Skip to comments.REPORT: Former Feinstein Staffer Found Linked Trump/Russia Scheme Involving Soros and Fusion GPS
Posted on 10/09/2018 5:36:24 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
A new report shows a Democrat senator contacted a former Feinstein staffer back in 2017, in hopes of continuing an investigation so-called "collusion" between Trump and Russia.
The former Feinstein staffer operates a group called "Democracy Integrity Project" which is heavily funded by Soros and has connections with Fusion GPS, as well as dossier author Christopher Steele.
The one thing that's still not confirmed is the identity of the senator that reached out to the former Feinstein staffer.
A Democratic senator outsourced parts of the investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion to a former Senate staffer with links to George Soros and Fusion GPS, according to a New Yorker report.
The New Yorker reports the unidentified senator contacted Daniel Jones, a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer, around March 2017 to review data regarding a possible link between the computer servers of the Trump Organization and a Russian bank called Alfa Bank.
Jones, who worked under California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein when she chaired the intelligence panel, had just formed a non-profit group called the Democracy Integrity Project. The organization worked closely with Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele, the tag-team duo that produced the Democrat-funded dossier accusing the Trump campaign of colluding with the Kremlin.
Jones's operation was also funded by a small group of billionaires, including left-wing philanthropist George Soros. Jones told the FBI in March 2017 that between 7 and 10 billionaires had put up $50 million to continue an investigation into Russian meddling in elections.
Jones also told the FBI that he had secured the services of Steele and Fusion GPS "to continue exposing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election."
The goal was to provide the information to lawmakers, the press and the FBI, he said.
Allegations about Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization first surfaced in an Oct. 31, 2016, article published by Slate's Franklin Foer. The article alleged that servers for the two companies were secretly communicating with each other, possibly as part of a back-channel communications system related to the election.
The article received heavy criticism from cybersecurity experts and tech reporters who said the server communications appeared to have an innocent explanation, such as spam or mass marketing email traffic.
According to The New Yorker, a handful of Democrats pursued the Alfa Bank theory. One was Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel. A second Democratic senator was also exploring the angle, and approached Jones.
According to The New Yorker, Jones, who also runs a consulting firm called the Penn Quarter Group, hired two teams of computer scientists to analyze web traffic from the Alfa Bank and Trump Organization servers. The experts, who have held top cybersecurity jobs in the White House, Pentagon and intelligence services, were unable to definitively say that the server communications were part of a back-channel communications system with the Trump campaign. But according to The New Yorker, they believe the server communications could still have been part of a nefarious operation, as initially described in the Slate article.
But The New Yorker article also raises questions about why Democrats would seek out Jones to conduct an investigation into the servers activities.
Details of Jones's operation were first revealed by Adam Waldman, a U.S.-based lawyer for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deripaska had also previously hired Steele for work on a legal case. Steele had been in communication with Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr regarding Deripaska's visa to the U.S. The New York Times has reported that Steele and Ohr were part of a U.S. government operation aimed at flipping Deripaska.
Waldman told both The Daily Caller News Foundation as well as the Senate Intelligence Committee that he met with Jones on March 17, 2017.
During the meeting, Jones told Waldman that Soros was one of the financiers of the Democracy Integrity Projects investigation. He also said that Fusion GPS was involved. A spokesman for Soros recently confirmed Soros's involvement, telling Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that Soros indirectly funded Fusion GPS through the Democracy Integrity Project.
Jones also suggested to Waldman that his team of investigators was behind several anti-Trump news articles.
"Our team helped with this," Jones said in one message to Waldman seen by TheDCNF. The link was to a March 17, 2017, Reuters article about Russians investing over $100 million in Trump properties in Florida.
Jones also sent Waldman a link to a March 20, 2017, article at McClatchy, which reported that federal investigators were looking into whether right-wing news sites like Breitbart and InfoWars played a part in Russia's election-oriented cyber operations.
For his part, Foer, the Slate reporter, appears to have received the Alfa Bank information from a lawyer from the firm that hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC.
According to a report released in April by the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Sussmann, a partner at the firm Perkins Coie, told then-FBI general counsel James Baker about the Alfa Bank server activities.
The House report also says "around the same time as his meeting with FBI, [redacted] shared the information with journalists, including [redacted] of Slate, who published an article at the end of October."
Okay. So now everybody knows what everybody had already suspected. Now what? Nothing?
Never forget that McCain was in the middle of it too.
LOCK GEORGE SOROS UP AND FREEZE HIS ASSETS. How much more proof does one need before having enough to throw this evil bastard in federal prison?
Did they bury Johnny head first?
“Okay. So now everybody knows what everybody had already suspected. Now what? Nothing?”
Nothing. We have NO controlling legal authority that is not totally corrupt and loyal to the left or compromised(Jeff ‘the rat bastard’ Sessions)
They could come out with a story that all of the democrats and half the republicans in D.C. are on the chicom payroll and NOTHING would happen.
This must be the tick Tock Hannity was talking about.
Why cant they drone Soros and a few others? I thought the republicans were NAZIs. Why cant we get a single death squad going?
Why cant Mossad take care of the problem.
The only reason you know about this and a torrent of other stories now making the rounds is that the Trump forces have taken control of the Intelligence apparatus and this information is now being leaked out.
More is on the way...
Senate staffers are part of the Deep State. I know McCains staffers are, Ive always thought they led him around by the nose.
A big fat nothing burger..............
That idiot Cosko who as caught doxing Senators is billed as a cybersecurity expert, no? The guy whose "fellowship" paymaster no one knows yet?
It’s way past time to put Soris in jail.
The bastard has enough money to buy enough anybody who would try to convict him....even if somebody killed him, he has 2 equally evil sons to carry out his legacy....
Scumbag Feinstein bump for later.....
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