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  • Steele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe

    09/24/2020 7:55:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 24 2020 | Jordain Carney
    A sub-source used to compile the so-called Steele Dossier, a controversial opposition research document against then-candidate Donald Trump, was previously the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation, Attorney General William Barr disclosed in a letter released on Thursday. The detail was previously redacted from a footnote in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz's 2019 report on four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, or FISA, court warrant applications. But U.S. Attorney John Durham, tapped by Barr to review the origins of the FBI's Russia probe, signed off on Barr releasing the detail to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is doing...
  • Lindsey Graham says declassified documents show FBI lied to Senate about Steele dossier: 'Somebody needs to go to jail for this'

    08/09/2020 2:56:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 83 replies
    theblaze ^ | August 9,2020 | Paul Sacca
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that newly declassified FBI documents from 2018 show that the bureau lied to the Senate Intelligence Committee about Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier. POLL: Will Joe Biden still be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate when we get to November? "This document clearly shows that the FBI was continuing to mislead regarding the reliability of the Steele dossier," Graham said during an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures." "The FBI did to the Senate Intelligence Committee what the Department of Justice and FBI had previously done to the...
  • Valerie Jarrett: "Lindsey Graham is the one that encouraged McCain to turn over the dossier to the FBI"

    07/29/2020 6:21:25 PM PDT · by RandFan · 150 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 28 | Maria Bartiromo
    Former senior adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett talks to FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo about the Trump/Russia investigation. "I have a high degree of confidence in our intelligence community, investigators comported themselves responsibly," Jarrett said. "Lindsey Graham is the one that encouraged Sen. McCain to turn over the dossier in the first place to the FBI.""I do know that it’s nearly four years ago and I don’t understand why our focus isn’t on what’s happening right now and today. That’s the investigation I’d like to see," she said. Bartiromo asked about the origins of the Steele dossier: "What’s happening...
  • 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...
  • Shock Poll: Majorities Still Believe Debunked Fake News About Trump And Russia

    04/30/2020 5:35:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 30, 2020 | Molly HemmingwY
    It's nothing short of a scandal that 53 percent of Americans believe that this completely discredited document 'was real in its findings of Trump colluding with the Russians.' The media’s approval and credibility ratings may be low, but they still have a tremendous amount of political power. Whether they are attempting to destroy the life and reputation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, working overtime to protect the reputation of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, pushing the impeachment of a sitting president, attempting to control the outcomes of elections, or spending years peddling a false tale of treasonous collusion with...
  • 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.......
  • The Trump Dossier Is Fake -- And Here Are The Reasons Why

    03/06/2020 11:31:31 AM PST · by EVO X · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    A former British intelligence officer, who is now a director of a London private security-and-investigations firm, has been identified as the author of the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia, according to the Wall Street Journal. A Christopher Steele, a director of London-based private intelligence company, Orbis, purportedly prepared the dossier under contract to both Republican and Democratic adversaries of then-candidate Trump. The poor grammar and shaky spelling plus the author’s use of KGB-style intelligence reporting, however, do not fit the image of a high-end London security company run by highly connected former...
  • 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...