Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

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Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

Post by 1989TransAm » Tue May 21, 2019 10:42 pm

Some on here believe that the Steele dossier was truthful. I include chromedome as one of those.

"Of all the wild tales that Christopher Steele spun about Russia-Trump collusion during a visit to the State Department shortly before the 2016 election, only one was deemed worth forwarding to his FBI handlers.

Long hidden, the now-disclosed email speaks volumes about both the quality of Steele’s so-called intelligence gathering and the FBI’s willingness to vet an informant who was openly biased against Donald Trump, paid by Trump’s Democratic opponent, and motivated by an Election Day deadline.
Multiple sources confirm to me that the attachment that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec sent to then-FBI section chief Stephen Laycock on Oct. 13, 2016, was a summary from Steele’s company alleging Trump and Russia might be communicating through a computer server at Russia’s Alfa Bank.

This long-debunked allegation has floated around Washington since the summer of 2016, compliments of Hillary Clinton backers ranging from a university computer science professor who spread it across the internet to a lawyer for Clinton’s campaign who delivered it to the FBI in summer 2016.
The theory — worthy of a spy novel — was that a series of data pings between a computer in Trump Tower and Alfa Bank in Moscow actually was a secret beacon alerting the Putin and Trump teams that it was time to talk about colluding on hijacking the American presidential election.

The story eventually made its way to mainstream media such as The New York Times, Slate, CNN and, just last fall, The New Yorker. It has been debunked by the FBI, and it was not mentioned as a reliable allegation in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report."

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house ... en-but-fbi

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Re: Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

Post by j-c-c » Wed May 22, 2019 2:16 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:42 pm
Some on here believe that the Steele dossier was truthful. I include chromedome as one of those.

"Of all the wild tales that Christopher Steele spun about Russia-Trump collusion during a visit to the State Department shortly before the 2016 election, only one was deemed worth forwarding to his FBI handlers.

Long hidden, the now-disclosed email speaks volumes about both the quality of Steele’s so-called intelligence gathering and the FBI’s willingness to vet an informant who was openly biased against Donald Trump, paid by Trump’s Democratic opponent, and motivated by an Election Day deadline.
Multiple sources confirm to me that the attachment that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec sent to then-FBI section chief Stephen Laycock on Oct. 13, 2016, was a summary from Steele’s company alleging Trump and Russia might be communicating through a computer server at Russia’s Alfa Bank.

This long-debunked allegation has floated around Washington since the summer of 2016, compliments of Hillary Clinton backers ranging from a university computer science professor who spread it across the internet to a lawyer for Clinton’s campaign who delivered it to the FBI in summer 2016.
The theory — worthy of a spy novel — was that a series of data pings between a computer in Trump Tower and Alfa Bank in Moscow actually was a secret beacon alerting the Putin and Trump teams that it was time to talk about colluding on hijacking the American presidential election.

The story eventually made its way to mainstream media such as The New York Times, Slate, CNN and, just last fall, The New Yorker. It has been debunked by the FBI, and it was not mentioned as a reliable allegation in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report."

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house ... en-but-fbi
Not sure what the harm is in thinking whatever one wants to on item that has not been proven either way.

Until it is, as Mitch already said, "Case Closed"

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Re: Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

Post by 1989TransAm » Wed May 22, 2019 4:10 pm

Yes the Mueller investigation is case closed.

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Re: Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

Post by j-c-c » Wed May 22, 2019 5:43 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Yes the Mueller investigation is case closed.
But the Mueller report is not:

"Further, the Office learned that some of the individuals we interviewed or whose conduct we investigated-including some associated with the Trump campaign-deleted relevant communications or communicated during the relevant period using applications that feature encryption or that do not provide for long term retention of data or communications records. In such cases, The Office was not able to corroborate witness statements through comparison to contemporaneous communications or fully question witnesses about statements that appeared inconsistent with other known facts."

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