Former Official Confirms Steele Dossier Was Shared With Obama State Department

A former official in President Obama's State Department has confirmed a claim by the Senate Judiciary Committee, that former British spy Christopher Steele and Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump had been compromised by the Russians.

Jonathan Winer

Jonathan Winer, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, confirmed the Judiciary Committee's claims in an op-ed for the Washington Post titled "Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here's the Truth." 

"While talking about that hacking, Blumenthal and I discussed Steele’s reports. He showed me notes gathered by a journalist I did not know, Cody Shearer, that alleged the Russians had compromising information on Trump of a sexual and financial nature," writes Winer.

In September 2016, Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier.” Steele’s sources suggested that the Kremlin not only had been behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign but also had compromised Trump and developed ties with his associates and campaign.

Winer's op-ed corroborates the series of events outlined in a criminal referral for Steele issued by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which asks the DOJ to investigate Steele for allegedly lying to the FBI about his contacts with the media. 



In Winer's op-ed, he says that he took Steele's information on Trump and shared it with former Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, who then notified former Secretary of State, john Kerry.

Christopher Steele

Winer then gave Steele various anti-Trump memos from Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal, which originated with Clinton "hatchet man" Cody Shearer. Winer claims he didn't think Steele would share the Clinton-sourced information with anyone else in the government.

“But I learned later that Steele did share them — with the FBI, after the FBI asked him to provide everything he had on allegations relating to Trump, his campaign and Russian interference in U.S. elections,” Winer writes. 

Steele goes dark

On Monday, Steele skipped out on a UK court appearance following the "Grassley Memo" which notes that he lied to the FBI about his contacts with the media - leading the FBI to terminate their relationship with Steele, despite relying heavily on his work to apply for a FISA surveillance warrant on one-time Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

Steele was expected for a long-requested deposition in a multi-million dollar civil case brought against Buzzfeed, which published a salacious and unverified "Trump-Russia" dossier.

The Grassley memo outlines Steele's involvement with the two dossiers now confirmed by Winer's op-ed. 

"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 that refers Steele for criminal prosecution in the US. 

Steele was paid $168,000 by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was funded in part by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, who used law firm Perkins Coie as an intermediary. 

Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee's January 4 criminal referral of Steele also reveals that the former British spy was involved in a second anti-Trump opposition research dossier

As we reported Monday, 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 to 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

Winer's op-ed in the Washington Post appears to be some sort of attempted damage control so that GOP Congressional investigators can't "shape the narrative." We'll see if it saves him from the long arm of the law, as both House and Senate committees investigating election-related malfeasance are homing in like bloodhounds...


nmewn ArkansasAngie Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:27 Permalink

"Winer's op-ed in the Washington Post appears to be some sort of attempted damage control...

It absolutely is.

Because timelines are important...Comey, Robenstein, McCabe, Lowrenta, Clapper, Brennan, Strozk, Page, Priestap, Rice, Farkas, Mrs.Sunstein and Obama knew it was political opposition research when they got the three EXTENSIONS on the spying warrant ;-)

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Chupacabra-322 SethPoor Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:02 Permalink

@ Seth,


There’s more than enough evidence in the Public Square & Open Source Investigations to Arrest, Enprison, Indict, Convict & Execute the Criminals & their Co Conspirators.


That absolutely NO arrests or indictments have occurred is telling.  It’s absolute, complete, open in your Face 

Tyrannical Lawlessness.


Fuck them & their Tyrannical Lawlessness.


Come April 15, #PackaGun&PayNoTax to their Tyrannical Lawlessness System of Crime, Debt, Bondage & Enslavement.  


You need to go all the way back to the days when governor Clinton allowed the CIA to run guns into Central America and sell drugs on the streets of America.  He gave them top cover they game him & Hillary a lifetime pass.  


In return, The American People received Tyrannical Lawlessness.

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DuneCreature Chupacabra-322 Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:12 Permalink

Hey C-322

Allow me to ride your coat tail here and get this high enough on the thread to catch some eyeballs.


Barry O was deep into contracting out American Gestapo with the JTTF.

The Killary Crew is still at it and she really doesn't know when to quit.

What do we have going on now?

~~~~~~~~00!00>  Biker Gang Members With Badges  <00!00~~~~~~~~~~

Uh oooh, this will end badly.

George Webb and Task Force are having ALL the fun these days.

Day 112.4 - Kamala Harris and Becerra's Weird Navy Freemasons


Day 113.1 Kamala Fake Navy Mason Cops DEA Plastic Badges


Day 113.2 Navy Mason Fake Cops With DEA Licenses Got Blackberry Phones Supplied By InterAmerican


When things are getting dicey for the elite, things tend to get really, really weird for We The People.

And I'm not talking The Village People weird here either.

I'm talking more macabre, spooky and surreal weird.

Masonic Clowns with plastic badges is about as weird a shit as I want to see running around town park after dark.

Live Hard, Brown And Light Blue Shirts In The Streets Aren't There For Sissies, Saps And Suckers But Maybe Running Drugs To Your Little Brothers And Sisters, Die Free

~ DC v8.8


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DuneCreature RightLineBacker Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:51 Permalink

Hi-ho morn, RLB

Well, I hope I'm not just one of a hand full of people paying attention!

There are more here. You and C-322 come immediately to mind. .. I'm just more 'vocal' than most. There are others that are keeping a silent vigil, which is a good thing actually because AI AL does take names and IP addresses.

George is the gutsy one walking point and gathering intel. ... He has his mug out there in front. ... Brave dude.

I'm just a comms guy. The radioman carrying the heavy gear pack with that damn antenna waving around that's hard to hide.

Q? ... I hope he or whatever 'he' really is does have good guy (White Hat?) contacts and there are plenty of them in strategic positions because DC is crawling with enemy pirates. ..... Lots of them. ... An entire dot US Government chock full of them.

We will see how this coup, counter coup, counter, counter coup and coup counter plays out. .................... We really need a favorable outcome or I don't think the country will last much longer as we 'think' we know/knew it. ...... I want my old USA back, damn it!

Nice to know there are a few wide shouldered dudes and dudettes standing silently with us noise maker types.

Take care, my friend, and watch your six. ... We do live in interesting times!

Live Hard, Long Live The US Constitution And Those That Love, Honor And Respect It! ... Get Ready To Defend It, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

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DaiRR JoseyWalesTheOutlaw Fri, 02/09/2018 - 19:22 Permalink

Yes, without patience we wouldn't know what we know now, and more patience will bring boatloads of more DemoRat and RINO shit to the light of day.  This Jonathan Winer swamp creature and his corrupt "damage control" op-ed is not the whole story.  You can bet he has a couple hundred lies of omission in that piece.  He'll hang with the rest of the traitors.

On the good foot, my big window sticker came in and is now on the back of the SUV --  "OBAMUNISM:  WEAPONIZING GOVERNMENT TO BLUDGEON DEMORATS' POLITICAL OPPONENTS."   Not sure how long that back window glass is going to stay unbroken.  Quite a risk with my high deductible.  So a game camera is strapped to a seat headrest looking backward and there's a GoPro knockoff capturing the back window too.  Wish a Deplorable luck here in flyover America.

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Chupacabra-322 khnum Fri, 02/09/2018 - 18:06 Permalink

Bush Senior + Bush Jr. +Bill + Hillary + Obama = CIA.


This was an Intelligence Psychological Operation from the very start.  Cooked up in the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Offices, in Langly VA.


This Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopathic Cabal is at the root core of most of not all the conflicts we find ourselves in Socially, Economically & Globally.


The host which tie all these Cancers are located in Langley at the offices of the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA. 


Swamp Ground Zero.   


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Money Boo Boo khnum Sat, 02/10/2018 - 02:42 Permalink

There is a dossier, from which no political side disagrees. It exists. The game is all about clouding who funded the "dossier". Who really fucking cares who paid to have some hack dial up some shit that may or may not have any credibility. It's all a jerk-a-thon. Hence all the politicos losing their shit about a dubious document.  This is by in large a wank-a-thon about nothing. All american politicians have tried to alter an election both domestically and abroad. Annexing Hawaii and onward to Iran 1953 are two simple examples. My points is this: the USA is a swamp, will always be a swamp, can't be anything other than a swamp because it's a swamp of shit to begin with.  What the rest of the world needs to do is; nuke the US from orbit and hope the swamp doesn't live. Fuck you.

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booboo Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:49 Permalink

Keep em distracted, no the Russians, Turks, Germans, Boy Scouts HACKED HILLARYS UNENCRYPTED ILLEGAL SERVER IN HER BASEMENT YOU DUMB FUCK

Consuelo Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:56 Permalink

Does anyone here remember ---- during the (8) years of Billy Jeff, just how close all of the various opposition parties were, to nailing him and Madame DeFarge for high crimes, misdemeanors and malfeasance both during and before his glorious reign of diddling interns and selling out the nation from the Oval Out House...?

And what came of it all...?

Ever heard of spitting in one hand and wishing in the other...?

hooligan2009 Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:57 Permalink

all this time spent on the bacteria in the swamp, whilst families of jabberwocks roam around farting swamp gas.

everyone knows who the families are.

if there is a patriotic thought left in their hollowed out skulls they will cop a plea and help drain the swamp, so that future generations can enjoy better lives.



Chupacabra-322 Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:57 Permalink

This Steele Agent / Operative really gets around.  Here’s a coupe of other suspicious individuals he associated with.  


This Steele Guy is going to get a visit from some “Wet Work” Individuals.


He was also feeding Victoria Nuland “Intelligence” on Ukraine to Kerry’s State Dept.  The Connection to the State Dept was through State Dept Official Johnathan Wiener who was the US Special Envoy to Lyiba from 2013-2016.




Weiner had a prior friendship with Steele, and passed on Steele’s analysis as a courtesy to The State Dept. Europe Bureau, lead at the time by assistant secretary Victoria Nuland.  The State Dept. received at least one Steele report a month. A coupe a dozen in total officials said.  


Who is Johnathan Wiener?


Lawer, Consultant & Diplomat from Maryland.  Served as the State Depts first Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Law Enforcement from 1994-1999 during the Clinton Administration and until January 2017 as the US Specual Envoy to Lybia in the Obama Administration.


The Washington Post (Deep State) is already acknowledging it feed / sent information to the FBI, is tight with Victoria Nuland? Who prepared the BENGAZI talking points?  All while Wiener was the Special Envoy to Lybia?  And, (Wiener) has a friendship with special friendship with Steele who’s being briefed by Hillary Clinton?