Sun Jul 12th, 2020 at 09:49:41 AM EST
In January 2017 I reported my gut feeling on the "explosive" Steele Dossier paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. My analysis and remarks did not fit well in the narrative pushed forward @BooMan's Place ... the #CancelMob did the rest to force me out.
This Court ruling you won't find in the headlines of the Western propaganda press parroting the briefings @Washington DC and @UK Conservative press conferences at Downing Street #10.
More below the fold ...
○ Author of Infamous Trump Dossier Which Started Russiagate Ordered to Pay Damages to Russian Bankers
Trump defends Stone commutation, boosts Flynn in broadside against Russia probe | Politico |
Earlier Saturday Trump tweeted that Stone "was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place. It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who spied on my campaign - AND GOT CAUGHT!"
Trump continued to tweet Saturday about other players involved in the Russia investigation, including his former attorney general Jeff Sessions and the former British spy Christopher Steele.
|"This man should be extradited, tried, and thrown into jail," Trump wrote of Steele. "A sick lier who was paid by Crooked Hillary & the DNC!"
A London judge ordered the former British spy Christopher Steele's intelligence firm to pay damages to two Russian bankers, finding that Mr. Steele had reported inaccurately in his discredited 2016 dossier on Donald Trump that the pair had arranged payoffs to Vladimir Putin during the 1990s.
Justice Mark Warby ruled that Mr. Steele "failed to take reasonable steps" to verify the allegation, which was false. Mr. Warby ordered Mr. Steele's firm, Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd., to pay £18,000 ($23,000) in compensation to each of the two bankers.
In the dossier, Mr. Steele alleged that the billionaires Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman, members of the supervisory board of the Russian financial conglomerate Alfa Group, had facilitated delivery of "large amounts of illicit cash" to Mr. Putin when he was serving as a deputy mayor in St. Petersburg. Mr. Steele wrote in the dossier that the alleged cash deliveries were part of a longer, furtive business relationship for Mr. Putin, for whom the bankers continued to do "significant favours."
Mr. Steele has argued that he compiled the dossier and circulated it to a limited audience, but never intended for its publication in full by the website BuzzFeed.
Mr. Fridman called the U.K. ruling a vindication.
Trump shared multiple articles about Steele, who was ordered by a British court earlier this week to pay damages over "inaccurate" claims in the dossier that he became known for during the 2016 campaign.
Well Donald, talk to your good friend Boris Johnson. I'm sure he would like an exchange of quite a few characters held by each country to face criminal prosecution.
Boris Johnson approves release of Russian interference report following election win | The Independent - Dec. 16, 2019 |
Boris Johnson has cleared a controversial report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics for publication, Downing Street has announced.
The prime minister came under fire for blocking the release of the Intelligence and Security Committee report ahead of the general election, with ISC chair Dominic Grieve describing the decision as "jaw dropping".
Mr Grieve, who lost his seat in Thursday's election, told The Independent: "The fact that he has been able to sanction its publication now shows that in fact it was perfectly possible to sanction its publication before parliament was dissolved in November. The reasons he gave at the time for non-publication were bogus."
○ Long-delayed report into Russian influence on UK politics could soon be cleared for publication | The Independent - 2 days ago |
○ Chris Grayling's track record? There is no track: just a stretch of scorched earth | The Guardian - Opinion |
Recently in the British news on intelligence on the Russians paying a bounty to the Taliban for killing US soldiers: Sir Andrew Wood.
Former ambassador to Russia was/is a close associate to former British spy Chris Steele and an advisor to Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. ... still having a voice in British media and ricocheting in the American news cycles.
○ 'Sir' Andrew Wood as spy chief in Moscow
○ Timeline of Passing Orbis Memo's to UK and US Governments