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Russia Is Connected to Western Europe

by Oui Thu Nov 4th, 2021 at 08:06:47 PM EST

I have voiced strong views about the choice of NATO to set a policy of division. Former US Ambassador Ivo Daalder to Brussels stated as such: make Russia a pariah state. The process followed a step-by-step procedure to boot Russia out of all channels of diplomacy and communication. Angering the Russian Bear, the expected and calculated push-back followed in response.

The so-called social revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia were prime examples of forcing regime change to get these nations into the sphere of NATO in opposition to Russia. The last NATO Summit in Bucharest under George Bush stated a clear goal to boot Russia out of NATO. What did not succeed in revolutions 2004 and 2008, succeeded in 2014 under Joe Biden and right-hand Cheney hold-out Victoria Nuland. Lots have been opinioned and written about that chapter. What followed was extensive lobbyists and utter propaganda to discipline media to write unfavorably about Russia.

This media chapter has all the hallmarks of Operation Mockingbird by US Intelligence during the hot Cold War.

Close-by on blogs and in Dutch media, there were ferocious attacks. A big effort was made to undermine relations of Old Europe with Russia. The exiled Russian billionaires living in London, Tel Aviv and New York play a role in funding NGOs and reporters.  

The impact of September 11 on US-Russian relations

I'm glad to read another analysis and opinion in The Guardian today ... a worthwhile read.

Pre-dated to the 9/11 attacks on America ...

Afghanistan: A View from Moscow | Carnegie Endowment |


In 2009, Russians somberly marked two anniversaries: that of the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, and of their withdrawal in 1989. The ten-year-long war, which resulted in 14,300 soviet soldiers' deaths, remains one of the most traumatic experiences in recent Russian history. when the soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, it was at the height of its power. The United States, its rival, looked like a "pitiful and helpless giant" after seeing its ally, the Shah of Iran, toppled and its embassy in Tehran occupied, with U.S. diplomats held hostage. When the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan, their empire was entering its terminal phase. After 1989, Russians preferred not to think about Afghanistan or, indeed, the Muslim world; this became known as the "Afghan syndrome." when the Soviet Union finally collapsed in 1991, the new central Asian states were deliberately left out of the post-Soviet Commonwealth.

However, the Muslim world soon caught up with Moscow. in the 1990s Chechnya, Tajikistan, Dagestan, and Ingushetia became battlefields where Russian soldiers took on Muslim fighters who looked much like the mujahideen the Soviets had met in Afghanistan.

What the Russians discovered in the mountains of the Hindu Kush was, above all, the power of militant Islam. They also saw the limits of reforming a traditional society and the impossibility of imposed modernization. They came to appreciate the intricacies of tribal society. They had to discount the power of military force relative to the power of the purse, and the power of the purse relative to the power of religious beliefs and tribal customs. They understood that all relationships with their Afghan counterparts were essentially reversible:

An enemy would suddenly turn into an ally, and allies would easily betray them. They saw that the enemies and the allies of the moment deeply resented foreigners, even as they sought to exploit them to their own advantage. Finally, they regretted that they had not studied the British experience of a century before as they were preparing to engage themselves in the same area.

Ex-NATO SG Robertson says Putin wanted to join alliance early on in his rule | The Guardian |

Vladimir Putin wanted Russia to join NATO but did not want his country to have to go through the usual application process and stand in line "with a lot of countries that don't matter", according to a former secretary general of the transatlantic alliance.

George Robertson, a former Labour defence secretary who led NATO between 1999 and 2003, said Putin made it clear at their first meeting that he wanted Russia to be part of western Europe. "They wanted to be part of that secure, stable prosperous west that Russia was out of at the time," he said.

The Labour peer recalled an early meeting with Putin, who became Russian president in 2000. "Putin said: `When are you going to invite us to join NATO?' And [Robertson] said: `Well, we don't invite people to join NATO, they apply to join NATO.' And he said: `Well, we're not standing in line with a lot of countries that don't matter.'"

The account chimes with what Putin told the late David Frost in a BBC interview shortly before he was first inaugurated as Russian president more than 21 years ago. Putin told Frost he would not rule out joining NATO "if and when Russia's views are taken into account as those of an equal partner".

He told Frost it was hard for him to visualize NATO as an enemy. "Russia is part of the European culture. And I cannot imagine my own country in isolation from Europe and what we often call the civilized world."

Lord Robertson's comments on the One Decision podcast, which is presented by Michelle Kosinski, a former CNN journalist, and Sir Richard Dearlove, a former head of M16, underscore how Putin's worldview has evolved during his 21 years of unbroken rule of Russia.

NGOs and think tanks as brain trust of color revolutions

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group | The Intercept - Nov. 26, 2016 |

The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda." The article by reporter Craig Timberg -- headlined "Russian propaganda effort helped spread `fake news' during election, experts say" -- cites a report by an anonymous website calling itself PropOrNot, which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian "misinformation campaign."

Role of NATO under Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Op-Ed Jaap de Hoop Scheffer: "The West should respect the red lines of Russia"

NeoLibs use Gazprom as tool to break French & German energy companies by Jerome a Paris on Fri Nov 27th, 2009

President Donald Tusk on EU-NATO cooperation

We have just signed a joint EU-NATO declaration, which brings the cooperation between the European Union and NATO to the next level. The aim is clear. We want to protect European citizens with all possible means available, and there is no better partner than NATO. That is why we have agreed today to strengthen EU-NATO ties in crucially important areas. They include improving the military mobility of troops and equipment, common preparedness for cyber and hybrid attacks, fighting terrorism and stopping migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean.

Shut Down Nord Stream, Buy US Shale Gas

US President Trump opens NATO Summit breakfast with a frontal attack on Angela Merkel and German economic ties to Russia. US foreign policy is all about self-interest and fossil fuel: Middle East allies Israel and GCC states, Iraq War, Libya oil contracts and Syrian corridor for Qatar gas. Ukraine in 2014 ... undercutting Russia supplying gas to Europe, offering shale gas contracts. A long term "vision", worth going to war for? At least NATO gets emboldened with an aggressive stance from New Europe towards old Cold War foe, the Russian Federation. Just keep voicing fake news and misinformation ... the Americans living the new virtual reality of the digital age.


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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Nov 4th, 2021 at 08:08:29 PM EST
Russian source for Steele's Trump dossier arrested by US authorities | The Guardian |  By Luke Harding

The five-page indictment released on Thursday accuses Danchenko of lying repeatedly to the FBI when interviewed in 2017 - a criminal offense. These include over his dealings with an unnamed US PR executive with close links to the Democrats. The executive's information found its way into some of the dossier's memos, a fact Danchenko allegedly concealed.

The FBI further accuses Danchenko of making up a conversation with Sergei Millian, a Russian American property broker with links to Trump, who appears in the dossier as "source D".

He appears to have been credited by Danchenko with the claim that Trump watched sex workers perform "golden showers" by urinating on each other at the hotel.

In 2019, the special counsel Robert Mueller said no criminal wrongdoing had taken place between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Democrats believe Durham's inquiries to be politically driven. But so far the Biden administration has not tried to stop him. Danchenko is the third person, and second in a two-month span, to face indictment with five separate counts on Thursday of lying. In September cybersecurity lawyer, Michael Sussmann [NYT] was also accused of lying to the FBI.

Russian source for anti-Trump Steele dossier Igor Danchenko charged in the US

Danchenko, who previously worked for the Brookings Institution, has himself suggested that the information he offered to Steele was not meant to be portrayed as indisputable fact.

"Even raw intelligence from credible sources, I take it with a grain of salt," Danchenko told The New York Times last year. "Who knows, what if it's not particularly accurate? Is it just a rumour or is there more to it?"

Recent attempt by Luke Harding and Christopher Steele to white-wash the Dodgy British Intelligence dossier ...

Further reading ...

'The Steele Dossier Was a Case Study in How Reporters Get Manipulated' | NY Mag Intelligencer - July 2021 |

A Gordian Knot: IC Gate

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Nov 4th, 2021 at 09:22:01 PM EST
Yesterday morning, AP claimed it was "unclear" on which charges Danchenko was indicted by grand jury---because US Atty John Durham is, well, persona no grata in the post-TRUMP impeachment BLM Build Back Better insurrection riot ERA. Durham is no Mueller.

So I checked DOJ press releases. An there it was, front page! So I read all five (5) counts but did not count all "masked" conspirators, eg. "Think Tank-1".

Later yesterday, the magistrate at Danchenko's 2-hr arraignment confiscated his passport and released him on his own recognizance (ROR). DOJ purportedly did not object as that was an agreed condition of his surrender.

I suspect, MSM will decline to pursue prurient details of this case like two others in Durham's docket--unless Harding can resuscitate Russia double-agents angles of election interference.

by Cat on Fri Nov 5th, 2021 at 03:22:01 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 5th, 2021 at 03:41:31 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Nov 6th, 2021 at 01:40:04 PM EST
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Marcy Wheeler: Chris Steele tasks Danchenko on Paul Manafort

170209 Danchenko interview

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You Cannot Discuss Disinformation and the Steele Dossier Without Discussing Oleg Deripaska

It is a fact that, starting in 2014 and continuing at least through at least February 2017, Christopher Steele used his relationship [large pdf] with DOJ's Organized Crime expert, Bruce Ohr, to encourage ties between Oleg Deripaska and the US government. That included brokering a meeting between Ohr and Deripaska in 2015, and several communications in 2016 before Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele to investigate Trump. It included Steele's meeting with Ohr on July 30, 2016, at which Steele provided Ohr information on Russian doping, details from his reporting for the DNC, and news about Deripaska's lawsuit against Paul Manafort.

About doping ...

Ukraine routinely violated rules for doping tests, WADA reveals

Related, my diary ...

Revealed: Steele A Tool of FBI and CIA for Years | Sept. 2018 |

Between 2014 and 2016, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department unsuccessfully tried to turn Mr. Deripaska into an informant.

Steele Dossier: FBI Biased and Lack of Honor - Shocking | Jan. 2019 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 5th, 2021 at 05:19:49 PM EST
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Confronting his critics, Christopher Steele defends controversial dossier in first major interview | ABC News - Oct. 17, 2021 |

Steele continues to defend the inclusion of some of the dossier's more controversial claims, including that Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney and self-described fixer, traveled to Prague in 2016 for secret meetings with Russian interlocutors -- a claim that Cohen has vehemently denied, and that the FBI later determined not to be true.

"Do you think it hurts your credibility at all that you won't accept the findings of the FBI in this particular case?" Stephanopoulos asked.

"I'm prepared to accept that not everything in the dossier is 100% accurate," Steele said. "I have yet to be convinced that that is one of them."

Asked for comment regarding Steele, Cohen sarcastically told ABC News, "I'm pleased to see that my old friend Christopher Steele, a/k/a Austin Powers, has crawled out of the pub long enough to make up a few more stories.

While Steele acknowledged that no corroborating evidence has been found for many of his dossier claims, he argued that very little contradictory evidence exists either -- a line of defense that his critics have found problematic.

Isikoff: Steele Dossier and Untruths | Dec. 2018 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Nov 6th, 2021 at 07:01:25 PM EST
Christopher Steele: Confessions of a former British spy on Johnson, Putin, Trump, and James Bond | Sky News |

It happened about 18 months after his identity as the author of an unverified dossier, alleging collusion between Russia and Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election, became public in January 2017 and is just one of many strange moments in a once top-secret life.

Now, for the first time, in a major interview with a British broadcaster, the MI6-officer-turned-private-spy has talked about debating with Boris Johnson as university students, meeting then Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev while serving as an intelligence officer in Moscow and - possibly - having a cup of tea [no poison] poured for him by a young Vladimir Putin.

Mr Steele, 57, also revealed the impact being linked to the dossier had on him and his family, even claiming his wife, who worked at the Foreign Office, effectively lost her career in the fallout. He said that left him feeling "pretty angry and disappointed - as she does".  

Case 1:18-cv-00183: Michael Cohen plaintiff v. Bean LLC, d/b/a Fusion GPS, and Glenn Simpson, defendant

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Nov 6th, 2021 at 07:05:05 PM EST
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Ukraine Victoria Nuland Client Orbis Business Intelligence

Key words: Jonathan Winer reports "Orbis Business" Ukraine Victoria Nuland

Was Christopher Steele Disseminating Russian Disinformation to the State Department? | Sept. 2018 |

Materials recently turned over to Congress show that while Steele was giving memos to State he also maintained close ties to the billionaire Russian industrialist Oleg V. Deripaska. Some congressional investigators are thus concerned that his memos may have been a channel of Russian disinformation.

Here's how Steele got his work distributed in the halls of Foggy Bottom, according to those who opened the door for him. During "the Ukraine crisis in 2014 and '15, Chris Steele had a number of commercial clients who were asking him for reports on what was going on in Russia, what was going on in Ukraine, what was going on between them," former assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland told CBS's Face the Nation in February. "Chris had a friend at the State Department, and he offered us that reporting free, so that we could also benefit from it."

Winer took some of Steele's Russia memos to Nuland. "She told me they were useful and asked me to continue to send them," Winer wrote. "Over the next two years, I shared more than 100 of Steele's reports with the Russia experts at the State Department, who continued to find them useful."

No one seems to have asked who paid Steele to produce the materials. The memos may have been free for the State Department, but someone was paying Steele to produce them. And as we've since learned--the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee's funding of the Trump dossier being Exhibit A--Steele, like many in the international fraternity of consultants, had no qualms about writing intel in the interest of clients. Would it matter if the person doing the paying for Russia-policy memos was a top Russian oligarch?  

U.S. Congress documents: Russia - Ukraine Crisis Impact of USG Sanctions on Putin

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Nov 6th, 2021 at 07:06:31 PM EST
More ...

A Friend Called Seth Abramson

We've sourced the British dodgy dossier or Steele Papers and the novelty writing by Louise Mensch from Fox News own Rupert Murdoch.

The Resistance is fine, but phony research or pure propagation of lies is beyond good reporting.

British Intelligence Delivers Another 'Dodgy Dossier' by Oui @BooMan on Jan. 12, 2017

Is RussiaGate Really IC-Gate - Forbes

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 02:57:42 PM EST
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So God bless America, and God Save the Queen | April 2017 |

Best laugh I had over Easter, another gem by the "investigative journalist" from the stable of Rupert Murdoch, Australia's very own Mossad spook and backer of Bibi Netanyahu. In the title the ending of the article full of innuendo authored by Louise Mensch. I've written about her in an earlier diary here.

○ Carter Page Went to Moscow With a Tape of Donald Trump Offering Treason For Hacking

  • APRIL 16, 2017 ~ PATRIBOTICS (Blog founded in January 2017)
Sources with links to the intelligence community say it is believed that ...
  • [Of course this article of PatriBotics linked to Louise Mensch has been erased and through comments from Keith Olberman, some can be reconstructed ... ]

  • Is There an Actual Tape of Trump's Russia Collusion?

God of the Easter bunnies, how one must be desperate to rate this as a source to explain Trumpgate and the Russian influence with spies inside the NSA, Pentagon, White House and, by default, the President himself

Still present on PatriBotics blog ...

Alfa Bank, Trump Tower and a Social Media Impeachment

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 02:44:28 PM EST
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 02:46:37 PM EST
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Louise Mensch and her mission on PatriBotics blog ... it's one big conspiracy. Mensch started in January 2017 where Orbis Business Intelligence and Christopher Steele finished his Dodgy British Spy dossier.

Louise Mensch got her opportunity within the Murdoch consortium of right wing publications. Her status today: active.

Dear Mr. Putin, Let's Play Chess | Jan. 17, 2017 |

I have an overarching theory of Russia's attack on America and the West. Here it is.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 04:15:32 PM EST
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Progressive bloggers as hopeful Clinton supporters beyond acceptance of the facts ...

DOJ's Inspector General Report on Russia Delayed as Steele Found Credible | July 9, 2019 |

Yet, reporters for Reuters have sources telling them Horowitz's office used June to interview Christopher Steele in person.

    Three attorneys from the Inspector General's office of the U.S. Department of Justice met in person in early June with dossier author Christopher Steele in Britain, said two sources with direct knowledge of the lawyers' travels.

    The interview with Steele, a former top spy on Russia for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, took place while Trump was in London for a formal state visit with Queen Elizabeth and a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

After those conversations with Steele, the timeline for issuing the I.G. report was pushed back.

    One of the two sources said Horowitz's investigators appear to have found Steele's information sufficiently credible to have to extend the investigation. Its completion date is now unclear.

If this reporting is correct, it casts a new light on the story Fox News was telling over the Fourth of July weekend.

How desperate one much be to quote Fox News as a reliable source ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 7th, 2021 at 02:53:41 PM EST
b @MoA did receive recognition by a honorable mention in PropOrNot ... indeed almost pornographic in its baseless allegation.

There were a few others, who like Craig and me, could see the reality and talked about it:

It was the media that played the most malicious role in the whole affair. Make no mistake - the editors knew that the dossier was fake. Steele and Fusion GPS had been peddling it to them for months. They had tried to verify it and failed. But they did not tell their readers about it. They instead hyped what the various deep-state actor whispered to them about it. It was like the fake 'Weapons of Mass Distructions in Iraq' stories in the run up to the Iraq war. Only worse.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Nov 9th, 2021 at 02:11:21 PM EST
Washington Post Distances Itself From Anti-Russian Propaganda Group That Called Out Fake News Peddlers

The Washington Post is distancing itself from PropOrNot, an anti-Russian propaganda organization with anonymous members, after citing it in a story last month detailing how Russia may have influenced the election through a carefully executed operation to spread fake news to American voters.

My diaries ...

U.S. Intelligence: Lying Liars and Warmongers

Useful fools after Louise Mensch, PropOrNot and the Hamilton68 dashboard

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Nov 9th, 2021 at 02:11:59 PM EST
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So sad ... enormous damage done ... never ever believe spies whether KGB, MI-6, CIA, Mossad or DNI. The "former" are always still in the business pushing an agenda for profit. Head of Senate Intelligence doing a poor job putting National Security at risk.

Adam Schiff in the torture seat ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 12:20:06 PM EST
"The Backstory" radio footnote: Erik Wemple OpEd, "Indictment of Steele dossier source is more bad news for...(9 Nov) author of Midnight in Washington, How we almost lost our democracy and still could, Adam Schiff, on "The View" (9 Nov)

SCHIFF: If people lie to the FBI, they should go to jail. But at the beginning of the Russia investigation, I said that any allegations should be investigated. We couldn't have known, for example, people were lying to Christopher Steele. So it was proper to investigate them, and le'ts not forget what we learned in that investigation. We learned that the Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manaforte, was giving internal polling data, campaign poling data, to Russian intelligence, while Russian intelligence was helping the Trump campaign ...
guest host and former Trump State Department spokesperson Morgan ORTAGUS: Then, to be clear, he was fired half way through the campaign.
SCHIFF: Well, he may have been fired, but the effor to get Russian help continued and even beyond the effort to get Russian help ...
ORTAGUS: but you may have helped [spread Rusia disinformation] yourself for years by promotiong it, this informfation. I think, that's what Republicans, people who entrusted you as the intelligence committee chair, are so confused about your culpability in this.
SCHIFF: Well, I completely disagree with your premise. It's one thing to say allegations should be investigated--and they were--it's another to say we should have should have seen in advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele, which is impossible of course to do. But let's not use that as a smoke screen to somehow shield Donald Trump's culpability for inviting Russia to help him win the election--which they did--for trying to force Ukrain into helping him in the next election--which he did--into inciting an errection ...er insurrection--which he did. None of that is undercut, none of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lied to Christopher Steele.
ORTAGUS: No, I think, just to your credibility. That's well ...
my transcript of interview audio recording broadcast by Sputnik radio show, "The Backstory," hosts Mssrs. Stranahan (the contrite Breitbart stringer) and Kiriakou (the contrite CIA analyst)
by Cat on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 08:54:09 PM EST
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From the WaPo link ...

There is, indeed, far more to Russia-Trump than the dossier. Just spend some time with the Senate Intelligence Committee's bipartisan report, a nearly 1,000-page document that lays out the whole mess.

The Senate Intelligence committee was limited to election influence by Russia only! Not the Ukraine, Israel, Saudi Arabia or the combined UK/UAE link to Cambridge Analytica with support from Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook corporation. Sucks.

(*) WaPo was the lead publisher of the PropOrNot falsification ... bad. very bad, worst!

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 10:03:16 PM EST
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Marcy Wheeler on Steele Dossier in May 2021 ...

You Cannot Discuss Disinformation and the Steele Dossier without Discussing Oleg Deripaska

    It is also a fact that Natalia Veselnitskaya, who because she was also a Fusion GPS client, was by far the most likely person to learn of a project conducted by Fusion GPS (possibly through Ed Baumgartner, who was working both the Fusion project with Veselnitskaya and the one with the DNC), also has ties to Russian intelligence.

My take on this matter, many bad actors in this soap were on the payroll of some intelligence group from FSB to MI-6, CIA and FBI. Unraveling the Gordian Knot ... not ever.

Key words and my diaries/comments | Oleg Deripaska | Natalia Veselnitskaya | Paul Singer | Robert Mercer |

Election of Trump: Cambridge, Aleksandr Kogan, Facebook

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 10:31:55 PM EST
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Marcy Wheeler on the latest events ...

"Yes and No:" John Durham Confuses Networking with Intelligence Collection

Chris Steele didn't need to be cautionary meeting Danchenko in London as the British spy agency MI-6 was complicit in the Orbis intelligence operation. A bit of arrogance leads to sloppiness ... episode is a complete mess, one of British very best spies coming out of the Moscow Cold. Advisor and colleague to Orbis and Steele was former UK Ambassador (and top spy) Sir Andrew Wood.

OIG Report: Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 10:52:13 PM EST
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I idly wonder, if quality of the catering for members in Schiff's SCIF came up in the makeup room or his "book".
by Cat on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 11:50:58 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Nov 11th, 2021 at 12:08:20 AM EST
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on FNC's MediaBuzz with host Howard Kurtz to detail how the news of Danchenko's indictment demolishes any trace of trustworthiness of the media. 

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 11:39:46 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 10th, 2021 at 11:41:11 PM EST
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Armando still around ???

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 15th, 2021 at 11:03:29 AM EST
Daily Beast played a lead role in publications false British Intelligence of Orbis and Steele Dossier.

Washington Post Corrects Reporting on the Steele Dossier's Infamous Pee Tape Allegation

The Washington Post announced Friday that it had cut large portions of articles pegging a Belarusian-American businessman as a major source of the allegations in the Steele Dossier. The paper issued lengthy corrections for two stories, published in March 2017 and February 2019, and added smaller corrections to 12 others.

One story, headlined simply "Who Is Source D?", identified Sergei Millian as the titular source, a key provider of information in the dossier, including its most explosive accusation--that Donald Trump hired Russian prostitutes to pee in a hotel bed where Barack and Michelle Obama had slept. The other was headlined "Sergei Millian, identified as an unwitting source for the Steele dossier, sought proximity to Trump's world in 2016." Millian had denied his involvement. A source for the Post's story told the paper in a new interview that they were now unsure of Millian's contributions to the dossier.

Emptywheel, Simpson Testimony and Sergei Millian

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Red Menace: Cultural Exchange and Spies

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 15th, 2021 at 11:06:32 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Dec 4th, 2021 at 03:53:19 PM EST

Beg to differ ... people of Western Russia has title of belonging to Europe.

Ethnographic Map of Europe - 1900

How the European Map Has Changed Over 2,400 Years

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Dec 10th, 2021 at 06:35:35 PM EST

Majority of Lithuanians are deeply concerned about Ukraine, Linas Linkevičius tells hundreds of high-ranking U.S. officials | MFA Lithuania - Feb. 19, 2014 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Dec 24th, 2021 at 08:08:27 PM EST

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