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Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin Ally Oleg Deripaska?
Tablet ^ | 2/13/2018 | Lee Smith

Posted on 02/13/2018 10:53:04 AM PST by mojito

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; deripaska; devinnunes; dossier; fisa; rodrosenstein; russia; russiaoligarch; steele; waldman; warner
Maybe somebody can explain to me why the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is trying to contact Christopher Steele through this Waldman character, considering all Waldman's ties with Russian oligarchs?
1 posted on 02/13/2018 10:53:04 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

No explaination needed. He is a Dem so nothing needs to be explained. if the AG of the US doesn’t want to know then why would anyone else?


2 posted on 02/13/2018 10:57:58 AM PST by DrDude
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To: mojito

3 posted on 02/13/2018 11:15:45 AM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: mojito
Maybe somebody can explain to me why the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is trying to contact Christopher Steele through this Waldman character, considering all Waldman's ties with Russian oligarchs?

Also from the texts:

Waldman to Sen Warner: "You are my favorite senator." "I rented the Rappaport house for July so I will be a few beaches down from you this summer."

So Steele and GPS Fusion are supposedly so "anti-Putin", Yet, Simpson works for KGB-Veselnitskaya and Steele works for Putin oligarch Deripaska ?

4 posted on 02/13/2018 11:25:52 AM PST by Reverend Wright (I am a Putin bot and I approve this message.)
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To: Reverend Wright
Seems rather cozy, doesn't it?

How much would you bet that Glenn Simpson knows Waldman rather well?

5 posted on 02/13/2018 11:35:58 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Reverend Wright

Translations:

“You are my favorite senator.” = You will be the easiest to bribe.

“I rented the Rappaport house for July so I will be a few beaches down from you this summer.” = Contact me then for the payoff.


6 posted on 02/13/2018 11:46:45 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: mojito

I don’t know, but Simpson definitely knows THIS Waldman:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/10/25/gop-spin-about-the-new-steele-dossier-story-is-disingenuous-nonsense/?utm_term=.fe6b9ccf15d2


7 posted on 02/13/2018 12:10:42 PM PST by Reverend Wright (I am a Putin bot and I approve this message.)
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To: mojito

can you just imagine the Hysteria if this Senator or a Republican?


8 posted on 02/13/2018 12:37:19 PM PST by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: mojito

So let’s see - if Steele was paid by a Russian oligarch, and the FBI used the “dossier” Steele produced to get sham FISA warrants on Trump associates, does that mean the FBI colluded with Russia?.....


9 posted on 02/13/2018 2:33:25 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Bingo.


10 posted on 02/13/2018 3:09:32 PM PST by Basket_of_Deplorables (SEDITION! Obama DOJ colluded to try overthrow the President!)
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To: mojito

The Billary, Inc.-Russian collusion truth gets closer.


11 posted on 02/13/2018 4:03:58 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Intolerant in NJ
Here's a thought: What if Christopher Steele is a Russian double-agent?

He sure knew how to play the FBI and Fusion GPS and Harry Reid and John McCain and the 0bama/Clinton State Department. They all swore he was a swell guy, super trustworthy too. It wouldn't be the first time that MI6 produced a turncoat. Steele has a kind of Kim Philby whiff about him.

12 posted on 02/13/2018 4:22:57 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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