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  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • Grassley, Graham Send Batch of Letters Related to Potential Political Influence on FBI

    01/27/2018 1:46:15 PM PST · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    Jan 26, 2018 WASHINGTON – As part of their ongoing oversight efforts to ensure that the FBI’s law enforcement activities are free of improper political influence, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) yesterday sent six letters seeking information and documents regarding Christopher Steele’s work on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary for America. The letters seek information and documents relating to those political organizations’ knowledge of and involvement in Mr. Steele’s work and his reported interactions with the FBI while he was working on behalf of...
  • On Notice – Senator Chuck Grassley Sends Letters Requesting Information…

    01/26/2018 8:48:00 PM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/26/2018 | SUNDANCE
    WASHINGTON – As part of their ongoing oversight efforts to ensure that the FBI’s law enforcement activities are free of improper political influence, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) yesterday sent six letters seeking information and documents regarding Christopher Steele’s work on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary for America. The letters seek information and documents relating to those political organizations’ knowledge of and involvement in Mr. Steele’s work and his reported interactions with the FBI while he was working on behalf of these political organizations....
  • Byron York: 'Hide the ball' — On Capitol Hill, growing frustration with FBI secrecy

    01/24/2018 2:01:29 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 29 replies
    snip: On January 4, Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the crime and terrorism subcommittee, sent a criminal referral to the FBI and Justice Department concerning Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the Trump dossier. In a cover letter, Grassley and Graham suggested that Steele might have lied to the FBI during his association with the bureau as he compiled the dossier. That's all the cover letter said. The referral itself, which was classified, made the actual case about Steele. Grassley wrote an unclassified version of the referral for public release — finally, the public could understand...
  • Senator Grassley Confronts FBI and DOJ – Asks Full Senate To Review Criminal Referral For Steele

    01/24/2018 1:35:32 PM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    Wow. Massive amounts of confirmation for the ongoing strategy we outlined was underway. [Remember the batting order: Nunes, Grassley, Goodlatte, Horowitz] As expected Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, steps to the plate following Devin Nunes. We previously outlined how Senator Chuck Grassley was directly calling the bluff of the FBI when he sent a criminal referral to the justice department for Christopher Steele. Much of the referral itself was redacted and withheld from public view because it was classified. Today, in a move with strong parallels to Chairman Nunes (House Intel Committee Memo), Senator Grassley is asking...
  • Obama Sending Attorney General to Zurich to Lobby for World Cup 2022 in U.S. (Really)

    11/29/2010 4:39:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 68 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Mark Knoller
    Attorney General Holder heads to Zurich, Switzerland tomorrow to lobby to bring the World Cup to the U.S. in 2022.Justice Dept. says Holder is making the trip to Zurich at the request of Pres. Obama to show US commitment to host World Cup in 2022. Pres. Obama lost U.S. effort in '09 to host 2016 Summer Olympics. WH hopes Holder's mission to Zurich doesn't end up a Swiss miss.Perhaps we'll find out more about the World Cup mission from Holder's cables in the next WikiLeaks document disclosures.
  • Loretta Lynch's Justice Department Just Launched a Full-Blown Offensive Against FIFA

    05/27/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 125 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 27, 2015 | Nora Kelly
    May 27, 2015 Loretta Lynch's Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment Wednesday morning laden with racketeering, corruption and conspiracy charges against 14 people associated with FIFA, the world soccer association, and international soccer organizations.
  • Putin: These FIFA charges are a US plot to steal the 2018 World Cup from Russia

    05/28/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    Actually, it’s the Swiss who are probing the 2018 World Cup award to Russia, and the US bid was for the 2022 World Cup that went to Qatar.  Vladimir Putin won’t let those facts get in the way of a good anti-American rant, of course. The Russian strongman publicly questioned why the US would have any interest or jurisdiction over a legal argument that doesn’t involve its own citizens, which also turns out to be … not true: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA’s affairs and hinted that it was part of an...
  • Trump Campaign Officials Rebuffed Volunteer’s Attempts To Broker Meeting With Russian Government

    08/15/2017 5:35:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    Top officials on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rebuffed requests from a lower level volunteer seeking meetings between the then-real estate mogul and Russian government, according to email exchanges leaked to The Washington Post. According to The Post, George Papadopoulos, an energy consultant, sent a half-dozen emails to Trump campaign officials suggesting and requesting meetings between Trump and members of the Russian government, including Vladimir Putin. The campaign emails, which were read to The Post by an unidentified source, reveal a previously-undisclosed connection between a member of the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Papadopoulos indicated in some of the emails...
  • Vanity: Christopher Steele Info

    01/11/2017 4:55:00 PM PST · by lacrew · 25 replies
    UK ^ | 1-11-17 | Self
    The Brits seem to do a good job of record-keeping, as far as companies are concerned. So the link above goes to a profile of Christopher Steele's company - Orbis Business Intelligence. First of all, Steele is supposed to be the "Former MI6" mastermind and general James Bond character, who accumulated the Trump pee story. In reality, he just runs a third rate political consulting company. As far as I can tell, his last post in Russia was no later than 1998...so his contacts there might be a tad bit stale. But lets look at this juggernaut of a company....
  • Inside the shadowy world of Chris Whatsit: How the confirmed Cambridge socialist became...(Steele)

    01/13/2017 6:25:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/13 | greenhill
    The strange and fascinating world of the British spy known as ‘Chris Whatsit’ was unravelling yesterday. Christopher Steele was once MI6’s top spy on Russian affairs and lived in the shadows until being unmasked as the alleged author of the ‘dirty dossier’ on Donald Trump. He was dubbed ‘Chris Whatsit’ by his late wife on their first date because she could not remember his name – but he revelled in being a man of mystery. Now the 52-year-old is hoping to return to anonymity after fleeing his Ł1.5million home in Surrey, telling his neighbour to look after his three cats....
  • David Corn and the Roots of the Fusion GPS Trump Frame-up

    07/24/2017 4:12:04 PM PDT · by Fedora · 95 replies
    Original research | 07/24/2017 | Fedora
    Accounts of the phony Trump dossier debacle typically begin on January 10, 2017, when CNN and BuzzFeed publicized allegations about an alleged Russian honey trap operation against Donald Trump that dossier compiler Christopher Steele has admitted were unverified. But the story of the phony dossier actually broke over two months earlier when Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn reported Steele’s allegations on October 31, 2016 under the headline, “A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump: Has the bureau investigated this material?”. Corn had previously helped the Democrats sink Mitt Romney’s...
  • The Inconvenient Truth of A Failed Coup - A Timeline

    05/27/2017 3:57:34 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Blueplum ^ | 26 May 2017 9:52pm PT | Blueplum
    The Inconvenient Truth of A Failed Coup - A Timeline April '16 - Nov '16 - Reuters May 18th, 2017 - according to 'current and former officials', 18 undisclosed contacts between **April '16 and Nov '16** - no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion 'in communications reviewed so far,' 'according to four current officials' and contacts focused on mending US-Russia relations, fighting Isis in Syria and containing an agressive China. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-idUSKCN18E106 April '16 or earlier - Steele is hired by "groups and donors supporting Republican opponents" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/christopher-steele-fbi-expenses/index.html [NOTE: Fusion claims a republican client hired them prior to the June hiring of...
  • Disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele hired by FBI for Further Research

    03/07/2017 12:51:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Too politically biased to succeed at the job of national security, the FBI has much in common with Christopher Steele in trying to pass off as truth bogus information The FBI is not just part of a USA intelligence apparatus that systematically spies on its own American citizenry, it intends to pay—with taxpayer dollars—for filth completely made up against a president they apparently did not want elected. The Bureau has been caught planning to pay ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who salaciously claimed in a dirty dossier that Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed the Obamas slept on...
  • Breakthrough near in Honduras crisis: UN

    07/10/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies · 4,466+ views
    Canada.com - Reuters ^ | July 9, 2009
    NEW YORK — The head of the United Nations General Assembly signalled Friday a breakthrough is imminent in talks to resolve the political crisis in Honduras. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann spoke in New York as thousands of supporters of Honduras’s ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, held rallies in the Central American country. “I have a feeling that we are moving in that direction rather quickly,” the former Nicaraguan revolutionary, who is also a Catholic priest, told a news conference at the UN. Insiders suggested that a timetable had been laid out in which Zelaya, a rich landowner whose leftist policies led him...