source.” After interviewing the Moscow-based person three times in 2017, the results...
  • Hillary Clinton, Chris Steele Allege Boris Johnson Is A Russian Stooge

    12/12/2019 4:33:52 PM PST · by Magnatron · 104 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11 December 2019 | Willis L. Krumholz
    Hillary Clinton is back, and so is Chris Steele, this time in the United Kingdom. They are no less than implying that current Conservative (Tory) Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a Russian plant. And it’s no mistake that these allegations are being made just before a U.K. general election on December 12 that will decide the fate of Brexit. It started last month, when the U.K.’s leftwing Guardian newspaper reported the existence of a secret report that said the Russians spent five years “cultivating leading Tories including Johnson…” The 50-page “dossier” from the U.K.’s intelligence and security committee is “based...
  • DOJ Official Bruce Ohr is Not Fired, and That’s Okay – For Now….

    12/12/2019 3:00:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/12/19 | sundance
    There are several dozen critical issues that stem from revelations about the DOJ and FBI conduct in/around the Carter Page FISA application (2017) and Steele Dossier writ large; but DOJ official Bruce Ohr still being employed isn’t one of them, and here’s why. (further down) -- Bruce Ohr wasn’t the only non FBI person back-channeling information from corrupt source Christopher Steele into the FBI and Mueller team in 2017. SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner was doing exactly the same thing. Senator Warner was having secret contacts, “would rather not have a paper trail”, with Steele through liaison Adam Waldman, and then...
  • Fusion GPS Leaders: Chris Steele Hired Us First — to Find Manafort Dirt for Russian Oligarch

    12/04/2019 12:34:55 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous “pee dossier” on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, was first hired by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to obtain damaging information on Paul Manafort — weeks before the firm hired him to produce his now-discredited, conspiracy-weaving dossier. The explosive admission was made by Fusion GSP co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch in the pair’s recently-released book — Crime in Progress — and highlighted in a Monday report by American Greatness. “Weeks before Trump tapped Manafort to run his campaign, Christopher Steele had hired Fusion for help investigating Manafort,” write Fritsch and...
  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccer’s world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccer’s popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar — a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf — became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...