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Steele distributed other dossier reports, including one to an oligarch’s lawyer
johnsolomonreports.com ^ | 11/26/2019 | john Solomon

Posted on 11/26/2019 11:08:28 PM PST by bitt

Just before Christmas 2015, the British intelligence operative Christopher Steele emailed a report to private clients that included an American lawyer for a Ukrainian oligarch.

The title of the dossier was “FIRTASH Abortive Return to Ukraine,” and it purported to provide intelligence on why the energy oligarch Dmitri Firtash tried, but failed, to return to his home country of Ukraine.

“FIRTASH’s talk of returning to Ukraine a genuine ambition rather than merely a ruse to reveal Ukrainian government’s hand. However the oligarch developed cold feet upon the news of a negative reception at Boryspil airport,” Steele reported on Dec. 23, 2015.

Perhaps most important to the recipients, the former MI6 agent’s report purported to share the latest thinking of Russian and U.S. officials on Firtash, who at the time faced U.S. criminal charges and was awaiting extradition from Austria.

Those charges and extradition remain unresolved four years later. Firtash insists on his innocence, while the U.S. government stands by it case despite recent criticism from Austrian and Spanish authorities.

“The prevarication over his return has lost FIRTASH credibility with the Russians, but his precarious position in Austria leaves him little choice but to acquiesce with Moscow’s demands,” the Steele report claimed. “Separate American sources confirm that US Government regards FIRTASH as a conduit for Russian influence and he remains a pariah to the Americans.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2015; 201512; 20151223; chrissteele; christophersteele; dmitrifirtash; fionahill; firtash; georgesoros; ihorkolomoisky; orbis; perjurer; perjury; rinatakhmetov; steele; steelefurtish; ukraine; weissman; weissmann

1 posted on 11/26/2019 11:08:28 PM PST by bitt
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2 posted on 11/26/2019 11:08:43 PM PST by bitt (You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. Harry Truman)
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To: bitt
Thank God for an honest reporter.

The Lord will spare America if we can honest men and women who will step forth boldly and speak His truth to a lying, evil world.

Lord protect John and all those others out there who will search out truth from vast webs of lies, to keep the truth in the forefront!, for those of us who still care and are corageous enough to share it with others!

3 posted on 11/27/2019 2:33:34 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: zerosix
Spell and word replacement programs be damned!

”.....if we can support....”

4 posted on 11/27/2019 2:37:55 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: bitt

Great reporting.

But it raises a question for me. Why don’t we refer to people like Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, etc., as oligarchs? Aren’t they, in either the Russian or the original Greek sense?


5 posted on 11/27/2019 4:56:12 AM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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But it raises a question for me. Why don’t we refer to people like Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, etc., as oligarchs? Aren’t they, in either the Russian or the original Greek sense?

Because they are not oligarchs, but oleaginous.

6 posted on 11/27/2019 6:05:24 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: bitt
The ink was still drying on special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment papers when his chief deputy, the famously aggressive and occasionally controversial prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, made a bold but secret overture in early June 2017. Weissmann quietly reached out to the American lawyers for Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash with a tempting offer: Give us some dirt on Donald Trump in the Russia case, and Team Mueller might make his 2014 U.S. criminal charges go away. How Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann's offer to an oligarch could boomerang on DOJ
7 posted on 11/27/2019 2:25:52 PM PST by Fedora
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To: bitt

More Deep State conspiracies exposed.


8 posted on 11/27/2019 11:03:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Figures)
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