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Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice Knew...

Steele reveals he believes Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice knew about his anti-Trump research

 

Rice denies former British spy's account, which comes in a novel litigation by three Russian businessman suing over Britain's data laws .

 

BY:  John Solomon

 

The documents underlying his now infamous Russian dossier are long since destroyed, but Christopher Steele’s recollections of his political opposition research on President Trump nearly four years later are poised to create new heartburn for Democrats.

 

Steele recently testified in a British court that he believed both then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and then-Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice were aware of his dossier research as it was going on in summer 2016.

 

The testimony makes his most direct link yet between his Russia collusion research and the top of the Clinton campaign and Obama White House.

 

Steele told a British court he believed he had been hired by the Fusion GPS firm owned by Glenn Simpson through the Democratic National Committee-linked law firm Perkins Coie to assist the Clinton campaign during the election, according to a transcript of the testimony.

 

“I presumed it was the Clinton campaign, and Glenn Simpson had indicated that. But I was not aware of the technicality of it being the DNC that was actually the client of Perkins Coie,” Steele testified in March under questioning from lawyers for Russian bankers suing over his research.

 

“You knew it was the leadership of the Clinton presidential campaign didn't you?” a lawyer for the businessmen asked.

 

“I believed it was the campaign. Yes,” he answered.

 

“The leadership of the Clinton campaign?” he was asked.

 

“Fine, the leadership of the campaign,” Steele conceded.

 

The lawyer persisted.

 

“You also understood that Hillary Clinton herself was aware of what you were doing?” the lawyer asked.

 

“I think Glenn had mentioned it, but I wasn't clear,” Steele answered.

 

Then Steele was confronted with what lawyers said were notes he took at a meeting with the FBI in 2016 in which he purported to tell agents that Clinton was aware of his research. The lawyers read from those notes during the court proceedings.

 

The notes, according to the transcript, read: “We explained that Glenn Simpson/GPS Fusion was our commissioner but the ultimate client were the leadership of the Clinton presidential campaign and that we understood the candidate herself was aware of the reporting at least, if not us.”

 

The lawyers prodded: “It’s your note, so we assume it’s accurate?”

 

“Yes,” Steele answered during the March 17 testimony. You can read that testimony here.

 

 

Messages seeking comment that were left Tuesday at Hillary Clinton’s office and the Clinton family library were not returned.

 

A day later in additional testimony, Steele was asked how he came to present some of his dossier findings to the U.S. State Department during an October 2016 meeting with then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec.

 

The former British MI6 agent turned private intelligence investigator said his meeting was set up by State officials Jonathan Winer and Victoria Nuland after longtime Clinton adviser and friend Strobe Talbott had reached out to him.

 

“The meeting was set up by a State Department official called John Winer,” Steele explained.

“At your request?” the lawyers asked.

 

“No, at his request, his suggestion. He invited us into meet, as I understood it, at her request, Assistant Secretary of State Nuland,” Steele answered.

 

The lawyers asked whether Talbott opened the door in October.

 

“I think Strobe Talbott had gotten in touch with us much earlier than that,” Steele answered. “I remember taking a phone call from him, your lordship, earlier in the summer in which he said that he was aware that I had — he spoke in fairly cryptic terms — but he was aware that we had material of relevance to the U.S. election.

 

“A little bit of background, if I may, your lordship on that,” Steele added. “Both National Security Advisor at the time Susan Rice and Åssistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who were the key policymakers on Russia, had been colleagues of Mr. Talbott. And I had, although he didn't state it explicitly, one or either or both of them had briefed him on the work we had been doing.”

You can read that part of the testimony here.

 

 

 

Winer has acknowledged having contact with Steele in the summer of 2016, and Nuland has also acknowledged she was aware State officials met with the British operative. Erin Pelton, a spokeswoman for Rice, told Just the News on Tuesday that Steele’s claim was “utterly and completely false.”

 

Steele’s testimony provides other insights key to the ongoing investigation of the investigators in the Russia collusion probe.

 

Steele often disputed negative or contradictory accounts offered by other Russia case figures about his work, suggesting Kavalec’s notes of his meeting contained some “fairly odd things” and that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s account of an interview with him was at times inaccurate.

 

“All I know is they got some of it wrong,” Steele said of the IG report.

 

As for senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s account of one of their meetings, Steele added: “I think Bruce Ohr has misreported it ... or misremembered it.”

 

He also revealed that one piece of anti-Trump information he obtained in 2016 — a since-debunked claim that Trump secretly may have communicated with Russia through a computer server at the Alfa Bank — didn’t come from a Russian intelligence source but rather from one of the lawyers at Perkins Coie.

 

And Steele divulged he paid some of his sources of information as much as $3,000 to $5,000 a month, prompting the lawyers for the plaintiffs to ask whether that might have compromised some of the information he got.

 

“So they had a financial incentive to feed you stuff that was interesting, right?” a lawyer asked.

 

“Yes, that is true,” Steele answered. “But they were paid also to do other project work.” Steele added he didn’t think his sources would mislead him because they could be terminated if they did so.

 

Steele also told the court that most of his emails and other documents related to the dossier were destroyed by early January 2017 after he completed the project.

 

The British lawsuit is being brought under the Data Protection Act of 1998 by three international businessmen from Russia, arising out of the processing of their personal data in the Steele dossier.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice Knew...

"Blah, blah, blah...."

 

Seriously?   Who cares?

 

Nobody!

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Of course Clinton knew, well after...

 

"The Free Beacon, funded in large part by the New York hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, hired the firm, Fusion GPS, in 2015 to unearth damaging information about several Republican presidential candidates, including Mr. Trump. But The Free Beacon told the firm to stop doing research on Mr. Trump in May 2016, as Mr. Trump was clinching the Republican nomination.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee had begun paying Fusion GPS in April for research that eventually became the basis for the dossier.

 

The Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that it had retained the firm. That committee is one of a number of congressional committees investigating Russian attempts to disrupt the 2016 election and whether there was any collusion with Mr. Trump’s associates."

 

Marco Rubio also knew......

 

Conservative Website First Funded Anti-Trump Research by Firm That Later Produced Dossier 

 

This is OLD information, regurgitated by the Right, which was known and printed by a Newspaper of record.  With REAL journalists.....not one working out of a room at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria VA.


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“Yes,” Steele answered during the March 17 testimony.

 

You can read that testimony here.

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@jimc91 wrote:

“Yes,” Steele answered during the March 17 testimony.

 

You can read that testimony here.


Go read what is posted as support. It is nothing more than nonsense between 2 people and for the most part says nothing. The main fact is nothing in the Steele report has been proven not true, and that includes the Trump shower tape. Lets have everything in the Steele report released to all including the Trump shower tape with the ladies of the evening.

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Our ace reporter Jim... hit's another home run. Thanks Jim for keeping us informed.

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@Fishslayer777 wrote:
Our ace reporter Jim... hit's another home run. Thanks Jim for keeping us informed.

 

That's a hoot......old news, regurgitated.


 


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Home run?

Once again solomon strikes out!
He only tries to bend facts and heresay, in order for them to fit his accusations. 
Not credible or even worth reading. 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

Home run?

Once again solomon strikes out!
He only tries to bend facts and heresay, in order for them to fit his accusations. 
Not credible or even worth reading. 


FUNNY....

 

I guess you didn't notice.  John Solomon always includs a copy of the evidence of what he is reporting on.  In this article he included a pdf file with the transcript of the testimony given in the court.  But hey, it gave you another opportunity to express yourself.  FUNNY

 

 

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

@williamb39198 wrote:

Home run?

Once again solomon strikes out!
He only tries to bend facts and heresay, in order for them to fit his accusations. 
Not credible or even worth reading. 


FUNNY....

 

I guess you didn't notice.  John Solomon always includs a copy of the evidence of what he is reporting on.  In this article he included a pdf file with the transcript of the testimony given in the court.  But hey, it gave you another opportunity to express yourself.  FUNNY

 

 

 

 

 


Good old John is a far right opinion writer who never told the truth on anything, and that is why he is looked on as a total far right phony.

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@john258 wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:

@williamb39198 wrote:

Home run?

Once again solomon strikes out!
He only tries to bend facts and heresay, in order for them to fit his accusations. 
Not credible or even worth reading. 


FUNNY....

 

I guess you didn't notice.  John Solomon always includs a copy of the evidence of what he is reporting on.  In this article he included a pdf file with the transcript of the testimony given in the court.  But hey, it gave you another opportunity to express yourself.  FUNNY

 

 

 

 

 


Good old John is a far right opinion writer who never told the truth on anything, and that is why he is looked on as a total far right phony.


Unlike your posts @john258 , John Solomon, a top shelf investigative reporter always includes the evidence he has in hand, concerning the report he is writing.  

 

This article is a perfect example...  

 

In the article you will see a link to a Pdf file of the court transcript of the testimony.  

 

It's not opinion or innuendo.  It's the transcript of the testimony.  

 

Again, you never post any corroborating evidence, citations or sources.  Therefore your comments are irrelevant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

@john258 wrote:

@jimc91 wrote:

@williamb39198 wrote:

Home run?

Once again solomon strikes out!
He only tries to bend facts and heresay, in order for them to fit his accusations. 
Not credible or even worth reading. 


FUNNY....

 

I guess you didn't notice.  John Solomon always includs a copy of the evidence of what he is reporting on.  In this article he included a pdf file with the transcript of the testimony given in the court.  But hey, it gave you another opportunity to express yourself.  FUNNY

 

 

 

 

 


Good old John is a far right opinion writer who never told the truth on anything, and that is why he is looked on as a total far right phony.


Unlike your posts @john258 , John Solomon, a top shelf investigative reporter always includes the evidence he has in hand, concerning the report he is writing.  

 

This article is a perfect example...  

 

In the article you will see a link to a Pdf file of the court transcript of the testimony.  

 

It's not opinion or innuendo.  It's the transcript of the testimony.  

 

Again, you never post any corroborating evidence, citations or sources.  Therefore your comments are irrelevant.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Well about a month or so ago there was a list of the biggest liars reporting. Good old John made  the list. He always includes  nonsense that only Trump supporters would think was true. When one knows the subject they can speak from what they know. Yes testimony but not true testimony by fact. If my comments are irrelevant do not answer them. Facts and truth always win out in the end, and that is why Trump and his enablers never win in the end and have to say To FUNNY which is true about everything that comes out of Trumps mouth, and is repeated over and over by the enablers.

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