FISA MEMO: DOSSIER AUTHOR WAS ‘DESPERATE’ TO SEE TRUMP DEFEATED, COLLUDED WITH MEDIA OUTLETS PER FUSION GPS ORDER
- Bogus dossier author Christopher Steele was “desperate” to see Trump defeated in the 2016 presidential election.
- Steele told then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, whose own wife worked at Fusion GPS while it crafted the dossier, met with Steele, who told Ohr he was “desperate” to see Trump defeated
- Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS.
The memo reads:
The [Trump campaign advisor] Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016, Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. [Clinton campaign law firm] Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed. (Emphasis in original).
In the article, Isikoff makes repeated reference to “a well-placed Western intelligence source” and “intelligence reports” being received by “U.S. officials.” We now know that the well-placed Western intelligence source was, in fact, Steele himself. The intelligence reports being received were, in fact, the dossier itself, passed on to American intelligence agencies by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
The dossier, which then-FBI Director James Comey called “salacious and unverified,” was steadily discredited for months before the FBI and DOJ are alleged in the House Intelligence Committee memo to have made their initial FISA warrant application for Page.
Elsewhere in the House Intelligence Committee memo, it is alleged that then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, whose own wife worked at Fusion GPS while it crafted the dossier, met with Steele, who told Ohr he was “desperate” to see Trump defeated in the 2016 presidential election. The FBI and DOJ also concealed this fact.
In October 2016, when the application for a FISA warrant for Page was submitted, Isikoff’s article, therefore, would have appeared as less politically biased alternative source for the information in the dossier DOJ and the FBI knew was politically compromised. The House Intelligence Committee memo strongly suggests this was the motivation in showing the FISC judges the piece from Yahoo! News.
Page sued Yahoo’s parent company “Oath, Inc.” over Isikoff’s article in September 2017, alleging defamation. Oath is itself a subsidiary of Verizon and also owns the similarly left-leaning HuffPo, which Steele also included in his lawsuit for publishing an article similar to Isikoff’s.
Yahoo! News Article on Dossier Cited by FBI — Based on Steele’s Own Leaks!
- Foreign journalists booed him when he called reporters ‘vicious’ and ‘fake news’
- Some of the billionaire elites gasped audibly, while other attendees directed their booing at the press in the back of the room
( Daily Mail ) ‘I’ve always seemed to get for whatever reason, a disproportionate amount of press or media, and – throughout my whole life – somebody will explain some day why, but I’ve always gotten a lot,’ Trump said, drawing chuckles from savvy business leaders who have watched his bombastic personality fuel his financial rise for decades.
‘And as a businessman I was always treated really well by the press. You know, the numbers speak and things happen, but I’ve always really had a really good press,’ trump said.
And it wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious, and how fake the press can be,’ he continued, quipping that he could see ‘cameras start going off in the back’ of the hall.
That’s when a quick burst of booing and audible gasps peppered the Davos venue.
None of the major networks broke away from live coverage. The WEF’s official video feed, however, which was airing with a slight delay, cut out the booing and resumed afterward.
Others there described the crowd as ‘mesmerized’ and ‘entranced’ by the celebrity president.
Some of the booing came from attendees who directed it at the cameras, another source told DailyMail.com, saying: ‘You could see heads turn around and a few people cupping their hands over their mouths, aimed at the reporters.’
FLASHBACK! OBAMA SCOLDED HIS LIB MEDIA IN PROFANITY-LACED TIRADES FOR ‘MAKING TOO MUCH OF HIS SCANDALS’
- ABC News reporter Ann Compton: “I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals. Another where he took us to task for not understanding the limits he has with foreign policy and the way he’s dealing with the Middle East and Iraq, and Afghanistan,”
By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times – Monday, December 8, 2014
“I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals. Another where he took us to task for not understanding the limits he has with foreign policy and the way he’s dealing with the Middle East and Iraq, and Afghanistan,” she said. “And I don’t find him apologetic. But I find him willing to stand up to the press and look them in the eye, even though it was off the record and just give us hell.”
Ms. Compton also took aim at the Obama administration’s penchant for secrecy. This administration has come under almost constant fire from journalists for, among other things, freezing out photojournalists from Oval Office events only to release official White House photos of the very same event a few hours later.
“This particular administration has been more opaque than any I have covered about what the president does in the Oval Office every day. He is far less accessible on photo-ops with meetings,” Ms. Compton said.
Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell was on Lou Dobbs Tonight on FOX Business to discuss the anti-Trump text messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his DOJ lawyer mistress Lisa Page. Farrell pointed out that Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page ‘ were synchronizing their story to both the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and perhaps others’.
This is a case of them [Strzok and Page] I think trying to get out ahead of the problem because obviously Strzok is already, Strzok and his girlfriend are already in bad shape. But the text messages today show that they were synchronizing, they were first of all leaking, but then they were synchronizing their story to both the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and perhaps others, and that is a level of, ah, investigative misconduct and abuse of process that is off the charts.
( The Daily Caller ) Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”
Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”
In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like TheDC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, ThinkProgress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.
Occupy Democrats is apparently the only popular content provider from that end of the political spectrum with a fact-checking section.
Big name publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times are even given a column showcasing all of the awards they have earned over the years.
COUNTDOWN! TRUMP WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF ‘FAKE NEWS AWARDS’ ON JANUARY 17th – MOST COVETED ‘THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR’
Trump ‘Fake News Awards’ is way better than all the boring Oscar Awards combined!
President Trump will announce the winners of White House Fake News Awards on January 17, with various categories in Dishonesty & Bad Reporting and the ultimate, most coveted trophy for the event, ‘THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR’ – Michael Wolff or CNN Jake Tapper?
Anyway, Trump decided to cancel the ‘Fake News Awards’ Monday evening because of huge college national championship football game. Trump decided to push the ‘Fake News Awards’ back to Wednesday, January 17th.
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday. The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!
COLLUSION! MEDIA SECRETLY KNEW HILLARY CLINTON WAS BEHIND FAKE RUSSIA DOSSIER – REPORTED IT AS LEGIT INTEL
Paul Sperry of The New York Post said an ex-Trump campaign advisor told him prominent DC journalists admitted to him DURING the campaign they KNEW Hillary Clinton was behind the fake Russia dossier yet they continued to report as if the salacious document was legit intelligence:
- BREAKING NEWS: DC press corps suppressed for full year the fact that Clinton campaign paid for the anti-Trump Russia dossier. Journalists knew Clinton behind dossier as early as September 2016 & kept mum, reporting dossier’s allegations as if they were legitimate intelligence!
- BREAKING: ex-Trump campaign adviser says prominent Washington journalists told him DURING CAMPAIGN (early as Sept 2016) they KNEW Hillary Clinton was behind the anti-Trump dossier, and yet they SAT ON that critical information for a FULL YEAR & acted as if dossier was legit intel