Skip to comments.The FBI’s Fusion Fiasco: Christopher Steele has little credibility left after the inspector general’s report.
Posted on 12/13/2019 3:42:15 AM PST by karpov
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had its worst week in modern history. The Justice Departments inspector general found that the bureau had deceived a federal court and abused Americans civil liberties. It was equally humiliating for the crew that gulled the FBI into its excesses: Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele and their media acolytes.
Fusion is the opposition-research firm the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign hired in 2016 to kneecap Donald Trump. Fusion in turn hired Mr. Steele, a British former spy, to compile the infamous dossier that the FBI used to obtain surveillance warrants against former Trump aide Carter Page. Mr. Simpson, a onetime Wall Street Journal reporter, tapped a network of media buddies to provide the operation cover.
For years, Mr. Simpson spun a tale of how his firma team of professionalshad hired the extremely well-regarded former lead Russianist at MI6. Mr. Simpson told the Senate in August 2017 that he wanted Mr. Steele to look into Mr. Trumps Russia business dealings. So it was alarming when Mr. Steele instead found a political conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. Especially because Mr. Steele had a sterling reputation as a person who doesnt exaggerate, doesnt make things up, doesnt sell baloney. The duo felt obligated to report this national-security threat to the FBI. The media would later assert that Mr. Steele had proved a valuable source to the FBI in the past; many claimed the FBI corroborated the dossier.
Now Mr. Horowitz has exposed the many fictions. His report notes that Mr. Steele was hired from the start to find Trump-Russia collusion. Mr. Steele told the inspector general that Mr. Simpson asked him in May 2016 to determine whether there were any ties between the Russian government and Trump and his campaign
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WTF is this supposed to mean? Fusion GPS,Steele and the media is only to take full blame?
The FBI was following orders from their superiors who were following orders from Obama's AG that received the order to spy on PDJT.
The only tool here was the media to PUSH the narrative down the We the People's throat.
The FBI has no credibilty after the IG report. Heads need to roll. Prisons need to fill.
Fusion GPS is a dirt manufacturing firm which carries out hits for its clients. It will create lies and then get them publicized in the media to take down their clients target. The founders are well connected in the media world.
To describe Fusion GPS as Opposition Research tells only half the story, since they are also manufacturing what they find. There have been plenty of stories in the media over the past five years of them running the same kind of Opposition Smear Campaign on others, who have subsequently sued Fusion. They have turned unfounded gossip into a well paying business.
A FRIVOLOUS impeachment vote is a SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY
It needs to have a much worse one, one that involves handcuffs and perp walks!!!!
Not to be the one to spit on a dead man’s grave but John McCain had a big part in spreading this garbage. Ok, I will spit on his grave.
Fusion GPS is a dirt manufacturing firm which carries out hits for its clients
You are one of the few Ive seen who understand what Fusion GPS really is. They are scum of the earth.
Should SWMNBN gets the nomination (a fact that should not be dismissed, given the insanity and evil of all concerned), she and Fusion and FBI and CIA will do it AGAIN. Maybe collusion with China this time.
We may never know but I believe Fusion GPS is a CIA front organization. I hope Durham blows the lid off this cabal.
Hillary Clinton, Chris Steele Allege Boris Johnson Is A Russian Stooge
Also try MAGAimg.net for the image host.
If you fake a bogus investigation it is then credible.
Some much of this is rooted in the tax code. Get rid of the tax deductible entities the 501(whatevers).
God will provide a means for the real charities.
I’ll believe they’re serious when I see some FBI agents and DOJ attorneys indicted.
Including 3AM raids at their houses, and herded out in their underwear, as happened to Trump people.
Until then, it’s whitewash.
“We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two. We covered it.”
From the IG report p196.
“Despite the FBI’s efforts to corroborate and evaluate the Steele election reporting, we were told by the Supervisory Intel Analyst that, as of September 2017, the FBI had corroborated limited information in the Steele election reporting, and much of that information was publicly available. Page FISA applications, the specific substantive allegations contained in Reports 80, 94, 95, and 102, which were relied upon in all four FISA applications, remained uncorroborated and, in several instances, were inconsistent with information gathered by the Crossfire Hurricane team.”
Correction: Steele had NO credibility prior to the dossier and still had/has NO credibility period after the IG report.....
the antidote is a full exposure of this scam and the "journalists" who took money and stories from these GPS creeps.
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