Spygate and The Steele Dossier Were The Cover Story – The Real Issue is Years of Obama-era Surveillance and Political Spy Operations…

If you read the Weissmann/Mueller report carefully one aspect stands out strongly; the Mueller investigation was fully committed to The Steele Dossier.  An inordinate amount of the report is focused on justifying their investigative validity and purpose in looking at the claims within the Steele Dossier.

Repeatedly, the investigative unit references their mandate based around the Steele Dossier, and the mid-summer 2016 origin of the FBI counterintelligence operation.

Why?  Why was/is Crossfire Hurricane (July ’16) and the Steele Dossier (Oct. ’16) so important to the principle intelligence apparatus, and the Mueller team (’17, ’18, ’19)?

I believe former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers has told us the answer.  In early 2016 Rogers caught on to a massive and pre-existing weaponization of government surveillance and the use of collected NSA metadata for political spy operations.  Everything, that comes AFTER March 2016 is one big blanket cover-up operation….. ALL OF IT.

The Russian election interference narrative; the use of Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, the London and Australian embassy personnel; Erika Thompson, Alexander Downer, U.S. DIA officials; everything around Crossfire Hurricane; and everything after to include the construct of the Steele Dossier; all of it was needed for the creation of an ‘after-the-fact‘  plausible justification to cover-up what Mike Rogers discovered in early 2016, AND the downstream unmasked records that existed in the Obama White House SCIF.

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump.  The intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. They already knew everything about the Trump campaign. The Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a justification for pre-existing surveillance and spy operations.

That’s why the FBI, and later the Mueller team, are so strongly committed to, and defending, the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content.

On Pages #11 and #12 of the Weissmann/Mueller report, the special counsel team outlines the purpose and intent of the probe as delivered by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Within these pages Mueller outlines the August 2nd Scope Memo that has previously been hidden and remains redacted through today.

Read the highlighted portion carefully to understand the scope of the instructions. Note the careful wording “the Special Counsel had been authorized since his appointment to investigate allegations”… This means from Day #1 of the special counsel, the scope of the probe was always to investigate the claims within the Ohr/Steele Dossier:

The August 2nd Scope Memo additionally authorized the investigation of “certain other matters” specifically relating to Manafort (financial crimes), and Papadopolous and Flynn (FARA violations).

These paragraphs tell us a great deal about what originated the purpose of the FBI investigation and the continued purpose of the special counsel. Remember, the special counsel was a continuance of the FBI counterintelligence operation which officially began on July 31st, 2016. [The unofficial beginning was much earlier]

Understanding now that Mueller is saying from Day One he was investigating the Steele Dossier; here’s where we all need to question the assumptions.

Why is the Steele Dossier so important?

From the beginning most people have thought the Fusion-GPS objective was to dig up dirt on Trump for political exploitation. However, with all the recent information outlined there’s actually a more significant role for Fusion.

The overall intelligence apparatus of the U.S. government was already conducting political surveillance on their political opposition. The systems of the intelligence apparatus such as FISA-702(16)(17) databases searches were being exploited months (if not years) beforehand.

When NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers discovered the use of the database he shut down contractor access on April 18th, 2016.

When Fusion GPS was hired by the DNC and Clinton team; also in April of 2016 immediately following the shut-down of FBI contractor access; it now appears the purpose was to provide cover for government surveillance already taking place. Perhaps part of that motive was fear of what NSA Mike Rogers might do.

The Obama administration (U.S. government intelligence apparatus) needed an external source of information that could cover their domestic surveillance and spy operations. That’s why Fusion GPS was hired, and why emphasis was put on using European and Australian intelligence contacts to create the plausible process to continue surveillance that was always taking place.

This corrupt weaponizing of the U.S. intelligence apparatus is MUCH BIGGER than anyone currently absorbs. The Steele Dossier was an eventual part of the cover-story.

When Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were discussing the “insurance policy” in August 2016, they were not discussing insurance from the perspective of their success, ie. Clinton elected; they were discussing insurance from the position of: if they failed.

If Clinton was elected, great; everything continues as normal. However, if Clinton was not elected the weaponization of government needed a cover story, a plausible legitimate reason for why political surveillance/spying was taking place. This is the insurance policy need…. This is why they needed the Steele Dossier.

Regardless of anything happening to stop them, the intelligence community was conducting surveillance of their political opposition. To validate that surveillance the intelligence community needed a plausible FBI counterintelligence operation. That’s where John Brennan (CIA) comes in.

Brennan manufactured the plausible excuse for an FBI operation to begin through the use of “unofficial channels” via Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper and eventually Alexander Downer via an Australian intelligence asset Erika Thompson; who was working in London with U.S. intelligence assets Terrence Dudley and Greg Baker, ie. the “Papadopoulos operation”.

While the overseas operation was working to create plausible explanation and start Crossfire Hurricane, back in the U.S. Fusion-GPS was contracted to supplement the appearances for a domestic parallel track. Fusion ran operations for the Russian appearances inside the U.S., ex. Trump Tower meeting.

For their effort, Fusion was using previously extracted FISA-702(16)(17) results to create more supportive evidence and plausible material. That Fusion effort led to the Steele Dossier.

However, in a similar way the Brennan operation needed the Australian Diplomat Alexander Downer to cross from “unofficial” into “official” channels, the Steele Dossier needs a way to cross from “unofficial opposition research” into “official investigative product” status.

Enter the FISA warrant and Carter Page.

A FISA warrant that could be built upon the Steele Dossier was what they needed.

The Steele Dossier is the investigative virus the FBI wanted inside the system. To get the virus into official status, they used the FISA application as the delivery method and injected it into Carter Page. The FBI already knew Carter Page; essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the Dossier in the system {Go Deep}.

With the communication from Alexander Downer (foundation for the EC), in conjunction with the Steele Dossier (foundation for the Page FISA), the CIA and FBI now held a plausible -albeit fraudulently obtained- basis to explain/justify all of their 2015 and 2016 political spying and surveillance activity. This is their insurance policy.

If Hillary wins the election, everything just evaporates into the ether. However, if Hillary loses the election – the fraudulent investigative evidence now protects all of the players for their role in weaponized intelligence spying and surveillance operations.

Andrew Weissmann was/is one of the DOJ participants who is well aware of the status of the operations as they proceed. In 2016 and 2017 Weissmann is being briefed by DOJ official Bruce Ohr who is carrying messages from Fusion-GPS and Chris Steele into the FBI.

Fraudulent justifications.

Just like the Susan Rice justification Memo, fraudulent justifications are what’s behind those paragraphs in the Rosenstein scope memos as delivered to Weissmann and Mueller.

Fusion GPS was not hired to research Trump, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

See the difference?

Fusion-GPS gave them the justification they needed with the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the Steele Dossier is so important in the scope memos.


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461 Responses to Spygate and The Steele Dossier Were The Cover Story – The Real Issue is Years of Obama-era Surveillance and Political Spy Operations…

  1. Michael G Marriam says:

    So if Mueller wanted dirt on Trump and the NSA knows everything about everyone and it is politicized, why didn’t the NSA give Mueller what he needed?


  2. Mark Hooton says:

    I wish I understood all this. Man sakes, like a 3-D puzzle.


    • MoreFreedom says:

      It’s not that complicated. Obama’s administration was illegally spying on Trump (and probably other political opponents – that so many were involved shows how corrupt his administration was), and their insurance policy in case Hillary lost, was the FBI investigation via the fake dossier: it provides an excuse to spy on Trump’s team’s communications, but that excuse was manufactured, and after the spying started.

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  3. concerned3 says:

    Stefan Halper’s son, is a co-director of the strategic software company called MITRE. MITRE is a known CIA Front Company. And, Nellie Orh has worked at Mitre. So if Stefan Halper met with Carter Page and Papadopoulos. Are we really saying the CIA met with Carter Page and Papadopoulos?



  4. Mark says:

    Seriously, how can people not realize this all goes back to Bill Clinton (although I’m not sure prior to that time frame)? The Democrats weaponized many federal agencies way back in the Clinton days. That happened from 1993 to 2001. It was glaringly obvious … at least to me. In steps Bush, who paved the way for majorly more spying on American Citizens with the 2001 Patriot Act. Then, new data centers were built (see Utah in 2013 as one) because they were running out of room to hold all the data they had already been collecting and using. So, yeah, it all points back to Clinton. Obama just used what was already in place.


  5. concerned3 says:

    Actual shutdown was on April 18th 2016, the day after the FBI, taking action as a result of Mike Rogers discovery, stopped allowing Fusion-GPS sub-contracted access the NSA FISA-702 database… and immediately thereafter the Clinton campaign hire Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on Donald Trump, surrounding Russia

    So why did So Bill Priestap to London on or around May 9? Which strongly suggests that all three of the international trips taken by him during his tenure as FBI counterintelligence chief were to London. And, why does Papadopoulos account support this?

    The VERY NEXT DAY. On April 19th, 2016, contractor Fusion GPS goes to the White House to notify their political allies they have been shut out of the database. Mary Jacoby is the wife of Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS.

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  6. John Patrick says:

    THAT’s why Hillary was willing to pay millions for a worthless document; SHE would protect the Weaponizers of government surveillance apparatus,who, in turn, would remain protected and continue SOP after her election.

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  7. 6x47 says:

    Gee, it would be great if we had a Republican in the White House who could launch investigations into these shenanigans.

    If President Trump had made good on his promise to investigate Hillary Clinton, instead of giving her a pass because “she’s suffered enough”, there never would have been a Mueller or a Sessions recusal. The Deep State and Democrats would have been on the defense the whole time.

    Trump turned the other cheek and they shot him in the face. Don’t make that mistake twice.


  8. Sam says:

    Starting in 2010, John Brennan played a key role in the evolution of targeted killing for the Obama administration, called Disposition Matrix, that included US citizens.

    In light of what we now know about Brennan and the Obama administration’s framing of political targets and mis-use of NSA, new light needs to be shined here. Implicates Joe Biden as well.


    The various quotes below are copied directly from this link:

    “The process determining criteria for killing is not public, but has been heavily shaped by presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan.[2]”

    “….suspects are designated by multiple agencies and ultimately presented to Brennan and the Vice President.[1]The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responsible for carrying out orders to kill suspects on the list, no longer contributes to the decision of whether or not to kill them.[1]”

    “The criteria and decisions determining who may be targeted for killing are developed in large part by John Brennan, who “wields enormous power in shaping decisions on ‘kill’ lists and the allocation of armed drones”.[2]”

    “As reported previously, American citizens may be listed as targets for killing in the database.[7]Suspects are not formally charged of any crime or offered a trial in their own defense.[8

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  9. dawg says:

    Who was that chick that said out loud on MSNBC, “…we were trying to get all the information because if they found out HOW we know what we know, we were worried they would, etc, etc…..”

    Sundance’s reasoning here made me think of that. Cant remember who the girl was that said that, trying to find the link…Seems appropriate here….

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  10. Bob Fornly says:

    The obvious question is when did team obama fully weaponize America’s intelligence and federal law enforcement community. When did Obama’s Gestapo become operational 2009 ? 2010 ? Sooner ?

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Evelyn Farkas inadvertently confirmed Obama’s illegal spying operations on U.S. Citizens during her March 2, 2017 MSNBC Interview.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. amflyalex says:

    I’m getting confused because I read CTH and don’t remember exactly what the mainstream understands to be true. I find it hard to separate out what WE know to be true (because we pay attention and can extrapolate) from what a normal middle-class American moderate believes to be true.

    Sundance, would this be a “bombshell” that would totally silence and/or change the MSM narrative if POTUS declassified documents that would absolutely show that Fusion GPS and other contractors used “About” queries to spy on millions of Americans for the Obama administration’s political aspirations for the Democrat party? That Rice and Powers unmasked willy nilly? Or would that be ho hum, stuff happened, it wasn’t that bad, shut up and go lay down by your dish?

    How about if is it proven that FISA was so rubber stamp that you could have given them a page from the telephone book and they would have approved it? Or that Contreras actually KNEW the dossier was fake and signed anyway? Would that elicit a collective American yawn?

    You see, I don’t have faith that, even if this stuff becomes PROVEN with DOCUMENTS and EVIDENCE, it will change one iota of the MSM “Obama Was God” “The Right is Evil” narrative. In other words, my Mom will never say “Oh my God!” until the media gives her the go-ahead to do so. What would that actually take to flip the MSM script so they HAVE TO report the truth? Total declass like you outlined? Or would they STILL act like handmaidens of the left?

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  13. Beaver Tailed Pundit says:

    I’m a Canadian but I follow this because it is so important to the preservation of western civilization. I have a question which no one has answered in 3 years, nor even asked: Yes, Mike Rogers shut it down in April 2016. Who, specifically – at the NSA & FBI allowed it to happen under his watch? And for so long?

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  14. Lost says:


    You saw how many of the short redactions in the Collyer memo fit “SGE” perfectly, right? Insane.


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