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Christopher Steele admitted using posts by 'random individuals' on CNN website to back up Trump dossier
[Washington Examiner] Former British spy Christopher Steele admitted that he relied on an unverified report on a CNN website for part of the "Trump dossier," which was used as a basis for the FBI's investigation into Trump.

According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN's iReport website and said he wasn't aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy.

A web archive from July 29, 2009 shows that CNN described the site in this manner: "iReport.com is a user-generated site. That means the stories submitted by users are not edited, fact-checked, or screened before they post."

In the dossier, Steele, a Cambridge-educated former MI6 officer, wrote about extensive allegations against Donald Trump, associates of his campaign, various Russians and other foreign nationals, and a variety of companies ‐ including one called Webzilla. Those allegations would become part of an FBI investigation and would be used to apply for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

During his deposition, Steele was pressed on the methods he used to verify allegations made about Webzilla, which was thought to be used by Russia to hack into Democratic emails.

When asked if he discovered "anything of relevance concerning Webzilla" during the verification process, Steele replied: "We did. It was an article I have got here which was posted on July 28, 2009, on something called CNN iReport."
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/17/2019 01:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ok, so let me get this straight:

Cambridge-educated former MI6 officer and successful British intelligence community entrepreneur...."wasn't aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy."

How about.... that's where I was told the required anonymous input would be posted and on what day.

I believe what Christopher may be referring to is a cut-out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/17/2019 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2  I would argue that a report posted by a CNN ‘journalist’ and ‘fact checked’ should not be admissible in a court of law.
Posted by: Airandee || 03/17/2019 5:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Christopher Steele has sex with transvestite unicorns and is thus a security risk!

If we were to use the same "standard" for the quality checking of allegations then they could add my "accusation" to a dossier and start surveillance of all his comms.

Although my accusation has a greater degree of checkability as this site is not as anonymous as where he got the shitposts/sorry made up crap he put in the dossier.

That the American taxpayer funded this is a total travesty.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/17/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#4  That the American taxpayer funded this is a total travesty. Posted by Bright Pebbles

No worries, it was probably funded by an agency with a secret budget... so we'll likely never feel the pain.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/17/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Cambridge-educated former MI6 officer and successful British intelligence community entrepreneur...."wasn't aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy."

Steele knows better, of course. His audience, however . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 03/17/2019 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  "Someone said it. It must be true..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/17/2019 13:54 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Dem Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke Joined ‘Cult of the Dead Cow' Hacking Group
[Breitbart] Presidential candidate Robert "Beto’:O’Rourke has confirmed he participated in the controversial hacker group "Cult of the Dead Cow," at least while he was a teen.

"His background in hacking circles has repeatedly informed his strategy as he explored and subverted established procedures in technology, the media and government," according to Joseph Menn, who interviewed the 2020 hopeful while O’Rourke was still running for U.S. Senate. O’Rourke may not have participated in breaking into computers, as no evidence has surfaced to that effect, according to Menn’s Friday article in Reuters.

Menn wrote that at least 12 members of the "Cult of the Dead Cow" hacker group have come forward about O’Rourke’s membership, "Members of the group have protected O’Rourke’s secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability."
Menn held the info back until AFTER the Senate loss
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/17/2019 01:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why are they still talking about this guy? Criminal B&E he dodges out on, drunk driving and totals out a vehicle then evades police, writes about murdering children, family involved and CONVICTED of money laundering, sells out the locals to big money in his homw town, zero legislative accomplishments, and now this - part of an illegal hacker group.

How the hell did the press not do its job? Instead they are hiding it and writing hagiographies.

Can you imagine a conservative or Republican who did all this, the press would burn him at the stake.

This deliberate disinformation campaign is as bad as anything ever done by Goebbels or Stalin.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 03/17/2019 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2  If he actually wins the Democratic party presidential nomination, President Trump will tear him into little pieces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/17/2019 1:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Regarding #1:

Cult:
NOUN
A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.

We are dealing with socialism.
Posted by: Vernal Spaick4643 || 03/17/2019 2:42 Comments || Top||

#4  How the hell did the press not do its job?

This is nothing new, see:

Barack Hussein Obama

Ted Kennedy

Keating Five

and so forth...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/17/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Why are they still talking about this guy?

His Kennedyesque horse face is the whole story. The left is completely immersed in cultic charisma worship. As words are a bit much for the younger members of the cult to manage, the back-room manipulators have figured faces that push the right buttons are the way to go.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/17/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#6  He's an empty suit the handlers think they can use to soften the rent-seeking regulations they can push while saying they're progressive.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/17/2019 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Fortunately, he's male and white so he won't go far in the dumbocrap circus tent...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/17/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#8  He couldn't get into the cult of the dead yak?
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/17/2019 13:02 Comments || Top||

#9 
#4 How the hell did the press not do its job?

Oh, but they are.
Posted by: charger || 03/17/2019 13:31 Comments || Top||

#10  I'm all for the cult of the dead cow. They're delicious over a open pit fire.
Posted by: ed in texas || 03/17/2019 17:27 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm all for the cult of the dead cow. They're delicious over a open pit fire.
Posted by: ed in texas || 03/17/2019 17:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Doubly delicious! Pass the BBQ sauce, please.

I watched a Scott Adams podcast today where he argued that the reason someone like Beto with such a thin resume thinks he can become Prez is due to youthful consumption of hallucinogens. Apparently, not being constrained by normal considerations of reality makes one overly optimistic.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/17/2019 19:55 Comments || Top||



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