“Spying did occur [on the Trump campaign in 2016]. The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that.”
US Attorney General William Barr (April 10 2019)
May 13 2019 — US Attorney General William Barr has assigned a senior federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the Russia investigation. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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John Henry Durham, the US attorney in Connecticut, will investigate whether the collection of intelligence on the Trump campaign was lawful.
Durham (born 1950) is the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
He is best known for leading an inquiry into allegations that FBI agents and Boston police had ties with the mob and his appointment as special prosecutor regarding the 2005 CIA interrogation tapes destruction.
In November 2011, Durham was included on The New Republic’s list of Washington’s most powerful, least famous people.
The Mueller Report & the Steele Dossier
The Mueller Report is very light — some will say misleading — on the role the Steele Dossier played in the Russiagate hoax.
For instance, the Mueller Report ignores the following facts:
Christopher Steele met with the FBI’s Peter Strzok in July 2016.
During the summer of 2016, Robert Hannigan, then head of GCHQ, flew to Washington to brief John Brennan personally.
CIA Director John Brennan briefed Senate Minority leader Harry Reid in August 2016 on the Steele dossier.
This briefing led Reid to send FBI Director Comey a letter demanding an investigation of the collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians.
The Steele Dossier was also a key foundation for the FISA warrant issued to spy on American citizen, Carter Page.
I only wish that John Durham could investigate the links between the Steele Dossier and the Skripal Affair… But this will not happen.
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Spying on 2016 Trump Campaign ‘Did Occur,’ AG Barr Says
April 10 2019– U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks to the Senate Appropriations panel about a possible inquiry into political “spying” of the Trump campaign in 2016.
Glaring Omissions and Misrepresentations in Mueller’s Report by Larry C Johnson
Do you notice what is absent from the “evidence” of Russian meddling? The Steele Dossier. This was a document commissioned by the Perkins Coie Law Firm, which hired Fusion GPS who in turn hired longtime FBI Confidential Human Source, Christopher Steele. Steele’s name does not appear until p. 23 of the Mueller Report and it is presented in a very misleading, dishonest fashion. The Report states:
Several days later (mid January 2017), BuzzFeed published unverified allegations compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele during the campaign about candidate Trump ‘s Russia connections under the headline “These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia.”
Why did Mueller fail to report that Christopher Steele met with the FBI’s Peter Strzok in July 2016? Why did Mueller fail to report that John Brennan, CIA Director, briefed Senate Minority leader Harry Reid in August 2016 on the dossier reports from Steele? This briefing led Reid to send FBI Director Comey a letter demanding an investigation of the collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians. And why did Robert Mueller not mention the fact that the Steele Dossier was a key foundation for the FISA warrant issued to spy on American citizen, Carter Page?
The Steele Dossier was a critical information element in the propaganda campaign ginned up to paint Trump as a proxy of Putin. But Mueller’s “exhaustive” investigation ignores the substantive facts about this document produced at the behest of the Hillary Clinton Campaign.
These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia — BuzzFeed News
Russiagate — Prosecutor to Review Origins of Trump-Russia Inquiry