Skip to comments.Former Senior FBI Official Is Leading BuzzFeed’s Effort to Verify Trump Dossier
Posted on 02/12/2018 2:25:35 PM PST by Red Badger
Anthony Ferrante coordinated the U.S. governments response to Russian election interference. Now hes helping a news site defend itself from a Russian billionaires lawsuit.
For the last six months, a team led by a former top FBI and White House cybersecurity official has been traveling the globe on a secret mission to verify parts of the Trump dossier, according to four sources familiar with different aspects of the ongoing probe.
Their client: BuzzFeed, the news organization that first published the dossier on U.S. President Donald Trumps alleged ties to Russia, which is now being sued over its explosive allegations.
The investigation, being conducted by FTI Consulting, is running in parallel to special counsel Robert Muellers probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in Kremlin-directed efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. With the special counsel probe under wraps, the BuzzFeed court case could represent the first public airing of an investigation into the veracity of some of the dossiers claims.
FTI is a Washington-based business advisory firm that specializes in areas ranging from corporate litigation to forensic accounting, and it is a frequent post-government landing pad for FBI officials.
The ramifications of FTIs dossier investigation could be game-changing for Muellers probe, because it would establish outside veracity of dossier allegations, a source familiar with the work told Foreign Policy. Yet news of FTIs involvement, including the critical role of a former top FBI official, would also be controversial because the dossier itself is a political football, the source said.
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If the Trump Despising FBI could not verify the trash, and believe me they had reason to do it, what makes him think he can?
I’m Donald Trump.
I’m going to Russia.
At the top of my list is hiring girls to pee on an empty bed.
“If the Trump Despising FBI could not verify the trash, and believe me they had reason to do it, what makes him think he can?”
It does not matter that he can or can’t.
Only that the media has the narrative that he COULD...
I think he’s just enjoying traveling the world on the sucker’s dime. Livin’ the dream!..................
BuzzFeed need to up their daily Hopium dosage.
There may be a lot more of those soon..................
Breaking Buzzfeed would improve the Internet by at least 50%.
Repeat the Big Lie often enough.....
I hope that Russian guy does to them what that Wrestler guy did to that other website....................
Hog wash. Six months and nothing
So the author tacitly admits that FBI officials submitted an UNVERIFIED document to a FISA court in order to obtain a FISA warrant and enable the government to spy on private citizens. THAT should be the game changer!!
Washington Post publication.
So, it’s Billionaire Vs Billionaire?................
Sure sounds like an “overt act” in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy to commit sedition.
The fact that they’re still having to seek proof is proof of the dossier’s lack of validity before the FISA court.
All media everywhere is a circus 24/7, 365 when it used to be that a “media circus” would just pop up once in a while here and there. WTF?
If it were true, they could have located the prostitutes and paraded them in front of the world’s press by now..................
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