Russiagate

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RussiaGate was a criminal conspiracy by the Obama administration, the Clinton campaign, and the Deep State to steal the US presidential elections of 2016 and prevent the Trump presidency, thus enabling the continuation of the US covert war on Syria and the preparation of a war on Russia.

Is Russia the enemy?

  • Democrats Need to Unite the Country Against Russia - John Stoehr, Washington Monthly, January 31, 2018
    The Democrats should do everything they can to tie the Republicans to something most sane people would agree, even if they are hopelessly polarized, is an indisputable threat to the United States—Russia.
    I think Russia is a solution to political polarization. The Democrats should and must start using Russia as a way to break through the vicious cycle consuming the parties, Washington, and the whole country. Russia is our enemy. This is a fact. It attacked our presidential election. It continues to attack us in what is emerging as a new Cold cyberwar. In tying the Republicans to an enemy, the Democrats have the potential to break the Republicans. Do they stand with America or do they stand with Russia? The best part is that the Democrats do not have to lie, distort or otherwise misrepresent reality to make the case."

Did Russia Elect Trump?

Main article: US presidential elections
See also Cambridge Analytica

What is Russiagate?

Is there a 'Deep State'?

DNC Leak

Main article: DNC Leak

Putin personally...

  • U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack - NBC News, December 15, 2016
    Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies, the officials said.
    Putin's objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a "vendetta" against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to "split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn't depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore," the official said.
  • Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault - Washington Post, June 23, 2017 (archive, video, audio)
    Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race. But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.

Steele dossier

Specific allegations

  • pp 34-35 , p18 (20 Oct) and several other places Trump's representative Michael Cohen met in Prague with Kremlin representatives and hackers. Michael Cohen denies being in Prague, even after his plea deal with prosecution.
  • pp 25-26. Allegations about Russian oligarchs Fridman, Aven, Khan being close to Putin, and have compromising material about Putin early days. Fridman, Aven and Khan are suing for defamation and damages (links below). Those allegations are serious; sources of those allegations are not publicly disclosed.
  • p 13 (Aug 5) and elsewhere, 'Peskov' leading interference, Ivanov against. After Ivanov sacked, pp 22-24, 14 Sept, p. 32, 19 Oct. and elsewhere, 'Ivanov' 'nominated' to be responsible. p 28, 12 Oct, FM ->FSB ->presidential administration time-sequence of responsibilities alleged.

Cohen still denies being in Czech republic, despite claims that his phone was turned on. A British tabloid raises phone cloning theory (Daily Mail, December 27, 2018).

  • Michael Cohen @MichaelCohen212, December 28, 2018
    • Jennifer Taub Replying to @MichaelCohen212 Quick follow up if I may. Have you ever been to any location within the Czech Republic? Asking for several hundred million friends.
    • Michael Cohen: NO

Sources?

Oleg Erovinkin (Wikipedia-Eng) was a Soviet/Russian intelligence officer employed by Sechin's Rosneft; his death on 26 December, 2016 led to speculations that he is a Steele sources (since an unnamed source with links to Sechin is said to be mentioned in Steele's reports). Those rumors were denied by Steele (who said that he is not one of his sources), and in Moscow, where it is said that Erovinking had a heart attack after a heart surgery

American mole in the Kremlin?

See Oleg Smolenkov

Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS

  • Donald Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for author's credibility -The Guardian, January 12, 2017
    Over a career that spanned more than 20 years, Steele performed a series of roles, but always appeared to be drawn back to Russia; he was, sources say, head of MI6’s Russia desk. When the agency was plunged into panic over the poisoning of its agent Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, the then chief, Sir John Scarlett, needed a trusted senior officer to plot a way through the minefield ahead – so he turned to Steele. It was Steele, sources say, who correctly and quickly realised that Litvinenko’s death was a Russian state “hit”.
  • Inside the battle between an anti-Putin banker and the firm that produced the Trump-Russia dossier -Business Insider, July 27, 2017
    Steele, who served for decades on the MI6 Moscow desk, was hired by Fusion in October 2015 to investigate whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia. Fusion itself had been hired by unnamed anti-Trump Republicans who dropped their funding for the project when Trump won the GOP nomination. Democrats believed to have links to the Clinton campaign later started to foot the bill.
    The wealthy investor (Bill Browder), who renounced his US citizenship in 1998, has since characterized Fusion's work for BakerHostetler as a "smear campaign" against him and Magnitsky carried out "in advance of congressional hearings on the Global Magnitsky Act." Fusion has denied that its opposition research against Browder on behalf of BakerHostetler was an effort to undermine the Magnitsky Act, and has insisted that Veselnitskaya's lobbying activities against Magnitsky were separate from the Prevezon proceedings.
  • Oleg Deripaska in his Daily Caller op-ed piece talks about Fusion GPS in particular.
  • Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier - Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, March 12, 2018 (archive)
  • (Russian oligarchs) "Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, and German Khan v. Orbis Business Intelligence Limited and Christopher Steele" , Superior Court, District of Columbia, USA (December 12, 2017)(April 16, 2018). The case was dismissed, on the First Amendment grounds, in August, 2018, and appealed in December, 2018 (below).
  • Unpacking the Other Clinton-Linked Russia Dossier - Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations, April 26, 2018
  • Anti-Trump dossier author was hired to help Hillary challenge 2016 election results Rowan Scarborough Washington Times December 12, 2018
In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele wrote: “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election...“Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.” Court filing with Steele's declaration here
  • FBI releases part of Russia dossier summary used to brief Trump, Obama, Politico , December 14, 2018
    The source collected this information on behalf of private clients and was not compensated for it by the FBI

Christopher Steele exposes FIFA

Who else was involved in creating the dossier?

See also Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

Glenn Simpson

Joseph Mifsud

See also Sergei Skripal#Joseph Mifsud/Russiagate connections?

"Putin's niece"

  • Mysterious Putin ‘niece’ has a name -Politico.eu, 11/10/17
    Federal investigators have a name for a mysterious Russian woman who offered to help broker meetings between former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and Kremlin officials: Olga Vinogradova.
    Mifsud did not respond to requests for comment. But in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica last week, he referred to Vinogradova as "just a student, a very good-looking one." Papadopoulos's interest in her, Mifsud said, was "very different from an academic one."
  • Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, March 2019, via The New York Times, April 18, 2019
    On March 24, 2016, Papadopoulos met with Mifsud in London. Mifsud was accompanied by a Russian female named Olga Polonskaya. Mifsud introduced Polonskaya as a former student of his who had connections to Vladimir Putin. Papadopoulos understood at the time that Polonskaya may have been Putin’s niece but later learned that this was not true. During the meeting, Polonskaya offered to help Papadopoulos establish contacts in Russia and stated that the Russian ambassador in London was a friend of hers (...)

Use in FISA court

NSA

Operation Crossfire Hurricane

FISA abuse memo

The memo: PDF, text, Scribd


Did GCHQ spy on Trump Tower?

Leaked document claiming Susan Rice asked GCHQ to spy on Trump Tower
Trump hears about GCHQ spying on him: WOW!

Mueller Investigation

Mueller as Saint Bob

No collusion found

'An attempted coup'

The report

Hear Hillary losing again

Blame Russia!

Firtash

Mueller testifies

  • The rise and fall of superhero Robert Mueller - Matt Taibbi, August 1, 2019
    Mueller on the stand was a potted plant. Reporters saw Moses and Jesus. If you need evidence we’re in a religious mania, look no further. This was a pure exercise in restoring an idol for worship.

Judicial Watch

  • Rosenstein documents, published by Judicial Watch on October 2, 2019, including email exchange with Mueller, p. 57/147, May 12, 2017
    Rod Rosenstein to Robert S. Mueller III "the boss and his staff do not know about our discussions."

Exposing the conspiracy behind the Russiagate hoax

The key players in the RussiaGate conspiracy
The blame game
Trump asks Zelensky about CrowdStrike in phone call.

According to officials

DNC lawsuite

Special report of the Russian Foreign Ministry, April 2019

  • The Russiagate Hysteria: a Case of Severe Russophobia - Special report of the Russian Foreign Ministry, April 18, 2019 (Facebook, PDF)
    Addresses for the most part various false media reporting. Does not discuss details of the redacted full Muller report (released at about the same time), but discusses same main claims in the end.

Impeachment investigation

The House Judiciary Committee will finally vote on an impeachment investigation this week -VOX, September 9, 2019

Counter-Investigations