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Tue May 28, 2019, 03:14 PM

British ex-spy will not talk to U.S. prosecutor examining Trump probe origins: source

Source: Reuters

World News
May 28, 2019 / 1:32 PM / Updated 2 hours ago

Mark Hosenball 3 Min Read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former British spy who produced a dossier describing alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia will not cooperate with a prosecutor assigned by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to review how the investigations of Trump and his 2016 election campaign began, a source with knowledge of the situation said.

Christopher Steele, a former Russia expert for the British spy agency MI6, will not answer questions from prosecutor John Durham, named by Barr to examine the origins of the investigations into Trump and his campaign team, said the source close to Steele’s London-based private investigation firm, Orbis Business Intelligence.

Trump has given Barr broad authority to declassify intelligence materials related to the investigations. Last week Trump ordered the heads of U.S. spy and law enforcement agencies to cooperate with Durham.

Steele, who had previously collaborated with the FBI on issues such as corruption in the global soccer organization FIFA, was hired in 2016 by Fusion GPS, a Washington-based private investigations firm working for lawyers representing the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-steele/british-ex-spy-will-not-talk-to-u-s-prosecutor-examining-trump-probe-origins-source-idUSKCN1SY20K



So the Barr/ Trump "witch hunt" is now fully engaged...........................

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Reply British ex-spy will not talk to U.S. prosecutor examining Trump probe origins: source (Original post)
turbinetree May 2019 OP
AJT May 2019 #1
Me. May 2019 #3
AJT May 2019 #4
Me. May 2019 #11
Achilleaze May 2019 #14
pnwmom May 2019 #16
NewJeffCT May 2019 #22
underpants May 2019 #26
mr_lebowski May 2019 #5
AJT May 2019 #6
Me. May 2019 #12
Achilleaze May 2019 #15
democratisphere May 2019 #2
procon May 2019 #7
montanacowboy May 2019 #8
abqtommy May 2019 #9
Iliyah May 2019 #10
Gothmog May 2019 #13
Botany May 2019 #17
CaptainTruth May 2019 #18
Progressive dog May 2019 #19
Thekaspervote May 2019 #20
Hekate May 2019 #21
Farmer-Rick May 2019 #23
riversedge May 2019 #24
SunSeeker May 2019 #25
Myrddin May 2019 #27
Princetonian May 2019 #28

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:16 PM

1. I thought Jeb's campaign hired Steele initially.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:20 PM

3. The Washington Beacon

hired GPS Fusion to get the goods on traitor trump to help Jeb but when it tirned out he wasn't going to make it Dems took over the contract.

I'm glad Steele isn't going to cooperate and they can't make him. Not talking with Steele is like Mueller not talking to traitor trump.

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:23 PM

4. But they are making it look like Hillary hired them initially. I think it would be better

for Steele to cooperate and give testimony as to what really happened for the record. His lack of cooperation will be made to look like he is protecting the dems.

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Response to AJT (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:49 PM

11. He Has Told Mueller

The fact that they are presenting it as a HRC hit shows you how much deception, on their part, is involved. Mr. Steele is a very serious, authentic guy and won't be used to create false scenarios. He has worked previously with our IC in the past, and deemed completely credible. It wouldn't matter what he says they are looking to dirty him up and blacken the truth. Never, ever should Barr or any of his minions be trusted. There is a reason he is called traitor trump's roy cohn who was a despicable human and quite evil in intentions and deeds. There is a reason he was disbarred and I hope it will happen to our current AG.

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Response to AJT (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:09 PM

14. He could do that with a tweet

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Response to AJT (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:40 PM

16. His cooperating would be validating this THIRD investigation, after the first one turned up nothing.

The second, due this month or June, will also most likely turn up nothing, which is why Barr has already announced his new investigation.

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Response to AJT (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:33 PM

22. Lindsey Graham referred Steele to DOJ

last year for some sort of BS reason

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Response to AJT (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:28 PM

26. That's just RW bunk

A law firm that does a lot of work for the DNC ended up as the third or fourth party to have the dossier. The RW skips over the other parts.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:24 PM

5. Nope the Press Beacon hired Fusion GPS, Steele was brought on as a subcontractor

AFTER Hillary/Dems began paying for Fusion's continued research.

However AFAIK there's no evidence that Steele's work was ever given to the Democrats paying for it. He deemed it too explosive and serious to be used for 'politics' so he went straight to authorities with the info.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:25 PM

6. Oh, thanks for clearing that up.

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Response to AJT (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:50 PM

12. The Person Who Received The Info Was John McCain

who brought it to the FBI.

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:11 PM

15. A republican loyal to the USA ratted out the KGOP republican traitor cabal

There you have it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:19 PM

2. Barr is now an accomplice of drumpf.

Adam Schiff's investigation is full speed ahead.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:26 PM

7. LOL... Touche, douche bags! nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:28 PM

8. Tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine

Steel has more integrity in his little finger than all those MOFer/repukes/doj scum

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:44 PM

9. Steele has already reported information that is

now in the public record. Why investigate further? Why not impeach tRump and Smug Thug Barr NOW?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:47 PM

10. Most were Republicans who sought for the truth

concerning the probe. Wasn't the Steele report turned over to the FBI by Graham and McCain? IC community was and still is concerned about Russia and future elections. Why isn't Barr?

Barr and other RWers will just make up shit.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:51 PM

13. Barr is a political hack and fool

I would avoid him also if I was Christopher Steele

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:54 PM

17. Fun Fact for Barr

Total # of things that have been disproven in the Steele Dossier. Zero.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:56 PM

18. Just MHO, but I think we need to seriously ask if Barr is a Russian mole.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:58 PM

19. Good for Steele

He should not have to answer questions to the psychopath's lackeys.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:23 PM

20. No kidding!! Why would he want to stick his finger in that light socket??

Especially to dirty him and help dotard??!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:24 PM

21. Stay safe, Mr. Steele

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:39 PM

23. I doubt Steele knows anything about oranges.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:17 PM

24. GOOD

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:15 PM

25. I would be shocked if Steele cooperated with Barr, risking sources and methods to Barr.

I can't imagine any of our allies trusting us with sensitive information any more, especially now that Trump has given Barr unfettered authority to declassify intelligence materials related to the investigations--regardless of their sources, and without the permission of the agencies who initially classified them as secret.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Wed May 29, 2019, 11:51 AM

27. This!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:54 PM

28. Touch! Why should he cooperate? Turnabout is fair play.

 

Barr is a shameless hypocrite.

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