Somehow I think the next few weeks are not going to be good ones for the Democrats. First Trump will give a rousing State Of The Union Address, then he will be exonerated in the Political Impeachment Stunt, and then it will be payback time. Rudy is in the wings with a load, and The Ukrainian Prosecutor that Biden got fired is demanding a prosecution…
Then, with the UK Post Brexit, it looks like Boris is set to cosy up to Trump, sure to cause the Globalists heartburn, who will then piss on their owned Democrats to “motivate them”… At the same time, it looks like MI-6 may be about to toss Steele under the bus for his part in the fiasco. Nothing like having your corruption and “secret” manipulation blow up in your face and be front page news for months on end to cause a spy agency heartburn… Just look at the efforts to keep the real name of Chiarly Mellow out of the news as “whistle blower” C.I.A. Operative attempting to form a coup in the USA.
So I ran into this on a Roku / Youtube “recommendation” as a video, tracked it back to the printed form, then upstream to the original article, that want’s me to subscribe (that I just won’t do) so you get the teaser from the original, then the assessment of it from The Duran. I’m new to The Duran, but it looks interesting.
Trump-Russia dossier: sex, spies and videotape
An explosive dossier compiled by a former MI6 agent claimed the Kremlin had compromising footage of the American president. For three years the aftershocks have been felt from Whitehall to the White House. Now a British intelligence expert has concluded it was ‘fabricated’. Tim Shipman reports
Sunday January 26 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Sunday Times
One is a former MI6 spy whose claims that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence sparked an international crisis and led to the first calls to impeach the American president. The other is one of Britain’s leading spy writers, a man who has had privileged access to the secret world for nearly 40 years.
Once they were friends. Today Nigel West — the pen name of the former Tory MP Rupert Allason — accuses Christopher Steele of fabricating a report that alleged Vladimir Putin’s security services had “kompromat” footage of Russian prostitutes urinating in front of Trump on a bed at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow during the 2013 Miss Universe contest.
West says he was commissioned by a Republican law firm in Washington
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So, OK, some “Republican law firm” is digging into the Steele bogus junk, and using interesting assets to do it. Not enough in the teaser to get me to go further, but The Duran has. I don’t know how much is their speculation vs. what is actually in the original article, but it is what it is:
UK MI6 dumps Steele in plan to mend fences with Trump White House (Video)
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 450.
by Alex Christoforou Alex Christoforou
January 30, 2020
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the stunning UK Sunday Times article, where the man behind the nearly three year Russiagate hoax, ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele, is revealed to have completely “fabricated” the entire infamous dossier on Trump and Russia.
Well, that’s promising. But we already knew the whole thing was a laughable fraud from the first reading. Still, nice to see the ridicule getting traction.
Via The Washington Examiner…
A British author who specializes in espionage raised serious doubts about former MI6 officer Christopher Steele’s salacious dossier, which was included in the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Rupert Allason, a former member of Parliament whose pen name is Nigel West, conducted a forensic analysis of Steele’s work, which made stunning allegations about coordination between Trump’s camp and Russia. He came away “stunned” by what he viewed to be a poor job by a former intelligence officer whom he once considered to be a friend.
“There is … a strong possibility that all Steele’s material has been fabricated,” Allason wrote in a report obtained by the British newspaper Sunday Times.
So looks like some of this is from the Washington Examiner. Guessing it was this one?:
It’s official: The dossier was malarkey
by Byron York
| December 10, 2019 09:34 AM
The new report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is an absolutely damning indictment of the Steele dossier.
The dossier, compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign, was a collection of damaging and unfounded rumors about candidate Donald Trump. It was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign and overseen by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. It was never verified, and some of it was laughably far-fetched from the very beginning.
Still, the dossier’s tales were taken seriously by officials in the highest ranks of the FBI — then-director James Comey and top deputy Andrew McCabe. In January 2017, Comey briefed President-elect Trump on the dossier’s most sensational allegations. The briefing provided a hook for some news organizations to tell the public of the dossier’s existence, and then, days later, publish the entire document.
The reporting did terrible damage to a new president as he took office. And now, the Horowitz report definitively shows that it was all garbage.
OK, so it is just circling back to the Horowitz Report. Got it. Stuff we already know. Though saying the FBI had it “taken seriously” is a lark. They were coordinating with the fabrication of it and it was for their use to defraud the FISA court.
So back at The Duran:
Allason, 68, was commissioned by a Republican law firm after the dossier, a series of reports that included details of a “pee tape” and an alleged video obtained by the Russians of Trump with prostitutes urinating on a bed in a Moscow hotel room, was published by BuzzFeed in January 2017.
Allason’s report comes in the wake of an assessment by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who condemned Steele, 55, and the FBI for its reliance on his dossier to obtain warrants for wiretapping onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Additionally, special counsel Robert Mueller concluded an investigation last year that found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The FBI has been heavily criticized by Trump and his Republican allies for not making clear to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that Steele’s work, commissioned by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, was funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee through the Perkins Coie law firm.
Allason determined that because Steele had Democratic benefactors, he had “a strong financial incentive to perpetuate the reporting” of Trump’s links to Russia.
Horowitz’s report, which was released in December and faulted the Justice Department and the FBI for 17 “significant errors and omissions” in its submissions to the FISA court, showed that FBI interviews with Steele’s primary Moscow-based source, beginning in January 2017, “raised significant questions about the reliability of the Steele election reporting.” This source claimed that much of what he told Steele was “hearsay” or, in the case of the “pee tape,” just “rumor and speculation” from a sub-source, reported by some to likely be Belarus-born businessman Sergei Millian. Millian, however, has denied being a source for the dossier.
Allason also took issue with Steele’s sourcing, writing that from “a professional intelligence perspective, the dossier as a whole is profoundly troubling and cannot be taken at face value.”
“Source E is credited with access to Ritz-Carlton staff, knowledge of Russian government involvement with WikiLeaks and the abuse of Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States. This appears to be an extraordinarily wide area of expertise,” Allason wrote, adding, “The apparent lapses bear the hallmarks of invention.”
In a statement, Steele’s Orbis Business Intelligence accused Allason of writing a “politically motivated” report as his research was funded by a Republican law firm and asserted that Allason’s findings were not “based on any knowledge” of its sources and methods.
West’s work, the firm said, “lacks authority” because he “was never an intelligence officer and has no experience of operational work in the field.” Orbis also claimed “much of the dossier has been proven” since 2017 and declared: “We stand by the integrity and quality of our work.”
So, OK, we have DNC funded Steele in a pissing match with Republican funded Allason. Got it. But somewhere along the line supposedly MI-6 is looking to cut Steele loose? Maybe it’s in the video where that’s sourced… 41 minutes, so a lot more content than the summary print bits.
As Boris is now firmly in control of his party and The UK, and he and Trump seem to be in agreement on fighting the Deep State Globalists, I’d not be surprised if he hasn’t given MI-6 the marching orders to out Steele. But I’ll believe it when I see it.
The video is mostly just talking up this notion and fleshing it out with details and background information, but still interesting. They assert that reding the tea leaves of the various connected papers with insider contacts says that MI-6 is going to wash their hands of Christopher Steele and out his dirty laundry. So one wonders just how speculative that is. So was MI-6 actually in on it and they are just dumping Steele to give themselves cover? A “rogue agent”? It will be interesting to see.
They read a passage from the Times to justify their conclusions. In it they quote some “security source” as saying Steele has “done immense damage” to relations with the USA / Trump. Does sound like getting ready to dump him.
Then a lot of the discussion is stuff we’ve heard before about the “bar talk” making up the content of the Steele Dossier and it being a bit of crap.
I get the impression maybe Boris has been doing some of his own swamp draining… Either that or MI-6 is in serous butt cover mode.
However, since much of that assertion is based on knowing the back story of inside UK Government and media connections, and various reputations, I’ll have to leave it to the speculation of The Duran guys to make their case. Hopefully someone with Times access and / or more familiar with The Duran can voice for their veracity, or not.