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  • Robert Mueller STILL Relying on Hillary-Funded Phony Dossier as “Road Map” For Russia Witch Hunt

    02/22/2018 2:08:41 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 22, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: DEEP STATE SCANDAL=> Robert Mueller STILL Relying on Hillary-Funded Phony Dossier as “Road Map” For Russia Witch Hunt Special Counsel Robert Mueller is continuing to use a controversial 35-page dossier financed by the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign as a “road map” for investigative leads, sources familiar with his investigation say. Mueller’s team has also used information gleaned from surveillance court-approved wiretaps on former Trump adviser Carter Page that were secured by citing material in the dossier, the sources say. […] Sources say Mueller’s office also inherited collections from a separate wiretap...
  • Mueller Still Relying on Discredited Steele Dossier

    02/22/2018 11:55:58 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 2/22/2018 | Paul Sperry
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is continuing to use a controversial 35-page dossier financed by the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign as a "road map” for investigative leads, sources familiar with his investigation say. Mueller’s team has also used information gleaned from surveillance court-approved wiretaps on former Trump adviser Carter Page that were secured by citing material in the dossier, the sources say. And a detail previously reported last fall – that Mueller’s investigators traveled overseas last year to debrief the dossier’s London-based author, Christopher Steele, a former British spy – takes on a new cast with...
  • The Paradoxes of the Mueller Investigation

    02/22/2018 7:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly conspiring to sow confusion in the 2016 presidential election. The chance of extraditing any of the accused from Vladimir Putin's Russia is zero. Some of the Russians' Keystone Cops efforts to disrupt the election favored Donald Trump (as well as Bernie Sanders). Yet Mueller's team made it clear that the Russians neither colluded with any U.S. citizens nor had any material effect on the election's outcome. But from here on out, there will be ironies, paradoxes and unintended consequences with just about everything Mueller does. Is it now time...
  • With Indictments of Russians, the Groundwork Is in Place to Criminally Charge Hillary

    02/21/2018 6:08:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/20/18 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The first one is that they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russia-Trump dossier, was a foreign citizen. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference on the indictments, the Russians “used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents” to hide their activities. The next potentially criminating thing is that the Clinton campaign “knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election.”
  • Prediction: Sessions will find FBI lied about Steele credibility to spy on Trump

    02/21/2018 12:06:30 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2018 | Allan J. Favish
    On February 18, 2018, United States attorney general Jeff Sessions stated that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate whether the process used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) regarding allegations involving Russia and the Donald Trump presidential campaign was proper. The most notorious part of this process involved FISA Court surveillance and search warrants on part-time Trump campaign informal adviser Carter Page. The warrants were based on a dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.
  • Devin Nunes Submits Questions To Obama Officials About Clinton-Steele Dossier…

    02/21/2018 4:11:12 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 36 replies ^ | 2/20/18 | sundance
    The way to deconstruct the ‘Trump Operation’ is to focus on the underlying cornerstone, ‘the dossier’. We have continued to point toward this approach as the most direct path to get the underlying scheme exposed and subsequently take down all the corrupt officials. This approach also appears to be the course of investigative action by Nunes, Goodlatte and Grassley. The Clinton-Steele Dossier is now exposed as the foundational document behind a fraudulent FISA surveillance warrant. As such Phase-two includes exposing everyone who is associated with the assembly, use, promotion and distribution of the Clinton-Steele Dossier.
  • Christopher Steele: The Real Foreign Influence in the 2016 Election?

    02/16/2018 12:42:34 PM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2/15/2018 | Peter Van Buren
    ...Steele reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him $50,000 to continue his “research,” though the deal is believed to have fallen through after the dossier became public (an intelligence community source tells The American Conservative Steele did in fact operate as a fully paid FBI asset.) Along the way, the FBI also informed Steele of their separate investigation into Trump staffer George Papadopoulos, a violation of security and a possible tainting of Steele’s research going forward. The Nunes memo also showed then-associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr back-channeled additional...
  • Someone’s Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and It’s Not Congress

    02/14/2018 7:17:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 91 replies
    On a Monday night (February 12th, 2018) episode of Tucker Carlson a democrat member of the House Intelligence committee said something interesting that almost everyone missed. Appearing on the show to joust with Tucker, HPSCI member Eric Swalwell stated: “the House Intel Committee has not interviewed a single witness in over a month”. [Video Here, quote @03:47] This statement is rather enlightening. A month earlier, January 4th, 2018, an agreement was finally made between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and DOJ Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for complete disclosure of all unreadacted documents.....AND a list of witnesses who Nunes...
  • DNC Refused To Comply With Dossier-Related Subpoena, So BuzzFeed Sued

    02/14/2018 11:45:06 AM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/2018 | Chuck Ross
    BuzzFeed News sued the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Tuesday to force the release of information that the news outlet hopes will help it defend against a lawsuit related to the Steele dossier. BuzzFeed is seeking digital information that could shed light on the cyber attacks against the DNC during the presidential campaign. The news outlet faces three separate lawsuits related to its publication of the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC. The suit against the DNC seeks information that could help defend against a defamation lawsuit filed by...
  • Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin Ally Oleg Deripaska?

    02/13/2018 10:53:04 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    Tablet ^ | 2/13/2018 | Lee Smith
    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...
  • Dossier’s 10 core collusion accusations remain unverified 20 months later

    02/12/2018 5:04:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Christopher Steele’s unproven dossier is a mix of felony charges against President Trump and his people, as well as supposed gossip inside the Kremlin over computer hacking and personnel firings. For the ongoing special counsel investigation into suspected Trump-Russia election coordination, it is helpful to separate what counts: Dust away the atmospherics — supposed Kremlin intrigue — and focus on the collusion charges brought by the former British spy based on his paid intermediaries and Moscow sources. None is identified. Funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party, these specific dossier charges of secret spy missions and criminality...
  • Former CIA director Brennan under investigation for perjury

    02/12/2018 2:37:08 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 174 replies
    americanthinker ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rick Moran
    Obama appointee and former CIA director John Brennan is the target of a perjury investigation by the House Intelligence Committee. Chairman Devin Nunes is turning his attention to the role the CIA played in promoting the Steele dossier. Brennan said under oath that he didn't know who commissioned the dossier and that it was not used to conclude that Russia had meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign. Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document, even though senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI knew the previous year that...
  • Exclusive: CIA Ex-Director Brennan's Perjury Peril

    02/12/2018 11:41:48 AM PST · by mojito · 32 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 2/11/2018 | Paul Sperry
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes next plans to investigate the role former CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama intelligence officials played in promoting the salacious and unverified Steele dossier on Donald Trump -- including whether Brennan perjured himself in public testimony about it. In his May 2017 testimony before the intelligence panel, Brennan emphatically denied the dossier factored into the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election "to help Trump’s chances of victory.” Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document (excerpt here), even though...
  • 2017: State Department Spox: “The Steele Dossier Was Never Used for FISA Application”

    02/12/2018 11:06:40 AM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 11, 2018 | Sundance
    It’s always an interesting exercise to take new and confirmed information and go back to see the claims from the key stakeholders when the initial trail of the information was discovered. This is one such example from July 2017.
  • The Fake National Security Behind Obama’s Watergate

    02/12/2018 10:30:52 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before the Nunes memo was released, Democrats, the media and its intelligence sources insisted that it would undermine national security, reveal tradecraft secrets and even get agents killed. Senator Cory Booker warned that it might be treasonously "endangering fellow Americans in the intelligence community." It was, but not in the way that he meant. The memo didn’t have anything resembling classified information it. Neither did the Grassley-Graham criminal referral which was heavily redacted to screen out all the “classified information.” What did the classified information consist of?
  • Michael Goodwin: Peeling back the layers of Hillary Clinton’s deceit

    02/11/2018 8:05:25 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | Michael Goodwin
    *snip* A third layer of the onion involves the revelations in the letter GOP Sens. Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham wrote to the Justice Department. They urge a criminal investigation into whether Steele lied to the FBI about how much and when he fed the dossier to the anti-Trump media. The letter is compelling in showing that Steele said one thing under oath to a British court and something different to the FBI. The contradictions matter because the agency relied on Steele’s credibility in both the FISA applications and its actual investigation. Strangely, even after it fired him for breaking...
  • Were there really ever any Russians at all?

    02/11/2018 4:12:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-18 | DrJohn
    We have been fed an endless diet of Trump-Russia collusion by the media. It is based on the dossier compiled by one Christopher Steele. The more we learn about it, the more curious it becomes. The dossier was the basis for the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Carter Page. That in itself is very curious. Page has been on the FBI radar since at least 2014. Page is thought to have helped the FBI snare Russian spies in 2013 back then although he denies it. You'd think that the FBi would be able to determine if Page was...
  • What They Will Not Tell You About 'The Memo'

    02/11/2018 5:02:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 11, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    I am no Shakespearean scholar, but I do know the line from Hamlet: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.“ That is what came to mind leading up to the release of the Intelligence Committee “FISA memo.” There were many who did not want us to see it, but there is a lot they still are not telling us. When the memo was released I devoured it. After all, the buildup was monumental. The head of the FBI, Christopher Wray, had spent a reported hour and a half reading it. Then he sent over to two more people to review...
  • Steele Dossier’s ‘Coincidences’ Keep Piling Up

    02/09/2018 2:51:27 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/08/2018 | Chuck Ross
    At least four separate coincidences have emerged as the public learns more information about the unverified Steele dossier and how it was crafted. The origin story of the 35-page document was pretty simple at the outset. Fusion GPS, which was investigating then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to write the dossier.
  • Clinton Ally in State Dept Admits Passing Blumenthal/Shearer Material to Steele

    02/09/2018 1:37:19 PM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 9, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here's the truth," is the Washington Post headline. It's meant to carry the insouciant house style of viral social media. But it's the paper most closely linked to the effort to overturn the 2016 election (democracy dies in darkness) giving a key suspect a forum to defend himself. And no amount of bravado can change that. The man being investigated in Jonathan Winer, formerly of the State Department, who has Clinton ties. And his piece is an attempt to spin his role in acting as one interface between Clintonworld and the Steele dossier.