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  • Michael Flynn's lawyer says Robert Mueller prosecuted her client to further Russian collusion hoax

    05/24/2020 8:29:01 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 05/24/2020 | Matt London
    The attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is alleging that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team pursued Flynn's prosecution solely to prolong its investigation of President Trump. "It should never have been prosecuted," Flynn lawyer Sidney Powell said in a special new episode of Fox Nation's "Witch Hunt." The episode, hosted by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, will first air Sunday evening on the Fox News Channel. "Mueller knew from Day One that the Russia hoax was blown to bits," she said. "They all knew that. They knew ... the 'Steele Dossier' -- all of that was...
  • FBI Offered To Pay Christopher Steele ‘Significantly’ To Dig Up Dirt On Flynn

    05/21/2020 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Jayster · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 20, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    An FBI offer to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to collect intelligence on Michael Flynn in the weeks before the 2016 election has been one of the more overlooked revelations in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released in December. The reference to the FBI proposal, which was made in an Oct. 3, 2016, meeting in an unidentified European city, has received virtually no press attention. But it might have new significance following the recent release of government documents that show that Steele peddled an unfounded rumor that Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman in the...
  • 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...
  • Christopher Steele Testifies Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice Knew About Anti-Trump Research

    04/30/2020 4:48:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/29/2020 | Chrissy Clark
    On March 17 and 18, Christopher Steele testified in a British court where he revealed both 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice knew about his anti-Trump dossier research. According to a transcript obtained by Just the News, Steele told a British court he was hired by Fusion GPS through the Democratic National Committee (DNC) linked law firm Perkins Coie to work for the Clinton campaign. Steele said Fusion GPS owner Glenn Simpson tipped him to the DNC’s role in the anti-Trump dossier. “I presumed it was the Clinton campaign, and Glenn Simpson had...
  • 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...
  • HUGE DEVELOPMENT: Chris Steele “WIPED” ALL OF HIS NOTES — The Trump-Russia Dossier was a COMPLETE SCAM — Used by FBI and DOJ to Remove Trump!

    04/24/2020 12:59:21 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/24/2020 | Jim Hoft
    In 2017 our very first reaction to the Steele dossier on January 11, 2017 was that it was completely farcical and filled with complete lies. Here is our reaction at The Gateway Pundit back on January 11, 2017:
  • Smoking Gun FBI Emails On Anti-Trump Plots [Weekly Update]

    04/24/2020 3:52:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 24, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Emails Suggest Obama FBI Knew McCain Leaked Trump Dossier Mexican Hospital Overrun by COVID-19 Closes Near Busy U.S. Crossing Court Orders Maryland to Release Complete Voter Registration Records Our Campaign for Clean Elections Emails Suggest Obama FBI Knew McCain Leaked Trump Dossier We are getting more insight into the thinking of the corrupt FBI officials involved in the plot against Donald Trump – in particular what they knew and when they knew about the smear/leak operation using the shady “dossier.” Our new understanding comes from 138 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney...
  • Report footnotes show FBI knew Russians had early knowledge of Steele material

    04/15/2020 6:00:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 4/15/2020 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly declassified footnotes from a government report, first obtained by CBS News, show that despite multiple warnings about Russian targeting and the potential for disinformation, the FBI relied on the controversial Steele dossier to secure surveillance warrants for a Trump campaign aide before and after the 2016 election. Among the revelations, a 2017 U.S. intelligence community report indicated that two individuals "affiliated" with Russian intelligence knew of former British spy Christopher Steele's "election investigation" in early July 2016, three months before the FBI would begin citing the dossier. "..[A]n early June 2017 USIC (US Intelligence Community) report indicated that two...
  • Footnotes in watchdog report indicate FBI knew of risk of Russian disinformation in Steele dossier

    04/11/2020 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | APRIL 10, 2020 / 10:58 PM / CBS NEWS | BY CATHERINE HERRIDGE
    The FBI was warned sections of the controversial Steele dossier could have been part of a "Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations," according to newly declassified footnotes from a government watchdog report.... Footnote 350 in the IG report addresses the FBI's knowledge of Russian contacts with Steele and the potential for disinformation. Steele had "frequent contacts with representatives for multiple Russian oligarchs, we identified reporting the Crossfire Hurricane team received from (redacted) indicating the potential for Russian disinformation influencing Steele's election reporting." The footnote also indicates that warnings to the FBI's Russia probe became more pronounced over time.......
  • FBI failed to review Steele's ties to Russians, warned some of dossier was Moscow disinformation

    04/10/2020 5:22:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies ^ | 4/10/2020 | john Solomon
    Declassified footnote lays out intelligence community concerns about Steele's ties to Russia and disinformation Key FBI officials failed to review an intelligence file identifying Christopher Steele's ties to Russian oligarchs and were later advised some of the information he provided agents in his dossier appeared to be misinformation planted by Russian intelligence, according to declassified information made public Friday. The explosive revelations were contained in footnotes that had been originally redacted from Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz's December report on FBI failures in the Russia case. The information was provided to two Senate committees in recent days. One of...
  • Russia case footnotes to be declassified, exposing FBI concerns about Steele disinformation

    04/10/2020 5:46:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | 4/9/2020 | john Solomon
    Previously redacted footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report expected to raise questions about prior FBI assessment of key informant. U.S. intelligence has decided to declassify several redacted footnotes from a recent Justice Department report that will expose more problems with the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s campaign, including that agents possessed evidence their main informant may have been the victim of Russian disinformation, Just the News has learned. The previously redacted footnotes are likely to raise new concerns that the FBI ignored flashing red warning signals about the informant Christopher Steele and gave a false picture in briefing materials...
  • DNC Responds To Carter Page Lawsuit, Claiming Steele Dossier Is ‘Substantially True’

    03/21/2020 9:32:01 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/20 | Chuck Ross
    “Even if the statements at issue — published by third parties named in Page’s first failed lawsuit — could be attributed to Defendants, those statements were substantially true, and thus cannot be defamatory as a matter of law,” the DNC’s attorneys asserted.
  • AG Barr Endorses House FISA Reauthorization Bill

    03/11/2020 7:47:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 11, 2020 Updated: March 11, 2020 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    Attorney General William Barr voiced his support on March 11 for the passage of the House bill reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The attorney general said that the bill plugs the gaps in the current law, which allows for the surveillance abuses identified in the DOJ inspector general report on the department’s spying on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. “The bill contains an array of new requirements and compliance provisions that will protect against abuse and misuse in the future while ensuring that this critical tool is available when appropriate to protect the safety of the American people,”...
  • Buried in IG Report: How an FBI Team in Rome Gave Steele Highly Guarded Secrets

    02/14/2020 9:21:55 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    RealClear Investigations ^ | 2-14-2020 | Eric Felten
    A month before the 2016 presidential election, the FBI met Christopher Steele in Rome and apparently unlawfully shared with the foreign opposition researcher some of the bureau’s most closely held secrets, according to unpublicized disclosures in the recent Justice Department Inspector General report on abuses of federal surveillance powers. What’s more, Steele, the former British spy who compiled the “dossier” of conspiracy theories for the Hillary Clinton campaign, was promised $15,000 to attend the briefing by FBI agents eager to maintain his cooperation in their Trump-Russia collusion investigation codenamed Crossfire Hurricane. That investigation was so closely guarded that only a...
  • Christopher Steele Is Not Happy That Trump Slammed The ‘Fake Dossier’

    02/08/2020 11:23:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    Christopher Steele’s private intelligence firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, accused President Trump of making “false claims” during a White House speech Thursday about the former British spy’s infamous dossier . . . “He wildly exaggerated our fees and, contrary to his claims we have never stated any of our reporting is ‘fake’. We stand by the integrity of our research on Kremlin interference in the 2016 election and support for Trump,” the tweet continued.
  • FBI Finds NEW Clinton Emails [Weekly Update]

    01/10/2020 2:53:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    FBI “Finds” News Clinton Emails Include Classified Info and Official Business in Texts New Strzok-Page Emails Reveal DOJ Special Treatment of Clinton Lawyers State Department Handler for Clinton Spy Steele Used Personal Email to Push Reports Nearly All Arrested Illegal Aliens Had Criminal Convictions or Charges FBI “Finds” News Clinton Emails Include Classified Info and Official Business in Texts Remember when Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails? In response to a court order in a Judicial Watch case , she declared...
  • Documents Show Senior Kerry Aide Used Private Email to Send Steele Reports to State Department Colleagues

    01/08/2020 10:34:25 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    epoch times ^ | 1/8/2020 | mark tapscott
    WASHINGTON—Eleven pages of State Department documents released on Jan. 7 in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch show that Jonathan Winer, an assistant to then-Secretary of State John Kerry, used his private email address to convey information he received from former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to top U.S. diplomatic officials. “I will send them to her [his assistant, Nina Miller] from my non-State email account, not copying myself,” Winer said in response to a December 2014 email from Paul Jones, principal deputy assistant secretary for European Affairs. Jones wanted Winer to use the State...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Handler for Steele Used Personal Email to Push Reports

    01/07/2020 6:37:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 07, 2020 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 11 pages of State Department documents revealing a discussion about the use of private email to transmit potentially sensitive information from Christopher Steele, the author of the Clinton-funded, anti-Trump dossier. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 25, 2018, on behalf of itself and the Daily Caller News Foundation against the State Department after it failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv- 00968)). The lawsuit seeks: All records of...
  • The Steele Dossier Bacillus

    01/07/2020 6:04:52 AM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7 January 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In 2016, Hillary Clinton presidential candidate hired an ex-intelligence officer and foreign national, British subject Christopher Steele, to use Russian sources to find dirt (“opposition research”) on her then political opponent Donald Trump. So much for the worry about “foreign interference” in U.S. elections. The public would take years to learn of the funding sources of Steele, because Clinton camouflaged her role through three firewalls: the Democratic National Committee; the Perkins-Coie legal firm; and Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS opposition-research firm. snip . . . The Steele dossier resembles some sort of bacillus. Anyone who put currency into it was infected,...