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"Explosive", "Shocking" And "Alarming" FISA Memo Set To Rock DC, "End Mueller Investigation"

By MrMagic following x   2018 Jan 19, 8:50am 28,081 views   328 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


UPDATE, RELEASED! All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.

Lawmakers who have seen the memo are calling for its immediate release, while the phrases "explosive," "shocking," "troubling," and "alarming" have all been used in all sincerity. One congressman even likened the report's details to KGB activity in Russia. “It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News.

“It's troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “Part of me wishes that I didn't read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.”

“I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” he said, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr.

Meanwhile, Rep. Matt Gatetz (R-FL) said not only will the release of this memo result in DOJ firing, but "people will go to jail."

Of all the recent developments in the ongoing investigation(s), this one is on the cusp of turning into a genuine happening.



Who's going to be in the cross hairs?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-18/explosive-shocking-and-alarming-fisa-memo-set-rock-dc-end-mueller-investigation

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249   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 8:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm definitely interested to check it out. I just don't see this really mattering much in the long run. One side has basically already called it fake and the other says it's the gospel. This is kind of standard operating procedure now. I'm not sure it changes with the memo release. Party first I guess.
250   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 8:53am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
My guess is it's not a salacious as hyped,


If that's the case, why is Schiff, Pelosi, the FBI director and other Dems spewing non-stop trying to downplay it? If there's nothing there, they should just continue with their daily Trump bashing, and ignore the memo.
251   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 2, 9:00am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

It's OUT!

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-intel-memo-released-what-it-says/article/2647937
Confirmed: Bullshit Steele Memo created for Political Oppo Campaign knowingly used by DOJ/FBI to get a Patriot Act Warrant on Trump. Origins concealed from FISA Judge.

Unbelievable abuse of Patriot Act for political purposes, long predicted by Civil Libertarians.

Will Democrats abandon another Principle?
252   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 9:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

RELEASED, First report of memo:

House Intelligence memo released: What it says


The House Intelligence Committee has released its controversial memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation. Here are some key points:

* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.

* Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.

* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.

* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele's bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.

The FBI and Justice Department mounted a monthslong effort to keep the information outlined in the memo out of the House Intelligence Committee's hands. Only the threat of contempt charges and other forms of pressure forced the FBI and Justice to give up the material.

Once Intelligence Committee leaders and staff compiled some of that information into the memo, the FBI and Justice Department, supported by Capitol Hill Democrats, mounted a ferocious campaign of opposition, saying release of the memo would endanger national security and the rule of law.

Finally, the memo released today does not represent the sum total of what House investigators have learned in their review of the FBI and Justice Department Trump-Russia investigation. That means the fight over the memo could be replayed in the future when the Intelligence Committee decides to release more information.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-intel-memo-released-what-it-says/article/2647937
253   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 9:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says
Someone is not telling the truth here.


254   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 9:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsPlissken says
How many bank execs did Eric Place Holder send to prison?


http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/28/news/companies/bankers-prison/index.html
"There have been 59 bankers convicted of crimes, including two executives at NOVA Bank in Philadelphia who were convicted on Wednesday of fraud conspiracy related to TARP funds. An additional 19 bankers have been charged with crimes, with many awaiting trials. "
256   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 9:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
WookieMan says
My guess is it's not a salacious as hyped,


If that's the case, why is Schiff, Pelosi, the FBI director and other Dems spewing non-stop trying to downplay it? If there's nothing there, they should just continue with their daily Trump bashing, and ignore the memo.

It's politics. It's human nature. When people are wrong here they tend to defend themselves to the point of stupidity. Schiff/Pelosi are just doing what every politician and almost any human does when it looks like they're wrong or look bad. Very few people are capable of admitting being wrong on even the simplest of things. It's definitely not right, but it's what 90% of people do because they're afraid of failure.

The only person I've ignored here at patnet couldn't explain one of the simplest questions about housing on a somewhat outrageous, but actually provable claim. So it was either a lie or not wanting to be wrong. I don't have time for people like that. Hence why I hate ALL politicians. Hopefully this didn't cross a line on my end Patrick, if it did feel free to delete. Was using it as an example to prove my thought process.
257   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 9:18am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Lee Zeldin
✔ @RepLeeZeldin

W/out dossier, there would've been no FISA warrant. Was admitted under oath by McCabe. DOJ/FBI already knew dossier's source was unreliable & shouldn't be used, but filed applic w/it anyways. Waited until after to fire Steele. Then applied for extensions on warrant anyways.
11:00 AM - Feb 2, 2018
260   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 9:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
W/out dossier, there would've been no FISA warrant. Was admitted under oath by McCabe. DOJ/FBI already knew dossier's source was unreliable & shouldn't be used, but filed applic w/it anyways. Waited until after to fire Steele. Then applied for extensions on warrant anyways.


Nonsense. The source hasn't been shown to be unreliable at all. Much of it has, in fact, been confirmed as accurate. Is Putin in the habit of killing spies over lies?

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20061217/local/litvinenko-killed-over-dossier-on-russian-says-former-spy.31987
261   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 9:41am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says
Nonsense. The source hasn't been shown to be unreliable at all.


Really?

So why was Steele terminated as a source?
262   Tim Aurora   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 9:44am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Intelligence experts say it’s unlikely that Steele’s intelligence formed the sole basis for a warrant, and legally, there was no problem with the F.B.I. using information Steele had gathered, even if Democrats helped fund his work. We already know that it wasn’t Steele who sparked the F.B.I.’s Russia inquiry, but Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who, while drinking with an Australian diplomat in May 2016, said that Russia had dirt on Clinton.
263   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 9:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Tim Aurora says
Intelligence experts say it’s unlikely that Steele’s intelligence formed the sole basis for a warrant,


Oh Timmy....

The dossier- compiled by Christopher Steele (Steele dossier) on behalf of the
Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed an
essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who
was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie
and research from Fusion GPS, to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump's ties
to Russia.


https://www.axios.com/read-nunes-memo-fbi-doj-fisa-mueller-7fb8bcb7-1f18-4294-aa95-628d2f67bcdf.html
264   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 9:55am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

More....

The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA
renewals from the FISC. As required by statute (50 U.S.C. a FISA order on an
American citizen must be renewed by the ISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a
separate finding of probable cause.
Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications
. in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one.
Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more.


It gets deeper......
265   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 9:59am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

So, how big will the payday be for Carter Page and Mike Flynn?
266   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 10:08am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

Wow.

Has anyone read this full memo yet?

How do heads not roll? I thought the hype around the memo was just media hype.

It's not.

It's incredibly incriminating towards the Obama administration. I mean, if this had happened under the Trump administration, he would be impeached 100%.
268   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 10:53am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

It’s a classic conspiracy. In this case, to cheat their way past a FISA court and get to listen in on Trump campaign plans. The current acting Attorney General and recent acting chief of the FBI are clearly implicated by their signatures on FISA applications filed with their full knowledge that they were gaming the court by withholding evidence and introducing evidence that was at least partially demonstrated to be false.
269   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 11:10am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (5)   quote   flag        

Yates should go to prison.
McCabe should go to prison.

The truth is, Obama should be dragged away in chains as well.
270   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 11:14am   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Yates should go to prison.
McCabe should go to prison.


Don't leave out Ohr, Comey and Rosenstein either.
271   Tim Aurora   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 12:02pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
Goran_K says
Yates should go to prison.
McCabe should go to prison.


Don't leave out Ohr, Comey and Rosenstein either.


The only one I see are currently being investigated is Trump and his campaign team. Nunes could be next.
272   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 12:19pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I think it's safe to say that Trump tower was wiretapped. Trump was right again
273   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 1:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
So why was Steele terminated as a source?


Because he spoke to the press.
274   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 1:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (5)   quote   flag        

Wow--the conservatives are certainly in a tizzy.

What a nothingburger.
275   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 1:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Wow.

Has anyone read this full memo yet?

How do heads not roll? I thought the hype around the memo was just media hype.

It's not.

It's incredibly incriminating towards the Obama administration. I mean, if this had happened under the Trump administration, he would be impeached 100%.


lol--this memo is a huge nothingburger. The dossier was rightly used as one of many sources of evidence to provide basis for a warrant. There is absolutely nothing sinister at all.
276   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 1:29pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (5)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says
lol--this memo is a huge nothingburger. The dossier was rightly used as one of many sources of evidence to provide basis for a warrant. There is absolutely nothing sinister at all.


Wire tapping a presidential candidate based on a fake dossier paid for by the Democrat party is a "nothing burger"?

I remember Hillary Clinton using that same term when she was trying to explain away her 30,000 deleted e-mails, didn't end up being a nothing burger in terms of the election...
277   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 1:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Liberals now should rename themselves the stassi/KGB party.
278   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2018 Feb 2, 1:40pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

Tim Aurora says
The only one I see are currently being investigated is Trump and his campaign team.


Look closer:

The DOJ is reportedly investigating whether Andrew McCabe deliberately slowed the FBI's Clinton email probe.

The Department of Justice is examining whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe deliberately decelerated the Hillary Clinton email investigation so as not to sway the 2016 election.
The DOJ inspector general is reportedly looking into why McCabe took three weeks to respond to a request to examine newly-uncovered emails that agents at the time believed could be relevant to the Clinton probe.
McCabe was reportedly told Monday morning that he was being "removed" from the FBI, and FBI Director Christopher Wray indicated in a note to employees that the move was related to the OIG's investigation into McCabe's handling of the Clinton investigation.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01/30/doj-investigation-andrew-mccabe-slowed-fbi-clinton-email-probe/23348403/
279   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 2, 2:01pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Wow. Civil Libertarians long predicted FISA would be abused, but this takes the cake.

Unbelievable coordination - a conspiracy - between FBI, DOJ, and Clinton Campaign to undermine a candidate's campaign.
280   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 2:22pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Wait, aren’t the intelligence agencies SUPPOSED to pick our President?
The DNC AND ALL THE LEFTISTS THINK SO
281   Tim Aurora   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 2:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Wait, aren’t the intelligence agencies SUPPOSED to pick our President?

Wait, aren't Russian supposed to pick our president. The Trumpist think so
282   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 2:31pm   ↑ like (8)   ↓ dislike (6)   quote   flag        

Wheewww it's getting ugly now.

According to a recent Harvard/CAP polls (left leaning), 75% of poll respondents think the memo is significant and over 60% believe the FBI should be investigated by Sessions and the DOJ.

The wool has officially been pulled away. The next coming weeks should be interesting.
283   Tim Aurora   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 2:38pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
According to a recent Harvard/CAP polls (left leaning), 75% of poll respondents think the memo is significant and over 60% believe the FBI should be investigated by Sessions and the DOJ.

Link?
284   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 2, 2:46pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Tim Aurora says
Wait, aren't Russian supposed to pick our president.


Wait, aren’t these same intelligence agencies who’ve been caught colluding with the Clinton campaign the very ones who “verified” that Russia hacked the DNC? Sort of destroys any credibility they had to claim that. Especially in the face of so many opposing facts like the data transfer speed, the Seth Rich scandal, and the fact that they never even had the evidence because the DNC wouldn’t release their hard drives.

So who looks like a fool now? The one believing in Deep State thuggery or the one who believes in the facts and The evidence?
285   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 3:26pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Flow chart of the memo.

286   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 3:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If you need a clearer image of the flow chart, it's located on this page.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/epoch-times-investigation-beyond-the-memo_2431505.html
A declassified House Intelligence Committee memo reveals how the unverified Fusion GPS dossier—opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)—was used by the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant to spy on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.

The memo details how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was intentionally left in the dark about the source of the allegations that led it to approve the spy warrant in October 2016.

In one instance, the FBI and DOJ used a Yahoo! News article based on the Trump dossier as evidence to extend its FISA warrant, despite the unverified information having come from the same source.

After the initial FISA warrant was approved, dozens, if not hundreds of so-called unmasking requests were made by senior members of then-President Barack Obama’s administration.

It also opened the floodgate to a number of intelligence leaks to media organizations, which served to turn public opinion against Donald Trump.

Continuing well after Trump was elected, the spying and leaking raise serious concerns about apparent efforts by the Obama administration, the DNC, and the Clinton campaign to prevent Trump from being elected and to delegitimize him once he was in office.
287   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 5:08pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
Wheewww it's getting ugly now.

According to a recent Harvard/CAP polls (left leaning), 75% of poll respondents think the memo is significant and over 60% believe the FBI should be investigated by Sessions and the DOJ.

The wool has officially been pulled away. The next coming weeks should be interesting.


Agreed - can't believe the resistance here. This is going to be brutal for the Dems. The interview with Nunes is damning. Utterly brutal what kind of sick shit the Dems engaged in here.
288   willywonka   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 2, 5:30pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says
http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/28/news/companies/bankers-prison/index.html
"There have been 59 bankers convicted of crimes, including two executives at NOVA Bank in Philadelphia who were convicted on Wednesday of fraud conspiracy related to TARP funds. An additional 19 bankers have been charged with crimes, with many awaiting trials.
Nonsense. The link primarily discusses TARP funds abuses. No one went to jail for knowingly creating and selling fraudulent securities. Or giving them bogus ratings. Even money laundering for terrorists and Mexican drug cartels would not be prosecuted by Holder. And there was the Treasury Secretary who presided over Goldman Sachs when they committed fraud of such magnitude that they had to pay a $5 billion settlement.
294   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 9:14pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says


* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele's bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.
<...


When I was younger I was a real boob man. I did unspeakable things to this one pic I had of Kim Novak...Yet like many of us once we got older our tastes matured.

Well I'm not ashamed to say when I read this, I lost it. Like old times with ms Novak, I printed it out in the living room computer, took the page to my room and ejaculated directly on this quote. Wonder if my old lady would consider this cheating, LOL!
295   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 2, 9:15pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

78 upvotes someone has too much free time apparently.
296   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 2, 10:43pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

Laughing my ass off about Dems being all like "Don't smear our National Law Enforcement." hahahahahahahaha

Total abandonment of principles, at least the hard blue base. Many of the elected Dem officials loved the Patriot Act.
297   EconPete   ignore (2)   2018 Feb 3, 2:55am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (4)   quote   flag        

I'm trying to connect the dots here. Were the DemoRats desperate to get Hillary elected because they needed another administration between all the corruption of the Obummer administration? Did they need to cover up the IRS scandle, Benghazi, Iran "negotiations", Uranium one, State dept. email scandle, and operation fast and furious?
I would assume there is justification for all this election rigging. Is this just the tip of the iceberg here!?
298   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 3, 11:58am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Most of the media attacking the Republicans now. Fox almost completely quiet. Hannity outright lying on his website in a way that can be refuted completely in a single sentence. This isn't spinning the way Republicans thought it would. So sad.
299   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 3, 12:57pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not even going to dignify the subject of the Republican's memo with rebuttals from links and arguments.

Reality is anti-Trump and so therefore to be attacked.

So the GOP with their vast donor network has turned this country into silliness that benefits oligarchy backed by toady trolls who are so dysinformed that they cheer for their own destruction as if it were manna from God.
300   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 3, 1:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

EconPete says
Were the DemoRats desperate to get Hillary elected because they needed another administration between all the corruption of the Obummer administration? Did they need to cover up the IRS scandle, Benghazi, Iran "negotiations", Uranium one, State dept. email scandle, and operation fast and furious?
I would assume there is justification for all this election rigging. Is this just the tip of the iceberg here!?


Yes, just the tip.

301   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 3, 2:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LEOs are bad! LEOs do bad things! The CIA Lies!

LEOs are great! Don't undermine our LEOs! The CIA is the font of all wisdom!
302   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 3, 2:48pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_c6b89 says
Yes, just the tip


That’s what the leper said the whore could keep...
303   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 3, 2:52pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_c6b89 says
Yes, just the tip.

Underwater is the part that Trump had written for him, nice meme. Could be the greatest one ever inadvertently.
312   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 3, 7:38pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

anon_c6dfa says


Nothing screams MAGA by the Great American Nationalist like protecting Israel. Very Important!

That’s what the forgotten labor in the rust belt was voting for, protection for Israel.
318   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 4, 7:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Booger says


See, everyone knew she was a guy. The sad thing, her package is bigger than Barack's.

We know who wore the pants in the family.
319   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 5, 7:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hutch says
I guess that this memo ending the Mueller investigation was just more fake news.


Who said that was going to be the outcome?
320   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 6, 12:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Steele Goes Dark; Ditches London Court Appearance Following Criminal Referral By US Senate.

Former British MI-6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele was a no-show on Monday at a London courthouse, reports Fox News. Steele was expected for a long-requested deposition in a multi-million dollar civil case brought against Buzzfeed, which published a salacious and unverified "Trump-Russia" dossier.

Steele may have skipped out over concerns that he would be asked questions about his contacts with various media outlets in connection with at least two dossiers he had a hand in assembling and disseminating - for which he stands accused by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of misleading the FBI about his contacts with journalists at various news outlets during the 2016 election.

"There is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility," reads the unredacted document that refers Steele for criminal prosecution in the US.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-06/steele-goes-dark-ditches-london-court-appearance-following-criminal-referral-us
321   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Feb 6, 1:05pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Michael Cohen or Carter Page should sue him for libel in London, where the laws are a lot tougher. Since he himself leaked to the press, he can't say he was just providing a product to a client.
323   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 6, 8:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_f4ec1 says
Steele Goes Dark; Ditches London Court Appearance Following Criminal Referral By US Senate.


Now we know why:

HANNITY: The Senate releases 'Memo 2.0,' and it should scare you.

Hot on the heels of the House memo exposing deep state corruption comes an equally explosive document from the Senate that shows the story behind the phony dossier is even worse than you thought.

Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have released a heavily redacted, yet very revealing copy of their criminal referral against ex-British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the dubious dossier we now know was parlayed into a FISA warrant by Trump-hating operatives at the Justice Department.

Grassley and Graham tell us that, while working on a second dossier for Clinton opposition research firm Fusion GPS, Steele was being fed information directly from the Obama State Department and from Clinton allies as well as his usual, sketchy Russian sources. That’s right, teams Clinton and Obama were working with a foreign spy to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump.

" … Mr. Steele's memorandum states that his company received this report from (redacted), U.S. State Department, and that the report was the second in the series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub source who is in touch with a contact of (redacted), a friend of the Clintons who passed it to (redacted).”

So, in addition to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paying $12 million for a phony, fake-news Russian propaganda dossier to influence the election, we now learn that her associates and the Obama State Department teamed up with Russian sources to funnel allegations to Steele for a second dossier.

The senators are also accusing Christopher Steele of lying either to the FBI or to the British courts.

"There is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility," they wrote.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/06/sean-hannity-senate-releases-memo-2-0-and-it-should-scare.html

Actual PDF of the second memo:

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018-02-06%20CEG%20LG%20to%20DOJ%20FBI%20%28Unclassified%20Steele%20Referral%29.pdf
324   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 9, 6:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

anon_a6428 says
Hutch says
I guess that this memo ending the Mueller investigation was just more fake news.


Who said that was going to be the outcome?


Just the story writer and then ZH who used the words "end Mueller's investigation" in the headline to dupe people into clicking...
325   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 26, 4:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I want to see this
326   marcus   ignore (7)   2018 Jun 26, 4:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
"Explosive", "Shocking" And "Alarming" FISA Memo Set To Rock DC, "End Mueller Investigation"


Is this the pre-spin spin ?



All we know for sure is that some are desperate to end this. IF there was nothing there, they would want Mueller ( a good republican) to report that there was no wrong doing by Trump (that we don't already know (i.e. Trump university, stiffing contractors, gabbing pussy, etc. , etc., etc)).

They should want that report, rather than being so desperate to end the investigation. What are they so terrified will come out ? Are there thnigs they've learned and now they are going to prevent us from learning what it is becasue of the way it was obtained ?
327   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 26, 4:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The dates are the key.

You know our old friend Victoria Nuland? She said the date she first knew of the Dossier was in June or early July. FBI "Circle of assholes" claims nobody got access before July 31st

The timeline is coming apart.
328   MrMagic   ignore (10)   2019 Feb 6, 7:36pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tick -Tock, Tick- Tock

Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told.

Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and current special prosecutor in the Russia case, once was hauled before the nation’s secret intelligence court to address a large number of instances in which the FBI cheated on sensitive surveillance warrants, according to evidence gathered by congressional investigators.

Trisha Anderson, who recently stepped down as the FBI’s principal deputy general counsel, told House investigators late last year in an interview that early in Mueller’s FBI tenure, nearly two decades ago, the FISC summoned the new director to appear before the judges to address concerns about extensive cheating on FISA warrants

“It preceded my time with the FBI but as I understood it, there was a pattern of some incidents of omission that were of concern to the FISA court that resulted in former Director Mueller actually appearing before the FISA court,” Anderson told Congress.

Other sources who worked for Mueller at the time told me the court's concerns arose in 2002 and 2003 — shortly after America was stunned by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks — when the FISC learned the FBI had omitted material facts from FISA warrant applications in more than 75 terrorism cases that dated back to the late 1990s.

A declassified FISC order from 2002 gives a glimpse into how serious the omissions were: In one case the FBI failed to tell the court that the person they were seeking a FISA warrant to surveil was, in fact, one of their own informants.

The court expressed concern that “misinformation found its way into the FISA applications and remained uncorrected for more than one year despite procedures to verify the accuracy of FISA pleadings.”

That’s because we now know the FBI, in 2016, omitted significant information from the application for the FISA warrant that allowed it to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in hopes of finding evidence of collusion between Russia and the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign.

Thanks to congressional oversight and declassified documents, we now know the FBI failed to tell the court that the primary evidence it used to support its warrant — the so-called Steele dossier — was political opposition research produced on behalf of and paid for by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in hopes of harming Trump’s election chances.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/428755-mueller-hauled-before-secret-fisa-court-to-address-fbi-abuses-in-2002

Hey, but I'm sure Mueller is clean, right @Kakistocracy ?

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