Grassley: "2nd Dossier" Fed To Christopher Steele By Obama State Dept, Routed Through Clinton Crony

A heavily redacted document just released by the Senate Judiciary Committee confirms the existence of a second anti-Trump dossier which - much like the first dossier published by Buzzfeed - relied on information from Russia's FSB, the state security service. Said otherwise, actual Russian collusion in an attempt to sway the 2016 election.

Shockingly, this second dossier went from Clinton "hatchet man" Cody Shearer, who gave it to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department, before it was routed it to former British Spy Christopher Steele. It is unknown what happened to the document after that. 

According to the referral, Steele wrote the additional memo based on anti-Trump information that originated with a foreign source. In a convoluted scheme outlined in the referral, the foreign source gave the information to an unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton, who then gave the information to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department, who then gave the information to Steele. Steele wrote a report based on the information, but the redacted version of the referral does not say what Steele did with the report after that.

Published accounts in the Guardian and the Washington Post have indicated that Clinton associate Cody Shearer was in contact with Steele about anti-Trump research, and Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer was a connection between Steele and the State Department during the 2016 campaign. -Washington Examiner

Of note, Shearer's 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.

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Cody Shearer (Youtube screen grab)

The newly released Senate Intel Committee document, authored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is an unclassified version of a Jan 4 criminal referral to the Justice Department targeting Christopher Steele - the former British spy who assembled the Trump-Russia dossier used to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant on one-time Trump advisor Carter Page.

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Christopher Steele

Grassley and Graham also claim to have "substantial evidence" that Steele misled the FBI about his contacts with journalists regarding the dossier. In British court filings, Steele disclosed that he held off-the-record meetings with reporters at various news outlets prior to the 2016 election. 

"There is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility," reads the unredacted document. 

Grassley and Graham's letter also blasts the FBI for blocking key details of their memo calling for Steele's investigation, and gives them until tomorrow to provide an unredacted copy.

The second memo's existence was revealed last week by The Guardianwhich named the source as Clinton "hatchet man" Cody Shearer - a former journalist and political activist for the Clinton White House in the 1990s. 

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. 

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 organizations 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.

All eyes on the Obama State Department

Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said that the panel is now setting it's sights on the Obama Administration as "phase two" of their investigation. 

"We are in the middle of what I call phase two of our investigation, which involves other departments, specifically the State Department and some of the involvement that they had in this," said Nunes. 

"That investigation is ongoing and we continue work towards finding answers and asking the right questions to try to get to the bottom of what exactly the State Department was up to in terms of this Russia investigation."

3rd Dossier?

Last week we reported on the release of 42 pages of heavily redacted State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) - which reveals that the Obama State Department provided Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) a "dossier of classified information on Russia" in order to undermine President Trump, according to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

These documents show the Obama State Department under John Kerry gathered and sent its own dossier of classified information on Russia to Senator Ben Cardin, a political ally in the U.S. Senate, to undermine President Trump,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch will pursue information on who pulled this classified information, who authorized its release, and why was it evidently dumped just days before President Trump’s inauguration.”

According to a March 2017 report in the Baltimore Sun: “Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin received classified information about Russia’s involvement in elections when the Obama administration was attempting to disseminate that material widely across the government in order to aid in future investigations, according to a report Wednesday … Obama officials were concerned, according to the report [in The New York Times], that the Trump administration would cover up intelligence once power changed hands.” -Judicial Watch

As Fitton explains, there are three dossiers, two of which were routed through the Obama State Department.

As we have reported, in March 2017, Former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Evelyn Farkas, made some stunning admissions during an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.

While discussing the mad scramble by the Obama administration to collect and preserve intelligence on alleged Russian election hacking before Obama left office, it appears that Farkas accidentally implicated the Obama White House in the surveillance of Trump’s campaign staff:

The Trump folks, if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians, that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we would not longer have access to that intelligence. -Evelyn Farkas

Those "sources and methods" now appear to be Clinton operatives using Russian FSB "sources" to create several dossiers, which were circulated to media outlets and US government officials with the assistance of the Obama State Department. In other words, in a delightful twist of irony, the real Russian collusion was against a now-sitting President.

Comments

Dilluminati Bay of Pigs Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:43 Permalink

I'm slowly carving out the Main Stream Media.  The cord was cut and now I get Amazon Prime and Sling Orange.  I vow not to ever watch the movie by Clint Eastwood about some fucking train because I'm sick and tired of the commercial over and over again... but I have a "choice" at $20.00 per month to watch.  I went Ooma and now looking at CPR V5000 Call Blocker.  I don't want some swarthy piece of shit calling my home.  I don't want the deep state calling up agent smith to contact or get agent smith paid in another country to contact yet a third agent smith in a third country and have him paid to provide the "excuse" for FISA so I block all out of country calls!  

https://www.amazon.com/CPR-V5000-Call-Blocker-Robocalls/dp/B0191XMBV2

The fake news and the liars in the corporate press need to be starved. 

I think I'll cancel my sling account out of principle.  You people do know that Ooma sells your number to people and scammers and then wants moarr money to block the calls that they created?   The cocksuckers in America and the EU are worse.  I get calls from the police fraternity, every other fucking group.. and the worse part??

The Republican party sells your info if you gave money.. and that just sucks in more calls...

The cocksuckers 

 

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Son of Loki Dilluminati Mon, 02/05/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

Yahoo, cnn, npr, salon, msnbc, nbc, are some of the few far left propaganda outlets with 24/7 misinformation.

 

Most people I know stopped watching these stations and stopped listening to and donating to NPR awhile ago when they stopped reporting facts and simply made up stories.

NPR should NOT receive public funding since it's not an unbiased source. It's 100% hard left Hillary and/or deep state propaganda.

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nmewn NoDebt Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

"Now we have Clinton people who are the ones consorting with Russians to collude and influence an election.

It was always going to be thus.

In a "normal justice system", a grand jury would have already brought back indictments on Hillary etal instead of, giving people immunity from prosecution, then those very same people never brought before a grand jury and have "seventeen intelligence agencies" launching into a massive CYA.

Did ya nooowah! that Brennan is now the "Senior Intelligence Anal-Cyst of NBC nuuuz now? 

The ex-CIA Director...at the epicenter is now with, NBC Nuuuz...the stench of absolute gall & hubris would be overpowering if it were not so completely obvious ;-)

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. . . _ _ _ . . . alibi Mon, 02/05/2018 - 21:20 Permalink

This article is BS.
See here.
https://www.zerohedge.com/comment/11125757#comment-11125757

*edit
I should not have been so categorical.
It was lazy on my part.
I should have said something more along the lines of, "It is not conclusive, at this point."
The article was vague, speculative, and poorly sourced.
The author, the site, and the manner in which the information was presented seemed sketchy.
It still does.
Now that new information has come to light, it is quite possible that Carter Page was working with the FBI.
That has still not been confirmed, but there is a lot more corroborating evidence. After having done an interview on Fox, he did not say he had worked for the FBI.
There is a lot of disinformation surrounding this case, which is why all claims must be solid.
Those claims were not solid, at the time.
If I made a mistake, it was in being too cautious.

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Jeffersonian Liberal NoDebt Mon, 02/05/2018 - 21:39 Permalink

 

It's called, "Projection" No Debt.

The other tactic they use is trying to allay any fears or misgivings people may have about the legislation they are about to cram down our throats by stating the exact opposite of their true intent.

"It will not change the demographic makeup of America," Ted Kennedy said when they shoved the 1965 Immigration Reform Act down our throats.

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philipat NoDebt Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:32 Permalink

Why is it only PCR who is pointing out that the FACTS in "The memo" are confirmed by the Report from the FISA Court itself? In a nutshell, the sequence of events: Mike Rogers (NSA) discovers FBI/DOJ unlawfully surveilling Trump Admin > Informs FBI/DOJ that he will inform FISA Court AND Trump >As a courtesy to fellow alphabet soupers, time is allowed for FBI/DOJ to make a "mea culpa" to the Court admitting to "procedural errors" and promising never to be naughty again > Trump advised > FISA Court writes its findings into a Report and rejects the initial "fixes" proposed by FBI/DOJ as disingenuous >Congressional OVERSIGHT enquiries refocus >The Memo.

So none of this is at all speculative as the Dems claim and, as necessary, Rogers could be called to testify.

Why is this not being communicated by the Admin?

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overbet lester1 Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:29 Permalink

Look at this fucking country. From the incapable corrupt top management to the phony economic data that everyone knows is bullshit. This market should never be here to begin with. Just imagine how diluted your dollars are getting to get it here. I cant justify in my mind the DOW at 15,000

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Pigeon overbet Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:56 Permalink

I guess we'll find out at the next quarterly reporting just who was "prescient enough" to have dumped their long positions. No doubt, we'll find a whole bunch of .1%-ers cashed out options, sold positions, etc.

But the plan was really to wait until a market crash could be effectively blamed on Trump - and since he's getting too damned close to exposing the rot, they had to go nuclear a bit earlier than they would have liked.  Recall how "lucky" Obama was around Sept, 2008?

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Bastiat Pigeon Mon, 02/05/2018 - 21:31 Permalink

I hope Trump says: take it to zero assholes and I'll the people just how it happened and who's responsible. The I'll revoke your passports.  Then I'll get the Fed charter revoked and declare all US Bonds held by the Fed to be odious debt and discharged.  We'll start again with real Constitutional money.  How's that sound?  Oh and don't worry about the tanks surrounding your building--as long as you behave it's cool.

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Farqued Up lester1 Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:51 Permalink

IMO, only indirectly, they are monkey hammering the net worth of all people that own stocks to counteract Trump's constant clamoring about the stock market being good for the little people, too. Well, the evil turds have zero empathy for the wee ones of society, in fact they have killed many millions of Americans with their war greed. What’s a little money among friends? After all, Pelosi already edicted that everything positive is only chump change.

Trump needs to start now educating the people as to what the Cabal is doing to them. He is doing a shitty job in calling some chats with the American people, he could have a 75% vote in 2020 if they are brought into the Skull Sessions. One man’s chump change is another’s  groceries for his family, or gas to his job.

The fat cats are cashing out until after the crash and only know when the hemorrhaging is over and the soon to be worthless USD's can be safely reinvested for real assets of value. All of us holding USD's of any significance afterwards will regret it. A huge collapse has to happen, too many bubbles. Yeah, I know, moar doom porn.

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lester1 Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:10 Permalink

Comey, McCabe and Rod Rosenstein should be in jail for signing those FISA warrant requests knowing darn well the Trump dossier was fake.

Lying to a FISA Court judge is a felony!