IMPORTANT Report: Christopher Steele Willing to Cooperate With U.S. Investigators…

In what seems like a reversal, the DNC-contracted author of the infamously sketchy dossier on Trump, Christopher Steele, is now willing to cooperate with U.S. authorities.

Steele was hired by Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson as an outcome of a contract between the Clinton campaign and Fusion-GPS.  Steele was hired by Fusion to work with Nellie Ohr (wife of DOJ official Bruce Ohr), generate political opposition research, and write a dossier targeting candidate Donald Trump.

According to the London Financial Times, the former MI6 intelligence operative is willing to talk to U.S. investigators, likely Michael Horowitz, regarding his contact with corrupt DOJ and FBI officials during the 2016 campaign and seditious aftermath.

(Daily Caller) 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. (more)

His testimony could be a key issue to expose corruption within the FBI that was previously identified by Senator Chuck Grassley.  The FBI said Christopher Steele never told them he was shopping his dossier to the media; however, Christopher Steele told a British court the FBI was fully aware of all his media contacts, and they used the dossier anyway.

Christopher Steele had no motive to lie to the FBI about his media contacts.

The FBI had tons of motive to lie about their knowing Steele talked to the media.

It’s just common sense.

Christopher Steele wasn’t meeting in secret with the media, it was well known.  He was traveling around to meet them in August and September 2016.  Why would he lie to the FBI about such transparently well known action in October?  Answer: He wouldn’t.

Back in April 2019 Margot Cleveland presented an interesting article in The Federalist outlining how the DOJ (Mueller) investigation of Christopher Steele was dropped [READ HERE]. Essentially the Cleveland article outlines how Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley sent a criminal referral of Chris Steele to Rosenstein/Mueller in January 2018; however the case was used as a shield to ward-off FOIA inquiry, but the case was never actually pursued – and eventually dropped.

At the time of the 2018 referral CTH noted the Grassley/Graham referral was not what it appeared [See Here].  Additionally, with hindsight and a greater understanding of the Weissmann-Mueller team corruption, we can see how that specific referral hits the center of the FBI intent around their Russia collusion-conspiracy.

The issue surrounds the October 2016 Carter Page FISA application and how the Steele Dossier was used therein.

When the stories first broke about the Steele Dossier being the majority of the FBI evidence (December 2017), the FBI investigators were claiming they were never aware of Chris Steele shopping his dossier to the media.  However, at the same time Glenn Simpson was testifying to congress the FBI fully knew Chris Steele was shopping the dossier.

SIDE NOTE: The need for everyone to see what Fusion-GPS (Glenn Simpson) was saying is the reason why Dianne Feinstein “accidentally” released the Simpson transcript (remember, she had a cold).  Feinstein released the transcript five days after the Graham/Grassley referral.  Democrats knew everyone in the FBI needed to be on the same page and reading from the same manuscript; she needed to tip-off corrupt DOJ and FBI officials abotu the testimony of Glenn Simpson.  I hope everyone can clearly see this now.

Remember, Robert Mueller took over the counterintelligence investigation; so the FBI investigators from Crossfire Hurricane (2016) were now the same “40 FBI investigators” on Mueller’s team in 2017.

In late 2017 and early 2018 those FBI investigators were saying they were not aware of Steele shopping the dossier to the media; AND they were also claiming that Chris Steele never told them.  However, Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS), and later Chris Steele himself, were telling a completely different story.  According to Simpson and Steele the FBI was fully aware of Steele shopping the dossier.

Enter Senator Graham and Senator Grassley.

Senators Graham and Grassley suspected, likely knew, the FBI/DOJ was the group lying about this ‘Steele/Dossier/Media’ angle in an effort to support the validity of the Dossier used in the FISA application.  In order to prove the DOJ and FBI were lying, Grassley and Graham sent a criminal referral to Rod Rosenstein:

Essentially Graham and Grassley were saying:  ‘if the FBI is being truthful, then Chris Steele lied to the FBI’… so go prosecute him.

Remember, these FBI agents are on Mueller’s team and the criminal referral was sent to Rosenstein; but due to the scope of Mueller’s investigation the referral was -in effect- being sent to Robert Mueller.

It is the FBI who lied to the FISA Court in the application. It is the FBI who were claiming in their FISA application the dossier was not ‘shopped’. It was the FBI attempting to enhance the dossier credibility by making statements/claims about what Chris Steele presented to them. It is NOT Christopher Steele making these claims. Christopher Steele knew the ‘dossier’ was presented to media. Heck, Christopher Steele briefed media.

It was Robert Mueller’s FBI investigators who were lying; and the referral was sent to Robert Mueller because the special counsel held all jurisdiction on the Russian collusion investigation; and at the heart of that investigation was the Steele Dossier and FISA application.  Mueller’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 FBI team were essentially investigating the claims within the Steele Dossier they helped create in 2016.

This is where Margot Cleveland’s article comes in.  The FBI used the Grassley/Graham criminal referral, the existence of an ongoing criminal investigation, to argue against public disclosure (and enforce redactions) within the James Comey’s memos on May 4, 2018.  However, in December of 2018 those reasons for redaction were dropped because the criminal investigation was no longer ongoing.  Heck, it was never opened.

The FBI used the referral as a shield and never investigated the underlying claim because the referral would have actually proved FBI lying, not Chris Steele lying.

♦ The key takeaway is to point out the scale of corruption amid the forty FBI investigators participating in the Mueller Probe.  [BACKSTORY HERE]

They honestly don’t think we can see them.  They act like the Wizard of Oz after the curtain has been pulled back & they are still shouting into the microphone.

It is quite amazing.

After Glenn Simpson delivered his testimony, Grassley knew the FBI was lying about the dossier.  In an early 2018 speech on the Senate Floor Grassley outlined the problem.

…”If those [FBI] documents are not true, and there are serious discrepancies that are no fault of Mr. Steele, then we have another problem—an arguably more serious one”…

This is likely why Steele is now willing to talk to investigators.  The aspect of the FBI lying about knowledge of Steele talking to media speaks to their motives in using the dossier for the FISA warrant.  A motive to use the dossier regardless of the false content.

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279 Responses to IMPORTANT Report: Christopher Steele Willing to Cooperate With U.S. Investigators…

  1. jefcool64 says:

    Better get that witness protection right about now.

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  2. Carson Napier says:

    If the FBI is not a major criminal organization, I really don’t know what it would take. And like any major criminal organization, it should be eradicated, not “reformed”.

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  3. simicharmed says:

    Get Steele on our Turf (US Soil), for ANY questioning! Otherwise he has no rhyme nor reason to be compelled to be honest.

    Equal justice (US Justice), will require (like ANY suspect of a crime), to be interviewed in the Nation were crimes are alleged. Christopher Steele is an alleged suspect of a Crime-of-the Century – Sedition (at minimum).

    US Authorities have “captured” much less alleged crime-suspects and brought them to the US for “questioning”…

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  4. Justin Green says:

    Let’s not fool ourselves. A May in Britain will throw a Steele under the bus five days a week and twice on Sunday.

    She will still try to import tens of thousands of Muslims to machette the populace on the street while the Muslim calls to prayer are played from cheap speakers downtown.

    It’s past time for war. It will have to be physical this time.

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  5. OmegaManBlue says:

    So Horowitz interviews him and he walks along with everyone else…

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    • Justin Green says:

      Both Huber and Horowitz are anti-American do-nothing degenerates.

      Nobody can fully comprehend what transpired and still be an American and think that it was OKAY.

      People need to go to prison.

      In fact, Mueller’s degenerate prosecution gestapo has already landed Manafort in hard time prison.

      Comey should be next, if there is any justice in this world.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Horowitz a grey or white hat. In the end, he is an Auditor.

        New reports will be telling with less / no Wray input in the introduction and conclusions.

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    • Zorro says:

      Yep, just announced no release of Flynn transcripts. How will Steele be different?

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Bill Barr and non release of Flynn transcripts is a clear measuring stick of what Barr’s declassification efforts will produce.

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        • ms doodlebug says:

          Flynn has not been sentenced yet so it’s still an ongoing case. In May, Judge Sullivan ordered that the audio recording of Flynn’s conversation with Kislyak, a transcript of it, and the Mueller report be produced to the Court. He got it on May 17th, I think. So there may be a good reason why AG Barr isn’t releasing Flynn’s transcripts. I think we need to keep reminding ourselves that we don’t know all there is to know about what’s going on behind the scenes.

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  6. ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here. Folks, this does not matter much.
    Important US Facts are what FBI did with Steele dossier (verified or not, recycled via MSM or not…)
    Unimportant facts include Steele’s hearsay sources, since his dossier says already that is what they were.
    And, his agreeing to be interviewed in London means no direct US consequences for whatever.
    Another unimportant collusion delusion side show, IMO.

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  7. Free Speech says:

    Somebody threw Steele under the bus in last couple of days.

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  8. MDNA I says:

    He’s gonna talk. Period. That’s information.

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  9. Perot Conservative says:

    How about the timing?

    Did President Trump’s impending visit, Bill Barr, or impending document release grease the wheels?

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  10. Rex79 says:

    Sundance—I am slightly confused about the importance of this…is it important because of WHAT he may say (how will he know if he is being truthful) or because he is willing to say anything at all? If he is another Trump-loathing Lefty, his intentions must be far from honorable—such as, wanting to set the record straight.

    What individual on either side of the pond would be willing to credibly vouch for Steele’s veracity at this point? Thus, my question of why this is an important development.

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  11. Newhere says:

    Those who would “protect institutions” by covering up and denying what is plain to see are as lost as the criminals they’re protecting.

    What this highfalutin “protection” REALLY does is undercut, demoralize, and discredit the many, MANY citizens who know the truth (it has, after all, unfolded in broad daylight, the curtain torn back — we see the imbeciles shouting into the mics). It betrays not just the truth itself but those who see it, and have fought for it and know it matters.

    We are a citizenry in a bitter cold war. One side holds the truth, the other side basks in the conceits of delusion. Both can’t come out of this unschooled; one side has to win. A nervous leadership class seems ready to test just how far it can push its people to tolerate a charade; to supplicate themselves to charlatans and soulless cheats. It seems ready to find out how far self-government can stretch under abused and hollowed out institutions, with leaders unwilling or too scared to level with us, if they believe just enough of our countrymen will go along with the lie. But we know the answer, it’s baked into our DNA. Eventually, choosing the truth or the lie is decisive. There comes a point where you don’t come back from that.

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    • 3rdday61 says:

      Excellent comment, Newhere.
      The bitter cold war you refer to is the result of constant psychological manipulation by the media to keep the citizenry enraged and engaged with each other instead of focused on the beast that has become Government.
      The absolute Truth as in ‘I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me’ is the Truth for me. You just can’t beat overcoming death. Now that’s winning!!!

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    • omyword says:

      “with leaders unwilling or too scared to level with us.”
      Add…
      Or paid for.

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  12. Blind no Longer says:

    I find it extremely interesting and coincidental that Steele wants to testify/speak with US investigators now….President Trump says on British soil our intelligence community will continue to share info, says to me perhaps a deal was made with some very influential British figure heads!

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      Steele is no friend of the President. What good can come of this? The current goal of the FBI and the deep state in general is to obfuscate. This is not a positive move. It will only muddy waters that for most of us, have become clearer because we have stopped believing people like Steele. Steele only sees this as a way to do damage to Trump. Don’t think we have some super patriot riding in to save us here. Like Gollum, he is naught full of but lies and deceit.

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  13. What a joke says:

    Gee, that’s DANDY. AN INTERVIEW. For launching an attempted coup. Are they serving donuts and cappuccino with that? WOW, almost THREE YEARS into this, and they got to the point of “interview”. That ought to get the Q club JUMPIN but as usual, it is NOTHING. No action. No arrests. ONLY WORDS.

    Yes, that’s what we are getting – words only. No indictments, no NOTHING except for people who played on OUR side of the team.

    Are you tired of winning yet? More Tick Tock Thumping…I’m really just getting tired of all this. This MFer ran a coup with his BS dossier ought to be extradited back to the states facing a firing squad and we get an interview. How very nice of him!

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Steele did RUN anything. He produced what he was paid to produce, political slander.

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      • farrier105 says:

        Steele stated in a legal filing made as part of his defense in a lawsuit generated by his dossier, that Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS to find dirt from Russia about Trump in order to provide Hillary with the legal pretext to challenge the results of the election if she lost it. If Russia helped Trump win, Hillary could claim the election was stolen, therefore illegitimate.

        Now, the Russia talk started in January when blabbermouth Alexandra Chalupa yapped about it before launching HER collusion with the government of Ukraine to get Russian dirt about Trump. Again, that was in JANUARY 2016, before there was one primary election for party nominations. No one knew who would be running for either party, but Chalupa wants to focus on Trump. This is a problem for the Establishment. The further back the origin of this thing is, the more likely that party nominations have been rigged all along and have always been foregone conclusions from the start.

        So, along comes March, and what happens?

        March 6–George Papadopoulos is told he is accepted as a “foreign policy advisor” to Donald Trump’s campaign.

        March 14–Papadopoulos finds out about Joseph Mifsud’s existence when he is informed Mifsud wants to meet with him.

        March 21–The list of (fake) foreign policy advisors is made public. So, how did Mifsud find out on, or before, March 14? There is a possibility that there was a mole in the Trump campaign leaking this information to the spy agencies, or actually pushing particular names to the Trump campaign to include on the list.

        March/April–Hillary, Perkins Coie, and the DNC hire Fusion GPS to get Russian dirt about Trump. Fusion subcontracts to Christopher Steele.

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  14. Zorro says:

    Info > DOJ > oblivion

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  15. mr.piddles says:

    “According to the London Financial Times, the former MI6 intelligence operative is willing to talk to U.S. investigators, likely Michael Horowitz […]”

    This jives with this article published on May 28th:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/christopher-steele-wont-cooperate-with-john-durham-review-of-russia-investigation

    “A source close to Orbis Business Intelligence, which is Steele’s investigative firm, told Reuters that the British ex-spy “would not cooperate” with nor answer questions from U.S. Attorney John Durham […]”

    “The report said Steele “might cooperate” with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s independent investigation, signaling a shift in Steele’s thinking.”

    And today, this article points toward Horowitz:

    https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/446972-report-christopher-steele-agrees-to-be-questioned-by-us-officials

    “The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is investigating aspects of the Mueller probe […]”

    … next paragraph …

    “The source told The Times that while Steele was initially reluctant to be questioned as part of the Justice Department’s inquiry, he reconsidered after reports said the investigation could ultimately criticize him and throw his credibility into question.”

    “Inquiry” references “watchdog investigation” in previous paragraph.

    Of course, this is ALL “just reporting”, so we don’t really know for sure.

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    • Donzo says:

      If we have such a close relationship with the UK as Trump says, then charge Steele and our good friends across the pond would dutifully extradite him to the US according to law. /sarc

      This reminds me of all those in DC who simply refuse a subpoena. How does that work? Not a lawyer, but I thought the whole point of a issuing a subpoena was to compel a witness. Swamp rats view them as simply turning down an invitation.

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    • farrier105 says:

      Why not talk to Horowitz? After all, the OIG is toothless anyway, and Steele will be on home ground.

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  16. mr.piddles says:

    My immediate thought:
    1.) Horowitz FISA Report comin’ in hot… and the Steele Dossier is central to that, at least as far as 2016 goes.
    2.) AG Barr is DEAD SERIOUS about investigating the Investigators.

    #1 + #2 could spell serious legal trouble for Steele, so perhaps he’s trying to get out in front of The Hammer that may drop in the future via Barr-Durham.

    Talking directly to Horowitz… whose product will feed into Barr-Durham… may be a mechanism to unstick himself from Durham-Barr. If Steele tells the truth to Horowitz, then would Barr-Durham need to ask him to VERIFY that he told Horowitz the truth? Or does Barr-Durham simply use Steele’s statements directly? Steele has lots of reasons to tell Horowitz the truth, and like everybody in the Known Universe, Barr knows Steele was just a vehicle.

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  17. Petey says:

    Better bring him over in a charter…minimises collateral damage…we don t want to lose a plane full of people…kinda like Ron Brown in bosnia

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  18. myrightpenguin says:

    Joe DiGenova on Hannity now says it will be Durham doing the interview, not the IG. That would be a relief, but from what I saw Joe DiGenova didn’t 100% know, he was making somewhat of a best guess himself.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Don’t know about y’all, but MY Tick has been Tocked for the evening.

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    • Justin Green says:

      Why would the IG interview Steele when he can’t even review former FBI employees?

      Has to be Durham, if anyone.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Joe D says Dunham. 13:30.

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      • Padric says:

        He can if the person agrees to the interview. If they say no then he can’t. Interestingly enough, if Horowitz determines as a result of the interview that Steele committed a crime, he can still refer Steele for prosecution. I’m not saying that would amount to anything, but it is interesting nonetheless.

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  19. mark says:

    Here we go!!!!!!!! Ya think President Trump negotiated the deal in the UK this week to have CS be cross intervesestigated? Where is his loyalty? Chris Steele? Maybe no crime in the US, but who will he implicate???? All Treepers are always invited to Christ FELLOWSHIP in south Florida. Many Churches and all are welcome. Love ya all and get some popcorn, I’ll drink a beer with ya all but I’m not going to let my guard down.

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  20. Bob, Esq. says:

    Rep. Jordan: So you knew about the dossier prior to the election and you had reviewed it prior to the election. And also prior to the election Mr. Corn had a copy of the dossier and was talking to you about giving that to you so the FBI would have it. Is that all right? I mean all accurate.

    Mr. Baker: My recollection is that he had part of the dossier, that we had other parts already, and that we got still other parts from other people, and that — and nevertheless some of the parts that David Corn gave us were parts that we did not have from another source.

    Later in testimony…

    James Baker: My understanding at the time was that Simpson was going around Washington giving [the Steele dossier] out to a lot of different people and trying to elevate its profile. And so we had heard that it had been given to members of the media, and I assume David [Corn] was there for one of the people who got it from Simpson.

    Footnote 18 of Carter Page FISA Application contains the carefully worded caveat “the FBI does not believe that [Steele] directly provided this information to the press”.

    Why?

    Because they, including “Mr. FISA himself” (James Baker) knew Glenn Simpson was shopping the dossier to the media; not Steele.

    sundance They honestly don’t think we can see them. They act like the Wizard of Oz after the curtain has been pulled back & they are still shouting into the microphone.

    I’m going on record that Sundance’s jaw will hit the floor when he finally realizes what Baker did in Footnote 8.

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    • Ree Fungorio says:

      What?

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    • sundance says:

      Why talk in riddles?

      Why not just explain what you are saying?

      I put no weight into any commentary that is clouded in riddled language, and would advise anyone else to do the same.

      If you have something to say, re: “footnote 8 and James Baker”, then just said it. If not, you provide no more value than the fools who follow “Q”.

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      • Bob, Esq. says:

        Sundance,

        it’s not a conspiracy theory; it’s statutory law that “Mr. FISA himself” intentionally ignored to defraud the court.

        I stumbled on it last March while analyzing footnote 8 for discrepancies with the facts as we know them now (and as the FBI knew them then). I’d been working on something larger I was hoping to finish by July 4th. The analysis demonstrates how Baker used the masking of identities within in FN 8 to alter the fact pattern with two non-existent contractual relationships; laundering Hillary Clinton and Fusion GPS out of the fact pattern entirely.

        But I stumbled onto something much bigger while doing that analysis; and I really wanted someone with your analytical chops to make sure it’s not fool’s gold. Well, that’s not entirely true; since I can’t think of anyone with analytical chops like yours, who’s also well versed in the details of the Page FISA.

        I really don’t want to put it out there unless I know I’m right. If I’m wrong, hey… no big deal. My heart was in the right place. But if I’m right, and I hope I am, there will be a lot of happy Treepers.

        So, I’ll post the page immediately preceding what I discovered and send you an email with the pdf containing the next page revealing it.

        (I feel like I’m taking a final exam…)

        Q Okay. So I will ask you to turn to page 16. The last sentence in the first paragraph says, “The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.” So I believe that refers to Glenn Simpson who may have hired Christopher Steele to conduct research. Is that consistent with your reading of this?

        James Baker: I don’t remember who the identity was of the person.

        (Footnote: N.B. Baker just lied to Congress about not knowing the identity of Glenn Simpson in Footnote 8. The real issue is why he did it.)

        Q Okay. So, you know, there have been allegations that the [149] FBI and the Department of Justice abused the FISA process because they failed to disclose a possible political motivation from Christopher Steele to the FISA court judges.
        Given the information in this footnote that was provided, including the FBI speculating that, you know, this information may have been used to discredit this candidate’s campaign, do you believe this FISA information was sufficiently transparent? Do you believe there was abuse in failing to disclose additional information?

        James Baker: … What I would say is that that sentence at the end of the first paragraph on page 16, “The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign” puts — is sufficient to put the FISA court on notice that there may be a political motive behind all this and that the court should take this into consideration. … my assessment was that [150] the information that we were providing was adequate and consistent, it was adequate to put the FISA court on notice of the important information that it needed to know, and we were doing so in way that was consistent with our practice with the FISA court that I have been involved with for 20 years.

        “Isn’t that amazing? Two full years after the fact, FBI General Counsel James Baker can still recall “focusing on [Footnote 8] and spending some time on [it]”. And yet, he only “thinks” Christopher Steele is “Source #1” and claims he doesn’t remember the name of “the identified U.S. person”—i.e. Glenn Simpson. It’s an astonishing claim; considering that the first paragraph of Footnote 8 references Glenn Simpson no less than six (6) times to describe Christopher Steele. Furthermore, Baker’s memory lapse directly contradicts his testimony of less than an hour earlier:

        Mr. Jordan. Would you have been comfortable signing off on the FISA application without the dossier being part of it? In other words, was the dossier a central element to that in your mind?

        Mr. Baker. The dossier was certainly an important part, and to the extent that we were going to include it then we were obligated to talk about Simpson and what the hell we knew about him — I am sorry, what we knew about him.

        More interesting than Baker lying to congress about knowing Simpson’s identity within Footnote 8, however, is the reason he lied. Baker would sooner risk a perjury charge than deviate from the original design of his Footnote; i.e. concealing the true sponsors of the FISA Warrant application against the Trump campaign and presidency—Hillary Clinton and Fusion GPS.

        Footnote 8 is a masterpiece of subterfuge; engineered to surreptitiously “interfere with the [Court’s] ability to impartially adjudicate” the application. It is fraud on the court per se because there is absolutely no other possible explanation for its existence within the application. Contextually understood, Footnote 8 constitutes incontrovertible evidence of consciousness of guilt and scienter in furtherance of a treasonable conspiracy to affect the outcome of a presidential election and thence overturn it by framing the duly elected president for high crimes and misdemeanors; thereby subverting the constitution and laws of the United States. Put another way: Footnote 8 demonstrates a treasonable design having in direct object the exercise of tyrannical power over the people of the United States.

        Don’t take my word for it; see for yourself. In the words of Willy Wonka: “It’s all there, black and white, clear as crystal.” Read it slowly and carefully. There will be a short quiz afterwards.”

        [Footnote 8:] “Source #1’s reporting has been corroborated and used in criminal proceedings and the FBI assesses Source #1 to be reliable. Source #1 has been compensated … by the FBI and the FBI is unaware of any derogatory information pertaining to Source #1. Source #1, who now owns a foreign business/financial intelligence firm, was approached by an identified U.S. Person, who indicated to Source #1 that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. Person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. (The identified U.S. Person and Source #1 have a longstanding business relationship.) The identified U.S. person hired Source #1 to conduct this research. The identified U.S. Person never advised Source #1 as to the motivation behind the research into Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. Person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.
        Source #1 tasked his sub-source(s) to collect the requisite information. After Source #1 received information from the sub-source(s), described herein, Source #1 provided the information to the identified U.S. person who had hired Source #1 and to the FBI.
        Notwithstanding Source #1’s reason for conducting the research into Candidate #1’s ties to Russia, based on Source #1’s previous reporting history with the FBI, whereby Source #1 provided reliable information to the FBI, the FBI believes Source #1’s reporting here-in to be credible.

        Check your email Sundance.

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        • Genie says:

          Baker did not measure up to his “highest duty of candor” to the court.
          36:14 to 37:02 in his interview with Wittes: https://www.c-span.org/video/?460579-1/fbi-general-counsel-there-attempted-coup-president&start=2181

          Additional article by Julie Kelly here: https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/15/the-fisa-footnote-that-could-doom-collusion-hoaxsters/

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        • farrier105 says:

          This paragraph is a lie:

          The identified U.S. Person never advised Source #1 as to the motivation behind the research into Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. Person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.

          Steele stated in a legal filing involving the lawsuit against him by Russian plaintiffs for defamation regarding the contents of his dossier the following:

          “…Fusion’s (Fusion GPS) immediate client (for the hiring of Steele) was law firm Perkins Coie LLP. It (Perkins Coie LLP) engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide 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 (also known as “Hillary for America”) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the outcome of that election…”

          Go to the following link to verify the above partial quote. Cross references to other particular elements of the interrogative that Steele was answering are all that were left out in the above quote. Steele is responding to Question 4 in the interrogative.

          https://twt-media.washtimes.com/media/misc/2018/12/13/Steele_August_filing.pdf

          Steele always knew the details of the identities of Glenn Simpson’s clients and the very motives for hiring him. This is the “insurance policy” to which Strzok referred, and it was opened in March/April 2016, not in August 2016.. Since the preliminary work started as early as January 2016, the idea started percolating in late 2015.

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          • farrier105 says:

            The “preliminary work” started in January 2016 was ALEXANDRA CHALUPA’s work with the Ukrainian government which preceded the hiring of Fusion GPS by Perkins Coie LLP, paid for by DNC and HFACC (Hillary for America Campaign Committee).

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          • Bob, Esq. says:

            It’s a lie because Perkins Coke did not hire Glenn Simpson; they hired Fusion GPS. James Baker created two fictional contracts to conceal Fusion GPS and their client, Hillary Clinton, from the fact pattern.

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            • farrier105 says:

              No, see my other response to Lost. Who hired GLENN SIMPSON’S Fusion GPS has nothing to do with what Steele wrote in his legal filing, responses to an interrogative, which proves that the paragraph is a lie because the paragraph cited claimed Steele did not know the PURPOSE of the his work in Russia, but the legal filing says that he knew not only the purpose, but who told Simpson, who owned and operated FUSION GPS, the reason for Steele’s work. Perkins Coie LLC told Simpson why Fusion GPS was being hired. Simpson told Steele.

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              • Bob, Esq. says:

                Yes, I know. Fusion GPS engaged and instructed Steele; not Simpson. The issue is what did Baker know when he drafted the footnote. I’m saying the language he used proves he knew enough to create two fictional contracts to hide Fusion GPS and Hillary Clinton.

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                • farrier105 says:

                  That might be a lie as well as all the other lies. What I like about my lie is you get Steele himself involved in exposing it.

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                • farrier105 says:

                  Do you know how well Simpson, the Ohrs, and Steele knew each other? Of course Simpson was involved in hiring Steele, and there is no other way Steele could have found out what Perkins Coie wanted from the engagement with Fusion GPS.

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              • Bob, Esq. says:

                “That might be a lie as well as all the other lies. What I like about my lie is you get Steele himself involved in exposing it.”

                Steele didn’t swear to or prepare the FISA. Steele’s deposition material is good because it reveals what Baker, et. al. had to know.

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                • farrier105 says:

                  Steele didn’t swear to or prepare the FISA. Steele’s deposition material is good because it reveals what Baker, et. al. had to know.

                  That’s my point, Bob.

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              • Bob, Esq. says:

                Do you know how well Simpson, the Ohrs, and Steele knew each other? Of course Simpson was involved in hiring Steele, and there is no other way Steele could have found out what Perkins Coie wanted from the engagement with Fusion GPS.

                When I say that Fusion hired Steele; I mean an “opposition research firm called Fusion GPS” — as in there’s no way the FBI could “speculate” as to what Steele’s “research” was for. Baker knew. The FBI knew Hillary was paying for Fusion GPS to prepare the dossier. They even knew that Hillary controlled the DNC; making Perkins Coie and the DNC extensions of her as well.

                The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.

                https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

                Baker created two fictional contracts within Footnote 8 to launder Fusion GPS and Clinton out of the fact pattern.

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                • farrier105 says:

                  I know all about how they got together at that organization the International Assessment and Strategy Center where Transnational Organized Crime was discussed with Simpson and the Ohrs in attendance, and Steele worked Transnational Organized Crime with an FBI task force. Steele worked Transnational Organized Crime with the FBI. He kept in touch with them. The “small group” knew the whole story. It was working Transnational Organized Crime that helped put McCabe in with Deripaska.

                  They knew what Hillary wanted. All of them knew. It was a lie to say they did not know, just like it was a lie to create two fictional contracts, if that is what he did.

                  They knew about Simpson hiring Steele and why he was looking for dirt about Trump for Hillary.

                  I also knew all about Hillary buying or leasing the DNC.

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          • Lost says:

            Except the first paragraph isn’t necessarily a lie (unless you want to count by omission or by intentionally misleading without lying). It says that Simpson didn’t tell Steele who his client was. It does NOT say that Steele didn’t know who the client was.

            It’s written so torturously that it has to be intentional deception, but it’s not a lie. However, it should be something that any non-legal mind should recognize as evasion and deception (why care what the source was told by one particular person? Ask what the source believes or knows). Not to mention that Steele is the informant, not the source of any of the information. He was compiling information from other informants and sources, and packaging it. He did not originate any information that we know of.

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            • farrier105 says:

              This was the lie in the paragraph:

              The identified U.S. Person never advised Source #1 as to the motivation behind the research into Candidate #1’s ties to Russia.

              We know from Steele’s legal filing that this is a lie. Simpson was the one who hired Steele. Only Simpson could tell Steele why his Russia research was necessary, and, in effect, Hillary’s insurance policy.

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          • OlderAndWiser says:

            Thanks for this. (Love Treepers!)
            This answers a question I’ve had: Perkins Coie was paid over $10M (13?) but only paid at most $1M to Fusion GPS, so where the did rest of the money go? If it was for a legal analysis of fighting Trump’s victory, that would explain the hefty cut for Perkins Coie.
            However, if so, would such a payment for a legal analysis violate FEC regulations?

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      • Bob, Esq. says:

        Riddle: What portions of Footnote 8 constituted “FISA-acquired information”?
        Answer: None of it.

        Check your email.

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      • Bob, Esq. says:

        Sundance,

        Not a single word within Footnote 8 came from electronic surveillance under FISA or any other source of “nonpublicly available information concerning unconsenting United States persons.” (50 U.S.C. § 1801(h)(1). )

        “[Masking] procedures do not apply to publicly available information concerning United States persons, nor do they apply to information that is acquired, retained, or disseminated with a United States person’s consent.” (FBI Section 702 Minimization Procedures Sep. 26, 2016, “C”, on pg. 5 of 43 ) https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/icotr/51117/2016_FBI_Section_702_Minimization_Procedures_Sep_26_2016_part_1_and_part_2_merged.pdf

        Not a single word within Footnote 8 required masking because the information literally walked in off the street unsolicited. As “Mr. FISA himself” testified:

        James Baker: My understanding at the time was that Simpson was going around Washington giving [the Steele dossier] out to a lot of different people and trying to elevate its profile. And so we had heard that it had been given to members of the media

        “As one investigator put it: “The dossier and its related dirt was on a circular flight path aboard a courier service called ‘Air Clinton,’ and the FBI kept signing for the packages.” — John Solomon

        Check your email.

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    • lawton says:

      I think Steele testified he briefed the US press in Sep 16 on his dossier. The FBI knew that also.

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      • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

        Steele admits as much to Kavleck [sp?] in her interview with him, which was passed along to FBI.

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  21. Linus in W.PA. says:

    I feel Steele can’t be trusted as far as you can throw him.

    He is a scumbag of the lowest order, and not a friend of our Trumpet.

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  22. Zorro says:

    Steele converts to Islam in U.K. and he can’t be touched.

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  23. Johnny Dollar says:

    Interesting isn’t it – that all this publicity is about Steele possibly talking to the IG Horowitz. But talking only about his relationship with FBI.

    No one seems to care about his relationship with HRC. She seems to be no where in this conversation. Even though she was Steele’s employer. And she paid him to produce the Dossier.

    But, she not only paid Steele to produce the Dossier, she paid him to sell it. Specifically, to sell it to the FBI. Why did she pay Steele lots of money to get it into the hands of the FBI? To answer that you need to understand the political power the Dossier contained.

    Remember when Comey briefed Trump on the Dossier early in 2017? Remember all hell broke loose. Here’s one example : https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/314105-fbi-director-comey-briefed-donald-trump-on-dossier-cnn-reports.

    And eventually leading to Mueller: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/robert-mueller-special-counsel-russia-investigation.html

    That was the political power of the Dossier on display. Once, however, it was sold to the FBI. That political power, demonstrated in the media and the birth of Mueller later in 2017, is what Hillary Clinton paid for.

    Just imagine if that political power had been unleashed a week or two before the 2016 election.
    Which is what she wanted and paid for. Could it have won her the election? She thinks so.

    Which is why she’s pissed off at the FBI. The FBI would help her out with the email stuff; but, would not publicly buy into Steele and his Dossier. They had other plans for the Dossier, non political plans. It was to be used as the basis for FISA. And later, the insurance policy – Mueller.

    The Irony: Hillary Clinton couldn’t give a rats a$$ about using the power of the Dossier for FISA or creating Mueller. That’s not what she paid for. She needed the political power it contained to be released before November 8.

    So, now the IG is interested in who in the FBI Steele pitched his Dossier to. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in the life of the Dossier.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Joe diGenova claims he will talk to attorney John Durham. Segment starts around 13:30.

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    • farrier105 says:

      Steele tells us how Hillary was to use the dossier–as a legal basis for challenging the results of the election if she should lose it. The plan was to sue in court, if necessary, to challenge the results based on Russia helping Trump. For some reason, the Hillary campaign did not use the dossier exactly that way. They have convinced many of the Hillary voting base that Trump is illegitimate, and might get him impeached, but not removed from office. Why it wasn’t used for what Perkins Coie claimed as the dossier’s purpose, who knows?

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  24. 3.” The third possible explanation—one I have termed “Intelgate,” and that I explore in my recent book War With Russia?: From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate — is that US intelligence agencies undertook an operation to damage, if not destroy, first the candidacy and then the presidency of Donald Trump. More evidence of “Intelgate” has since appeared. For example, the intelligence community has said it began its investigation in April 2016 because of a few innocuous remarks by a young, lowly Trump foreign-policy adviser, George Papadopoulos. The relatively obscure Papadopoulos suddenly found himself befriended by apparently influential people he had not previously known, among them Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer, and a woman calling herself Azra Turk. What we now know—and what Papadopoulos did not know at the time—is that all of them had ties to US and/or UK and Western European intelligence agencies”. Stephen Cohen

    John Brennan and a select group of CIA Agents conspired with Russian Intelligence to create the Steele Dossier. This is all coming out by July 4th.

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  25. 6x47 says:

    Hmmm … it sounds like Sen. Dianne Feinstein releasing that transcript is textbook witness tampering and obstruction of justice. The real kind, not the Andrew Weissman pretend kind.

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  26. Brenrod says:

    “The FBI used the Grassley/Graham criminal referral, the existence of an ongoing criminal investigation, to argue against public disclosure …”

    Perhaps the decepticons,Grassley and Graham, already knew that their criminal referrals would be used in this manner and that was their goal. I do not trust these decepticons, I still suspect that something will be trotted out which will allow these so-called Trump supporters to vote for trumps impeachment.

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  27. tozerbgood8315 says:

    This is funny

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    • trapper says:

      abbada abbada abbada abbada. Hahahahahaha. The last holdout believers that there are little pink unicorns on Mars.

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  28. trapper says:

    PDJT has now closed the Brit back door for the coup conspirators. With Steele talking, and whatever PDJT and the Brits discussed and agreed to on this trip, that escape route is now blown.

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  29. namberak says:

    So a verified liar supposedly is willing to talk to other liars behind closed doors? Wake me if there’s a perp walk, otherwise, it’s more hot air IMHO.

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  30. aztecpiper says:

    It’s not only the upper echelon of the FBI that is corrupt it’s ALL of the FBI. The FBI”s culture of paranoia is much like the Nazi SS where everyone does what their told (even breaking the law ) for fear of losing their livelihood . So where are the honest FBI agents speaking out? I rest my case.

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