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@dbongino @RealSLokhova good for both of you. Svetlana is FAR more important in disentangling the coup than Papadop (who is ticking IED). Her experience shows Halper's modus operandi - purpose of "spying" wasn't strategic intelligence, but dirty tricks smearing.
@dbongino @RealSLokhova 2/ next shoe to drop (surmise not proof) is link between Halper and Steele dossier smear of Carter Page - fabricated allegations that Page met Sechin and Diveykin. While everyone criticizes dossier for being "unverified" (an undoubtedly Horowitz will do this as well),
@dbongino @RealSLokhova 3/ the much larger problem is that key allegations were fabricated, e.g. Page meetings. The modus operandi for Carter Page smear is pretty much exactly the same as Halper's modus operandi in Flynn smear.
@dbongino @RealSLokhova 4/ while many commentators who are mostly on our side of analysis blame Steele dossier smear on "Russian" disinformation, there are details (e.g. allusion to Trubnikov as "source") and chronology (Cambridge conference of July 11-12) which indicate that Halper (not Russia)
@dbongino @RealSLokhova 5/ originated Carter Page smear in Steele dossier.

If proven, this apparent connection between Halper (paid for by US government) and Steele dossier is FAR more disturbing and explosive than mere failure to verify allegations in FISA warrant. It would be full Bongino explosion.
@dbongino @RealSLokhova 6/ I am very doubtful that Horowitz will have done any investigation of role of US intel community in fabricating Steele dossier smears of Page and others. Barr's investigation of Office of Net Assessment might get there, but, if, as hypothesized here based on Lokhova, Halper was
@dbongino @RealSLokhova 7/ actively fabricating Steele dossier smears of Page and others, the rot is much deeper than anyone has fully imagined. @RealSLokhova will stand as a courageous and articulate turning point in this extraordinary affair.
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