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Steele admits he used posts from 'random individuals' on CNN website for Trump dossier
American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2019 | Rick Moran

Posted on 03/16/2019 10:03:03 AM PDT by Rocky

The dossier that launched several investigations into Donald Trump and his presidential campaign was based, in part, on posts from "random individuals" from a CNN website that allows the public to publish unverified information.

Christopher Steele made the admission in a deposition given in connection with a lawsuit against the dossier. The judge released portions of the deposition this week.

Washington Examiner:

According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN's iReport website and said he wasn't aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy.

A web archive from July 29, 2009 shows that CNN described the site in this manner: "iReport.com is a user-generated site. That means the stories submitted by users are not edited, fact-checked, or screened before they post."

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It's worse that I thought. Info used for FISA warrant was not only obtained from Russian agents with an agenda, but was pulled from a site provided by CNN for the public to post unverified garbage. How silly does the FBI look now?
1 posted on 03/16/2019 10:03:03 AM PDT by Rocky
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To: Rocky

McCain: “Well thatsh good enuff for mee! heh heh heh”


2 posted on 03/16/2019 10:04:09 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: Rocky

[ The dossier that launched several investigations into Donald Trump and his presidential campaign was based, in part, on posts from “random individuals” from a CNN website that allows the public to publish unverified information. ]

Seems legit.


3 posted on 03/16/2019 10:05:46 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Skywise

That McCain, he sure was a maverick.

Well, maybe that’s not quite the right word.


4 posted on 03/16/2019 10:06:37 AM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Rocky

It’s kind of like we are already living in a socialist state.

What’s considered REAL info is fake, and REAL info is suppressed regularly.

Trump is doing great, but unless we take back the schools and the media the numbers of indoctrinated will be too large in 20 years to overcome.


5 posted on 03/16/2019 10:07:19 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Rocky

In other words, the guy scammed the Dems and the feds and collected lots of money for it.........LOL!


6 posted on 03/16/2019 10:07:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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I found it on the ‘Collusion Noo$es’ NutworX!!!,, JAAA!!!!


7 posted on 03/16/2019 10:08:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: Rocky

IIRC the whole “golden showers” part of the dossier came straight out of a 4chan prank.


8 posted on 03/16/2019 10:09:00 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Nobody is coming to save the day)
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To: Skywise

So it gets leaked to the MSM by McCain and then used as evidence by the person who wrote the document.
And the CIA and FBI bought into this circular logic?

Try this in the Private Sector and you would be fired on the spot.

As we thought a year ago....McCain is the keystone.


9 posted on 03/16/2019 10:09:18 AM PDT by Zathras
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How silly does the FBI look now?

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I get what you’re saying but what was going on inside the FBI was not silly. It was intentional and insidious.


10 posted on 03/16/2019 10:09:41 AM PDT by Starboard
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“TWA Flight 800 was shot down by a missile; I have confirmed confidential sources that have irrefutable proof of it”. Pierre Salinger, former LBJ Press Secretary and now tv news commentator in 1987. Where can we find your source, Mr. Salinger?? Salinger - I read it on the Internet.


11 posted on 03/16/2019 10:09:55 AM PDT by laconic
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We need to use Hillary’s restart button on the feds. Clean house and start over.


12 posted on 03/16/2019 10:10:08 AM PDT by bgill (New tagline - Judging someone by their weight is hating on their character.)
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[How silly does the FBI look now?]


I don’t think the word “silly” applies here. Corrupt, partisan, dishonest and nakedly Democratic are just a few of the many ways to describe the organization. Perhaps it’s time to abolish it and revert to using the Pinkertons for inter-state crime.


13 posted on 03/16/2019 10:11:15 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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I’m sure the FISA will be glad to hear this and the fact they were lied to.


14 posted on 03/16/2019 10:11:18 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Constitution is an instrument for the people to restrain the government...Patrick Henry)
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In other words, the guy scammed the Dems and the feds and collected lots of money for it.........LOL!

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Its quite amazing really how easy it is to fabricate things and make money off of it. Wonder what schools they went to to learn those kinds of “skills”?


15 posted on 03/16/2019 10:12:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Hot Tabasco

In other words, the guy scammed the Dems and the feds and collected lots of money for it.........LOL!
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He didn’t scam them. He gave them EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED - made up stories on Trump that he dubbed “research”.


16 posted on 03/16/2019 10:12:15 AM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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How silly does the FBI look now?

FBI? Is that the same thing as the CPSD? (Clinton Private Security Detail)

17 posted on 03/16/2019 10:12:43 AM PDT by LouAvul (Socialism is the logical conclusion of liberalism. Anarchy is the logical conclusion of socialism.)
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To: ImNotLying

I’m sure the FISA will be glad to hear this and the fact they were lied to.

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Speaking of FISA, when will the FISA docs ever be declassified and released? Somebody is sitting on these docs. Time for that to end.


18 posted on 03/16/2019 10:13:46 AM PDT by Starboard
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Trump is doing great, but unless we take back the schools and the media the numbers of indoctrinated will be too large in 20 years to overcome.

I don't think so. If that were true, they wouldn't have to import millions of third world immigrants to vote for them.

I agree with the indoctrination part of your thought, but I don't think it sticks in the majority of cases. Both my kids went through the left-wing indoctrination mill of public schools, and all it did was make them aware of the pervasive PC/SJW culture that was being foisted upon them.

I'm not saying it's not worth fighting either, just that if it was enough, if it was "taking" so to speak, they wouldn't have to import all the illegal voters.

19 posted on 03/16/2019 10:15:41 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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Yeah that’s true. Heck the 2000 election was closer than this election. So 16 years have gone by and we got more electoral votes than back then.

What concerns me is the NEW HEIGHTS they are going to, or new lows really, in teaching transexual garbage etc.

I really hope that doesn’t take!


20 posted on 03/16/2019 10:18:01 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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