1. The Steele dossier was *never* supposed to become a public document.
It was meant to be a 'deep background' source for strategic leaks by the media reporters Kramer/Steele/Simpson leaked it to.
Resulting media frenzy would discredit Trump's campaign.
It didn't work.
Trump won anyway.
Strategic leaks using the Steele dossier as a background source coupled with escalating investigations from federal agencies.
They were only to LEAK from the dossier, make allegations, keep it vague, stretch it out, drip drip.
First, Buzzfeed published the ENTIRE STEELE DOSSIER on January 10, 2017.
CNN actually did it *right* according to the strategy, launching a story based on allegations from the dossier but keeping it VAGUE.
This is why both Steele and Kramer were *horrified* and in *shock* that Buzzfeed was dumb enough to publish all of it.
Now that Buzzfeed blew the game, they were caught flat footed.
Andy did not pass go.
Andy did not collect $200.
Instead, Rod brutally RIPPED control of the Trump/Russia investigation from Andy, sidelined, then had him investigated for leaking and tossed ass-first out of the agency.
1. Gotten Comey fired
2. Taken the FBI's Trump investigation away from McCabe
3. Appointed Bob Mueller to lead the Special Counsel.
This plot never had a chance thanks to Buzzfeed blowing the leaking strategy & Rosenstein firing Comey & taking control from McCabe.
But there had to be *deniability* that this was the case.
McCain & Kramer were used as cutouts.
This is why Kramer's under oath deposition is so important.
And he very *carefully* states he has NO IDEA what Sen. McCain told the FBI when he handed off the dossier to the agency.
McCain & Kramer were telling media people & the FBI/DOJ that Steele's allegations WERE FROM OUR ALLIES INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES OVERSEAS.
"Hey here's some propaganda we got from paid political operatives getting money from both the Clinton campaign & the DNC where anonymous sources make unverified allegations Trump is a Russian stooge!"
Which is exactly what happened.