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Former British spy Christopher Steele has agreed to meet in London with U.S. officials regarding the dossier, The Times of London is reporting.


This is good news. It may be the first step in investigating the raw intelligence provided in the Steele Dossier.  If it should prove false, then Trump is off the hook. It might also give some insight into why the Russians spent a million and a half dollars a month to help Trump's election. 


Where did you get that figure???

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Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

 

Although the number of ads is relatively small, the disclosure provides a more detailed peek into what investigators believe was a targeted effort by Russians to influence U.S. politics during the campaign, this time through social media.

 

The 470 accounts appeared to come from a notorious "troll farm," a St. Petersburg-based organization known for promoting pro-Russian government positions via fake accounts, according to two people familiar with the investigation. The people were granted anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss details of the investigation.

 
 

In all, the accounts purchased about 3,000 ads between June 2015 and May 2017. Though the ads didn't specifically reference the election, a candidate or voting, they nevertheless allowed "divisive messages" to be amplified via the social media platform, the company's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said in a statement.

 

Facebook has turned over its findings to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is charged with overseeing the probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and any potential coordination with associates of President Trump.

 

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Facebook briefed the panel's staff on Wednesday, but he still wants to know more.

"I have a lot more questions for Facebook, and I've got a lot of questions for Twitter," Warner said, noting that "we've got Twitter coming in." He did not say when a meeting with representatives from Twitter might occur other than "soon."

 

A spokeswoman for Twitter declined comment Wednesday evening.

Warner said he also wants to know more about the content of the ads pushed out by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency and whether they targeted specific voters or locations in the U.S.

He said in many cases the social media messaging "was more about voter depression and suppression without having to necessarily mention an individual candidate's name."

Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Facebook's disclosure confirmed what many lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election had long suspected.

 

"One of the things that we're interested obviously in finding out is whether there was any coordination in terms of the use of those paid social media trolls or the Russian use of bots," he said.

The fake accounts were discovered during a company review of ad buys that was spurred by a broader investigation the company initiated into Russian meddling after the election, Stamos said.

In addition to the 470 accounts that appeared to be run from Russia, Stamos said Facebook's investigators also discovered an additional $50,000 in spending via 2,200 ads that "might have originated in Russia," even including ads purchased by accounts with IP addresses in the U.S. but set to Russian in the language settings.

 

The dollar amount of ad spending identified by Facebook is an infinitesimal amount compared with the total amount of advertising spending during the election. According to ad tracker Borrell Associates, more than $1.4 billion was spent during the 2016 election cycle on digital advertising alone. That figure includes spending on national, state and local elections.

 

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), who also serves on the House Intelligence Committee, said Facebook's disclosures help to "fill in with more color some of the lines that exist," but he would like to know more about the sophistication of the ads. He also wants to know if the content of the ads smacked of Russian propaganda.

 

"We know they had a cyber operation, we suspect U.S. persons may have been involved, now we know a U.S. company was used. So now we need to see if there are dots that connect," he said.

The company has come under intense pressure since the election to curb the flow of false information. After the election, it updated its advertising policy to say it wouldn't run spots that are "illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes fake news."

 

https://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-facebook-says-account...

 

 

 


The supporting material you use does not support the right wing. One thing we have not seen yet are the tapes of Trump and the porn girls. We know those tapes do exist and at one set is in Trumps overseers hands. They are worth  a ton of money so you are wrong about money.

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@jimc91 wrote:

Former British spy Christopher Steele has agreed to meet in London with U.S. officials regarding the dossier, The Times of London is reporting.


This is good news. It may be the first step in investigating the raw intelligence provided in the Steele Dossier.  If it should prove false, then Trump is off the hook. It might also give some insight into why the Russians spent a million and a half dollars a month to help Trump's election. 


Where did you get that figure???

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.

 

Although the number of ads is relatively small, the disclosure provides a more detailed peek into what investigators believe was a targeted effort by Russians to influence U.S. politics during the campaign, this time through social media.

 

The 470 accounts appeared to come from a notorious "troll farm," a St. Petersburg-based organization known for promoting pro-Russian government positions via fake accounts, according to two people familiar with the investigation. The people were granted anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss details of the investigation.

 
 

In all, the accounts purchased about 3,000 ads between June 2015 and May 2017. Though the ads didn't specifically reference the election, a candidate or voting, they nevertheless allowed "divisive messages" to be amplified via the social media platform, the company's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said in a statement.

 

Facebook has turned over its findings to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is charged with overseeing the probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and any potential coordination with associates of President Trump.

 

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Facebook briefed the panel's staff on Wednesday, but he still wants to know more.

"I have a lot more questions for Facebook, and I've got a lot of questions for Twitter," Warner said, noting that "we've got Twitter coming in." He did not say when a meeting with representatives from Twitter might occur other than "soon."

 

A spokeswoman for Twitter declined comment Wednesday evening.

Warner said he also wants to know more about the content of the ads pushed out by the Russian-based Internet Research Agency and whether they targeted specific voters or locations in the U.S.

He said in many cases the social media messaging "was more about voter depression and suppression without having to necessarily mention an individual candidate's name."

Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Facebook's disclosure confirmed what many lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election had long suspected.

 

"One of the things that we're interested obviously in finding out is whether there was any coordination in terms of the use of those paid social media trolls or the Russian use of bots," he said.

The fake accounts were discovered during a company review of ad buys that was spurred by a broader investigation the company initiated into Russian meddling after the election, Stamos said.

In addition to the 470 accounts that appeared to be run from Russia, Stamos said Facebook's investigators also discovered an additional $50,000 in spending via 2,200 ads that "might have originated in Russia," even including ads purchased by accounts with IP addresses in the U.S. but set to Russian in the language settings.

 

The dollar amount of ad spending identified by Facebook is an infinitesimal amount compared with the total amount of advertising spending during the election. According to ad tracker Borrell Associates, more than $1.4 billion was spent during the 2016 election cycle on digital advertising alone. That figure includes spending on national, state and local elections.

 

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), who also serves on the House Intelligence Committee, said Facebook's disclosures help to "fill in with more color some of the lines that exist," but he would like to know more about the sophistication of the ads. He also wants to know if the content of the ads smacked of Russian propaganda.

 

"We know they had a cyber operation, we suspect U.S. persons may have been involved, now we know a U.S. company was used. So now we need to see if there are dots that connect," he said.

The company has come under intense pressure since the election to curb the flow of false information. After the election, it updated its advertising policy to say it wouldn't run spots that are "illegal, misleading or deceptive, which includes fake news."

 

https://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-facebook-says-account...

 

 

 

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Former British spy Christopher Steele has agreed to meet in London with U.S. officials regarding the dossier, The Times of London is reporting.


This is good news. It may be the first step in investigating the raw intelligence provided in the Steele Dossier.  If it should prove false, then Trump is off the hook. It might also give some insight into why the Russians spent a million and a half dollars a month to help Trump's election. 

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Former British spy Christopher Steele has agreed to meet in London with U.S. officials regarding the dossier, The Times of London is reporting.

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As always, when one sees a post on these pages, one should take the time to verify whether the information is accurate or another attempt at propaganda by one side or the other.  

 

It appears the source for this story was attempting to use the Mueller investigation to disprove the Steele Dossier and the two are hardly connected at all.  I would call this propaganda.  Please read the fact check on the link below. Thanks

 

 

Mueller was looking for criminal acts, not seeking to confirm the dossier. In fact, Steele is rarely mentioned in the more than 400 pages. So one cannot necessarily say the Mueller report ends the matter, given a continuing counterintelligence investigation. But some key elements certainly appear in grave doubt.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/24/what-steele-dossier-said-vs-what-mueller-report-s...

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Former British spy Christopher Steele has agreed to meet in London with U.S. officials regarding the dossier, The Times of London is reporting.

 

A source close to Steele told the newspaper he plans to meet with American authorities within the next several weeks, but only about his interactions with the FBI and only with the approval of the British government.

 

Steele’s decision is an apparent about-face from his reported refusal to meet with U.S. investigators regarding his infamous report.

Reuters reported in May that Steele was unwilling to meet with a federal prosecutor who Attorney General William Barr tapped to lead an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. And Politico reported on April 17 that Steele was refusing to meet with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, which is looking into the FBI’s use of the dossier to obtain surveillance warrants against Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser.

Steele alleged in the dossier that the Trump campaign was part of a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election. He also reported that the Kremlin was blackmailing President Donald Trump with video of him with prostitutes in Moscow in 2016.

 

Those allegations have been all but debunked by the special counsel’s investigation, which was unable to find a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Kremlin to influence the election.

 

Steele, who worked indirectly for the Clinton campaign and DNC, was interviewed by the special counsel twice in 2017, but has rebuffed congressional requests for in-person interviews. He has largely avoided public view since BuzzFeed published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. He backed out of appearing at a national security event that was to be held in Baltimore in early March.

Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, is reportedly investigating the FBI’s use of Steele as a confidential informant. Steele first provided information to an FBI agent based in Rome on July 5, 2016. He met with FBI agents at other points before the election, as well as with members of the media, State Department and Justice Department officials.

The FBI cut ties with Steele on Oct. 31, 2016, after an article appeared which quoted Steele anonymously as a source speaking about his investigation of Trump. But investigators re-established contact with Steele weeks after the election. They tapped Justice Department official Bruce Ohr to serve as a back channel of sorts between Steele and the FBI.

Barr, the attorney general, has also expressed interest in the provenance of the dossier. He testified that he is concerned that the document is Russian disinformation. Steele, who worked in Russia for MI6 until his retirement in 2009, reportedly relied on a network of sources inside Russia to compile the dossier. The report’s apparent inaccuracies has led some intelligence experts to call for an investigation into whether Kremlin operatives planted false information with Steele in order to smear Trump.

 

Steele’s intelligence firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, did not respond to a request for comment.

 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/04/christopher-steele-agree-meet-dossier/

 

 

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