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  • Donald Trump has persuaded Republicans to doubt the intelligence on Russia’s hacking

    01/13/2017 1:59:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2017-01-13 | Aaron Blake
    Donald Trump this week finally came around (kind of) to the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia engaged in hacking in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. election. But he remains dubious about its conclusion that the effort was intended to help him — or that it did so. And as it turns out, so do the vast majority of Republicans. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll — conducted, notably, before the Wednesday news conference at which Trump said he thought Russia did it — 64 percent of Republicans disagreed that “the Russian government interfered with the 2016 presidential...
  • Dr. Stephen Cohen on Tucker Carlson: Empty Accusations of Russian Meddling Have Become...

    01/13/2017 1:02:43 PM PST · by amorphous · 49 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | ZeroPointNow
    With eyebrows suspiciously furrowed, Tucker Carlson sat down tonight with NYU Professor of Russian Studies and contributor to The Nation, Stephen Cohen, to discuss the 35 page #FakeNews dossier which has gripped the nation with nightmares of golden showers and other perverted conduct which was to be used by Russia to keep Trump on a leash. The left leaning Cohen, who holds a Ph.D. in government and Russian studies from Columbia, taught at Princeton for 30 years before moving to NYU. He has spent a lifetime deeply immersed in US-Russian relations, having been both a long standing friend of Mikhail...
  • Reconstructing the Russian Trump Dossier Story: A Timeline

    01/13/2017 4:58:05 AM PST · by Fedora · 138 replies
    Original research | 01/13/2017 | Fedora
    September 2005: Bill Clinton visits Kazakhstan with Canadian mining tycoon Frank Giustra on a visit arranged by Siberian nuclear physicist Sergei Kurzin, a former employee of Marc Rich who traveled Russia scouting investment opportunities for Rich; Giustra makes a deal to acquire uranium assets through shell company UrAsia, to be transferred through a merger with South African/Canadian company Uranium One in February 2007; Senator Hillary Clinton applies pressure to Kazakh officials to approve the deal; Giustra subsequently gives $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation, the first of several large donations; Uranium One will begin buying uranium assets in the U.S.,...
  • Inside the shadowy world of Chris Whatsit: How the confirmed Cambridge socialist became...(Steele)

    01/13/2017 6:25:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | greenhill
    The strange and fascinating world of the British spy known as ‘Chris Whatsit’ was unravelling yesterday. Christopher Steele was once MI6’s top spy on Russian affairs and lived in the shadows until being unmasked as the alleged author of the ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump. He was dubbed ‘Chris Whatsit’ by his late wife on their first date because she could not remember his name – but he revelled in being a man of mystery. Now the 52-year-old is hoping to return to anonymity after fleeing his £1.5million home in Surrey, telling his neighbour to look after his three cats....
  • Jeb Bush DENIES BBC claim that he ordered the dirty dossier

    01/13/2017 7:45:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sarah Dean
    Jeb Bush DENIES BBC claim that he ordered the dirty dossier - so if it wasn't him, who paid the shadowy research firm which started filth file two years ago? Washington-based opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, was hired in 2015 One of Trump’s Republican detractors is said to have paid the company Initially FusionGPS was asked to look into Trump's business dealings But the research angle changed after DNC hacking emerged in June 2016 FusionGPS then contracted ex-MI6 officer Chris Steele's Orbis company Steele had gold-plated contacts in Moscow from years of spying on Russia Democrats took over funding the...
  • Trump says 'phony allegations' in dirty dossier were compiled by 'political opponents and ...

    01/13/2017 6:37:17 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | mclaughlin and schwab
    Donald Trump accused 'sleazebag political operatives' of making up gossip that appeared in a dossier that 'probably' leaked by by intelligence operatives, in a series of tweets this morning. Trump said the hit job was the work of his 'political opponents and a failed spy.' He suggested Wednesday, at a news conference, that someone in the U.S. intelligence community leaked the dossier to the press. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said later that the intelligence community did not produce the document and he didn't believe it shopped it to the press, either. The president-elect indicated in his early-morning...
  • Billionaire rivals, political enemies or murky spooks... so who DID commission....

    01/12/2017 7:15:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/12 | robinson
    The individual who commissioned a former British spy to draw up the 'dirty dossier' on Donald Trump is yet to be identified - but fingers have been pointed at his enemies in both the Republican and Democrat parties. Outlandish allegations contained in the discredited document were said to have been compiled from memos by Christopher Steele - a Russia specialist posted to Moscow in the 1990s. The ex-spy, who served MI6 for two decades in the Russian capital, was already respected in US intelligence circles as the man who supplied the FBI with information on corruption at FIFA, international football's...
  • Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

    01/10/2017 8:06:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 10, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    What's worth talking about, however, are swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up. According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on /pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News. If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media...
  • These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia

    01/10/2017 4:34:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, Mark Schoofs
    A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks. The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Barack Obama and Trump. Now...
  • Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak.

    01/12/2017 10:47:34 AM PST · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the information would become public and catch them off-guard. In an interview with The Associated Press and other news outlets, Biden said neither he nor Obama asked U.S. intelligence agencies to try to corroborate the unverified claims that Russia had obtained compromising sexual and financial allegations about Trump. "I think it's something that obviously the agency thinks they have to track down," Biden said. He...
  • Report: Obama Intel Officials Used ‘Russia Blackmail’ Claims to Warn Israel About Trusting Trump

    01/12/2017 10:08:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – U.S. intelligence officials warned their Israeli counterparts not to trust President-elect Donald Trump with intelligence secrets, citing alleged fears that Russia held blackmail information over Trump, according to a report today in Israel’s respected Yediot Ahronot daily newspaper. The alleged blackmail information that U.S. officials reportedly warned Israel about seems to be in part referencing details contained in a debunked document of mysterious origin purporting to be an intelligence report alleging that Russia collected compromising videos and information on Trump. In the report, investigative journalist Ronen Bergman writes of a meeting that took place “recently between Israeli...
  • The Neocon’s declaration of war against Trump

    01/12/2017 12:32:15 AM PST · by rx · 21 replies
    The Saker ^ | 1/11/17 | The Saker Staff
    1. The document [that Buzzfeed released] has no letterhead, no identification, no date, no nothing. For many good technical and even legal reasons, sensitive intelligence documents are created with plenty of tracking and identification information. For example, such a document would typically have a reference to the unit which produced it or an number-letter combination indicating the reliability of the source and of the information it contains. 2. The classification CONFIDENTIAL/SENSITIVE SOURCE is a joke. If this was a true document its level of classification would be much, much higher than “confidential” and since most intelligence documents come from sensitive...
  • "Tom" reveals origins of 'Golden Showers' segment of Trump dossier to Jeff Kuhner

    01/12/2017 7:52:45 AM PST · by wtd · 55 replies
    YouTube/Jeff Kuhner Report ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jeff Kuhner
    A 4Chan participant self identifying as "Tom" is familiar with the origins of the "Golden Showers" segment of the anti-Trump dossier and shares specific details with Jeff Kuhner. Listen here to the cued up portion of Kuhner Report 1/11/2017 Rough transcript of relevant details:Kuhner: "Tom on PeeGate in Mass, go ahead Tom..." Tom:..."OK I'll start at the beginning. What happened is Rick Wilson put out a tweet that kind of offended a lot of people on the political section of a website called 4Chan. Uh, so, it angered a lot of people-actually, the funny thing is it wasn’t many Trump...
  • The Sordid History of the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier

    01/12/2017 9:15:04 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    Thursday's New York Times has a report on how the highly suspicious dossier alleging that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents came into existence. Among the other interesting revelations was that the dubious opposition research report was put together by the research firm Fusion GPS: The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate's past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort....
  • ExMI6 spy ‘who worked with murdered Alexander Litvinenko’ flees his £1.5m home fearing for his life

    01/12/2017 5:56:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 12, 2017
    A former British spy has vanished after being named as the author of a ‘dirty’ file smearing Donald Trump and fled his £1.5million mansion in fear telling his neighbour: ‘Look after my cat.’ Ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele has been named as the author of the salacious Russian dossier containing outlandish claims about Donald Trump’s sex life and bizarre footage allegedly held by the Kremlin’s blackmail unit. The 35-page briefing, which is littered with spelling mistakes, includes an unsubstantiated and far-fetched claim Trump watched prostitutes perform a ‘golden shower (urination) show’ in the Presidential Suite of a Moscow hotel. Mr Trump...
  • UK Intelligence Says Chris Steele Was Paid By Jeb Bush To Lie About Trump

    01/12/2017 6:26:38 AM PST · by gaggs · 108 replies
    UK MI6/SIS identified Chris Steele as a rogue agent employed by JEB BUSH to fabricate material on Trump: agency not involved, material not genuine.
  • Ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele in hiding after Trump dossier

    01/12/2017 6:38:19 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-12
    An ex-MI6 officer who is believed to have prepared memos claiming Russia has compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump is now in hiding, the BBC understands. Christopher Steele, who runs a London-based intelligence firm, is believed to have left his home this week. The memos contains unsubstantiated claims that Russian security officials have compromising material on Mr Trump. The US president-elect said the claims were "fake news" and "phoney stuff". Mr Steele has been widely named as the author of a series of memos - which has been published as a dossier in some US media - that contains...
  • Oppo Firm Behind Trump Dossier Is Also A Hired Gun For Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2017 7:22:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    DailyCaller Politics Oppo Firm Behind Trump Dossier Is Also A Hired Gun For Planned Parenthood Chuck Ross Reporter 11:33 PM 01/11/2017 The opposition research firm that hired a former British spy to dig up dirt on Donald Trump is the same shady outfit that was hired by Planned Parenthood to put a positive spin on videos showing the sale of baby parts. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Washington D.C.-based Fusion GPS is the firm that hired Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the salacious but unsubstantiated 35-page Trump dossier that was published by BuzzFeed on...
  • How Trump's nemesis John McCain kicked off 'Kremlin memo'(trun)

    01/11/2017 6:30:32 AM PST · by Truth29 · 171 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2017 | Darren Boyle
    Leading Republican senator John McCain handed over an explosive dossier on Donald Trump's alleged links to Russia to the FBI in December. The alarming report contains a string of lurid allegations which were supposedly made by Russian agents in a bid to control Trump. Senator McCain, who was branded as 'not a war hero because he was captured' by Trump, sent an emissary to meet the former MI6 agent to collect a copy of the dossier.
  • James Comey refuses to tell Senate if FBI is investigating Trump-Russia links

    01/11/2017 10:35:06 PM PST · by amorphous · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Jan 2017 | Spencer Ackerman
    The director of the FBI – whose high-profile interventions in the 2016 election are widely seen to have helped tip the balance of against Hillary Clinton – has refused to say if the bureau is investigating possible connections between associates of President-elect Donald Trump and Russia. Testifying before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, James Comey said he could not comment in public on a possible investigation into allegations of links between Russia and the Trump campaign. “I would never comment on investigations – whether we have one or not – in an open forum like this, so I really...