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Monday, February 5, 2018

FBI hired dossier author Steele to investigate Trump, fired him for lying

Corruptus in Extremis

  • Question of the Day  -  Call me a "Crazy Blogger" (which I am) but why is the GOP holding endless Russia hearings to destroy Trump?  Anyone with a brain knew from day one knew this was a set up.
  • To answer my own question, elected GOP "leaders" (fuck 'em) never wanted Trump, and they want him gone so a meek and compliant Pence can assume power.

(Washington Times)  -  The FBI officially authorized payments to Christopher Steele, who wrote the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, but then fired the former British spy for lying to agents about his covert leaks to the news media.
The sequence of events is outlined in the declassified memo released Friday by Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
The Nunes memo is the first official confirmation that the FBI hierarchy made a decision to start paying Mr. Steele and why the deal fell through. Justice Department witnesses in public have declined to confirm such a deal.
The memo shows that the bureau was using Mr. Steele’s unverified Democratic Party-financed dossier not only to obtain a court-ordered wiretap on Trump volunteer Carter Page, but it also wanted a commitment to a longer-term financial agreement with the former British intelligence officer to continue investigating President Trump.
If he had not lied, Mr. Steele, who vowed to ruin the Trump candidacy, could have been investigating Mr. Trump from the postelection transition into his presidency.
Mr. Steele met with Washington reporters in September 2016. One meeting was held in the office of the Democratic National Committee’s general counsel.
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