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Did Christopher Steele work for a Russian oligarch AND Hillary?
Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-18 | DrJohn

Posted on 08/10/2018 10:42:11 AM PDT by Starman417

The information is coming, er, fast and furious over the last few days. That sound you hear, is the creaking of the roof over the heads of democrats.

Oleg Deripaska is a Russian oligarch who was banned from entering the US in 2006. He wanted to be able to re-enter the US. His advocate?

Christopher Steele. Who did Steele contact?

Bruce Ohr.

Emails in 2016 between former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr suggest Steele was deeply concerned about the legal status of a Putin-linked Russian oligarch, and at times seemed to be advocating on the oligarch's behalf, in the same time period Steele worked on collecting the Russia-related allegations against Donald Trump that came to be known as the Trump dossier. The emails show Steele and Ohr were in frequent contact, that they intermingled talk about Steele's research and the oligarch's affairs, and that Glenn Simpson, head of the dirt-digging group Fusion GPS that hired Steele to compile the dossier, was also part of the ongoing conversation.

The emails, given to Congress by the Justice Department, began on Jan . 12, 2016, when Steele sent Ohr a New Year's greeting. Steele brought up the case of Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska (referred to in various emails as both OD and OVD), who was at the time seeking a visa to attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in the United States. Years earlier, the U.S. revoked Deripaska's visa, reportedly on the basis of suspected involvement with Russian organized crime. Deripaska was close to Paul Manafort, the short-term Trump campaign chairman now on trial for financial crimes, and this year was sanctioned in the wake of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Christoper Steele also was apparently lobbying Sen. Mark Warner on behalf of Deripaska:
A release last week of texts showed that Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose memos regarding the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia are referred to as the Steele dossier, reached out to Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, through a Russian-linked Washington, D.C., lobbyist named Adam Waldman. Among Waldman’s clients is Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a text dated March 16, 2017, Waldman texted Warner, “Chris Steele asked me to call you.”

In 2009, Waldman filed papers with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registering himself as an agent for Deripaska in order to provide “legal advice on issues involving his U.S. visa as well as commercial transactions” at a retainer of $40,000 a month. In 2010, Waldman additionally registered as an agent for Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, “gathering information and providing advice and analysis as it relates to the U.S. policy towards the visa status of Oleg Deripaska,” including meetings with U.S. policymakers. Based on the information in his FARA filings, Waldman has received at least $2.36 million for his work with Deripaska.

Remember that Steele had been terminated in November 2016 as a source for the FBI for leaking to the press.

Then Steele wanted back in so he could hand information to Mueller. His contact?

Bruce Ohr

Months after being dismissed from the FBI’s Russia probe for misconduct, British intelligence operative Christopher Steele discussed being reinstated with a senior official working for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, so Steele could assist special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Whenever convenient, I would like a chat, there’s a lot going on and we are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking,” Steele texted Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on Aug. 6, 2017. “Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated.”

“Chris, good to hear from you,” Ohr texted back as he proposed times when the two could discuss the idea.

It was very curious

The exchange — one of several in which Steele proposed a return to the Russia probe — has captured the attention of investigators in Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Some of them told me they are stunned that a top Rosenstein aide would even consider restoring Steele to the case, and with good reason.

After all, Steele was paid by a firm working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to dig up Russia dirt on Donald Trump. Then, in November 2016, he was deemed “not suitable” to serve as an FBI informer after being caught leaking information to the media.

Bruce Ohr was acting as a back channel between Simpson and Steele and the Comey/McCabe FBI. DAG Rod Rosenstein reportedly disavowed any knowledge of this.

Thus, at about the same time Steele was being paid by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to find dirt on candidate and then President Trump he was advocating for a Russian oligarch.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
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1 posted on 08/10/2018 10:42:11 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Damn spider web. Way past time to start arresting and jailing everyone that shows up linked to the coup - preferably putting them into solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while awaiting trial, which is apparently the new norm.


2 posted on 08/10/2018 10:44:39 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: Starman417

Hilliary told MILLIONS....MILLIONS from Russians!!!


3 posted on 08/10/2018 10:44:51 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Starman417

I think Steele was working for the EU.


4 posted on 08/10/2018 10:47:03 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Starman417

He probably worked for whoever would give him money....................


5 posted on 08/10/2018 10:50:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Starman417

The real question is:
Are Bruce & Nellie Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele
and Stzok Russian spies.


6 posted on 08/10/2018 10:52:58 AM PDT by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right!)
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Fusion GPS was on Russia’s payroll. That isn’t even a secret.

And the infamous “Russian lawyer” who went to see Trump Jr was Fusion.


7 posted on 08/10/2018 11:03:22 AM PDT by marron
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To: tennmountainman
The real question is: Are Bruce & Nellie Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele and Stzok Russian spies.

Yes. Fusion was paid by Russia. It acted as a conduit carrying information from Russia into Obama's DOJ and FBI. And back again.

8 posted on 08/10/2018 11:04:59 AM PDT by marron
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Answer: Yes. And am one who believes that Steele was doubly paid by certain elements of the protectors of the Brit Royal Family.... to make sure Trump wouldn’t be elected— because ole Randy Andy... Prince Andrew— was on the flight manifests of the Lolita Express to Epstein’s paedophile island. Andrew was photographed with teenage Russian street waif/child sex ring sex slaves. This is a scandal, Andrew and Epstein also photographed together. The clintons... they engineered all of this to protect not only themselves but got the Brit intel world to cooperate with the fabrication dossier— to protect the reveal of Andrew as a paedophile criminal. The UK has been wracked with paedophile rings... to include major leaders and the Church of England— protected by all kinds of elements of the UK’s Police State. The same Police State that has caved to islamofacists in the Grooming Case... and putting Tommy Robinson away like a dictatorship. It’s a real thing.

And now the one Prince who didn’t come from Prince Charle’s DNA- marries... well... not a Peer of the Realm. That Prince in no danger of becoming King.. ever.

Just some UK style observations. But think it is a part of the machinery- and not to far fetched, since the photos are in clear.


9 posted on 08/10/2018 11:06:19 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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If Christopher Steele was lobbying Bruce Ohr and other US government officials on behalf of Deripaska, should he have registered as a foreign agent?

Apparently failure to register as a foreign agent is a very serious crime, at least in the case of the Special Counsel treatment of Paul Manafort.


10 posted on 08/10/2018 11:06:42 AM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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11 posted on 08/10/2018 11:07:36 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Neo-cons are liberal Democrats who love illegal aliens and war.)
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To: mewzilla

The outrage from Prime Minister Theresa May has been so reassuring to my renewed trust in our British allies. /sarc


12 posted on 08/10/2018 11:10:23 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: TheZMan
"Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"

Yeah this whole thing just keeps getting more & more tangled.

13 posted on 08/10/2018 11:14:33 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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BOTTOM LINE: HILLIARY PAID $12 MILLION TO HAVE FAKE RUSSIAN DOSSIER MANUFACTURED, TO FRAME TRUMP.

(She certainly has not complained that she paid $12 million and got a fake report...)


14 posted on 08/10/2018 11:26:49 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: ptsal

With allies like those, who needs enemies...


15 posted on 08/10/2018 11:28:28 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Starman417

You can’t make this stuff up, and yet, the MSM will ignore it.


16 posted on 08/10/2018 11:31:18 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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Well.. We already know the Left are Commies.. And as Commies, they accuse the innocent of the crimes and collaborations they themselves are involved in. Lock them ALL up!


17 posted on 08/10/2018 11:33:56 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and persue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Starman417

This prostitute worked for any one with money and willing to give it to him. Hell for 3/4 million I might make up a little story or two, sell to to stupid dems, and then bail on it if the sledding gets tough.


18 posted on 08/10/2018 12:01:32 PM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: John S Mosby

The one girl Prince Andrew was photographed was a neglected American teen picked up and used by Epstein as his favorite and best sex slave. She testified about having sex with him as well.


19 posted on 08/10/2018 12:04:52 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Meet the New Boss

If Christopher Steele was lobbying Bruce Ohr and other US government officials on behalf of Deripaska, should he have registered as a foreign agent?

Apparently failure to register as a foreign agent is a very serious crime, at least in the case of the Special Counsel treatment of Paul Manafort.


There are so many of these utter hypocrisies. I wish someone would do a clearly displayed tv segment about this. Hannity? What the Left can do, and what the right is always investigated for doing. It’s Bizarro World and it needs to be called attention to.


20 posted on 08/10/2018 12:07:23 PM PDT by Yaelle
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