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  • Graham: Revelations Bruce Ohr warned feds of biased Christopher Steele 'are stunning'

    01/19/2019 3:31:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/18/19 | Alex Swoyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham signaled Friday he plans to look into a new report that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr warned federal investigators information from the salacious “Steele dossier” was from a biased source. The South Carolina Republican, in a series of tweets, called the revelation “stunning.” Mr. Ohr, in closed-door testimony reported by Fox News Thursday, told lawmakers he warned the FBI about the potential taint of Christopher Steele’s dossier, since the author disliked Mr. Trump. Mr. Steele’s information would be used as part of the FBI’s justification for obtaining a secret wiretap order on a Trump...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defectiv

    01/17/2019 6:40:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged “collusion” between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia knew all along that the anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that fueled their probe was biased and likely phony. Yet instead of investigating those individuals at the FBI and Justice Department who actively participated in the dossier fraud – as he should have done – Mueller hired several of them to investigate Trump. Newly confirmed congressional testimony of former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr shows that he warned both the FBI and the Justice Department that Steele was...
  • Stunning: Ohr Testimony Reveals Top DOJ Officials Briefed About Steele Before FISA

    01/16/2019 6:54:40 PM PST · by bitt · 32 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 1/17/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Three top Senior Justice Department officials, two who are senior prosecutors on Robert Mueller’ Special Counsel, met with Bruce Ohr in the summer of 2016, well before the FBI sought a FISA warrant on a Trump campaign official. Ohr informed the trio of DOJ officials about his close contact with former British Spy Christopher Steele, whose dossier was used as the bulk of evidence to obtain the warrant to spy on Carter Page. Ohr, who was then the Associate Deputy Attorney General, told members of Congress during his closed-door testimony in August 2018 that he had informed senior officials that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBI’s attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Trump-Russia Connections and Steele Dossier

    01/10/2019 10:49:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 10, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: BREAKING: Staunch Hillary Supporter is the Same Source Behind the Bogus Trump-Russia Bank Connections and Bogus Elements in Steele Dossier! A review of the data pertaining to the accusations in the phony Steele dossier about a Trump-Russia Bank connection discovered the sources used is most likely the same source the FBI used to obtain a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump-Alfa Bank connection. This person also just happens to be a radical Hillary Clinton supporter! It’s been more than two years since the 2016 election and Americans still don’t really know the sources for the phony...
  • New Documents Suggest The Steele Dossier Was A Deliberate Setup For Trump

    01/02/2019 8:20:58 AM PST · by bitt · 54 replies
    federalist ^ | 1/2/2019 | Lee Smith
    After nearly two years since the Steele dossier was published, it remains the cornerstone of the case for collusion. The dossier model has also given rise to similar operations. A trove of recently released documents sheds further light on the scope and logistics of the information operation designed to sabotage an American election. Players include the press, political operatives from both parties, and law enforcement and intelligence officials. Their instrument was the Steele dossier, first introduced to the American public two years ago. A collection of reports compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, the dossier is now engraved in...
  • James Comey Admits He Didn’t Tell Trump that Democrats Financed Dossier

    12/21/2018 6:01:35 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 20, 2018 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — In testimony, James Comey admitted that when he infamously briefed then President-elect Donald Trump about the controversial dossier, Comey did not inform the incoming president about who financed the document. The detail, contained in a second round of Comey’s testimony released earlier this week, is particularly relevant since the embattled former FBI director admitted in testimony two weeks ago that he was aware the dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele was financed by Democrats who opposed Trump. Comey’s seeming withholding of information from Trump about the political origins of the dossier raises further questions. Comey...
  • PAUL RYAN AIDE AND REP. ADAM KINZINGER WERE EARLY RECIPIENTS OF STEELE DOSSIER, DOCUMENTS SAY

    12/19/2018 10:03:12 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2018 | chuck ross
    A federal judge on Wednesday revealed just how widely Christopher Steele distributed his infamous anti-Trump dossier. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Paul Ryan chief of staff Jonathan Burks received Steele’s reports in December 2016, before BuzzFeed would publish the dossier in full. Court documents say that Steele gave the dossier materials to Kinzinger and Burks, though Paul Ryan’s office claims that Burks has never met Steele and did not receive documents directly from the former British spy. A Republican lawmaker and the chief of staff to House Speaker Paul Ryan were early recipients of the infamous Steele dossier, according to a...
  • Reporter who broke news of Steele dossier used to surveil aide calls its claims largely 'false' (tr)

    12/18/2018 3:29:06 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18 2018 | Gregg Re
    Reporter who broke news of Steele dossier used to surveil ex-Trump aide calls its claims largely 'false' The salacious and unverified opposition research dossier cited by the FBI as its main justification to surveil a top Trump aide contains many claims that are "likely false," according to the Yahoo News reporter who was among the first to break the news of the dossier's existence. Michael Isikoff's statements on John Ziegler's Free Speech Broadcasting podcast came a day before Michael Cohen adviser Lanny Davis reiterated that Cohen has never been to Prague -- where, according to the dossier, he traveled to...
  • Comey says House Republicans are ‘shameful’ after interview

    12/17/2018 10:33:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2018 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Padmananda Rama
    Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department is “shameful.” Comey said Republicans “have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their base.” He was on Capitol Hill for a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election. Republicans argue department officials conspired against Trump as they started an investigation into his ties to...
  • Christopher Steele: I Was Hired to Help Hillary Clinton Challenge the 2016 Election Results

    12/17/2018 3:20:22 PM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Christopher Steele, the former British spy who prepared the Russia “dossier” that has led to more than two years of investigations into President Donald Trump’s campaign, has told a London court that he was hired to provide a basis to challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election in the event that Trump won. The Washington Times reported Monday (original links): He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference. His scenario is contained in a sealed...
  • Anti-Trump dossier author was hired to help Hillary challenge 2016 election result

    12/16/2018 8:44:18 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | rowen scarborough
    British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election. He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference. His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in...
  • FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet

    12/05/2018 3:18:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2018 | John Solomon
    Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they’d like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to their wish list. Sources tell me the targeted documents may provide the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), evidence that has been kept from the majority of members of Congress for more than two years. The email exchanges included then-FBI...
  • The Guardian’s Manafort Story Looks Like An Effort To Create Trump Collusion Narrative Three

    11/29/2018 1:13:19 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 29, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    On Tuesday The Guardian ran an exclusive claiming that “Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign.” According to The Guardian, Manafort met with the WikiLeaks’ founder at the embassy three times—in 2013, 2015, and in spring 2016. While acknowledging that the purpose of the claimed meeting is unknown, The Guardian implies Manafort’s supposed March 2016 secret rendezvous concerned WikiLeaks’ role in releasing the hacked Democratic National Committee emails. “The revelation could shed new light on the sequence of events...
  • Trump, conservatives demand probe into Clinton-Steele-Moscow links

    11/19/2018 11:22:53 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 18, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Trump’s frustration last week over special counsel Robert Mueller not investigating the Democrats’ links to Russia election meddling is aimed at Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy who compiled and imported the unverified dossier. “The only ‘Collusion’ is that of the Democrats with Russia and many others,” he tweeted Nov. 15. Mr. Steele is a paid Democratic Party operative who spread among Washington power elites pre-Election Day Trump gossip originating from Moscow. Mr. Mueller has made a theme of enforcing the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), which requires people working on behalf of foreigners to register with the Justice Department...
  • Michael Steele: Trump ‘Engages in Stupid at a Level That We Have Never Seen Before'

    11/02/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2018 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called President Donald Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship via executive order engaging “in stupid at a level that we have never seen before.” Steele said, “It is better from Trump’s perspective to have a base that is angry and mad at someone other than him. It is sort of the 1950s racism that has been reintroduced into the body politic, and he is thriving on that. So, you know, a great jobs number, and wages going up, and tax cuts, and Supreme Court appointment s appointments,...
  • How the Russia Collusion Story Revealed a Scandal to Obstruct President Trump

    10/26/2018 2:51:05 AM PDT · by The Raven · 22 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | Oct 26, 2018 | BY SHARYL ATTKISSON
    ... On the other hand, there’s now an impressive body of public evidence to address another facet of this international controversy: collusion against Trump. Evidence on this matter has trickled out slowly over the course of about two years. It has come in the form of sworn testimony from witnesses interviewed by Congress, information revealed by the Justice Department’s inspector general, government documents and text messages, and court files. Taken together in context, the evidence points to two important findings. First, U.S. government insiders, colluding with numerous foreign citizens and governments, conspired to interfere in the 2016 election. Second, after...
  • FUSION GPS FOUNDER WILL PLEAD THE FIFTH TO AVOID TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS

    10/11/2018 8:25:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:55 PM 10/11/2018 | Chuck Ross | Reporter
    The co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier, Glenn Simpson, will invoke his First and Fifth Amendment privileges to avoid testifying before Congress next week, his lawyer has told Congress. According to The Hill, Simpson’s attorney, Joshua Levy, told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte that Simpson will not appear for a deposition because the congressional investigation “is not designed to discover the truth.” The Virginia Republican subpoenaed Simpson on Sept. 29 after Levy said his client would not appear voluntarily for an interview before members of the House Judiciary and House Oversight & Government Reform...
  • Fusion GPS co-founder will invoke 'constitutional rights not to testify': lawyers

    10/11/2018 3:57:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Lawyers for Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, told the head of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday that his client will “invoke his constitutional rights not to testify,” defying a GOP-issued subpoena seeking to compel him to give a closed-door deposition. The lawyers told Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in an electronic letter that Simpson will not participate in the committee’s inquiry because it “is not designed to discover the truth.” “Consistent with the September 27, 2018 letter we sent to you, Mr. Simpson, whose testimony is a matter of public record, will not be participating in a...
  • Weekly Update: New Clinton-Weiner Laptop Lawsuit

    09/15/2018 9:51:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 14, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Strzok-Page Emails: FBI Officials Used Unsecure Email for Sensitive Data The FBI Continues to Hide Its Interviews with Disgraced Bruce Ohr Let’s Help “Spartacus” Get the Attention He Deserves JW Sues for Clinton-Weiner Laptop Docs ~snip~ JW Sues for Clinton-Weiner Laptop Docs We are again having to sue the U.S. Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for all emails the FBI found on the laptop of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. We’ve only been at this for two years. We sued after the Justice Department did not act on two of our FOIA requests (...