McCain aide avoiding subpoena who handled Trump Dossier in lawsuit

I can’t think of anything that would be more enjoyable than to see McCain swing in the breeze over this. Don’t count on the government to get to the bottom of it.

Lawyers for a Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele dossier say that a longtime associate of Arizona Sen. John McCain and two major news outlets are resisting subpoenas seeking their depositions for the case.

In a brief filed in federal court late Wednesday, lawyers for the executive, Aleksej Gubarev, claim that David Kramer, a former State Department official and McCain associate, “has been seemingly avoiding service” of a deposition subpoena for weeks.

And The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are challenging deposition subpoenas they have been served as part of the case.

Gubarev’s lawyers are attempting to find out who gave BuzzFeed the salacious dossier, which the website published to much controversy on Jan. 10.

The dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, alleges that Gubarev and his companies, XBT Holdings and Webzilla, used spam, viruses and porn bots to hack into DNC computer systems. Gubarev vehemently denies the allegations.

Fusion, which has denied being BuzzFeed’s source, was paid $1 million by the Democrats for the Trump project. More at  Daily Caller

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No Evidence the GOP Donor or Campaign ever involved in Russian Dossier

 

While everyone is placing bets as to which GOPer got the ball rolling over at Fusion GPS, an important misinformation factoid is being pushed by a few brave Hillary sycophants.  No doubt called upon by Hillary to walk the plank if they wished to stay on the Clinton payroll. Unfortunately, the story was broken by the Washington Post and alas is behind a firewall. So I will have to take it on faith that the conclusions that the Federalist came to merit consideration. The GOP had nothing to do with the funding of the Dossier. If true, then the waters must not be muddied. Opposition research is one thing, creating this bizarre dossier another matter. Here tis:

Here Are The 10 Most Important Reported Claims About The Steele Dossier On Russia

There’s a lot of misinformation swirling about that shoddy dossier on Trump and Russia compiled by Christopher Steele. Here’s what’s actually been reported on the matter.

2) No, the Russian dossier was not initially funded by Republicans

When the news broke that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were admitting partial responsibility for the Russia dossier, journalists acted like they’d presented it as a Clinton campaign operation all along. They also claimed it was initially funded by a Republican.

 

Incorrect. And Tapper took the tweet down when the error was pointed out. There is no evidence that a Republican donor or Republican campaign was ever involved with the Russian dossier. Fusion GPS claimed to reporters (though they did not provide evidence) that a Republican funded separate opposition research on Trump, dealing with his business interests. But as the Washington Post itself reports, the dossier did not exist until after the Democrats hired Fusion GPS:

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Full story at the The Federalist with the nine other reported claims.

Russian Spies targeted Hillary Clinton early on, wormed into Inner Circle

 

In a rather long post that reads like a top-notch spy novel, the Daily Caller scoops up the real target of the Russian intelligence apparatchiks. That being one Hillary Clinton and her merry band of thieves, before 2009, and her rise to power. Russia had already understood the Clinton’s taste and willingness toward taking money ahead of patriotism. The Russian spy ring had been identified for years. Grab your hat and take a look at the truly remarkable and unreported spy story:

Russian intelligence targeted Hillary Clinton before she became secretary of state in 2009, FBI documents show.

New FBI information about corruption in a Clinton-approved uranium deal with Russia raises questions about Clinton’s actions after the FBI broke up a deep-cover Russian spy ring in 2010.

For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network. Ghost Stories tracked a ring Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities. It was one of the FBI’s most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history.

After the FBI arrested 10 of the spies in June, 2010, Secretary of State Clinton worked feverishly to return the Russian agents to Moscow in a hastily arranged, lopsided deal with Putin.

Snip…

That didn’t explain why Clinton stayed silent and worked hard to return the 10 spies back to Moscow, before any could be put on trial or turned by the FBI. Or why Clinton settled for a very poor bargain in a one-sided spy swap. But other evidence does.

FBI says Russian spies targeted Hillary Clinton in 2008

Redacted evidence that the FBI submitted to a federal court shows that Russia’s External Intelligence Service (SVR), the former KGB First Chief Directorate, targeted Clinton in 2008 and tried to burrow into her inner circle the next year when she was secretary of state.

Keep reading at the Daily Caller

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin admits the truth – Collusion is not a crime

 

So where are we going with this Russia, Russia, Russia thing? Alan Dershowitz been saying right along that even if the Russians were involved in some way, Collusion is not a crime. And so the actors play out their parts in this dance down at the swamp. Why is this being permitted? Meanwhile good old Clapper is out there trying to protect his butt.

 

Ted Kennedy asked Russians for election help, Bill Clinton mixed in the Russian election

If the progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the cold war, he also begged them to intervene in a U.S. presidential election in order to unseat President Ronald Reagan. They also should ask why Putin wants to get even for interfering in the Russian election.

That’s no exaggeration.According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990’s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections. Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after Kennedy had initiated his Soviet gambit:

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

You can read the full KGB memo detailing Kennedy’s secret letter and request for electoral intervention here.

More The Federalist

Not enough of the Russians?

In 1996 US govt interfered in Russia’s election so blatantly it was boasted of on the cover of Time magazine. . 

Earlier I posted Bill Clinton meddled in Russian Election.

President Bill Clinton meddled in Russian affairs in the 1990s and helped Boris Yeltsin get elected to a second term, political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV.

“I think that Putin resented that, hated it, thought that it was an inappropriate intervention by Bill Clinton and I think he’s determined to take his revenge out on Hillary Clinton.” Quote from Dick Morris.

Mark Steyn reveals Trump Jr’s Russian Middleman’s Curriculum Vitae

Mark Steyn at his very best. He gives us his take on the infamous Rob Goldstone, who was the go between for Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian Lawyer. He appeared on the Tucker Carlson program last night. What else is there for me to say! Hilarious. Enjoy.

Epic Battle – Marie Bartiromo vs John Podesta over his Russia links

Here is a smack down that one doesn’t get to witness very often. Marie sank her teeth into Podesta and like a good bull-dog, didn’t let up. Finally someone looks at the Clinton crime cabal. Example:

“You joined the board of a small energy company in 2011,” Bartiromo said. “Two months later a Russian entity directly funded by the Kremlin invested $35 million in the company. You were given 75,000 shares in a Russian company which you failed to disclose when you became an Obama associate.”

“Maria, that is not true. I fully disclosed and I was completely compliant,” Podesta responded.

“You are picking through my emails that were stolen from the Russians and released by WikiLeaks and creating a story that is not true,” he added.

Bartiromo continued to say he had shares in a “Russian company.”

“Go back and get your facts straight, Maria,” Podesta said.

“That’s not true, John. We know you owned 75,000 shares,” Bartiromo responded.

(WIKILEAKS: Tax form Indicates John Podesta Put Russia-Tainted Shares In Daughter’s Company http://trib.al/ZB1F6jg  

John Podesta, the chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, was a target of WikiLeaks during the election, but Wednesday he battled with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo over his own links to Russia.

Podesta blamed the Russians when his hacked emails were published by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, asserting that Moscow was working to elect now-President Donald Trump. The U.S. intelligence community has said the hack was part of a broader Russian effort to interfere in the election.

But the longtime Clinton ally, who met with the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss Russian meddling, has also faced allegations that he owned shares in a Kremlin-backed energy company, Joule Unlimited.

Bartiromo pushed Podesta on his association with the company, which she said was “widely reported” to be Kremlin-backed. Podesta served on the company’s board for multiple years starting in 2011. Read More:Free Beacon

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