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State Department Official Helped Christopher Steele With Business Concerns, Emails Show

State Department emails show that former State official Jonathan Winer facilitated meetings between dossier author Christopher Steele and multiple private consulting firms  Winer served as Steele’s main point of contact to the State Department, and was the official responsible for disseminating the anti-Trump dossier through Foggy Bottom Winer’s emails were obtained through a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf ...

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NYT Reporter: Christopher Steele Worried He’ll Be ‘Thrown Under The Bus’

Christopher Steele will meet with Justice Department investigators out of concern he will be “thrown under the bus” in a probe of the FBI’s handling of the dossier, a New York Times reporter said. “He is incredibly concerned, maybe obsessed, that this investigation is going to throw him under the bus,” Matthew Rosenberg, a national security reporter for The Times, ...

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Running Scared: Christopher Steele Will Not Cooperate With US Attorney’s Investigation

Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier, will not cooperate with an investigation led by a prosecutor handpicked by Attorney General William Barr to review the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Reuters is reporting. Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to oversee the inquiry. President Trump last Thursday also granted Barr the authority to declassify ...

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Steele Identified Russian Dossier Sources, Notes Reveal

Christopher Steele told a State Department official that a former Russian spy chief and a top Kremlin adviser were involved in an operation to collect compromising information on Donald Trump. The State Department official’s notes also indicate that Steele claimed that the Russians, Vyacheslav Trubnikov and Vladislav Surkov, were “sources” for the dossier. There is no evidence that the compromising material ...

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Analysis: The Steele Dossier And The ‘Raw Intelligence’ Canard

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Defenders of the FBI’s activities during the 2016 campaign have adopted a familiar refrain over the past 28 months to describe the Steele dossier, that infamous document that served as a road map for the conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. “It’s raw intelligence,” according to countless politicos and pundits, including CNN contributor Asha Rangappa, ...

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State Department Under Pressure Over Christopher Steele Contacts

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Three Republican senators are pressing the State Department to provide information about a meeting between dossier author Christopher Steele and a State Department official before the 2016 election Steele met on Oct. 11, 2016, with Kathleen Kavalec Kavalec’s notes from that meeting have been released. They show that Steele claimed he had contact with the media and that his client ...

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FBI Learned Information ‘That Might Bear’ On Christopher Steele’s Credibility, Lawyer Told Congress

A former FBI lawyer said in congressional testimony last year that the bureau had “learned about facts” about Christopher Steele that had some bearing on the former spy’s work as an FBI source The Mueller report’s finding of no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has put Steele and his infamous dossier back in the spotlight The Justice Department’s ...

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Report: Christopher Steele Refuses to Meet With DOJ Inspector General, Which Is Scrutinizing Ex-Spy’s Dossier

Christopher Steele declined to meet with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, which is reportedly poised to cast doubt on the veracity of some of the former British spy’s infamous anti-Trump dossier. Politico reports that Steele declined the inspector general’s request on the grounds that it would be improper for him to take part “in an internal Justice ...

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FBI Was Still Assessing Christopher Steele’s ‘Reliability’ Even After Using Dossier To Obtain Spy Warrant

The FBI was still assessing the reliability of Christopher Steele in late November 2016, a month after the bureau used the ex-spy’s anti-Trump dossier to obtain spy warrants against Carter Page FBI lawyer Sally Moyer testified to Congress last year that the FBI wanted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr to establish contact with Steele ‘to get further clarity about Christopher ...

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FBI Texts: DOJ Official Had ‘Continued Concerns’ About Source Used To Obtain Carter Page FISA

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Text messages show that a Justice Department official had “continued concerns” about the FBI’s applications to obtain FISA warrants on Carter Page In Oct. 2016, Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer at the time, suggested that Stuart Evans, the DOJ official who handles FISA applications, was concerned about the “possible bias” of an informant used to obtain the warrants Lisa Page’s ...

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Here’s How The Steele Dossier Spread Through The Media And Government

More than 15 journalists, several U.S. government officials and multiple lawmakers were shown or given the Steele dossier during the 2016 presidential campaign or shortly after. Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele disseminated the dossier far and wide in an apparent attempt to insert the document’s salacious allegations into the media. Newly unsealed court filings show how widespread this effort was. ...

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Christopher Steele’s Deposition Shows How Little Research He Did On Dossier Target

Christopher Steele acknowledged in a July 2018 court deposition that he relied on a “random” article posted to a CNN website as part of his research for his infamous dossier. In the July 13, 2018 deposition, Steele was asked about the research he did into Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive who Steele accused of hacking into Democrats’ computer systems. ...

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Judge Unseals Portions Of Christopher Steele’s Deposition In Dossier Lawsuit

A federal court unsealed 43 pages Thursday of a deposition that former British spy Christopher Steele gave as part of a lawsuit over his infamous anti-Trump dossier. To the disappointment of many observers, the full deposition was not unsealed in Thursday’s motion. Instead, portions of Steele’s interview, which he gave in London on July 13, 2018, were unsealed in separate ...

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DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Fraternized With Dossier Author Long After FBI Barred Using Him As Source

Newly released documents provide evidence of the close relationship between top Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the Steele dossier. Steele was terminated by the FBI as an informant in November 2016 for defying the FBI’s orders by revealing his relationship with the Bureau to the media. Fusion GPS wanted the media ...

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