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1. "A steely resolve to scuttle a nation” Most have a cursory understanding of circumstances surrounding the Trump-Russia dossier compiled by Christopher Steele of MI6, financed by DNC/Hillary by way of Perkins Coie to FusionGPS. AKA “Circle of Filth”
2. The FBI released a heavily redacted document outlining details of payments to Christopher Steele in an oxymoronic perfunctory gesture of disclosure. These records show FBI payments to Steele as a Confidential Human Source (CHS) over an unknown period. vault.fbi.gov/records-betwee…
3. Steele told FBI he informed a 3rd party he was acting as CHS for FBI. The FBI determined Steele was a source for an online article. On Nov. 1, 2016, FBI terminated Steele as an FBI source saying he should not "obtain any intelligence whatsoever on behalf of the FBI"
4. In February 2016 FBI “admonished” Steele. An admonishment is given when a person begins a stint as a confidential informant and annually thereafter. It is a briefing on the rules of being an informant to ensure the source complies with guidelines set by the Attorney General.
5. Because of the redactions, it is not possible to tell when payments to Steele began, but recall that he assisted the FBI with past investigations, including a probe of corruption in international soccer. Steele had a long relationship with the FBI.
6. Because of the termination of Steele’s agreement with the FBI, bureau procedure did not allow agents to keep using Steele as a source. But they did so by devising a system in which Steele spoke regularly with Bruce Ohr, a top Obama Justice Department official.
7. Bruce Ohr's wife worked for Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to search for dirt on Donald Trump in Russia. Ohr then passed on Steele's information to the FBI. It was beautifully devious
8. In this unorthodox arrangement, Bruce Ohr, the 4th-highest ranking official in Justice Department, acted as an intermediary for a terminated source for FBI's Trump-Russia probe. His task: to deliver to FBI what Steele told him, which meant the bureau kept Steele as a source
9. Agents made a record of each time Ohr gave the bureau information from Steele. Those records are in the form of so-called 302 reports, in which the FBI agents write up notes of interviews during an investigation. washingtonexaminer.com/news/12-times-…
10. Congressional investigators have read the Ohr-Steele 302s. But the FBI has kept them under tight control, insisting they remain classified and limiting access to a few lawmakers and staff. Congress is not allowed to physically possess copies of any of the documents.
11. Before & after Steele was terminated, he maintained contact with DOJ via Associate Deputy AG Bruce Ohr, a senior DOJ official who worked with Deputy AG Yates & later Rosenstein. Shortly after election, FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele
12. In Sept 2016, Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against Trump saying he "was desperate Trump not get elected & was passionate about him not being president." Steele's bias was recorded by Ohr & subsequently in official FBI files — but not reflected in any FISA applications.
13. Even Bill Priestap admitted that corroboration of Steele dossier was in its infancy at the time of the initial FISA application used to spy on Carter Page/ George Papadopolous. Around July 2016 Peter Strzok became intimately involved in this process. intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/…
14. In January 2017, BuzzFeed published Steele’s Trump-Russia dossier. Prior to this publication, Carter Page FISA application cited extensively a Sept 23rd 2016 Yahoo article by Michael Isikoff on Pages’s July 2016 to Moscow. The article did not corroborate Steele dossier.
15. Steele himself leaked this information to Yahoo. The Page FISA incorrectly stated Steele did not provide this information to Yahoo. Steele admitted in british court filings he met with Yahoo and other outlets in Sept 2016, the very reason FBI terminated him and used Bruce Ohr
16. FusionGPS directed Steele to initiate this contact with the media. Perkins Coie was aware of his contact with the media because they hosted a meeting in Washington DC in 2016 with Steele and FusionGPS where this matter was discussed.
17. Note Perkins Coie received funds not only from Hillary/DNC but also from Obama. The DNC funds were funneled to FusionGPS which paid Steele to compile the Dossier.
18. So in essence, Steele was receiving money from DNC/Hillary and Obama whilst at the same time being funded via FBI for the exact same work on the uncorroborated dossier.
19. To recap: DNC paid Steele contemporaneously as FBI to compile an unverified dossier on Trump. Steele fed this information to media at the behest of his FusionGPS overlords causing FBI to terminate their arrangement rerouting information via Bruce Ohr.
Isn't that something?
20. This created multiple auto-referencing, self-sustaining information loops whereby FBI used Steele’s leaked articles to obtain FISA while DNC cried Russian wolf on Trump Russia collusion. The same information was recycled through multiple channels, no new information existed.
21. With every new FBI release of information what remains startling is the absolute paucity of any actual evidence that was used to construct the dossier. To call the information a gossamer is to exaggerate its substance.
22. Is it any wonder that Strzok insisted on keeping his FBI security clearance while he embarked on his depraved mission?
23. “We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong....
24. ...We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”
-Suzy Kassem
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