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.
That Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was in Prague setting up Russian/Ukrainian collusion.
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.
Pulling out EC about the WRONG MICHAEL COHEN & inventing an allegation & sticking that in the Steele dossier?
Incredibly sloppy work.
And now it's becoming clearly if THAT kind of allegation about Cohen made it into the dossier, the ENTIRE THING is suspect.
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.
4) To get that narrative launched, they put words in Alexander Downer's mouth.
Brilliant work there, guys.
Right now they're at "It was to protect Trump!"
In 6 months?
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!