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@LeeSmithDC in Plot clearly and eloquently described the Steele dossier as a fabrication by US operatives, rather than "Russian" disinformation.
@LeeSmithDC 2/ He pointed out that "Source B" in the first dossier memo is "almost surely supposed to be Trubnikov" - in the sense that the planted breadcrumbs point to/frame Trubnikov, not that Trubnikov was the actual source.
@LeeSmithDC 3/ @LeeSmithDC also identifies Halper as the proximate source for several key Steele allegations, but, instead of viewing Halper as a superspy, he described Halper as a "dirty tricks operative" and "con man" - terms with which @RealSLokhova would agree.
@LeeSmithDC @RealSLokhova 4/ Smith's understanding of Halper's role was informed by his precise and accurate understanding of Halper's fabrication of the Flynn-Lokhova story in order to smear Flynn - a key incident since it reveals the modus operandi most clearly
@LeeSmithDC @RealSLokhova 5/ @dbongino is also covering this story and has been for some time e.g. bongino.com/new-document-e…. His view last May was that Steele's collector had an actual Russian source, but, the other day, indicated that he was re-visiting this opinion.
@LeeSmithDC @RealSLokhova @dbongino 6/ difference between Dan's view in May and as expressed by Lee Smith, Svetlana and myself is not large: all of us suspect Halper fabrication. However, instead of hypothesizing Halper feeding Steele via Trubnikov, collector Halper feeds Steele directly, faking Trubnikov as source
@LeeSmithDC @RealSLokhova @dbongino 7/ having read or re-read May article at Bongino.com cited above, I can see why Dan was intrigued by my quote from Fusion GPS book which described collector as known to US intel and law enforcement, since that's a hook which fits Halper better than other candidates
@LeeSmithDC @RealSLokhova @dbongino 8/ catching up to today's Bongino who comments on Svetlana on me today. 😁😁
@LeeSmithDC @RealSLokhova @dbongino 9/ very gracious comments about both Svetlana and me. Bongino clearly sets out the two legs of the dilemma, neither ending well.
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