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  • The Horowitz Horror Show

    12/11/2019 7:11:55 AM PST · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, as he explains, is bound to assume good faith unless given “documentary or testimonial evidence” otherwise. Yet he has compiled a factually damning report that even a thick-headed and biased press will have to take account of. A shorthand version of his report: Here are 50 facts that can be explained only by FBI incompetence or political bias. We find no documentary or testimonial evidence of bias. The mystique of Christopher Steele has gone poof, along with the reputations of many pundits. The FBI saw that he was being paid to sell claims to...
  • DOJ IG Report Slams Bruce Ohr’s Failure To Report Repeated Interactions With Steele

    12/09/2019 8:34:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 09 2019 | Tristan Justice
    The long-anticipated report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released Monday criticized department attorney Bruce Ohr at length for failing to report repeated contacts with former British spy Christopher Steele. Steele, the author of the debunked Steele dossier that was used to justify a federal investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign, met with Ohr 12 times after Steele was terminated as a confidential human source by the bureau. As the report notes, Ohr failed to report the repeated interactions with Steele to his DOJ supervisors, depriving the department of the opportunity to request that Ohr halt communication with...
  • Trump family member had ‘personal’ relationship with dossier author Christopher Steele, report says — it may have been Ivanka

    12/09/2019 8:27:33 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12 09 2019 | Dan Mangan
    Key Points: A Trump family member had a “personal” relationship with ex-British spy Christopher Steele years before he authored a controversial dossier about President Donald Trump and Russia, Steele has said. Steele told the Justice Department’s internal watchdog that he had been “favorably disposed” toward the Trump family — and not biased against Trump — because of his relationship with that family member. The watchdog’s report was released as ABC News reported that Steele met Trump’s daughter Ivanka at a dinner in 2007 and remained in touch for some time thereafter. SNIP
  • Horowitz Report Live Thread

    12/09/2019 6:08:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 328 replies
    I am not sure of the time of the release..it is 9 am now....there was some talk last night on twitter that there will be a short press conference in the morning but the report won't be made public until the afternoon....but take that info with a grain of salt
  • Steele warned that IG report contains information previously blacked out, report says

    12/09/2019 3:43:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/19 | Edmund DeMarche
    Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy and author of the anti-Trump dossier, was reportedly told that the Justice Department will release information about him that was previously blacked out in the department’s internal watchdog report on the investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign due on Monday. The New York Times, citing two individuals with knowledge of the situation, reported that Attorney General William Barr approved the release of the previously redacted information in Michael Horowitz’s 400-page report. The report called Steele’s heads-up unusual and said he was not given any indication of whether the information would benefit or hurt him. An...
  • 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...
  • Media Hypes Fusion GPS Founders as Victims

    11/29/2019 8:53:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It’s a little like the proverbial child killing its parents and throwing itself on the mercy of the court because he's now an orphan, but, with the wheels of Barr-Durham-Horowitz justice inexorably turning on them, there are Fusion GPS founders, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, on a media book tour claiming they are the victims of right-wing vengeance for their role in orchestrating a criminal fraud upon the FISA court and a coup against a sitting president of the United States. Holy Michael Avenatti!
  • Steele distributed other dossier reports, including one to an oligarch’s lawyer

    11/26/2019 11:08:28 PM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    johnsolomonreports.com ^ | 11/26/2019 | john Solomon
    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,...
  • Fusion GPS founders 'horrified' Steele Dossier was published [TR]

    11/26/2019 1:11:25 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 26, 2019 | By KATHRYN MCQUADE
    FULL TITLE: Fusion GPS founders 'horrified' Steele Dossier was published but say 'if you...tell fake stuff about us, we’re going to fire back'. The “Steele dossier” at the heart of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia was never supposed to be seen by the public, according to those who commissioned it, who told ABC News they were “horrified” when it was published in full. “This is just not what we do,” said Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, while reflecting on the publication of the memos that made up the dossier. Simpson and Fusion GPS co-founder Peter...
  • Chief Justice Roberts now dragged into Democrat impeachment process

    11/22/2019 6:36:42 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2019 | Ed Timperlake
    The target of Democrat zealots in the House of Representatives lead by Speaker Pelosi and Adam Schiff is to impeach and remove President Donald Trump. Sadly for him the person they have a much higher probability of removing from his lofty perch is Chief Justice John Roberts. The famous cliché; the law of unintended consequences is fast approaching. ... Since the Constitution definitely states it must be the “Chief Justice” by title that presides over a Senate trail it can easily be understood and fully accepted that provision (b) of serving in government employment is not an ABA ethical disqualification....
  • Emails: Open Society Kept Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Updated on Soros’s Ukraine...

    11/17/2019 4:21:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2019 | by AARON KLEIN
    Eric Ciaramella, whom Real Clear Investigations suggests is the likely so-called whistleblower, received emails about Ukraine policy from a top director at George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. The emails informed Ciaramella and a handful of other Obama administration foreign policy officials about Soros’s whereabouts, the contents of Soros’s private meetings about Ukraine and a future meeting the billionaire activist was holding with the prime minister of Ukraine. A primary recipient of the Open Society emails along with Ciaramella was then-Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who played a central role in the anti-Trump dossier affair. Nuland, with...
  • Docs Show Deep Relationship Between Dossier Author Steele and Top Obama State Department Officials

    11/17/2019 4:28:09 PM PST · by CruiseMates · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 23 September 2019 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 146 pages of State Department documents revealing that former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele had an extensive and close working relationship dating back to May of 2014 with high-ranking Obama State Department officials. The documents obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit show that, from May 2014 to November 2015, Steele filed dozens of reports with his close associate at State, Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, who would then pass them to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. The reports focused mainly...
  • Horowitz Report Will Be Damning. Criminal Referrals Likely.

    11/11/2019 11:23:16 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    John B. Wells News ^ | Nov 12, 2019
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much anticipated report on his investigation into the FBI’s probe into President Trump’s campaign is expected to be made public before Thanksgiving and the outcome is alleged to contain several criminal referrals, according to sources who spoke with SaraACarter.com. Horowitz’s investigation on the bureau’s probe into the now debunked theory that Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election will more than likely result in the declassification of documents — requested by senior Republican lawmakers for more than several years. These are the same documents President Trump turned over to Attorney General...
  • Fiona Hill Details Relationship with Christopher Steele, Disparages Steele Dossier

    11/09/2019 11:11:22 AM PST · by Mariner · 8 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | November 9th, 2019 | Tobias Hoonhout
    During her testimony, former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill revealed that she had a three-year working relationship with Christopher Steele, the former British spy contracted by opposition-research firm Fusion GPS to produce the infamous Steele Dossier, but doubted the accuracy of his dossier, according to a transcript published Friday. “He was my counterpart when I was the director, the national intelligence officer,” Hill told Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio). “When I had to do liaison meetings with the U.K., he was the person I had to meet with.” Hill said she worked directly with Steele from 2006 to 2009....
  • GOP Cong Gohmert questioned ex-Ukraine minister WRT CIA's Ciaramella, alleged whistleblower

    11/05/2019 3:31:19 AM PST · by Liz · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | November 04, 2019 | Kerry Picket & Jerry Dunleavy
    A Republican in Congress raised the name of the CIA officer accused of being the Ukraine whistleblower during a congressional hearing about Puerto Rico last month. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas asked Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former finance minister, who is now executive director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, whether she had any involvement with National Security Council officials in her previous post. He cited an April 2016 meeting at a Le Pain Quotidien restaurant close to the White House between Eric Ciaramella, another White House official, and Ukrainian parliamentarian Olga Bielkova. A Foreign Agents Registration...
  • Grassley Suspects ‘Deep State’ Is Responsible For Delay In FISA Abuse Report

    10/22/2019 8:08:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2019 | chuck ross
    Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley expressed frustration Monday at a months long delay in the release of the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on possible FBI surveillance abuse against the Trump campaign, questioning whether the “deep state” has somehow slowed the release of the document. “All of the delays and excuses why the Horowitz IG FISA report isn’t public yet after several months of anticipation of its issues leads me to the suspicion it’s going to be ‘deep six’ by the deep state,” Grassley wrote on Twitter. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, began in March 2018 investigating whether the FBI...
  • Durham’s Trail Leading to SSCI – Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe – It Was a Cover Story….

    10/21/2019 1:04:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 96 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/20/2019 | sundance
    With media reporting that U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded the timeline and scope of his investigation into U.S. government and intelligence community activity during the 2016 election, there’s an interesting quote from NBC: …”Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.”… The expanded investigative timeline is now into May 2017 when Mueller was appointed special counsel, and would mean all of the preceding (and surrounding) activity leading up to Mueller would be reviewed. With that carefully in mind…. During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the...
  • Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia

    10/14/2019 6:54:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luke Harding
    Book includes how Steele was commissioned to write dossier Robert Reich: Trump is an international mobster The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK. Simpson and Fritsch founded the Washington intelligence firm Fusion GPS. In summer 2015, it began investigating Trump and Moscow. It hired...
  • Fusion GPS co-founders' book due out in November

    10/14/2019 3:14:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/19 | Justine Coleman
    The co-founders of political research firm Fusion GPS plan to release a book next month on the "never-before-told inside story" about President Trump's relationship with Russia. The book, entitled "Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump," will tell the story of how Fusion GPS helped put together the infamous "Steele dossier," The Associated Press reported on Monday. Co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch's book, which is due out Nov. 26, is being called an " 'All the President's Men' for the Trump era" by publisher Penguin Random House. "After four years on...
  • Impeachment Just A Smokescreen To Cover ‘Crowdstrike’ Imran Awan Controversy

    10/13/2019 8:44:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    thetrumptimes.com ^ | 9/29/2019 | ADMIN
    After years of unsuccessfully torturing republican witnesses for non-existent evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia, the Democrats have tossed the entire investigation out the window. Instead they are focusing like a laser on the phone call President Trump had with the newly elected leader of the Ukraine. They want you to think that the big deal is the part that concerns Joe Biden. They tap-dance around the rest, hoping — since Democrats don’t pray — that nobody will notice the part about “Crowdstrike.” When you take a hard look at the history of the underlying controversy, it’s easy...