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According to Nunes, the "insurance policy" that Sztrok and Page texted about "It has a deeper meaning...what else they did to get the FISA.. bad or worse than...dossier... Something we hope to get declassified."

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"Hours after the CNN story broke, BuzzFeed published what appears to be the full text of the Steele Dossier. Tapper emailed BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith to complain. "I think your move makes the story less serious and credible."

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Lokhova's mentor Andrew convinced her to speak with Ignatius. She told Ignatius the Flynn story was nonsense. "Ignatius said he was surprised because he'd always found Stefan Halper to be a very reliable source."

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"FBI agents gave defensive briefings to someone on the White House staff on February 8. On February 10, McCabe provided a defensive briefing to the vice president's staff."

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Trump had worked in New York City for forty years. His businesses must have attracted the attention of the FBI's NY field office, as well as the NYPD. If there had been anything there, the FBI would have known long before.

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Three journalists who reported on Trump-Russia matters had beem paid ny Fusion GPS... Journalists and media organizations paid Fusion GPS. Lots of media orgs, writers and authors were paying Fusion GPS.

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Kramer passed on Steele's reporting to Carl Bernstein, Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger at the WaPO, Julian Borger at the Guardian. David Corn at Mother Jones, Peter Stone at McClatchy and Ken Bensinger at BuzzFeed.

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Nuland and Winer also spoke with Simpson. He was a source for the stories that Isikoff and Corn sourced to Steele. Winer arranged for Steele to meet Kavalec a month before the election.

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Two weeks AFTER Papadopoulos's guilty plea in October 2017, Mifsud was photographed at a London fund-raiser next to the future prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary.

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As Nunes has said publicly, declassification of the warrant will explain what Sarkozy meant by "insurance policy." It's something as bad or worse than the Steele Dossier, something else the Crossfire Hurricsne group used.

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March 2016: The George Papadopoulos operation in which Halper will play a central role, commences when a Maltese professor, Joseph Mifsud, meets Papadopoulos.

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"After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Steele was hired by a private client to write reports on the situation. He shared those memos reportedly more than a hundred of them, with State Department official Jonathan Winer."

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"A weapon that then prime minister Berlusconi was using against his current opponents. Litvinenko said that Democrat Party leader Romano Prodi was "the KGB's man in Italy."

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Steele was carrying on Litvinenko's work. Except where the Russian was hired to accuse Berlusconi's rivals of working with the KGB, Steele's job was to turn the tables on Berlusconi and accuse him of cozying up to Putin.

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Stefan Halper knew Trubnikov. Halper claimed that Trubnikov had been one of his sources. Naming sources for his 2015-2016 Pentagon-funded study... Halper listed V.I. Trubnikov.

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Surkov was a well-known figure in State Department Russianist circles during the latter years of the Obama administration. He was Moscow's point man for a bilateral channel to discuss Ukraine.

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After the attacks on his family and the death threats in the run-up to the release of the memo, the anti-Nunes operation gathered steam, with operatives and the press looking for any dirt with which to smear him.
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