1. Christopher Steele
2. Sefan Halper
3. Joseph Mifsud
play in the FISA report, Horowitz will also be discussing how the FBI will change policy to prevent any repeat of this kind of thing.
Was not an intelligence officer, he was a paid political activist contracted with Fusion GPS who was receiving $ from the Hillary Clinton campaign & the DNC via the law firm of Perkins Coie.
That **alone** should've DQ'd him from being an FBI CHS.
**ESPECIALLY** verifying it was crucial if the FBI was going to USE IT to start investigations.
If so, that 'evidence' from this CHS should NEVER have been used in any official investigation.
He was supposedly fired as a CHS in October 2016, shortly before the Nov. election.
But this 'firing' was not real & these FBI officials created a secret backchannel to continue using him as CHS.
Steele's work in compiling his fake Trump/Russia info is rife with errors, some of which are comical.
Steele also claimed to St. Dept official Kathleen Kavalec that Russia has a consulate office in Miami.
There is no Russian consulate in Miami.
Despite several desperate media attempts to resuscitate this claim, it was 1 of the 1st Steele dossier claims to be debunked.
If so, the 2+ yr Mueller Special Counsel's office failed to uncover any evidence at all about it. Flynn got 1 single charge of process perjury.
a) FBI should never hire political activists as CHS's
b) FBI never verified Steel's T/R info before using it
c) any research would've exposed Steele's info as bogus
d) leaking to media should've ended the relationship for good
2) Stefan Halper
Halper is a long time CIA asset with a history of dirty tricks behind him. His role as a CHS in the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign is a major one, even more so than Steele's.
To accomplish this task, Halper concocts a story he begins spreading that a fellow Cambridge academic, @RealSLokhova, is a Russian agent.
That at a dinner held at Cambridge in 2014 - at which Halper was not present - the one single time Lokhova & Flynn met - she tried to seduce him.
Despite it's absurdity, this narrative is accepted & run in various media outlets.
When examined the story quickly falls apart. But that's OK. It has accomplished it's purpose.
Phone records will reveal that Professor Joseph Mifsud's handler was Stefan Halper.