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If FBI contractors were mining the FBI's NSA-connected database for political opposition research on behalf of their paying clients such as, oh, let's say, THE DNC & THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN & they pulled the name 'Michael Cohen' visiting Prague out of that database...
...and then let's say 1 of these private contractors [I'm not saying the contractor was FUSION GPS or anything, I'm just spitballing here] hands that mined info off to CHRISTOPHER STEELE so he can use it in his Trump/Russia dossier....
...let's all stop for a moment and realize just what magnitude of scandal this would be.

A politically motivated comms shop doing opposition research mines the FBI's database, pulls out the WRONG MICHAEL COHEN & gives it to Steele to use it to invent a false allegation.
And then when the Steele dossier is first published, this is the one of the very first allegations that gets rushed out in the media...and is just as quickly debunked.

That Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was in Prague setting up Russian/Ukrainian collusion.
In early 2016 NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was informed of a big uptick in 702 unmasking requests. Tracking backwards, Rogers & others noticed a lot of 702 req's were coming from the FBI. When they dug into that they discovered PRIVATE CONTRACTORS were mining database.
As head of the NSA, Rogers moved quickly to do 2 things:

1) he shut down the ENTIRE 702 REQUEST SYSTEM, cutting off all access to it.
2) he ordered a review of all 702 protocols to learn how something that was NEVER supposed to happen just happened.
The sending of informants & spies to the Trump campaign for surveillance was a stop gap measure by the plotters until they could get their electronic access back by the FISA warrant process.
In fact, it was the contacts these spies/informants made with low level Trump campaign staff that were to be instrumental in providing justification for the FISA warrants they were going to apply for.
But go back and look at how incompetently that early data mining of the FBI database was when it was going on back in late 2015/early 2016.

Pulling out EC about the WRONG MICHAEL COHEN & inventing an allegation & sticking that in the Steele dossier?

Incredibly sloppy work.
As 1 of the people who read the Steele dossier when it first came out publicly, the amateurishness of it is readily apparent.

And now it's becoming clearly if THAT kind of allegation about Cohen made it into the dossier, the ENTIRE THING is suspect.
They put THIS dossier riddled with similar false and misleading allegations in front of the FISA court and got the warrant they wanted to resume their spying on the Trump campaign.
Despite the MSM's best efforts to muddy the water by trotting out the alternative 'Papadopoulos/Downer Drunk Chat In A Bar' narrative, it's already been revealed the dossier was the MAIN evidence for the FISA warrants on Carter Page & others.
And now Downer has given an interview in which HE says Papadoupolos NEVER mentioned emails to him in that bar chat.

So this is where we're at.

1) The FBI was allowing private contractors being PAID to do political opposition research to mine their NSA-connected database for Trump campaign-related electronic comms.
2) These politically motivated private contractors were such incompetent boobs, they were often pulling the electronic comms of the WRONG PEOPLE, unmasking them, then building false allegations against Trump and his campaign team based on wrong information.
3) A few months back when they realized they were being exposed, the plotters used media allies to launch a counter-narrative to shield the Steele dossier from further scrutiny.

4) To get that narrative launched, they put words in Alexander Downer's mouth.
5) Apparently, nobody ever got around to ASKING Alexander Downer about this story until RECENTLY. And now he's saying Papadoupolos never specifically mentioned Hillary's emails to him.

Brilliant work there, guys.
I almost feel sorry for the desperate media spinners, the crap they're going to have to say over the next, oh six months or so, as more and more of these lies & illegal activity gets exposed.

*ALMOST*

Right now they're at "It was to protect Trump!"

In 6 months?
These people were so incompetent.

Remember that. Most of the allegations in the Steele dossier were from incompetent private contractors mining the FBI database & building false allegations, sometimes around the WRONG PERSON.

Who wasn't even in Prague!
But the FBI proffered that dossier to the FISA Court and basically said "Hey we don't need any hard evidence, Chris Steele is an awesome guy, fantastic fellow, you can totally take it to the bank if it passed muster with him and ended up this dossier!"
You're all going to prison.

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