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  • Judicial Watch: Top Officials Discussed ‘Targeting’ Trump with Steele Dossier

    05/22/2019 11:57:57 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 5 replies
    NN ^ | 22-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Political watchdog Judicial Watch has uncovered documents containing email conversation threads between top Department of Justice and State Department officials, in which they discuss "targeting" President Trump with Steele Dossier material.Four pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Justice have been released by Judicial Watch.The docs show a conversation between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European, former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, and Eurasian Affairs Kathleen Kavalec, discussing using material from the unverified dossier to target Donald Trump.
  • Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

    05/21/2019 7:28:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/2019 | john Solomon
    Of all the wild tales that Christopher Steele spun about Russia-Trump collusion during a visit to the State Department shortly before the 2016 election, only one was deemed worth forwarding to his FBI handlers. Long hidden, the now-disclosed email speaks volumes about both the quality of Steele’s so-called intelligence gathering and the FBI’s willingness to vet an informant who was openly biased against Donald Trump, paid by Trump’s Democratic opponent, and motivated by an Election Day deadline. Multiple sources confirm to me that the attachment that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec sent to then-FBI section chief Stephen Laycock...
  • Devin Nunes 'likely' sending obstruction criminal referral over Steele-State Department meeting

    05/19/2019 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 19-05-19 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said on Sunday that he may send another criminal referral to the Justice Department. During an interview on Fox News, Nunes said notes about a meeting between Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and a State Department official were withheld from the House Intelligence Committee during its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that wrapped up last year. "It's likely now, as we do our investigation as to why we didn't get this information that we've just been discussing from the State Department two years ago when we should have received it, there could be...
  • How the FBI Broke the Rules Using Christopher Steele

    05/18/2019 10:07:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | 5/17/2019 | adam mill
    Attorney General Bill Barr recently asked a question that all Americans should be asking: “How did we get to the point where . . . the evidence is now that the president was falsely accused of colluding with the Russians and accused of being treasonous and accused of being a Russian Agent?” Barr added that the evidence now shows the accusations were “without a basis” and that “two years of his administration have been dominated by allegations that have now been proven false.” To answer that question, we have to go back and look at two dysfunctional relationships the FBI...
  • BREAKING: Steele Dossier Reportedly Began As Early As 2007!

    05/18/2019 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    en Volve ^ | 5/18/2019 | Doyle Alexander
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week to discuss the origins of the Steele dossier. He said it should really be called the “Simpson” dossier. Although Christopher Steele likely contributed “stories” to the dossier, and his years of experience in British intelligence lent credence to the document, Nunes believes that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson may actually have written the majority of it. In his book “Spygate,” journalist Dan Bongino makes the same case. He points out the striking similarities between articles Simpson and his wife, Mary Jacoby wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2007...
  • Smoking Gun Ohr Emails [Weekly Update]

    05/17/2019 2:21:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 17, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Bruce Ohr and State Department Official Discuss Targeting Trump Nellie Ohr Deleted Emails Exchanged with DOJ Husband Bruce Ohr Documents Suggest Mueller Let His Anti-Trump ‘Pit Bull’ Weissmann Run Special Counsel Hiring It’s Time to Investigate the Investigators Bruce Ohr and State Department Official Discuss Targeting Trump To the fomenters of the coup against Donald Trump in the CIA, FBI and DOJ, we can add at least one high-ranking State Department official. We have released four pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Justice showing a conversation between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of...
  • Barr: FBI's 'Very Unusual' Steele Dossier Use Against Trump to Be Investigated

    05/17/2019 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 11 replies
    NN ^ | 17-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Attorney General Willaim Barr has said the FBI's use of the unverified Steele Dossier as counterintelligence against Donald Trump's presidential campaign was "very unusual" and will be investigated.AG Barr said during a Fox News interview that aired Friday that "we're gonna have to look at" why the Bureau used a piece of opposition research from a rival campaign to spy on Trump's team.Barr described the move by officials to rely on the salacious document as "strange" given the "number of clear mistakes" in the anti-Trump dossier.
  • Judicial Watch Releases Email Exchange Between State Department Official and Bruce Ohr Targeting...

    05/15/2019 3:17:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 15, 2019 | JW Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch Releases Email Exchange Between State Department Official and Bruce Ohr Targeting Trump with Steele Dossier Material Ohr: ‘I really hope we can get something going here.’ (Washington, DC)- Judicial Watch today released four pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Justice showing a conversation between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Kathleen Kavalec and former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, discussing the targeting of Donald Trump with Steele dossier material. In discussing a meeting with the potential source for a Mother Jones article accusing the Trump...
  • State Dept. Christopher Steele Interview Warrants Comey Indictment

    05/15/2019 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-19 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Notes from an October 2016 State Department interview with British spy Christopher Steele provide the final damning evidence that the whole Russia collusion probe was the greatest hoax and political crime perpetrated against the American people. It shows that the Steele dossier which triggered these inquisitions was not only “salacious and unverified” as former FBI director James Comey himself admitted but politically motivated from the very beginning. It further proves that Comey, who signed the first FISA application to spy, yes, spy, on Team Trump knowingly committed a fraud on the FISA court and that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation...
  • Dispute erupts over whether Brennan, Comey pushed Steele dossier, as DOJ probe begins

    05/15/2019 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    A high-level dispute over which senior government officials pushed the unverified Steele dossier amid efforts to surveil the Trump campaign has broken out into the open again, after it emerged that Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ's actions were "lawful and appropriate." Sources familiar with the records told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated then-FBI Director James Comey told bureau subordinates that then-CIA Director John Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as...
  • State Department's red flag on Steele went to a senior FBI man well before FISA warrant

    05/14/2019 8:47:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/2019 | john Solomon
    In all Washington investigations, the essential questions become who knew it and when did they know it. In the case of FBI informant Christopher Steele and the credibility of his now-disproven Russia collusion allegations against Donald Trump, we have some important clarity: Government officials confirm that an October 2016 email revealing that Steele met with State Department officials — a breach of protocol for an informant if it was unauthorized — was sent to an FBI counterintelligence supervisor. Multiple sources confirm to me that the recipient of the State Department email was Special Agent Stephen Laycock, then the FBI’s section...
  • Graham pushing to declassify key 'document' on Steele dossier, announces new asylum law package

    05/12/2019 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Sen. Graham: The media could care less about anything to do with Clinton they just want to 'get' Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham exclusively told "Sunday Morning Futures" that he is working to declassify a sensitive "document" that definitively proves that authorities knew the Steele dossier -- which the FBI used to justify the secret surveillance of a former Trump aide -- lacked any substantial independent corroboration. "There's a document that's classified that I'm gonna try to get unclassified that takes the dossier -- all the pages of it -- and it has verification to one side," Graham...
  • Stunning FBI corruption in Spygate! Read the Kavalec memo

    05/10/2019 2:34:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    .independentsentinel.com ^ | 5/10/19 | S.Noble
     May 10, 2019  The Sentinel reported part of the story of the Kavalec memo May 9th but we have more information now — and it is confirmed. Rep. Mark Meadows confirmed the State Department notes exposing Christopher Steele’s lies and more were transmitted to the FBI before submitting the application for the spy warrant of Carter Page.The FBI had four pieces of “derogatory information” about Steele from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec: Steele broke his FBI agreement and went to the State Department, he gave State false information, his political deadline was election day, and lastly, he was leaking to The...
  • Anti-Trump dossier roils Capitol Hill anew after revelations about bias

    05/10/2019 3:27:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    Three Senate committee chairmen demanded answers this week about the role played by the Justice and State departments in furthering the goals of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the discredited anti-Trump dossier that helped launch the special counsel’s investigation. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham fired off inquiries to the Justice Department inspector general and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Ron Johnson, heads of the Finance and Homeland Security committees, respectively, sent their own letter to Mr. Pompeo and FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday. They were all reacting to news that...
  • Lawmakers say FBI may have been warned of Steele’s ‘political motivations’

    05/10/2019 12:33:23 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 10-05-19 | Catherine Herridge, Adam Shaw
    Top Republican lawmakers demanded answers Friday on whether the FBI was warned of anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele’s "political motivations" before the bureau applied for a surveillance warrant against a Trump campaign aide based in part on that document. In a pair of letters to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., cited newly revealed notes that a State Department official took during a meeting with Steele in October 2016, just 10 days before the first warrant application and a month before the presidential election. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman...
  • FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA

    05/09/2019 7:17:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/19 | John Solomon
    The FBI’s sworn story to a federal court about its asset, Christopher Steele, is fraying faster than a $5 souvenir T-shirt bought at a tourist trap. Newly unearthed memos show a high-ranking government official who met with Steele in October 2016 determined some of the Donald Trump dirt that Steele was simultaneously digging up for the FBI and for Hillary Clinton’s campaign was inaccurate, and likely leaked to the media. The concerns were flagged in a typed memo and in handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016. Her observations were recorded exactly...
  • FBI's Steele story falls apart

    05/09/2019 12:53:31 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9 May 2019 | JOHN SOLOMON
    The FBI’s sworn story to a federal court about its asset, Christopher Steele, is fraying... Newly unearthed memos show a high-ranking government official who met with Steele in October 2016 determined some of the Donald Trump dirt that Steele was simultaneously digging up for the FBI and for Hillary Clinton’s campaign was inaccurate... Her observations were recorded exactly 10 days before the FBI used Steele and his infamous dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page
  • New John Solomon – Document dump is on the way… Steele’s stunning confession hidden from Nunes…

    05/08/2019 6:14:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | May 8, 2019 1:30 am | By John Solomon
    Steele’s stunning pre-FISA confession: Informant needed to air Trump dirt before election If ever there were an admission that taints the FBI’s secret warrant to surveil Donald Trump’s campaign, it sat buried for more than 2 1/2 years in the files of a high-ranking State Department official. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing an Election Day deadline. And that confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s now-discredited dossier...
  • Steele's stunning pre-FISA confession: Informant needed to air Trump dirt before election

    05/07/2019 5:12:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/7/2019 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Steele's stunning pre-FISA confession: Informant needed to air Trump dirt before election © Getty Images If ever there were an admission that taints the FBI’s secret warrant to surveil Donald Trump’s campaign, it sat buried for more than two-and-a-half years in the files of a high-ranking State Department official. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing an Election Day deadline. And that confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s...
  • Clinton Used Personal Email for Official Business [Weekly Update]

    05/03/2019 3:23:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 3, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Top Aide Admits That Clinton Used Personal Email for Official Business What Were Anti-Trump Conspirators Strzok and Ohr Saying to Each Other? We’re Suing Over Federal Purchases of Human Abortion Tissue Bruce Ohr Email Raises Possible Ethics Concerns Tied to Russia Testimony What’s the Deal on Andrew Weissmann’s Meeting with AP Reporters? We’re Helping a Watchdog Group Get Information on DC’s Transit System Top Aide Admits That Clinton Used Personal Email for Official Business Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s senior advisor and deputy chief of staff when she was secretary of state, has now answered our questions under oath....