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  • Anti-Trump resistance discards once-celebrated dossier: 'They're trying to memory-hole it'

    02/21/2019 5:17:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 21, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    The infamous anti-Trump dossier, once toasted by the FBI and liberals, has faded from Washington’s political dialogue. The FBI had embraced the opposition research written by former British spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2016. Congressional Democrats frequently cited its unverified collusion charges in 2017. Today, Democrats seem to have left the document behind. References to the dossier are nonexistent in “The Threat,” the newly released memoir of former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. There is also no mention of dossier writer Mr. Steele or Fusion GPS, the investigative firm...
  • The case for Russia collusion.....against the Democrats

    02/10/2019 6:00:13 PM PST · by Liz · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | February 10, 2019 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Now that both the House and Senate investigative committees have cleared Donald Trump of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria but continues to have U.S. security implications. As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow's version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo. Clinton's handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after years of hostility prompted by...
  • Emails: Jake Tapper Tore Into ‘Irresponsible’ BuzzFeed Editor For Publishing The Steele Dossier

    02/08/2019 8:57:06 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/08/2018 | Chuck Ross
    “I think your move makes the story less serious and credible[.] I think you damaged its impact,” Tapper wrote to Smith on Jan. 10, 2017, just after BuzzFeed published the dossier in full on its website. ..... “Collegiality wise it was you stepping on my d!ck,” Tapper responded.
  • Weekly Update: New Lawsuit Against Deep State FBI

    02/02/2019 9:57:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 1, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    New Judicial Watch Lawsuit for FBI Documents on Anti-Trump Collusion A Little Known Reason the TSA Is So Ineffective New York’s War on Religious Education New Judicial Watch Lawsuit for FBI Documents on Anti-Trump Collusion Attorney James Baker had what DC considers a long and distinguished career at the Justice Department – his last position was general counsel of the FBI – until he got himself involved in the anti-Trump machinations of disgraced former Director James Comey and his co-conspirators. As the FBI’s top lawyer, Baker helped secure the notorious Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for Carter Page,...
  • Judge Orders Release Of Sealed Records From BuzzFeed’s Dossier Lawsuit

    01/31/2019 8:29:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    amp.dailycaller.com ^ | January 30th, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    A federal judge in Florida on Wednesday ordered the public release of dozens of documents kept under seal during BuzzFeed’s lawsuit over the Steele dossier. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro ordered the documents be made public by Feb. 8. More than 40 records used in the case are listed in the order. Ungaro’s decision will shed light into the discovery process during the defamation case, which included depositions with dossier author Christopher Steele and the founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired Steele. Ungaro ruled in BuzzFeed’s favor Dec. 19, 2018. The website was sued in February...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Testimony in Russia probe shows FBI and Justice Department misconduct in effort to...

    01/24/2019 5:39:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Full title: Gregg Jarrett: Testimony in Russia probe shows FBI and Justice Department misconduct in effort to hurt TrumpNewly revealed testimony by a former top FBI counterintelligence lawyer shows that former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe examined “line-by-line” the faulty warrant applications to spy on Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page. There is little question that senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department committed egregious abuses of power in obtaining the warrants and then moving forward on a baseless investigation of President Trump, now being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In...
  • [Flashback] Strzok says the salacious dossier is not why the FBI's Russia investigation was launched

    01/21/2019 12:03:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2018 | by John Haltiwanger
    [FROM JULY 2018] FBI official Peter Strzok on Thursday said in sworn testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI launched its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida asked Strzok, "The dossier. Was the dossier a part of why you opened up the investigation?" Strzok, without hesitating, replied, "No." DeSantis then said, "So, the dossier was not part of it. That's important." The FBI launched its Russia probe in July 2016, looking into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia...
  • Bruce Ohr's testimony on anti-Trump dossier at odds with Adam Schiff's version

    01/20/2019 5:15:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/19 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr has provided a point-by-point narrative of his actions promoting the 2016 Democratic Party-financed dossier that conflicts with Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s official version, according to a comparison of the two. Mr. Schiff, a California Democrat who has promised a wide investigation of President Trump as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a memo last year on the FBI’s early-on investigation into the Republican’s campaign. It was a counter to a report issued Feb. 2 by Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican who was chairing the committee. Mr. Nunes won White...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defectiv

    01/17/2019 6:40:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged “collusion” between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia knew all along that the anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that fueled their probe was biased and likely phony. Yet instead of investigating those individuals at the FBI and Justice Department who actively participated in the dossier fraud – as he should have done – Mueller hired several of them to investigate Trump. Newly confirmed congressional testimony of former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr shows that he warned both the FBI and the Justice Department that Steele was...
  • Top Mueller Officials Coordinated With Fusion GPS Spouse In 2016

    01/17/2019 10:51:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 17, 2019 | by Mollie Hemingway
    Subtitle: The Department of Justice's Bruce Ohr claimed he repeatedly said information was not verified, risked bias, and had been obtained under political circumstances. A senior Department of Justice official says he repeatedly and specifically told top officials at the FBI and DOJ about dossier author Christopher Steele’s bias and his employer Fusion GPS’ conflicts of interest, information they kept hidden from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. These conversations involved high-level officials, including some who are now senior officials in the special counsel probe. And the conversations began taking place in the earliest days of August 2016, much earlier than...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBI’s attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • Hillary's agents pushed anti-Trump Prague tale before -- and after -- 2016 election

    01/07/2019 1:10:26 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    Hillary Clinton’s election-year opposition research team pushed the infamous Prague-Russia-Trump story before and after it first emerged in the 2016 dossier by Christopher Steele. Two years later, the Prague tale has risen again, this time compliments of McClatchy news service, bringing with it familiar denials. Here is how the Prague allegation has stuck around Washington for two years without any independent public evidence, feeding liberal suspicious of a Trump-Kremlin election plot:
  • Dossier fails the test of time; Trump-Russia collusion claims now called 'likely false'

    12/30/2018 10:32:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2018 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff, an early public conduit for Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, now says the former British spy’s sensational Russia collusion charges lack apparent evidence and are “likely false.” As Election Day loomed in September 2016, Mr. Isikoff was the first Washington journalist to write about Mr. Steele’s memos. He focused on Mr. Steele’s contention that Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page met with nefarious operatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a publicly announced trip to Moscow in July 2016. As reported by the Daily Caller, Mr. Isikoff this month told Mediaite columnist John Ziegler: “When you actually get...
  • PAUL RYAN AIDE AND REP. ADAM KINZINGER WERE EARLY RECIPIENTS OF STEELE DOSSIER, DOCUMENTS SAY

    12/19/2018 10:03:12 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/19/2018 | chuck ross
    A federal judge on Wednesday revealed just how widely Christopher Steele distributed his infamous anti-Trump dossier. Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Paul Ryan chief of staff Jonathan Burks received Steele’s reports in December 2016, before BuzzFeed would publish the dossier in full. Court documents say that Steele gave the dossier materials to Kinzinger and Burks, though Paul Ryan’s office claims that Burks has never met Steele and did not receive documents directly from the former British spy. A Republican lawmaker and the chief of staff to House Speaker Paul Ryan were early recipients of the infamous Steele dossier, according to a...
  • Confirmed: McCain Associate David Kramer Gave Junk Trump-Russia Pee-Pee Dossier to Jim Comey and Bu

    12/19/2018 5:22:46 PM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/19/2018 | Jim Hoft
    David Kramer, an associate of Senator John McCain, invoked his Fifth Amendment right to not testify to Congress in connection to his role in distribution of the fake Russia dossier to the FBI. Kramer was briefed by the Russian dossier author Christopher Steele in London in 2016. The Russian dossier was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The junk dossier was used as evidence in a FISA court hearing as evidence to spy on Trump volunteer Carter Page — in October 2016. Kramer then returned back to the US and delivered the phony dossier...
  • Christopher Steele: I Was Hired to Help Hillary Clinton Challenge the 2016 Election Results

    12/17/2018 3:20:22 PM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Christopher Steele, the former British spy who prepared the Russia “dossier” that has led to more than two years of investigations into President Donald Trump’s campaign, has told a London court that he was hired to provide a basis to challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election in the event that Trump won. The Washington Times reported Monday (original links): He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference. His scenario is contained in a sealed...
  • Reporter who broke news of Steele dossier used to surveil aide calls its claims largely 'false' (tr)

    12/18/2018 3:29:06 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18 2018 | Gregg Re
    Reporter who broke news of Steele dossier used to surveil ex-Trump aide calls its claims largely 'false' The salacious and unverified opposition research dossier cited by the FBI as its main justification to surveil a top Trump aide contains many claims that are "likely false," according to the Yahoo News reporter who was among the first to break the news of the dossier's existence. Michael Isikoff's statements on John Ziegler's Free Speech Broadcasting podcast came a day before Michael Cohen adviser Lanny Davis reiterated that Cohen has never been to Prague -- where, according to the dossier, he traveled to...
  • WAPO REPORTER: FBI AND CIA SOURCES SAY THEY DOUBT MAJOR DOSSIER ALLEGATION

    12/17/2018 5:37:45 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/17/18
    One of the most prominent allegations in the Steele dossier is that Michael Cohen visited Prague during the 2016 campaign to pay off Russia-linked hackers who stole emails from Democrats — the claim fueled speculation ever since the dossier was published that the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russians to influence the election. But according to a top national security reporter for The Washington Post, FBI and CIA sources told reporters for the newspaper they doubt the allegations, which British spy Christopher Steele leveled. “We’ve talked to sources at the FBI and the CIA and elsewhere — they don’t believe...
  • Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before, or after, FISA warrant

    12/09/2018 12:17:51 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/2018 | john Solomon
    Many people I know in law enforcement circles shuddered when James Comey tweeted recently that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.” To them, Comey’s Twitter attack crossed that “blue line” – the one that real cops abide by, to never criticize fellow officers and to always have their backs. I had a different reaction. I found it odd that a man who started his Twitter career by quoting Bible verses about justice might have forgotten one of the golden utterances from Jesus himself: “He that is without sin among you, let him...
  • Spygate: The True Story of Collusion [Infographic]

    10/13/2018 11:05:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | October 12, 2018 | JEFF CARLSON
    How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump. Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple: