Steele dossier

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The dossier

Steele dossier timeline - Source The Mechanics of Deception - Yaacov Apelbaum, March 17, 2018

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

"Primary Subsource"

What the redacted FBI interview reveals about the "Primary Subsource". (source)

Source 3 - Olga Galkina

Other possible 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

Who else was involved in creating the dossier?

The FBI received the memos in the "dossier" via different sources
See also Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

Glenn Simpson

Joseph Mifsud

See also Joseph Mifsud and Sergei Skripal#Joseph Mifsud/Russiagate connections?

"Putin's niece"

  • Mysterious Putin ‘niece’ has a name -, Octopber 11, 2017
    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 (...)

American mole in the Kremlin?

See Oleg Smolenkov

Use in FISA court

Main article: Spygate

Steele and the US State Department