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Mister Midnight

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Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:39 PM Jan 2017

Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for credibility of report's author [View all]

Last edited Thu Jan 12, 2017, 08:44 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: The Guardian (UK)

Nick Hopkins and Luke Harding
Thursday 12 January 2017 13.01 EST

His denials at least some of them were emphatic, even by the standards that Donald Trump has come to be judged by. The dossier, he said, was a confection of lies; he compared it to Nazi propaganda; it was fake news spread by sick people.

At his press briefing on Wednesday, the president-elect dared the worlds media to scrutinise the 35 pages of claims, before throwing down a challenge wheres the proof? Nobody had any. Case closed.

But in the rush to trample all over the dossier and its contents, one key question remained. Why had Americas intelligence agencies felt it necessary to provide a compendium of the claims to Barack Obama and Trump himself?

And the answer to that lies in the credibility of its apparent author, the ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele, the quality of the sources he has, and the quality of the people who were prepared to vouch for him. In all these respects, the 53-year-old is in credit.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/12/intelligence-sources-vouch-credibility-donald-trump-russia-dossier-author



+ his name is Steele, for Pete's sake!
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this is a lot more credible angle than the hacking. yurbud Jan 2017 #1
Oh all that salacious stuff is true... annabanana Jan 2017 #2
OT, but I had to check... OilemFirchen Jan 2017 #3
I believe all the zentrum Jan 2017 #4
He said he didn't do it because he knows hotels are bugged LeftInTX Jan 2017 #5
I can believe it DeminPennswoods Jan 2017 #11
In Addition Mister Midnight Jan 2017 #15
Can I just add that Christopher Steele is a kickass name for an undercover agent? Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2017 #6
there's a picture of him in the article lunatica Jan 2017 #10
"The name's Steele. Christopher Steele." Mister Midnight Jan 2017 #17
I don't doubt the accuracy of this story for even one minute world wide wally Jan 2017 #7
Caligula, American Style Mister Midnight Jan 2017 #18
Exactly! world wide wally Jan 2017 #20
The more I read about this dossier and its author GliderGuider Jan 2017 #8
Another Watergate comparison is DeminPennswoods Jan 2017 #12
YEP. Sure do! calimary Jan 2017 #14
Follow the Tax Returns Mister Midnight Jan 2017 #21
The donald is so narcistic that he was probably flattered that he was being filmed. shraby Jan 2017 #9
He is in hiding with his family riverwalker Jan 2017 #13
Amazing amazing article! Generator Jan 2017 #16
I hope this guy is safe SteamAddict Jan 2017 #19
I agree. I am concerned that he was outed. Sorceress Jan 2017 #22
Does not sound like the type to manufacture ElementaryPenguin Jan 2017 #23
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