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State Dept Officials Said Steele Reports ‘Do Not Ring True,’ ‘Flaky’ And ‘Extreme’

It’s no wonder that the Steele dossier was so easily debunked, particularly if he has a past of shaky intel work



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Not only has former British spy Christopher Steele’s memo about President Trump colluding with Russia been debunked, but we now know many of his reports years prior lacked credibility. In essence, Steele never should have been chosen to investigate anything; but he was a Clinton pal.

The State Department has handed over dozens of documents as part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf of The Daily Caller News Foundation in April of 2018. Emails received show “State Department officials cast doubt on the credibility of several intelligence memos that former British spy Christopher Steele provided the agency in the years before he began investigating Donald Trump” reported Daily Caller.

One State Department official who served as an ambassador to Ukraine said Steele’s reporting was “flaky.” Another official called one of Steele’s reports “extreme” sounding, and mentioned that many of Steele’s reports “do not ring true.”

It’s no wonder that the Steele dossier was so easily debunked, particularly if he has a past of shaky intel work. However, notes the Daily Caller, “despite the potential red flags regarding Steele’s work, the ex-M16 officer was granted a meeting at Foggy Bottom in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election.”

“During the meeting, Steele shared details later found in a dossier that accused the Trump campaign of conspiring with the Kremlin to influence the election.” Also included in the information released through the lawsuit, shows Steele, who was based in London, “had reportedly shared more than 100 intelligence reports about Russia and Ukraine from 2014 to 2016 with Jonathan Winer, who then served as the State Department’s special envoy to Libya.”

Jonathan Winer was a longtime aide to then-Secretary of State John Kerry. Steele passed over 100 reports to Winer, who then passed Steele’s memos to “a small group of State Department officials, including Victor Nuland, Paul Jones, and Geoffrey Pyatt” according to the documents. After receiving Steele’s reports, “the email traffic indicates that the officials increasingly spotted problems in the reports.”

Nuland once responded to a report about political instability in Ukraine, writing, “some of this rings true, some not.” Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, responded in a 2015 email, “so I would put this in the same category as their other flaky reports.” DCNF President Neil Patel said, “it is becoming clearer that there were unprecedented levels of collusion between Obama administration officials and outside partisans in an effort to harm Trump, even though some government officials recognized that Christopher Steele’s intel was questionable, at best.”

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BLM DC Makes Vile Comment about Officers Called ‘Heroes’ When Shot in the Line of Duty




A suspect is still at large after opening fire on police officers in Northwest D.C. Sunday night. One officer was shot, and fortunately suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital after being treated.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to make vicious remarks about cops who are targeted. The D.C. Police Department gave a press conference detailing the situation that had occurred and applauded the police department for “courageously” chasing the suspect before he was able to evade police.

The Police Chief asked for citizens to avoid the area where the suspect was last seen and encouraged the public to reach out to their department with any information that could be helpful to the case.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to promote its #StopMPD campaign and warn against “copaganda.” Black Lives Matter DC’s official Twitter account posted:

“This is the point we’ve been making for months, Look at the reaction and coverage tonight. Tearjerker press conferences and proclamations of heroes coming soon. Imagine if people knew these folks’ names. Being Black in DC is more dangerous than any job.”

In a follow-up tweet, the account stated “This isn’t to say these scenarios represent what happened tonight, but it does explain our skepticism, interest in details, and highlights the difference in how people talk and act when an officer is hurt vs when they hurt a Black person. No one asks what the cop did wrong.”

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Another Victim Thrown on NYC Subway Tracks, 62-Year-Old Man Suffered Lacerated Leg



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Just over a week ago, 40-year-old Asian American Michelle Alyssa Go was pushed to her death in front of a train on the subway tracks of New York City’s Times Square. Another individual was shoved onto the tracks on Sunday.

New York Police Department said both attacks were unprovoked and called upon leadership officials to do more to protect the city’s citizens. Sunday’s victim was a 62-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released.

He was pushed onto the tracks in Lower Manhattan’s southbound train at the Fulton Street subway station. He sustained a leg laceration and police said there have not yet been any arrests in connection with the incident.

Go’s attacker was identified as Martial Simon, a 61-year-old homeless man with a history of violence and mental health issues. He was charged with second-degree murder. The New York Times reported that shortly before Go’s death, another woman saw him acting suspiciously and later told police she was afraid he was going to push her onto the tracks.

Subway attacks are the latest increase of issues that face Democrat New York Mayor Eric Adams. Adams has pledged to fight crime but has already implemented plans to minimize punishments for criminals in an effort to keep young men, particularly of color, out of prison.

Despite overall subway riding being down since the pandemic, the subway system has seen an increase in assaults last year. “According to the NYPD, 461 felony assaults were reported on the subway system in 2021, of which 30 involved a person being pushed onto the subway tracks. That’s an increase from the year before when there were 26 reported subway-pushing incidents” reports The Washington Post.

New York’s liberal leadership have been vocal supporters of the defund the police movement and saw the city turn to the wild west with protestors taking over the city during the Black Lives Matter movement shortly after George Floyd’s death. Rising crime and gun violence have plagued the city.

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