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Dossier was Moscow disinformation

FBI failed to review Steele's ties to Russians, warned some of dossier was Moscow disinformation

 

Declassified footnote lays out intelligence community concerns about Steele's ties to Russia and disinformation

 

BY: John Solomon

 

Key FBI officials failed to review an intelligence file identifying Christopher Steele's ties to Russian oligarchs and were later advised some of the information he provided agents in his dossier appeared to be misinformation planted by Russian intelligence, according to declassified information made public Friday.

 

The explosive revelations were contained in footnotes that had been originally redacted from Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz's December report on FBI failures in the Russia case. The information was provided to two Senate committees in recent days.

 

One of the newly declassified footnotes highlights a glaring misstep early in the Russia case, when key officials failed to review the intelligence control file for Steele, a former MI6 agent who approached the FBI with unverified allegations about Trump after he was hired to do opposition research by the firm working for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

 

Checking such files is a basic procedure in a counterintelligence probe when an informant is involved, officials told Just the News.

 

The footnote states that an FBI intelligence analyst and a supervisory special agent working on the Crossfire Hurricane probe admitted they "did not recall reviewing information in Steele's Delta file documenting Steele's frequent contacts with representatives for multiple Russian oligarchs in 2015."

"In addition to the information in Steele's Delta file documenting Steele's frequent contacts with representatives for multiple Russian oligarch, we identified reporting the Crossfire Hurricane team received [redacted] indicating the potential for Russia disinformation influencing Steele's election reporting," a second footnote revealed.

 

Specifically, that footnote added: "A [redacted] 2017 report relayed information from [redacted] outlining an inaccuracy in a limited subset of Steele's reporting about the activities of (former Trump lawyer) Michael Cohen. The [redacted] stated that it did not have high confidence in this subset of Steele's reporting and assessed that the referenced subset was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations."

 

That same footnote reveals a separate report to the FBI, dated 2017, “contained information … that the public reporting about the details of Trump’s [REDACTED] activities in Moscow during a trip in 2013 were false, and that they were the product of RIS ‘infiltra[ing] a source into the network’ of a [REDACTED] who compiled a dossier of information on Trump’s activities.” RIS is an acronym for Russian intelligence services.

 

The new information provides the most explosive information to date that FBI officials had serious reason to doubt Steele's dossier when it first arrived and during the time it was used to support FISA surveillance warrants targeting the Trump campaign in late 2016 and 2017.

 

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who worked to get the footnotes declassified, said Friday the information withheld from the American public for two years confirms the FBI collusion probe that dogged the Trump administration was flawed from start to finish and covered up by a false narrative driven by news media leaks.

 

“For years, the public was fed a healthy diet of leaks, innuendo and false information to imply that President Trump and his campaign were part of a Russian conspiracy to spread disinformation," the senators said. "The FBI’s blind pursuit of the investigation, despite exculpatory and contradictory information, only legitimized the narrative.

 

"The mounting evidence undercutting this narrative should have stopped the investigation early in its tracks. Instead, it took several years and millions in taxpayer dollars to conclude that the allegations were baseless."

 

 

You can read the newly declassified documents here:

 

 
 
 
 
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After all the time, money, and other resources Moscow continues to expend on getting Trump elected, I really doubt  this.  No worries thought. Let's just investigate the research Steele did and see where it leads.  (Listening to the sound of crickets from the regressives). 

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FACT: Everything in the Steele Dossier has been PROVEN to be TRUE.

tRump's principal financial backers since 1994 have all be RUSSIAN

tRump's financial backers include Russian Mob, Oligarchs and Government

tRump's advisor Manafort was deeply involved with Russian Oligarchs

tRump was under survalience by Czech Secret Police  (StB) since 1977

All the Czech intel on tRump was passed to the KGB

tRump spent several days in Russia that he never reported

tRump's indebtedness to Russians make him a definate security risk

 

The only thing in the Steele Dossier not PROVEN true is the pee tape.

 

GOPers are trying to imply a British counter-intelligence officer (Steele) somehow should NOT have Russian contacts, and then spin those professional contacts into a web of fantasy to attempt to discredit the source of so much dirt on tRump.

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@Khasahndra wrote:

FACT: Everything in the Steele Dossier has been PROVEN to be TRUE.

tRump's principal financial backers since 1994 have all beRUSSIANN

tRump's financial backers include Russian Mob, Oligarchs and Government

tRump'sadvisorrManafortt was deeply involved with Russian Oligarchs

tRump was undersurvaliencee by Czech Secret Police  StBB) since 1977

All the Czechintell on tRump was passed to the KGB

tRump spent several days in Russia that he never reported

tRump's indebtedness to Russians make him adefinatee security risk

 

The only thing in the Steele Dossier not PROVEN true is the pee tape.

 

GOPerss are trying to imply a British counter-intelligence officer (Steele) somehow should NOT have Russian contacts, and then spin those professional contacts into a web of fantasy to attempt to discredit the source of so much dirt on tRump.


Just wanted to repost this as it is so accurate. The book written about the dossier has lots ofcorroboratingg sources and yet, zero for those who claim it is fake. HEY. Let's investigate the claims in the book and see where the chips fall?

httpss:/wwwwnewyorkerr.com/news/our-columnists/the-inside-story-ofchristopherrsteeless-trump-dossier 

 

httpss:/wwwwbusinessinsiderr.comsteelee-dossier-allegations-trumprussiaamuellerr-investigation-2019-... 

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amazing!!! Their own AG Barr who is the Presidents chief defender said NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION, and they still have nothing left but conspiracy theories. The only ones who excel in disinformation is Trump and his Cult!!!
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@Khasahndra , Please consider expanding your sources for gathering news you believe to be true concerning Politics and Current Affairs...

 

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

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jimc91   Please consider expanding your sources for gathering news you believe to be true concerning Politics and Current Affairs...

 

 

You forgot to add that gathering news is not the same as gathering opinions. Believe it or not, some do that and treat opinions as factual news.

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@Khasahndra 

Nice post. And I think that Jim wants you to start following the opinions of the always "comical" writings of John Solomon!!! He who tries to start a flame with wet wood. 

 

As far as trump supporters going back to the same old well that is not producing, is because they have no credible information to back their accusations. 
Their old playbook is starting to show it's age!

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Khasahndra:  

 

GOPers are trying to imply a British counter-intelligence officer (Steele) somehow should NOT have Russian contacts, and then spin those professional contacts into a web of fantasy to attempt to discredit the source of so much dirt on tRump.

 

 

 

The Steele Dossier is a major component of their ongoing Trump/Russia soap opera. They have their major villains (Comey, Strzok, the dossier, Lisa Page, McCabe etc.) and they keep coming back again and again like a little kid that compulsively picks at a scab. Someone should tell them it's over and they should try to move on.

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I suspect this is yet another bogus right wing mangling of the truth. However, let's put that aside for the moment and deal with facts. 

 

1. The FBI investigation of the Trump campaign's connection with Russia, started about 7 weeks before they even knew about the Steele Dossier.

2. Therefore, the right wing lies about the Steele Dossier being the reason for the investigation is one big myth they keep perpetrating, in their attempt to protect their Supreme Leader in the White House.

 

Finally, U.S. Intelligence Agencies proclaimed the entire Trump Ukranian Story was masterminded in Moscow. In other words, the Ukranian theory was a Russian Dis-Information campaign. How come nobody in Trump World talks about that?

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