You can’t make it up. We have now discovered the nexus of the “Trump has been compromised by the Russians” was actually created by an old hack job of a Clinton insider named Cody Shearer. In addition, we are now seeing Sydney Blumenthal mixed up in this. If you are going “WTF?!” you are not alone. It seems the whole dossier, or part of it, was pushed through the Shearer by either Clinton or even the “Russians” to Sydney who then gave it to some idiot, who is also a long time Clinton ally, in the State Department, who felt it is “duty” to give it to Victoria Nuland, another Clinton ally, who then shipped it over to John Kerry.
Former Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer, in an attempt to come clean and shape the narrative before being exposed, confirmed that he passed on a dossier from Clinton operatives to the author of the infamous Trump dossier.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here’s the truth,” Winer publicly confirmed reports that he had passed on a report he received from Clinton operatives to dossier author Christopher Steele in the fall of 2016, right before the election.
He also confirmed that those Clinton operatives were aware of the dossier effort — making Hillary Clinton’s denials of knowing about the dossier even less credible than they were already.
Winer purported to tell “the real story” in his piece, in which he claimed his actions were taken because he was “so alarmed” by Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
Winer admitted to becoming friends with Steele in 2009, after he had left the State Department and started a consulting business. After he rejoined the State Department in 2013, Steele, who was already retired from British intelligence, would send him reports he would pass on to then-senior State Department official Victoria Nuland.
Winer admitted that in summer 2016, Steele told him he had learned of “disturbing information” regarding possible ties between Donald Trump, his campaign, and senior Russian officials. He then met with Steele in Washington in September 2016, and was allowed to review — but not take a copy — of the Steele dossier in order to “alert the State Department.”
He prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who told him to share it with Secretary of State John Kerry. Winer notably did not say what Kerry did with the information, or who else he might have shared it with.
Around that same time, Winer happened to speak with “old friend” and long-time Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal, whom he met 30 years ago. He and Blumenthal “discussed Steele’s reports” — an admission that Blumenthal, a close Clinton friend, knew about the Steele dossier as early as September 2016 (even though Clinton herself denied knowing about it until January 2017).
Winer said during that meeting Blumenthal gave him notes from a “journalist” he “did not know,” Cody Shearer, that corroborated the salacious allegation in Steele’s dossier that Trump had hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed. “What struck me was how some of the material echoed Steele’s but appeared to involve different sources,” Winer wrote.
However, if Winer had done a quick Google search on Shearer, he would have found several in-depth reports, including a 2015 ProPublica report, that clearly stated that Shearer was a longtime Clinton friend. In addition, it is odd that Winer, who also served under Bill Clinton, did not know Shearer’s brother had served as an ambassador under President Clinton, and Shearer’s sister was married to former Clinton official Strobe Talbott.
Winer then passed Shearer’s “dossier” to Steele, “to ask for his professional reaction,” he wrote. Steele said it was potentially “collateral” information, and kept the Shearer dossier.
Winer said he never mentioned Shearer’s dossier to anyone, and did not expect them to be shared with anyone in the government. He said he learned that Steele did share it with the FBI “after the FBI asked him” to provide everything he had on Trump.
According to Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, the FBI contacted Steele in September, and met with him in October, a month before the election. According to a Wall Street Journal report, FBI agent Peter Strzok was, in August, trying to move aggressively to investigate Trump as the election approached.
It has been revealed through text messages between him and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, that they were both vehemently anti-Trump and against him becoming president.
Winer claimed innocence in his op-ed, arguing he was so “alarmed” by Russia’s role in the 2016 election that he passed on Steele’s information to Kerry, and Shearer’s memo to Steele. He also made a plea for Americans to turn their attention away from the FBI and his role in the investigation and back to “Russian interference” and whether Trump colluded.
“I am in no position to judge the accuracy of the information generated by Steele or Shearer. But I was alarmed at Russia’s role in the 2016 election, and so were U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials,” he wrote.
“I believe all Americans should be alarmed — and united in the search for the truth about Russian interference in our democracy, and whether Trump and his campaign had any part in it,” he added.
Winer’s confession comes after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) published a memo earlier this week recommending a criminal referral for Steele.
Now, one would wonder why the ex Clinton State department is handling Russian intel? So would anyone with half a brain. Occam’s razor would make the connection that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was intentionally sending false information about Trump through her contacts in order to create the impression that the “Russians did it” based on the theory they developed after the DNC hack.
In truth, the ONLY people colluding with the Russians are Hillary’s people. And if in fact the Russians are involved (and they deny it), and their goal is to get one political side to attack the other- they found a willing participant in the Democrat party.
On the Tucker Carlson show last night some guy who was in Hillary’s leadership circle now claims that yes, maybe the information was bad BUT it was their civic duty, the PATRIOTIC duty to report it and make sure the FBI did something with it on the outside chance that Trump was compromised by the Russians.
I know, George Orwell’s 1984 in full swing here. Because the truth is the ONLY campaign and politician being influenced by the Russians was Hillary. How much? Read the article about Mr. Campbell’s work as a UC for the FBI during the Uranium One scandal. The Russians boasted they had bribed Hillary through her Foundation.
An FBI informant involved in the controversial Uranium One deal has told congressional committees that Moscow paid millions to a U.S. lobbying firm in a bid to influence then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by helping former President Bill Clinton’s charities during the Obama administration.
The Hill first reported late Wednesday that informant Douglas Campbell gave a 10-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and was interviewed for several hours behind closed doors by committee staff.
In the statement, obtained by Fox News, Campbell said Russian executives told him that Moscow was hiring APCO Worldwide in an effort to influence the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.
Campbell said Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative.”
“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months,” Campbell said in the statement. “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the US-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”
Campbell said the Russians were convinced by bribing Hillary she would help the Uranium One deal go through. Now if Mueller was an honest broker who is tasked with finding out if the Russians influenced the Presidential election he would shut down the two years of nothingburger that is the Trump investigation and pivot the HUGELY verified improper actions of Steele, Shearer, Blumenthal, Hillary, Nuland, Simpson et al. Now of course he would have to leave because he was the frigging FBI DIRECTOR DURING THE URANIUM ONE SCANDAL AND LOOKED THE OTHER WAY!!!! Plus his current crew of investigators are all Hillary lovers, so no one would believe they would be honest brokers.
Tucker’s piece with the Clinton lackey is classic spin. Take the time. He says they had to do it because it was their patriotic duty. But anyone saying Hillary was compromised- and bringing evidence of such- is a traitor.
You can’t make it up.
If none of this is now making sense and you are still puzzled. Chuck Ross may do a better job. But in essence the Obama administration worked with the Hillary campaign to create and disseminate false information in order to give his FBI/DOJ/NSA political appointees, in a “small group” unit, an excuse they all willingly accepted to spy on the Trump campaign and leak fake damaging information about that effort in order to make sure Hillary won. And in doing so, they broke dozens of federal laws.
And Mueller was hired by Rosenstein (who was in the middle of this criminal conspiracy) at the behest of Comey (who is now believed to be neck deep in the same criminal conspiracy) to investigate Trump for being part of a Russian effort to undermine the election.
At least four separate coincidences have emerged as the public learns more information about the unverified Steele dossier and how it was crafted.
The origin story of the 35-page document was pretty simple at the outset. Fusion GPS, which was investigating then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to write the dossier.
But as more details about the dossier trickle out into the public forum, connections have surfaced that raise questions about how information made its way into the salacious document.
Here are the four most significant “coincidences.
The first coincidence to emerge from the dossier involved the June 9, 2016, meeting held at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and a group of Russians.
Two of the Russians in the meeting — Natalia Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin — happened to be working at the time of that meeting with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier. (RELATED: Revelations From Glenn Simpson’s House Intelligence Committee Interview)
Simpson, Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin were working on behalf of a Russian businessman on a lobbying campaign to undermine a U.S. sanctions law called the Magnitsky Act.
Simpson met before and after the meeting with Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin but says he was not aware of the Trump Tower meeting until it was reported in July. He has also denied telling the two Russian operatives about his work on the Steele dossier.
Trump Jr. accepted the meeting after an acquaintance offered to provide him with dirt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A Russian government attorney at the behest of Russia’s prosecutor general would provide the information, according to the acquaintance.
The offer matches up loosely with some of the allegations in the dossier, including that the Kremlin provided dirt on Trump’s political opponents.
Trump Jr. and others in the meeting say that it went nowhere and no meaningful information was exchanged. They also say that there was no follow up to the meeting, which lasted around 20 minutes.
Simpson himself appeared to acknowledge the odd overlap between his work on the two Russia-related projects — the dossier and the work with Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin.
“I mean, thank God I didn’t know anything about the Trump Tower meeting, or I would really have some explaining to do,” he told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during a closed-door interview in November.
Before and after the election, Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr was in contact with Steele, a former MI6 agent. And weeks after Trump’s win, Ohr met with Simpson to discuss his work on Trump.
That revelation, which was publicized in December, is strange enough. But Ohr had another connection to the dossier project. His wife, a Russia expert named Nellie, worked as a researcher for Fusion GPS on its Trump investigation.(RELATED: Fusion GPS Could Have Been Buying Access To DOJ)
A House Intelligence Committee memo released Feb. 2, says that Bruce Ohr took his wife’s Fusion GPS materials to the FBI. Ohr was also interviewed by the FBI in November and December 2016.
Little is known about Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion GPS, but Simpson conspicuously left her out of his House Intelligence Committee testimony in November.
When asked how he knew Bruce Ohr, Simpson said he met him through Steele. When asked if Fusion GPS employed any Russian speakers, Simpson said the firm did not. That despite Nellie Ohr being fluent in Russian. She has also worked for a CIA program that did open source research.
‘Vicious Sid,’ ‘Mr. Fixer’ and the Department of State
The newest coincidence to emerge out of the dossier quagmire centers around Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, two quintessential Clinton insiders.
Known as “Vicious Sid” and “Mr. Fixer,” respectively, the two friends passed salacious allegations about Trump to a State Department official named Jonathan Winer.
Winer, who is friends with Blumenthal, in turn, gave the information to Steele.
Steele provided the information to the FBI in October 2016, according to a recent report by The Guardian.
The House Intelligence Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary are looking into the State Department’s involvement in that chain of events. (RELATED: Clinton ‘Hatchet Man’ Shopped Dirt Earlier Than Previously Known)
Shearer’s information closely matched Steele’s steamiest allegation about Trump — that the FSB, Russia’s spy agency, had video footage of Trump engaged with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. The material was being used to blackmail Trump, according to Steele.
Two interpretations of similar pieces of information have emerged. Dossier true-believers argue that Shearer’s information helps corroborate Steele’s dossier.
The other side argues that Shearer and Blumenthal’s work as Clinton dirty tricks artists raises credibility concerns for Steele.
Dick Morris, a former Bill Clinton aide who knows Blumenthal and Shearer, suggested on Wednesday that the Clintons may have planted the allegations about Trump. He argued that Steele was used to “launder” information because of Blumenthal and Shearer’s poor reputation in Washington, D.C.
There is no proof yet that the Shearer/Blumenthal information was also included in Steele’s dossier. The Guardian reported that Steele did tell the FBI that he had not verified the information that originated with Shearer.
The Papadopoulos Connection
The young Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians also has a possible link to the dossier.
George Papadopoulos, an energy consultant from Chicago, was in contact with Sergei Millian, a Belarusian-American businessman who is alleged to be a source of some of the most salacious claims in the dossier. (RELATED: George Papadopoulos’s Fascinating Link To The Dossier)
The Wall Street Journal, ABC News and The Washington Post have reported that Millian is “Source D” and “Source E” in the dossier.
It has emerged in recent months that Millian and Papadopoulos were in contact during the 2016 presidential campaign.
That connection raises the possibility — still far from verified — that Papadopoulos shared information with Millian that somehow ended up in the dossier.
The connection does not speak to whether the information would be true or false, but both Papadopoulos and Millian have histories of embellishment. Papadopoulos has exaggerated his resume, including a stint as a fellow at the United Nations. Millian has been accused of embellishing his business ties, including to the Trump real estate empire.
Papadopoulos joined the campaign in March 2016. Shortly after, he made the acquaintance of a London-based professor named Joseph Mifsud. In April 2016, during a meeting in London, Mifsud told Papadopoulos that he had learned that the Russian government obtained documents stolen from the Clinton campaign.
Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Mifsud, relayed this information the next month during a drunken conversation with Alexander Downer, the Australian ambassador to the U.K.
Downer did not do anything with the information until after Wikileaks began releasing hacked DNC emails two months later. Downer’s bosses informed the FBI about the Papadopoulos encounter, and the bureau opened up its counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the election.
The questions that remain about Papadopoulos are whether he told anyone in the Trump campaign about the emails and, if so, whether the campaign took action.
Now by compartmentalizing all of this and if everybody keeps their mouth shut, the hope is no SINGLE act will be criminal and they play it off as coincidence and bad politics. Yet, if one person flips and says we all knew what we are doing, it rolls the whole crew up.
As I said, you simply cannot make this up. Somebody has to go to jail.