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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Christopher Steele Admits He Was Hired To Help Hillary Challenge 2016 Election
BanHam 07:13 PM 12-17-2018
Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:15


Former UK spy Christopher Steele admitted in a London court that he was hired to help Hillary Clinton contest the results of the 2016 election in case Trump won, according to the Washington Times.

Steele assembled an anti-Trump "dossier" of opposition research investigative firm Fusion GPS, which was in turn hired by DNC law firm Perkins Coie LLP. The document used "a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure," and "a former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin," according to Vanity Fair. In other words, Hillary Clinton - through Steele and other intermediaries - was working with Russians against Donald Trump.

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 Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.

In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele wrote: “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.

“Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.” -Washington Times

During the election, Clinton told voters that Donald Trump would "threaten democracy" if he didn't promise to accept the results of the 2016 election - after Trump suggested he might not accept the results of a "rigged" contest.

Meanwhile Clinton was open to challenging the election more than ten months after her historic loss - if only there were a way. "There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be, but I don’t think they’re on strong ground. But people are making those arguments. I just don’t think we have a mechanism," Clinton told NPR in September 2017.

The dossier Steele produced was used as the basis for an FBI FISA surveillance warrant application to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Notably, the agency never told the FISA court that the dossier their application hinged on was paid for by the DNC and Clinton's campaign, although it did indicate that it was opposition research.

The mainstream media used still-unverified key claims within the dossier to fuel a conspiracy theory that President Trump conspired with the Russian government to win the 2016 US election.

Meanwhile, as we reported earlier Monday, FBI and CIA sources told a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter that they didn't believe a key claim contained in the "Steele Dossier," the document the Obama FBI relied on to obtain a surveillance warrant on a member of the Trump campaign.

The Post's Greg Miller told an audience at an October event that the FBI and CIA did not believe that former longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen visited Prague during the 2016 election to pay off Russia-linked hackers who stole emails from key Democrats, reports the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross.

"We’ve talked to sources at the FBI and the CIA and elsewhere — they don’t believe that ever happened," said Miller during the October event which aired Saturday on C-SPAN.

We literally spent weeks and months trying to run down... there's an assertion in there that Michael Cohen went to Prague to settle payments that were needed at the end of the campaign. We sent reporters to every hotel in Prague, to all over the place trying to - just to try to figure out if he was ever there, and came away empty. -Greg Miller

Meanwhile, Trump is still living under the spectre of Russian collusion, while Hillary Clinton actually colluded Russians in her plan to challenge the 2016 election.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-2016-election


> There must be an outcry from Dem's -

"Hillary must face Justice for Russia Collusion."
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Donger 07:16 PM 12-17-2018
:-)
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displacedinMN 07:25 PM 12-17-2018
Collusion?

Every elected official is corrupt and full of shit.
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BanHam 07:30 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by Donger:
:-)


Steele just 'blew-up' all your talking points of this past year - on this topic:



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Prison Bitch 07:33 PM 12-17-2018
Notably, the agency never told the FISA court that the dossier their application hinged on was paid for by the DNC and Clinton's campaign


It's even worse than that: Perkins Coies, the law firm representing the DNC and the Hillary campaign, tried to keep the information about who paid for the dossier secret. Had the House not pressed the issue, and had Judge Leon not later required the bank records be provided, we wouldn't have ever known about this attempted cover-up.
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Donger 07:35 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by BanHam:
Steele just 'blew-up' all your talking points of this past year - on this topic:


:-)

One, ZeroHedge, comrade.

Two, what talking points have been blown up?
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BanHam 07:54 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by Donger:
:-)

One, ZeroHedge, comrade.

Two, what talking points have been blown up?


1) This article is based on an article by the Washington Times:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...s-preparing-t/


2) All of them.
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Jim Hammer 08:19 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by BanHam:
1) This article is based on an article by the Washington Times:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...s-preparing-t/


There's a difference?
Originally Posted by :

2) All of them.

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stumppy 08:27 PM 12-17-2018
:-)
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BanHam 08:31 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:


There's a difference?



I think you are 'behind' on the Power Curve - regarding this entire story:


> Michael Isikoff, the journalist who was first to report allegations from the Steele dossier, said in a new interview that many of the salacious allegations in the document are “likely false.”

> “Would you agree that a lot of what’s in the Steele dossier has been somewhat vindicated?” Mediaite columnist John Ziegler asked Michael Isikoff, a co-author of the book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story on Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.”

“No,” Isikoff responded in an interview released Saturday.

“You would not?” asked Ziegler.

“No,” Isikoff repeated.

Isikoff’s views about the dossier are significant because of his central role in advancing the narrative that the Russian government conspired with Trump associates.

Isikoff is the journalist who wrote the Sept. 23, 2016 article at Yahoo! News laying out Steele’s allegations that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page met secretly in Moscow with two Kremlin insiders. Isikoff’s co-author, David Corn, is the only other reporter to have written about Steele’s claims prior to the 2016 election.

Isikoff and Corn are two of a small handful of reporters who met during the campaign with Steele. The former British spy put the dossier together while working for Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that investigated Trump on behalf of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

The FBI cited both the dossier and Isikoff’s article in four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on Page. Republicans have accused the FBI of abusing the FISA process by relying heavily on the unverified Steele dossier and failing to reveal that the Clinton team and DNC funded the salacious report.

“When you actually get into the details of the Steele dossier, the specific allegations, we have not seen the evidence to support them, and in fact, there is good grounds to think that some of the more sensational allegations will never be proven and are likely false,” Isikoff told Ziegler.

Isikoff said that while Steele’s claims about collusion have a “mixed record at best,” he asserted that Steele was “clearly on to something” with his allegations of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.

Isikoff’s remarks come amid two other major developments on the dossier front, neither of them good for Steele’s report.

A top national security reporter at The Washington Post claimed in October that FBI and CIA sources have told the newspaper that they do not believe that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague during the campaign to arrange payments to Russian hackers, as Steele reported. (RELATED: WaPo Reporter: FBI And CIA Doubt Major Claim In Steele Dossier)

“We’ve talked to sources at the FBI and the CIA and elsewhere — they don’t believe that ever happened,” WaPo’s Greg Miller, who has a written a book about the Trump-Russia affair, said at an event in October that aired Saturday on C-SPAN.

Lanny Davis, an adviser to Cohen, vehemently denied Sunday the dossier’s allegations about Cohen.

“No, no Prague, ever, never,” Davis told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt when asked about the dossier.

Davis has disputed the dossier’s allegations in the past, but had refused to comment on the matter since Cohen began cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.

“After you get through the pee tape the Michael Cohen allegation in the Steele dossier may be the most important one,” said Isikoff.

Davis’ comments suggest that Cohen has made the same denials to Mueller and that prosecutors believe the former Trump fixer. Cohen pleaded guilty in the special counsel’s probe on Nov. 29 to lying to Congress during his testimony in 2017 about his attempts to negotiate a deal to build a Trump Tower Moscow during the campaign. He also pleaded guilty in New York federal court on Aug. 21 to tax evasion, bank fraud and making illegal campaign contributions by paying off Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006. (RELATED: Michael Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Lying To Congress, But Not About The Dossier)

Cohen claimed that he paid off Daniels at Trump’s direction. The president has disputed that the payment was illegal or related to the campaign.

As Isikoff noted, Cohen vehemently denied the dossier’s claims during that same congressional testimony, but he was not charged with lying about those matters.

“Why wasn’t he charged with lying about it? That would have been as serious a lie as the lie he told about the Trump Tower Moscow project,” said Isikoff. “All the signs to me are that Mueller is reaching his end game, and we may see less than many people want him to find.”

^ You are in this category.

https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/17/m...teele-dossier/
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Jim Hammer 09:10 PM 12-17-2018
Zerohenge.

Washington Times.

Daily Caller.

If you cite Breitbart and The Blaze, I'll have a bingo.
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IowaHawkeyeChief 09:17 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
Zerohenge.

Washington Times.

Daily Caller.

If you cite Breitbart and The Blaze, I'll have a bingo.
If you post in the lounge...
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BanHam 09:21 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
Zerohenge.

Washington Times.

Daily Caller.

If you cite Breitbart and The Blaze, I'll have a bingo.


Careful - your NPC friends may have an initial adverse reaction if you go against Michael Isikoff too soon.

- The MSM has not had a chance to discredit him yet.
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Jim Hammer 09:25 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by IowaHawkeyeChief:
If you post in the lounge...
... you'll quit following me around like a little puppy?
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mlyonsd 09:28 PM 12-17-2018
Originally Posted by Jim Hammer:
... you'll quit following me around like a little puppy?
suzzer scum born.
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