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Aha! The expert outsider, former MI6 spy brought in for his superb Russian expertise...who ended up getting sued by a Russian tech mogul for cribbing his name off an anonymous blog post on CNN's iReports & putting it in his dossier.


That guy.
In case people missed how Christopher Steele ended up getting sued for defamation by a Russian tech mogul due to his own sheer incompetence, I did a column about that here:

Christopher Steele **picked** Aleksej Gubarev's name out of an anonymous blog post published at CNN's now defunct "iReports" website, tied him to Russian hackers & put it in his anti-Trump dossier.

No, really. This actually happened!
The intrepid, super-competent former MI6 official who's so amazing and trustworthy and stuff, the FBI proffered the FISC a surveillance warrant for Carter Page based just on Steele's word alone; no interviews or evidence from his shady anonymous Russian sources necessary!
[in case anyone is wondering why I often retweet my own threads while they are still in progress: it's because this is how I get around the Twitter throttling. I just cleared my "Twitter Interests" again, so time to RT it all again]
Read @Shem_Infinite's thread linked in the first tweet of this thread to see how sweaty panicking NYT's is attempting to spin the forthcoming release of DOJ IG Horowitz's FISA abuse report.
And I did a FOLLOW UP column after Steele's abject incompetence at his job in creating that dossier was revealed in the depositions in the Gubarev libel case against Buzzfeed:

I called it, "The High Comedy Of SpyGate!"

What amazing high comedy it was!

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