The Steele Dossier was a hastily cobbled together justification for two things:
1) to justify the spying on Trump's campaign team PRIOR to Mike Rogers shutting down NSA SIGINT database mining for Trump Team comms up to April, 2016.
As you can imagine, the potential for the political & criminal abuse of that collected information is gigantic.
There is no way this could be done ACCIDENTALLY.
It's the VERY top of the DOJ, a section called the 'National Security Division' [NSD].
The Cliff Notes: "Go pound sand. You will never have any oversight over what the NSD sees or what it does with NSA SIGINT."
Watch Evelyn Farkas discuss this on Morning Joe.
And why this started PRIOR to April, 2016 when Rogers was made aware of it.
By quickly cobbling together a bunch of ludicrous, anonymously sourced allegations claiming Trump is compromised by the Russians & members of his team are Russian agents, they can solve BOTH problems.
These people FULLY expect Hillary to win the election in Nov. 2016. They see their job as making that EASIER for her.
Hillary's gonna win.
This is all gonna be buried.
Look at Obama's face:
"I am in Hell."
These people who broke all these laws & did all this illegal spying are now VULNERABLE to being found out and prosecuted.
So they have to act FAST.
They need a plan to use what they've got to get Trump impeached early into his Presidency.
Listen again to what Devin Nunes says he was shown in March 2017 in his press conference:
Nunes was absolutely shocked to see excerpts of intel intercepts contained in intel reports showing Trump transition team members discussing stuff having NOTHING to do with Russia or any foreign country.
And this has been going on for YEARS.
During the transition, Clapper & other Obama officials STRONGLY encouraged incoming President Trump to fire NSA Director Mike Rogers.
The Trump Transition team MOVED to Bedminister NJ *the very next day* on Nov. 18th.
On Nov. 17th, 2016.
Obama/Clapper strongly encouraging Trump to fire Mike Rogers, then floating a story Rogers went to beg for his job is par for the course.
How were they going to come after him?
Well, Hillary & Obama's actions right after the election provided clues.
That was not just sour grapes talking there.
And the Obama/HRC/DOJ/FBI/DNC nexus also sees IT'S opportunity to start trying to get Trump impeached.
Take ANY action Trump's team makes & turn it into a crime.
this guy. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's incoming National Security Advisor.
Obama imposes sanctions on Dec. 28th.
On Dec. 29th Flynn has a series of phone calls with then-Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.
Flynn knew that. He in no way thought he was having secret or private conversations with Kislyak that day.
1) publish & spread the Steele dossier allegations [Jan. 11]
2) present Flynn's phone calls to the public as if Flynn had just been caught committing a MAJOR CRIME. [Jan. 12]
David Ignatius of the Washington Post started the Flynn Caught Red Handed Narrative in his column on Jan 12th, 2017.
The very next day the Black Hats, not knowing Flynn'd been cleared already, show up to try to entrap him.
You had total confusion going on.
Frustrated, Strzok settles for charging Flynn with perjury during an interview.
From there, they can start work on Trump's impeachment.
I'm going with Occam's Razor here and concluding for now he's a black hat.
Comey is called to testify before Congress about his claims, and there he demands that a special counsel be appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller quickly assembles an ace team of top partisan Democrats.
Looks like the Black Hat plan is all coming together, doesn't it?
the White Hats were laying in wait, watching them, laying traps for them.
I like to think I'm pretty wired into the news, and I don't remember hearing A THING about it:
Guys, that was LESS than 2 full months ago.
DOJ IG Horowitz released a SMALL SAMPLE of his evidence to Congress prior to Dec. 12th. This included the Strzok/Page texts. Then the media was shown.
The HRC/DNC funding of the Steele Dossier. That was NEVER supposed to be found out. EVER.
Use of that dossier to get a FISA warrant? NEVER EVER were we supposed to know that.
Replacing the 'heart' of Page/Steele Dossier w. "Papadopoulos Drunk Chat In Bar".
How'd that heart transplant go?
Hillary email investigation reopened
Uranium One Investigation reopened
Clinton Foundation under investigation
Sabotaging of Project Cassandra revealed
People who think Sessions should've just fired everybody en masse last January have no idea what they are saying.
You need to CATCH them at it. You need to let them think they are safe & then give them time & opportunity to incriminate themselves.
I guarantee you until August 2017 when he was suddenly yanked off of Mueller's team and sent to the HR Dept. he sent more incriminating texts you HAVEN'T seen yet.
The goal is to PROSECUTE them.
It is damning.
The Steele dossier is full of a fake, unverified allegations.
It was cobbled together as an after-the-fact justification.
It was proffered to the FISA Court as US intelligence.
The people who did that can't HIDE that they did it.
Someone figured it all out, followed the paper & the $ trails and exposed EVERYTHING that was supposed to remain hidden.
But Horowitz's investigation & collection of evidence is pretty much done.
That was my mistake.
What DAG Rod Rosenstein actually told Congress was that 1.2 million docs would start to be transferred 'on or around' Jan. 15th.
The evidence has already been collected.
And as we'll see, a lot of this evidence was collected during the YEAR these people were left in place, thinking they were PERFECTLY SAFE.
So did Bruce & Nellie Ohr.
So did Glenn Simpson.
And Andrew McCabe.
And Bill Priestap.
And a lot of people in DNC Media who were taking Fusion GPS $ in pay for print schemes.
They should be.