- Joined: June 2016
The Steele Dossier
Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, was contracted by an American research firm, Fusion GPS, to investigation Donald Trump’s connections to Russia. Steele eventually produced a dossier alleging that the Russians possessed compromising material on Trump and that various members Trump’s campaign colluded with Russians during the election. Some of the sources Steele consulted to construct the resume were Russian, including a former Russian intelligence officer.
Last week, it was revealed that the Clinton campaign and the DNC helped finance the research, which was actually initiated by a conservative publication, The Free Beacon. (Mother Jones reported that “a client allied with Democrats” helped finance the research last October, so the report was not a huge surprise.)
Trump and others claim that the Clinton campaign paid Fusion GPS $12 million for work on the dossier. This is false. That sum represents the total amount the campaign paid to its law firm, Perkins Coie, which subcontracted the Fusion GPS work.
Trump and other Republicans allege this is proof that it was Hillary Clinton, not Trump, that colluded with Russia. According to Republicans, this proves that the investigation into potential Trump campaign collusion with Russia is simply a political witch hunt.
Here’s the truth: Russia was actively trying to undermine the Clinton campaign who didn’t and couldn’t have colluded with Russia. And the Steele dossier was not produced with the cooperation of the Russian government.
The Russians were trying to help Trump, not Clinton.
The Clinton campaign could not have colluded with Russia because they were working toward opposite goals. The Russian government was trying to undermine Clinton’s campaign and help Donald Trump. This was the assessment of the United States intelligence community, which released a report in January that concluded:
We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.
The Russian government, according to the U.S. intelligence committee, hacked DNC and Clinton campaign email and then coordinated with Wikileaks to publish the emails to maximize damage to the Clinton campaign.
trump hired three Russian agents to be senior members of his campaign.
Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Mike Flynn ALL have Putin's money in their pocket.
3 Russian agents and he still has the gall to say, "there's no collusion"!
It needs to be said.
trump was put into office with the knowing help of a hostile foreigh enemy who sought to weaken our world leadership and has succeeded.
trump is now undermining our institutions and democracy.
trump is a traitor to America!
trump cannot jail anyone. Especially when they're innocent.
Eventually, when all this crashes, when he is forced out of office because of all his treasonous activity, you will not be forgiven!
Voting for trump says more about youthan it says about trump, it's a charcter test.
AND YOU FAILED!
What you call prejudice Mueller calls evidence.
It's funny you call Liberals racist, we don't support the Muslim ban. We don't support the wall. We don't support the Nazi white supremacist terrorist. We don't support racist voter ID laws designed to suppress the black vote. And we don't sup[port deporting the dreamers. have no problem with racism.
Trump threw out all the dog whistles and fully embraced the alt-right movement. He led the campaign to de-legitimize Obama's presidency. He constantly complains that black Americans are violent and stated that Mexican immigrants bring "crime" and are "rapists." He demanded that any judge who tries him be white! He retweets from handles like “@WhiteGenocideTM,” and goes to anti-Semitic websites for material to attack his opponents.
Your embrace of this kind of hate makes me wonder what things you say about my family behind my back. Going back to #3, if I was to hire you, you would be expected to work with people who don’t share your ethnic background or religion, and that might be a problem. Which brings me to #5.
It was authorized by Mueller. Get your head out of your behind.
Colluding with a hostile foriegn enemy is a crime.
Mueller's investigation is most certainly legal.
The dossier is irrelevent even tho it's actually true, Mueller got a evidence based warrant to search Manaforts huse. He provided a list of evedience he expected to find, and found it. Manafort has been indicted 3 seperate times as more crimes come to light.
The reality here is Mueller is authorized to take over an investigation that orignated with Sally Yates. Remember her? Thje first AG trump fired. She was investigating trump.
Comey then took over and was fired by trump for investigating trump and refusing to pledge his loyality to trump.
Rosinstien appointed Mueller with a broad authorization to investigate Russia, and follow every lead and investigate every crime he uncovers and to prosecute all. Mueller also has the entire FBI and their resources at his disposal all acrosas the nation.
Rosinstien counted on the dirty tricks the gop is playing and The only way trump can fire Mueller is illegally.
*Charges filed- 75 ranging from lying to the FBI all the way to Conspiracy against the United Statesw. The crime were committed between 2005 thru 2017.
*People indicted- 19 so far. When a grand jury indictment is unsealed, it list the defendants name and a list of charges or counts. The evidence remains SEALED BY THE GRAND JURY UNTIL THEY ALL GO TO TRIAL.
*Plea agreements/guilty pleas- 5 These people admitted they were guilty, the done it and plead to the less severe crime in exchange for their testamony.
*Cooperating whitnesses- 4 So these 4 and the above make 9 people that are going tesify in federal court.
*Business indicted- 3 United States business who made fake ID's and related conrtriband for Russian agents to infiltrate cerain places here in America.
The Russian scandal is real!
Hey right wingers!
*Your president is a self-confessed sexual predator / crotch grabbing reality TV star
*He has hired wife-beaters, and is being sued by a porn star
650,000 Alabama republicons voted for a child molestor
*In Illinois, 20,339 republicons voted for an actual Nazi
You are NOT making America Great again....