What Was in That Steele Dossier Anyways — Besides the ‘salacious claims’?

by jamess – Now that the ‘Steele Dossier’ is getting a second read — largely due to the recent 10 hour testimony to the Senate Intel Committee by the report’s sponsor — I thought it would be worth taking a second look, into that “mother of all” Trump-Russia reports.  Especially, at some of its “finer details” — that did not make the ‘salacious headlines’ news-feeds, the first time around … 10 key Donald Trump allegations from the classified Russia dossier Mr Trump calls the memo ‘fake news’   by Adam Withnall and Kim Sengupta, www.independent.co.uk — 12 January 2017 Russia has been “cultivating” Trump for at least five years Speaking to a trusted compatriot in June 2016 sources A and B, a senior Russian foreign ministry figure and a former top level Russian intelligence officer still active inside the Kremlin respectively, the Russian authorities had been cultivating and supporting US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump...

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Report: Trump Adviser Communicated with Russian Hackers Before Election

by Aaron Rupar – Roger Stone appeared to know about documents the hackers had stolen before they were published. Roger Stone, a longtime confidant and adviser of Donald Trump, exchanged direct messages on Twitter with Guccifer 2.0 before the presidential election, according to a report published Wednesday by The Smoking Gun. In a joint statement released in October, U.S. intelligence community officials said they had concluded that Guccifer 2.0 is a front for hackers directed by the Russian government. Emails Guccifer 2.0 hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta were later shared with and published by Wikileaks, with the DNC emails hitting the internet just before the Democratic National Convention in July and Podesta’s emails trickling out in installments beginning in October. The report simply cites “a source,” but reached for comment by TSG, Stone didn’t deny anything. He also indicated he’s been afflicted with...

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The No-BS Inside Guide to the Presidential Vote Recount

by Greg Palast, Truthout | News Analysis – There’s been so much complete nonsense since I first broke the news that the Green Party would file for a recount of the presidential vote, I am compelled to write a short guide to flush out the BS and get to just the facts, ma’am. Nope, They’re Not Hunting for Russian Hackers To begin with, the main work of the recount hasn’t a damn thing to do with finding out if the software programs for the voting machines have been hacked, whether by Putin’s agents or some guy in a cave flipping your vote from Hillary to The Donald. The Green team does not yet even have the right to get into the codes. But the question of flipped votes is not the core of the work. The Ballots in the Electoral “Dumpster” The nasty little secret of US elections is that...

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