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  • Russiagate: Special Counsel Durham's Motion to Unseal Steele 'Primary Source' Evidence is Granted

    09/13/2022 8:15:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    thekylebecker.substack.com ^ | 9/13/2022 | kyle becker
    "[O]ne of the biggest revelations in the motion is that Danchenko himself was a confidential paid human informant!" Special Counsel John Durham's request to unseal a motion in limine pertaining to the trial of Igor Danchenko, who has been identifed as the "primary source" behind ex-British spy Christopher Steele's dossier, has been granted. A motion in limine is a "pretrial motion asking that certain evidence be found inadmissible, and that it not be referred to or offered at trial," according to Cornell's Legal Information Institute. The Special Counsel's motion to include the evidence against Danchenko reveals that the FBI was...
  • Charles Dolan Jr., a PR executive who cut his teeth in Democratic politics, provided anti-Trump information, according to the special counsel probing the Russia investigation

    11/06/2021 6:53:34 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    Now, a grand jury is alleging that Dolan, 71, was behind at least some of the claims included in the dossier, according to a 39-page indictment obtained by John Durham, the special counsel probing the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. The indictment also suggests that Dolan, who worked on both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns and on a State Department advisory board during the Clinton administration, was so partisan that any information he provided would be suspect. Dolan is left unidentified in the charges against Igor Danchenko, a Russia analyst who, the indictment claims, provided the core allegations included in...
  • Mystery solved: DOJ secretly thwarted release of Russia documents declassified by Trump. Department used last-minute privacy concerns to halt release, then ignored direct order from president to make memos public.

    07/20/2022 6:03:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    https://justthenews.com ^ | Updated: July 20, 2022 - 12:34am | By John Solomon
    In the final hours of the Trump presidency, the U.S. Justice Department raised privacy concerns to thwart the release of hundreds of pages of documents that Donald Trump had declassified to expose FBI abuses during the Russia collusion probe, and the agency then defied a subsequent order to release the materials after redactions were made, according to interviews and documents. The previously untold story of how highly anticipated declassified material never became public is contained in a memo obtained by Just the News from the National Archives that was written by then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows just hours...
  • Durham requests 30 subpoenas for testimony in trial against Steele source Igor Danchenko

    07/13/2022 10:11:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 202# | by Jerry Dunleavy
    Special counsel John Durham requested a federal court to issue 30 subpoenas for testimony in the trial against Igor Danchenko, British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s alleged main source for his discredited dossier. Danchenko was charged with five counts of making false statements to the FBI, which Durham says he made about the information he provided to Steele for the dossier. His trial is scheduled for October. The DOJ’s watchdog said FBI interviews with Danchenko “raised significant questions about the reliability of the Steele election reporting” and concluded Danchenko “contradicted the allegations of a ‘well-developed conspiracy’ in” Steele’s dossier. He has pleaded...
  • Why The Special Counsel Needs To Fight For More Spygate Documents, Stat

    06/05/2022 11:22:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 03, 2022 | Margot Cleveland
    Special Counsel John Durham’s prosecution of Igor Danchenko, the Russian national who served as Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source, will soon heat up—maybe as early as next week, if prosecutors are wise and return to the grand jury to obtain the documents the Hillary Clinton campaign wrongfully withheld based on attorney-client privilege. Those documents will likely reveal Fusion GPS peddled Danchenko’s lies directly to reporters. The jury’s acquittal of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann after less than a day of deliberations represented a setback to Durham’s three-year investigation of the Russia collusion hoax. Americans nonetheless learned much from the prosecution,...
  • PGA Championship: Sage Steele reportedly hit by errant shot, witness says she was 'covered in blood'

    05/20/2022 4:07:50 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/20/2022 | Ryan Gaydos
    Jon Rahm’s errant shot in the first round of the PGA Championship reportedly hit and injured ESPN anchor Sage Steele Thursday. Steele was "covered in blood" after Rahm was heard yelling fore, an eyewitness told The Quadrilateral. The witness told the SubStack Steele was "on the ground, holding her nose, mouth or chin area." Steele has not posted anything on social media about the injury. ESPN was covering the first two rounds of the PGA Championship and will defer main afternoon and evening coverage to CBS on Saturday and Sunday for rounds three and four. Rahm’s errant shot found its...
  • SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele sues ESPN, claims network violated free speech rights

    04/28/2022 12:22:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    aol ^ | April 27, 2022 | JACK BAER
    SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele is suing ESPN for what she claims was illegal retaliation against her for comments she made on Jay Cutler's podcast last year, according to Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal The comments in question came last September. Among other things, Steele called ESPN's vaccine mandate "sick," said female reporters dressed a certain way share the blame when athletes make inappropriate comments about them and questioned former President Barack Obama identifying himself as Black "considering his Black dad was nowhere to be found but his white mom and grandma raised him." The social media backlash was...
  • CIA Bombshell: The Sussmann data was "user created". Also: Confirmation of a frame-job against President-Elect Trump

    04/16/2022 10:38:27 AM PDT · by bitt · 88 replies
    technofog.substack.com ^ | 4/16/2022 | technofog
    My late Friday night involved hitting refresh on PACER every so often, incurring the $0.10 charge for each search result as I waited on Special Counsel John Durham’s latest filing in the Michael Sussmann case. (Exciting, I know.) The motion exceeded expectations, discussing CIA conclusions that Sussmann was providing implausible data to federal authorities, providing CIA notes regarding their meeting with Sussmann, and confirmation that they essentially spied on President-Elect Trump. The motion can be found here. It was filed as part of the government’s efforts to convince the court that the evidence it seeks to admit in Sussmann’s trial...
  • *Month old news needs repeating* DNC, Clinton campaign agree to pay FEC fines over Fusion GPS payments for Trump dossier. FEC found 'probable cause' that Hillary for America, DNC misreported the purpose of certain disbursements.

    04/15/2022 12:59:04 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 4 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 03/30/2022 | By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
    The Federal Election Commission has reportedly fined Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee over complaints that they violated federal law in improperly describing expenditures to law firm Perkins Coie, who then hired research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation published a letter said to be from the FEC, in response to the foundation's complaint against Hillary for America and the DNC. The Washington Examiner first reported on the memo. TRUMP SUES HILLARY CLINTON, DNC, OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN RUSSIA PROBE "After conducting an investigation in this matter, the Commission...
  • Clinton Campaign, DNC Are Paying FEC Fines in an Effort to Bury Story: Kash Patel

    04/03/2022 5:30:51 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 31 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 2, 2022 Updated: April 3, 2022 | Masooma Haq and Jan Jekielek
    The lead investigator for the House Intelligence Committee’s 2018 probe into the FBI’s investigation of alleged Trump–Russia collusion, Kash Patel, said the fact that the Hillary Clinton campaign is paying a penalty to Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an admittance of guilt. Clinton and DNC are doing so to bury the narrative and prevent more media coverage of these illegal activities, said Patel. “I think the public sees what that is. It’s their way of burying the narrative, because if they contested what happens, more media coverage, more people start looking into these things,” Patel said. “So the Hillary Clinton...
  • Chuck Todd Fails to Ask Hillary Clinton About FEC Fine for Steele ‘Dossier’

    04/03/2022 2:30:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was fined last week by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for paying for the fraudulent “Russia dossier” — but NBC’s Chuck Todd failed to ask her about it on Sunday morning. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democrat National Committee were fined on Tuesday $113,000 by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for hiding their spending on the fraudulent Russia “dossier.”
  • DNC & Clinton Fined by FEC [semi-satire]

    04/03/2022 12:51:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 April 2022 | John Semmens
    This week the Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign for president a combined $113,000 for concealing their payment of more than a million dollars for the fabrication of derogatory allegations against Donald Trump in the "Steele Dossier." A spokesman for the DNC denied guilt, but said "we agreed to pay the fine in order to expedite the closing of the investigation. All things considered, the amount we had to pay was well worth it. The Steele Dossier's allegations enabled the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and a two-year harassment of...
  • FEC fines Clinton campaign, DNC; clears "Steele dossier" author of wrongdoing

    03/31/2022 4:29:15 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | Mar 31, 2022 | Graham Kates
    The Federal Election Commission has fined Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign $8,000 and the Democratic National Committee $105,000 for obscuring their funding of the "Steele dossier," a 2016 opposition research report that sought to highlight alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia. The bipartisan election commission also dismissed a complaint against Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier that caused a firestorm of allegations and investigations that shook the early months of Trump's presidency. The campaign mislabeled Steele's work as "legal services" and "legal and compliance consulting" in campaign filings, the FEC concluded...... Steele's report concluded, based on anonymous sources, that...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign, DNC Fined $113K for Falsifying ‘Steele Dossier’ Expense

    03/31/2022 10:02:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/31/2022 | Wendell Husebo
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democrat National Committee were fined on Tuesday $113,000 by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for hiding their spending on the fraudulent Russia “dossier.” Hillary’s campaign and DNC allegedly reported payments to Democrat law firm Perkins Coie as legal expenses instead of earmarking them accurately as “paying Fusion GPS through Perkins Coie to conduct opposition research on Donald Trump,” according to the original complaint of Campaign Legal Center.
  • 'Tech Exec-1' says he pleaded the Fifth to John Durham’s grand jury

    03/07/2022 8:04:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    https://gazette.com ^ | Mar 2, 2022 | Jerry Dunleavy
    The "Tech Executive-1" in John Durham's indictment of a Democratic cybersecurity lawyer testified in a lawsuit that he had invoked his Fifth Amendment rights when asked to testify by the special counsel. Rodney Joffe, former senior vice president at Neustar, coordinated in 2016 with Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who was indicted last year for allegedly concealing his clients, including Hillary Clinton's campaign and Joffe, from the FBI in September 2016 when he pushed debunked claims of a secret back channel between the Trump Organization and Russia's Alfa Bank. Alfa Bank filed a "John Doe" lawsuit and deposed Joffe in...
  • DOJ To Produce ‘Large Volume’ Of Classified Materials In Steele Dossier Source Case: Special Counsel Durham

    03/23/2022 6:09:57 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Tradeforprofit.net ^ | 3-23-2022 | Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times
    The Justice Department is set to produce a “large volume” of classified materials this week pertaining to the main source for Christopher Steele’s dossier on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.Special Counsel John Durham in a file photograph. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)The infamous “Steele dossier”, also known as the Trump–Russia dossier, contained allegations that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump had colluded with Russian intelligence officials to help him win in the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton. Special counsel John Durham has asked a judge in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia for a deadline extension on the...
  • BLM hires Clinton aide who paid for Steele dossier to sort shady finances

    02/17/2022 4:01:04 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Nypost ^ | 02/17/2022 | Isabel Vincent
    Black Lives Matter has turned to Hillary Clinton’s controversial campaign lawyer — the operative who commissioned the notorious Steele Dossier — to sort out the non-profit’s questionable finances. Newly released tax documents for Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc., reveal that Marc Elias, 53, came on board earlier this month.
  • What You Need To Know About Alex Vindman’s Lawsuit Against Trump Officials

    02/03/2022 6:39:00 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 3, 2022 | M Cleveland
    While Ukraine hoaxer Alex Vindman may achieve an early victory in this case, he may soon deeply regret his decision to sue. On Feb. 2, Alex Vindman, the driving force of the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, filed suit in a federal court in D.C. against Donald Trump Jr, the former president’s son; Rudy Giuliani, the president’s former personal attorney; Julia Hahn, the former special assistant to the president; and Daniel Scavino Jr, a Trump communications official. Vindman’s lawsuit alleges the four defendants conspired to intimidate and retaliate against him, in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act of...
  • Durham Court Filing Reveals DOJ Inspector General Horowitz Withheld Key Evidence From Special Counsel

    01/28/2022 1:01:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    https://www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 28, 2022 | By Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke
    A new court filing by special counsel John Durham reveals that Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz concealed crucial information from Durham in connection with the ongoing prosecution of Michael Sussmann, a former attorney to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The filing also reveals that Horowitz failed to disclose that his office is in possession of two cellphones used by former FBI general counsel James Baker. The phones may contain information that’s important to the Sussmann case, as well as to a separate criminal leak investigation of Baker that Durham personally conducted between 2017 and 2019. Horowitz first...
  • Judges deny Democratic lawyer Marc Elias's bid to shake court sanctions (Cankles perp)

    A federal appeals court shot down the bid of Democratic lawyer and discredited dossier funder Marc Elias to wriggle out of sanctions for misleading the court. The former Perkins Coie lawyer, best known for funding British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier while he worked as Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer in 2016, was punished by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in March. The reprimand came for his deceptive behavior in a battle against a Republican-backed Texas law banning straight-ticket voting. An attorney for Elias called the sanctions “unprecedented” in late December and...