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  • REPORT: Former Feinstein Staffer Found Linked Trump/Russia Scheme Involving Soros and Fusion GPS

    10/09/2018 5:36:24 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    A new report shows a Democrat senator contacted a former Feinstein staffer back in 2017, in hopes of continuing an investigation so-called "collusion" between Trump and Russia. The former Feinstein staffer operates a group called "Democracy Integrity Project" which is heavily funded by Soros and has connections with Fusion GPS, as well as dossier author Christopher Steele. The one thing that's still not confirmed is the identity of the senator that reached out to the former Feinstein staffer. Daily Caller A Democratic senator outsourced parts of the investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion to a former Senate staffer with links to...
  • Was Christopher Steele Disseminating Russian Disinformation to the State Department?

    09/14/2018 4:05:21 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 14, 2018 | Eric Felten
    When Christopher Steele was hired to compile his “dossier” on Donald Trump in 2016, he already had an extensive history of presenting private intelligence analysis to U.S. policymakers. The former British spy had for years been funneling reports on Russia and Ukraine to senior State Department Russia analysts. Materials recently turned over to Congress show that while Steele was giving memos to State he also maintained close ties to the billionaire Russian industrialist Oleg V. Deripaska. Some congressional investigators are thus concerned that his memos may have been a channel of Russian disinformation. Here’s how Steele got his work distributed...
  • GOOD NEWS! Attorney for Steele and Russian Oligarch – Who Went Missing After Call to Testify....

    08/24/2018 9:09:18 AM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    GatewayPundit.com ^ | 8/24/18 | Jim Hoft
    """GOOD NEWS! Attorney for Steele and Russian Oligarch – Who Went Missing After Call to Testify Before Congress – Is Located on East Coast!""" Good news! A key player in the Russian collusion fake dossier has been found! Attorney Adam Waldman who represented both Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and the creator of the fake Trump-Russia dossier, Christopher Steele, has been located on the East Coast. Get him! Steele, Deripaska and Waldman have all been tied to the fake dossier –
  • Oleg’s Story: Yes, The Russians Were Involved in The 2016 Election…

    08/10/2018 12:18:17 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 8/10/18 | sundance
    (snip) -- In the past several days a name has resurfaced, only this time with some more attention than in prior reports. The name is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who is likely much more of a central figure than previously explained. (snip) -- This story, as told from the perspective of Adam Waldman -Deripaska’s lawyer/lobbyist- is important because it highlights a connection between Robert Mueller and Oleg Deripaska; a connection Mueller and the DOJ/FBI never revealed on their own.
  • Did Christopher Steele work for a Russian oligarch AND Hillary?

    08/10/2018 10:42:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-18 | DrJohn
    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...
  • Emails show 2016 links among Steele, Ohr, Simpson — with Russian oligarch in background

    08/08/2018 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8 August 2018 | Byron York
    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, 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...
  • Ramifications of Oleg Deripaska and Contact By FBI in September 2016…

    05/15/2018 7:23:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/15/2018 | SUNDANCE
    John Solomon’s report on the FBI contacting Oleg Deripaska in September 2016 for help to structure a narrative of Russian involvement in the Trump Campaign via Paul Manafort has multiple ramifications. (Article Here) Here’s some preliminary thoughts on the issue. ♦In 2009 the FBI, then headed by Robert Mueller, requested the assistance of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in an operation to retrieve former FBI officer and CIA resource Robert Levinson who was captured in Iran two years earlier. The agent assigned to engage Deripaska was Andrew McCabe; the primary FBI need was financing and operational support. Deripaska spent around $25...
  • Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch

    05/14/2018 1:14:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    The sHill ^ | 5/14/18 | John Solomon
    ...In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
  • Gen. Jones Is Not a Useful Idiot

    08/02/2010 6:50:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Gen. James Jones is not a “useful idiot.” He’s a well-educated respected military professional. He’s also a highly decorated Marine. He is President Obama’s National Security Adviser. Ordinarily, that would be good news for all Americans. That cynical “useful idiot” phrase comes to us from Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik revolutionary who overthrew Russia’s democratic government in 1917. Lenin set up the world’s first Communist regime. Soon after taking power in Moscow, the Communists saw famine overtake their new Soviet Union. Everything was rationed. All property was owned by the proletariat—and soon everything was in short supply. Beset by shortages, invading...
  • Trump sanctions cost Russian tycoons up to $16 billion in one day

    04/10/2018 7:45:37 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    msn.com ^ | April 10, 2018 | Jamieson and Holodny and Reuters and AP
    It was a black Monday for Russian oligarchs as up to $16 billion was wiped off the value of the country's wealthiest tycoons' holdings in the wake of U.S.-imposed sanctions. The ruble fell to its lowest level against the dollar since late 2016, while shares in sanctioned aluminum producer Rusal, which is controlled by the billionaire Oleg Deripaska, plunged more than 50 percent on the Hong Kong stock exchange. As Russian stocks tumbled, the Kremlin reportedly said it would step in to support affected companies. The latest sanctions were announced by President Donald Trump on Friday. They target leading figures...
  • Trump tweet regarding Senator Mark Warner contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch.”

    02/09/2018 7:58:40 AM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 24 replies
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 12h Wow! -Senator Mark Warner got caught having extensive contact with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch. Warner did not want a “paper trail” on a “private” meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame. All tied into Crooked Hillary
  • Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPS’s Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

    02/20/2018 2:15:27 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | Sean Davis
    New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials
  • Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin Ally Oleg Deripaska?

    02/13/2018 10:53:04 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    Tablet ^ | 2/13/2018 | Lee Smith
    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...
  • Report: McCain met with Putin ally

    01/29/2008 2:06:49 PM PST · by Ivan the Terrible · 5 replies · 46+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- John McCain's campaign manager reportedly helped arrange the introduction of the Arizona senator to politically connected Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska. The Washington Post Friday said the meeting took place in 2006 at a dinner party in Switzerland and was followed up by a similar encounter in Montenegro seven months later. The Post said there was no evidence that McCain, a Republican presidential hopeful, and Deripaska had any further contact, but the newspaper contended the meeting illustrated the obstacles McCain faces in campaigning as a Washington "outsider" despite his long Senate career. The Switzerland meeting was...
  • Mueller just abruptly reversed course on his bail agreement with Manafort

    12/04/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by Coronal · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2017 | Natasha Bertrand
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has abruptly reversed course on a bail agreement his office struck with Paul Manafort's legal team last week that would have allowed him to be released from GPS monitoring. Manafort evidently failed to tell the government that he was ghost-writing a draft op-ed about his work in Ukraine as late as November 30. He was working on it with "a longtime Russian colleague" who is "assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence," according to the special counsel's court filing. That colleague was likely Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian citizen and longtime protege of Manafort who he had...
  • Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russian Oligarch Made Headlines 11 Months Ago – AP Breaks Same Story Today

    03/23/2017 4:12:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    Back on April 26, 2016, liberal reporter Michael Isikoff reported on Trump’s chief campaign aide Paul Manafort connections to a billionaire Russian oligarch. This was a week after Donald Trump sealed the Republican nomination in the 2016 primary. Paul Manafort was questioned by officials in the Cayman Islands about his ties to billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate. Manafort was questioned by officials from the Cayman Islands in connection with a $26.2 million investment by Deripaska. Yahoo reported: A lawyer for Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s chief campaign aide, acknowledged Tuesday evening that the longtime GOP operative has...
  • Russia hopes to get behind the wheel

    06/02/2009 4:18:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 351+ views
    ft.com ^ | June 2 2009
    When Barack Obama, US president, announced his decision to shepherd General Motors into bankruptcy on Monday, Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister, was conducting some car industry business of his own. Mr Putin met in Moscow with Siegfried Wolf, co-chief executive of Canada’s Magna International, and German Gref, head of Sberbank, whose groups are due to take a controlling interest in GM’s spun-off European Opel division in a deal to be negotiated in the coming weeks. Two days earlier, when Magna and Sberbank won preferred bidder status over Italy’s Fiat for a joint 55 per cent stake of Opel, Mr Putin...
  • The McCain-Follieri Love Boat - The Maverick and the Celebrity Con Man

    09/11/2008 2:26:14 PM PDT · by Shermy · 16 replies · 2,134+ views
    The Nation ^ | September 11, 2008
    John McCain has been hammering rival Barack Obama for being little more than a vapid "celebrity" and "elitist." But The Nation has obtained a photo revealing just how star-struck a straight-talking maverick can become when offered the chance to celebrate his birthday aboard a yacht filled with celebrities--even if one of those celebrity types turns out to be an A-list con man. The photograph substantiates reports that in late August, 2006, McCain celebrated his 70th birthday aboard a yacht, the Celine Ashley, rented by A-list con man Raffaello Follieri and his then-movie star girlfriend Anne Hathaway. In the current edition...
  • Lobbying Labyrinth in McCain Camp (Rick Davis Lobbying Connections)

    05/25/2008 7:40:19 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 5 replies · 866+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 25, 2008 | Barry Meier
    Rick Davis, the manager of Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, is a typical Washington insider in many ways, having long worked as both a lobbyist and a political operative along the intersection of politics, policy and money. Now Mr. Davis is overseeing new lobbyist-related guidelines that the campaign has issued in an effort to safeguard Mr. McCain’s reputation as an opponent of special interests. The plan, among other things, bars “registered” lobbyists, those who must file disclosure reports listing their clients, from working on the campaign. Mr. Davis, who last worked as a registered lobbyist in 2005 and took a...
  • McCain's Team of Lobbyists

    05/21/2008 9:17:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 10 replies · 135+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 22, 2008 | Joe Conason
    Disturbed by troubling connections and unflattering publicity, John McCain has just purged several prominent Washington lobbyists from his presidential campaign. Surely his intentions are laudable, but if Sen. McCain is consistent in ridding his campaign of such compromised people, he will find himself riding lonesome on the Straight Talk Express. That's because nearly all of his advisers, fundraisers and top staffers have worked on K Street, starting with his campaign manager, Rick Davis, and his senior adviser and spokesman, Charles Black. From the beginning, the McCain team has been thoroughly infested with representatives of corporate special interests, from the campaign's...