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  • 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...
  • Rachel Maddow Wanted Trump Dossier to Be True...and It All Blew Up in Her Face

    12/30/2019 12:25:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The Washington Post’s media critic Erik Wemple is doing a multi-part series about the Trump dossier. It’s rather brutal. With the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz delivering the final kill shot to the document that led to the Russian collusion hysteria that engulfed the media for two years, there is a reckoning coming. No one will be fired, but large amounts of crow are on the menu. As we’ve said often, the Post is liberal, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. If there is one network that is unhinged by Trump, unabashedly liberal, and totally consumed...
  • The FISA Court’s Feeble Rebuke of the FBI Means The Court Should be Abolished

    12/21/2019 7:51:13 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    GREGG JARRETT ^ | 12/20/2019 | GREGG JARRETT
    The FISA court has awakened from its deep slumber. Too damned late… and not enough. Finally, the FISA court has awakened from its deep slumber. Too damned late… and not enough. On Tuesday, presiding judge Rosemary Collyer issued an order slamming fired director James Comey’s FBI for presenting “false information,” concealing exculpatory evidence, and misleading the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But her judicial fix is feckless. She is now demanding that the FBI present the steps it will take to remedy these problems in future surveillance warrant applications. If this is her idea of a solution, it’s a joke. And...
  • Halfway to the 2016 Truth: The Steele dossier was flimsy. What about the FBI’s secret info in the Clinton case?

    12/18/2019 11:46:39 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2019 | Holman W. Jenkins
    Now that the Justice Department’s Michael Horowitz has exposed the flimsy nature of the Steele “dossier,” which the FBI disingenuously used to pursue a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign, the public should finally be told a parallel truth about FBI actions that really did influence the 2016 election. James Comey’s chaotic actions in the Hillary Clinton email case, later found to be improper and insubordinate, were set in motion by still-secret Russian intelligence. His original intervention led to his follow-up intervention, reopening the Hillary case before Election Day, which may well have tilted the election to Mr. Trump. It’s...
  • Holy Schiff — Check out this one liner from Nunes letter

    12/15/2019 4:36:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/15/2019 | Kane
    According to Byron York below, Devin Nunes has sent an official congressional letter to Adam Schiff pointing out several serious errors Schiff made in characterizing the Steele dossier, FISA warrant, and Carter Page. ‘It is clear you are in need of rehabilitation…’ ‘It’s crucial that you admit you have a problem…’
  • Comey admits ‘I was wrong’ on FISA conduct, remains defiant on dossier in tense interview

    12/15/2019 7:43:44 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 78 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/15/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former FBI Director James Comey admitted on "Fox News Sunday" that the recently released Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the launch of the FBI’s Russia investigation and their use of the surveillance process showed that he was "overconfident" when he defended his former agency's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This comes days after Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee detailed concerns that included 17 “significant errors and omissions” by the FBI’s investigative team when applying for a FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz referred “the...
  • It's official: The dossier was malarkey

    12/10/2019 10:14:30 AM PST · by billorites · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 10, 2019 | Byron York
    The new report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is an absolutely damning indictment of the Steele dossier. The dossier, compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign, was a collection of damaging and unfounded rumors about candidate Donald Trump. It was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign and overseen by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. It was never verified, and some of it was laughably far-fetched from the very beginning. Still, the dossier's tales were taken seriously by officials in the highest ranks of the FBI —...
  • DOJ watchdog finds FBI omitted details about Steele dossier in FISA renewal applications

    12/04/2019 6:36:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/04/19 | Daniel Chaitin, Jerry Dunleavy
    The Justice Department watchdog found omissions in renewal applications the FBI submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking warrants to monitor onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page. A draft of Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, due out next week, shows the FBI failed to convey to the court that not all of the information it used from British ex-spy Christopher Steele was entirely reliable, according to the Washington Post. **SNIP** FBI agents interviewed one of Steele's subsources and found that Steele's raw intelligence, in need of further verification, was not completely reliable. Horowitz's investigators found the FBI failed to...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • GOP 'Spartacus' Needed to Out Whistleblower

    11/23/2019 1:11:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It’s time for the charade to end and for a GOP congressman to end it. We all know who he is and we all know House Impeachment -- er -- Intelligence Committee Adam “Shifty” Schiff knows who he is. He and or his staff met with him long before the ICIG received any complaint, likely colluding with him and coaching him as they tinkered together his error-filled complaint. Yet, despite courageous and ferocious cross-examination by GOP representatives of Schiff’s parade of hearsay witnesses, one name goes unspoken, with Schiff successfully intimidating the GOP based on another Schiff lie – that...
  • 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...
  • Impeachment Witness Bill Taylor Led Ukraine Delegation for Group Advised by Hunter Biden

    10/28/2019 3:37:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 28, 2019 | AARON KLEIN
    Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who provided key testimony to the Democrats’ controversial impeachment inquiry last week, led an election observation delegation in Ukraine earlier this year for a George Soros-funded organization that at the time boasted Hunter Biden on its small chairman’s council. Two months before he came out of retirement to serve as the highest ranking U.S. official in Ukraine, Taylor led an election observer delegation to Ukraine’s April 21, 2019 second round presidential election for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) organization. The delegation’s mission, according to NDI literature, was to “accurately and impartially assess various...
  • The real CIA: Tens of thousands of donut-eating Big Government employees in Northern Virginia

    10/04/2019 7:24:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2019 | Ishmael Jones
    The CIA’s involvement in the Steele dossier fraud and its use of college professor agents against the Trump campaign were cartoonish. The dossier reads like it was written late in the evening after a few drinks. The current CIA whistleblower operation is dramatically more sophisticated. The written complaint was obviously put together by teams of experts. It’s all nonsense, but it’s excellent nonsense. There’s sloppiness -- the inspector general got caught altering whistleblower procedures to grease the wheels for this operation, as discovered by Sean Davis at the Federalist. But the CIA is evolving and becoming better at operations against...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Biden-Ukraine Scandal Docs [Weekly Update]

    09/27/2019 1:21:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 27, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Steps Up and Sues for Records on Firing of Biden-Ukraine Prosecutor New Smoking Gun FBI Memo Details Plot to ‘Wear a Wire’ in President Trump’s Oval Office Documents Reveal Extensive Relationship between Dossier Author Steele and Top Obama State Department Officials Judicial Watch Steps Up and Sues for Records on Firing of Biden-Ukraine Prosecutor Joe Biden deserves a trophy for his audacity, but he’s not going to escape serious scrutiny over his apparent threatening of the Ukraine government for his son’s personal gain. We filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records about the firing...
  • Whistle-blower Complaint is The Schiff Dossier – Devin Nunes Discusses .....

    09/27/2019 1:05:47 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 9/27/19 | sundance
    48 Hours after the Trump-Zelenskyy phone call transcript has been made public, and 24 hours after the “whistleblower’ complaint is made public, Things are now becoming much more clear… The whistleblower complaint is the “Schiff Dossier.” After the 2018 mid-terms, and in preparation for the House “impeachment” strategy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler hired Lawfare Group members to become committee staff. Chairman Schiff hired former SDNY U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman (link), and Chairman Nadler hired Obama Administration lawyer Norm Eisen and criminal defense attorney Barry Berke (link), all are within the Lawfare...
  • Nunes files $9.9M suit against firm behind Steele dossier, saying it tried to obstruct Russia probe

    09/04/2019 11:07:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 04 2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., filed a $9.9 million federal conspiracy lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that the opposition research firm behind the anti-Trump Steele dossier coordinated with another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. The complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia, which named Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and the nonprofit Campaign for Accountability (CfA), said the "smear" tactics kicked into action shortly after Simpson "lied" in his closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in November 2017, as well as before the Senate Judiciary Committee in August 2017. Fusion GPS and...
  • Federal Judge Orders FBI To Search For Steele Documents

    08/23/2019 1:42:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 23, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents We Expose Senator Whitehouse’s Unauthorized Practice of Law When Officers of the Law Abdicate Their Duty to Protect Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents We are grateful for judges unafraid to tell the Deep State and its powerful agencies to reveal their secrets, especially when bureaucrats are digging in their heels. In the latest example, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper ordered the FBI to conduct a search within 60 days for records of communications with former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele post-dating Steele’s service...
  • New Ohr Docs Document Anti-Trump Coup [Weekly Update]

    08/16/2019 3:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 16, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Investigating Epstein Death Documents Detail Effort to Smear Trump with “Dossier” through Bruce Ohr Nellie Ohr Provided Russian Information to DOJ Top Official Lisa Holtyn Court Orders Obstructionist Maryland to Turn Over Voter List Data Judicial Watch Sues California over Its Gender Quota for Corporate Boards Judicial Watch Investigating Epstein Death We have repeatedly challenged the Department of Justice and the FBI over their fraudulent handling of “investigations” into Hillary Clinton’s illegal activities when she was secretary of state. Now the very same Justice Department is sitting on another scandal in its role as manager of federal...
  • Bruce Ohr Warned FBI Leadership That Steele Was Biased Against Trump And Dossier Funded by DNC

    08/13/2019 8:41:59 AM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 8/13/2019 | Greg jarrett
    Newly obtained documents confirm that James Comey’s FBI was running a secret and corrupt counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016 and repeatedly deceiving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) thereafter in order to wiretap a Trump campaign associate. The disclosure was the result of a federal lawsuit and a year of litigation. Despite efforts by FBI Director Christopher Wray to obstruct, a federal court issued an order that forced the FBI and Department of Justice to produce the records known as “302 reports.” They are a summary of interviews FBI agents conducted with Bruce Ohr,...