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

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

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

Joseph Mifsud

See also Sergei Skripal#Joseph Mifsud/Russiagate connections?

Did GCHQ spy on Trump Tower?

Leaked document claiming Susan Rice asked GCHQ to spy on Trump Tower

Mueller Investigation

Mueller as Saint Bob

No collusion found

'An attempted coup'

The report

Blame Russia!

FISA abuse memo

The memo: PDF, text, Scribd

Exposing the conspiracy behind the Russiagate hoax

The key players in the RussiaGate conspiracy

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.