Second "Trump Dossier" Emerges One Day After FISA Memo Vote

A controversial Democratic operative considered a Clinton "hatchet man" wrote a second anti-Trump memo, which was presented to the FBI in October 2016 by former UK spy Christopher Steele, according to reporting by  theGuardian, one day after the House Intel Committee voted to release the confidential and "shocking" FISA memo to the public.

This “second dossier” was authored by Cody Shearer, a former journalist and political activist for the Clinton White House in the 1990s. According to the Guardian, it confirms Steele’s claim that Trump was “compromised” by the Russian intelligence in 2013, during a trip to Moscow that involved “lewd acts” at a five-star hotel.

Cody Shearer cites an unnamed source within Russia's Security Service (FSB) for his claims, meaning that both anti-Trump dossiers tied to Hillary Clinton used Russian disinformation to discredit and undermine a candidate for U.S. President.

Cody Shearer (Youtube screen grab)

Citing a "source with knowledge of the inquiry," the Guardian reported that the FBI was “still working on” the Shearer dossier, suggesting the bureau was taking at least some of it seriously. "It raises the possibility that parts of the Steele dossier, which has been derided by Trump’s supporters, may have been corroborated by Shearer’s research, or could still be,” wrote the Guardian's Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nick Hopkins.

Shearer's name recently appeared in a January 25 letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee to six individuals or entities thought to be involved in the funding, creation or distribution of the original salacious and unverified "Trump-Russia Dossier." Recipients of the letter - including John Podesta, Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz - are asked to submit all communications between a list of 40 individuals or entities, one of whom is Cody Shearer. 

While Clinton fans were delighted by the emergence of the new memo...

... Conservatives were more skeptical of the latest unconfirmed "dossier" given Shearer’s past. His brother served as an ambassador during the Clinton administration, and his late sister was married to Strobe Talbott, the chief authority on Russia in President Bill Clinton’s State Department, according to ProPublica.

Furthermore, during the Benghazi investigation of Hillary Clinton in 2015, the National Review called Shearer “someone with a history of misleading foreign sources, misrepresenting himself as an agent of the US government, and creating trouble for both himself and the United States abroad.” NR cited the story about Shearer’s secret trip to Bosnia in the 1990s, where he extorted money from the Bosnian Serbs, claiming he was a secret envoy of the Clinton administration and could negotiate a reduction of war crimes charges.

Like the original dossier, the Guardian adds that Shearer shared his dossier “with select media organisations before the election,” without naming the outlets. The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross cites a passage from a recent book by the Guardian’s former correspondent in Moscow, Luke Harding, about how he received an email from the “Clinton camp” that contained the same accusations as in the Steele dossier, but was not Steele’s work.

That at least suggests that Shearer’s document didn’t just appear out of thin air to conveniently back up Steele’s claims just as the original dossier is about to be challenged by a congressional memo. However, it also suggests that both dossiers claiming Trump’s ties to Russian intelligence came from sources either close to, or paid for by, Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, the FBI is still analyzing the "Shearer memo" and pursuing "intriguing leads," according to The Guardian, which  could mean that the agency may be using Shearer's research to corroborate parts of the original "Trump-Russia" Steele dossier. In other words, Christopher Steele provided the FBI with two dossiers, the second of which may have been designed to support the first. 

As we previously reported, Congressional investigators have been researching what appears to be a massive and coordinated conspiracy between the Clinton campaign, DNC, FBI, DOJ, Obama Administration and opposition research firm Fusion GPS to discredit Donald Trump with Russian disinformation. The scheme involved high level officials within the DOJ and FBI, including recently demoted Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe - whose "7th floor" Deep State cabal both exonerated Hillary Clinton while simultaneously "investigating" Trump. 

A brief refresher of facts and allegations: 

  • The DNC and Hillary Clinton's PAC was revealed by The Washington Post  to have paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS for the creation of a dossier that would be harmful to then-candidate Donald Trump. 
  • Fusion commissioned former UK spy Christopher Steele to assemble the dossier - which is comprised of a series of memos relying largely on Russian government sources to make allegations against Donald Trump and his associates.
  • According to court filings, Fusion also worked with disgraced DOJ official Bruce Ohr, and hired his CIA-linked wife, Nellie Ohr, to assist in the smear campaign against Trump. Bruce Ohr was demoted from his senior DOJ position after it was revealed that he met with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson as well as Christopher Steele - then tried to cover it up. 
  • Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, denied under oath to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he knew about the dossier's funding, while Clinton's former spokesman, Brian Fallon, told CNN that Hillary likely had no idea who paid for it either. 
  • Current and past leaders of the DNC, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) also denied knowledge of the document's funding.
  • Podesta met with Fusion co-founder Glenn Simpson the day after the Trump-Russia dossier was published by Buzzfeed News. 

And now we can add Clinton crony Cody Shearer and his second Trump-Russia dossier to the list. 


Billy the Poet Handful of Dust Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:32 Permalink

That at least suggests that Shearer’s document didn’t just appear out of thin air to conveniently back up Steele’s claims just as the original dossier is about to be challenged by a congressional memo.


A FISA request to spy on Trump was turned down in June 2016. The Shearer dossier which is purported to confirm the Steel dossier seems to have appeared in October 2016 which is the same month that the second FISA request was approved.



the first request for a warrant which "named Trump" was denied in June 2016 and, a second, more "narrowly drawn" request was granted in October 2016.

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Tarzan toady Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:55 Permalink

This is all a twisted mess of brazen pride unraveling before us. 

Brazen, because they never in a million years, thought Hillary would lose, when all this was hatched! 

They where convinced, no matter what they did, they could cover it after Hillary was President.  Once they duped the FISA Court, unmasked Americans, and wire taped Trumps offices, they where all in, no turning back, they where wrong.  So on to phase two, Russian Collusion.

Now Collusion is losing too.  They've failed at every turn thus far, and now it's getting ugly, as one by one, they're being exposed. 

There will be phase three, they will not give up!

They will crash the markets, if that's what it takes.

America needs an Oligarch list!



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californiagirl IntercoursetheEU Tue, 01/30/2018 - 23:57 Permalink

If anyone believes that this Shearer guy "discovered" all this information independent of the Clinton mafia, Steele, Fusion GPS, Podesta, etc., then I would like to sell you some soon-to-be oceanfront property in Nevada when California falls into the Ocean after the Big One. Or perhaps California will tip over like the danger to Guam because it is an island.

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Sudden Debt nonclaim Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:25 Permalink

The media is owned by a select few elites who have now already done more harm to the US then Russia ever did during the cold war.


these people need to be put to court for their hidden agenda's!

The Deep State?


If Americans keep putting up with this, all they deserve is a banana republic beat down.

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turbojarhead Billy the Poet Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:52 Permalink

As far as I understand, it is legal to do 702 searches on a potential subject BEFORE a FISA warrant-you find the info, then go to the FISC court to get a warrant that makes the previous searches legal. So if they were turned down in June16, that would make the searches done before illegal-especially if they continue the searches. They would not be legal UNTIL the second attempt was approved, using the fake dossier.

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swmnguy turbojarhead Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:14 Permalink

Considering the FISA court was founded in 1978 as a fig-leaf for illegal domestic spying, and considering that as of 2013 the court had received about 34,000 requests for spying warrants and of that 34,000 had rejected 11 (eleven) of them, I can't believe anybody is the least bit surprised about this.

I'm kind of disappointed that people said nothing about this evil unAmerican star chamber until it was used against their guy.  No, strike that; I'm fucking pissed that people are all of a sudden all indignant about this.  Same goes for the IRS and the FBI.  All these right-wing pricks loved them some political uses of law enforcement and spying, until it got turned on them.

But I'm not partisan.  Let's work together, drain the swamp, get rid of the political police, eliminate the Security State that has turned the Constitution into a joke over the past century (not the past 9 years, not the past 25 years, but the past century). Let's get rid of the corruption, the cronyism, the self-dealing.  Let's make America what it's supposed to be.  And as soon as we do that, then these whiny motherfucking hypocrites who can dish it out but can't take it can kiss my white ass.

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Chupacabra-322 Billy the Poet Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:00 Permalink


@ Billy,


The National Security Elimination Act of 2018


The United States survived quite nicely for 130+ years with neither a Criminal FBI, CIA, IRS nor the Federal Reserve. Let's return to those better days ASAP.


Would precisely achieve that objective & more by recentrailizing the “Intelligence” Agencies. By Elimination of rouge Criminal Agencies such as the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at & in the CIA.

So what Criminals at large Obama, Clapper & Lynch have done 17 days prior to former CEO Criminal Obama leaving office was to Decentralize & weaken the NSA. As a result, Raw Intel gathering was then regulated to the other 16 Intel Agencies.


Thus, taking Centuries Old Intelligence based on a vey stringent Centralized British Model, De Centralized it, filling the remaining 16 Intel Agenices with potential Spies and a Shadow Deep State Mirror Government.


And, If Obama, Lynch & Clapper all agreed 17 days out to change the surveillance structure of the NSA. What date exectly did the changes occur in relation to the first FISA request for the Trump Wire Taps? (We now know that the Criminal FISA requests occurred in October 2016.)


Elimination of the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths in the Deep State & CIA.


As easily as The National Security Act was signed in 1947 it can & must be Eliminated.

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair Billy the Poet Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:25 Permalink

(((Cody Shearer)))

The Steele Dossier Fits the Kremlin Playbook

The likely objective was to undermine Republicans, Democrats—and American democracy.


(((Daniel Hoffman)))


It's Time to Drop the Jew Taboo

Most people know about, but few are willing to condemn, the strict taboo in the media, of criticizing Jews as a group, using that term. One cannot even criticize a small subsection of Jews, a miniscule percentage of the Jewish population, even when they richly deserve it.

Obviously, this is a ridiculous way to run a publication whose object is to get to the truth, so I am writing this to explain why, from now on, the pages of Russia Insider will be open to articles which fairly and honestly address the influence of Jewish elites, including pointing out when it is malevolent, which it often is, and try to understand it and explain it, with malice towards none.

I have become convinced that unless we break this taboo, nothing will improve in the human catastrophe unfolding in geopolitics. Millions have died over the past 30 years, and if we want it to stop that trend and avoid a cataclysm which seems to be approaching inexorably, we have to have the freedom to criticize those responsible. It is very clear to me, as it is to many others, that much of the guilt for this comes from Jewish pressure groups, particularly in the media....

So this is the predictable play:  nevermind that there was no Russian ‘hack’ of A DNC SERVER THE FEDS NEVER EXAMINED EVER.. nevermind evidence Clinton broke multiple laws, destroyed evidence under subpoena, and nevermind the content of her emails


Or the fact she rigged the Dem primary, or helped Obongo arm Al Qaeda in both Libya and Syria for her Zionist Jew donors...…

Nevermind Strzok and FBI/DOJ lies and obstruction and bias and crimes...

No, because these Dem funded, unreliable reports **allegedly** had Russian sources, why, all this political discord,  why, it’s Russia’s failt.


This play was easy to see coming but watch how the (((media))) runs hard with it.


’collusion’ won’t work, neither will ‘obstruction’ -  so let’s all blame Russia, arm Ukrainian ultranationalists and oppose Russia in Syria because after all, who will think of the poor Syrian children and their future if not the US?



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