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February 08, 2018

Ohhh: "Intelligence" That Trump Cavorted With Prostitutes In Russia, and That the FSB Had Kompromat on Him, Was First Claimed in Cody Shearer's Memo, Before Migrating to the "Steele Dossier"

I've earlier speculated that, given that Hillary's disreputable-to-the-point-of-absurdity "researchers" Sidney Blumethal and Cody Shearer were actually the major ghostwriters of what we call the "Steele Dossier," and that Christopher Steele was brought on mainly as a Front Man, a "cleanskin," whose name slapped upon the Blumenthal/Shearer joint production would lend it a veneer of credibility that the names Blumenthal and Shearer would not.

Allegation laundering, I'm speculating.

This is just a speculation. I don't have any facts that establish it, only that suggest it as a possibility. Such as the now-admitted fact that Shearer and Blumenthal continued feeding Steele their own "intelligence" (I can't put enough sneer-quotes around that word in this context) and that Sidney Blumenthal was, for reasons not yet explained, interviewed in connection with the "Steele" Dossier.

Almost as if he knew something about it.

Well, now there's a new bit of data: Cody Shearer is the guy who obtained, supposedly, "intelligence" from an unknown foreign (RUSSIAN) source about Trump supposedly staging a Urinary Olympics with prostitutes, kompromat material claimed to be in the hands of the KGB successor organization the FSB, and then passed this splashy, stinky tip to Christopher Steele.

Oh, by the way: Christopher Steele only began work on "his" dossier in June 2016. But in August 2016, Shearer was already peddling this outlandish bit of dezinformazioniya to the press.

Which suggests that maybe Shearer was already working on this smear campaign before Steele was hired.

Chuck Ross:

Clinton insider Cody Shearer obtained information from an unidentified foreign source

Cody Shearer, a longtime Clinton insider, was peddling dirt on President Donald Trump as early as Aug. 2016, two months earlier than previously known, a U.S. government source tells The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The official also said they originally discounted the information when they first heard of it because of Shearer's reputation as a Clinton hatchet man.

Shearer, a former journalist, was "not a guy with a whole lot of credibility," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of investigations into the various Trump-Russia investigations.

Which might be why someone would want to erase the title "The Blumenthal/Shearer Dossier" and rewrite it as "The Christopher Steele Dossier."

Because we all know that Christopher Steele is an unquestionably reliable man who would never lie to the FBI, except those times when he did lie to the FBI resulting in the FBI firing him as their special foreign friend.

The House Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees are investigating the so-called "Shearer memo" and how it made its way from the Clinton operative, through the State Department, and into the hands of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous dossier.

Did he? Did he write it, or did he just edit it?

I mean, I "wrote" this post. But you'll notice -- it seems to contain an awful lot of Chuck Ross' reportage in it.

Steele passed some of Shearer's information to the FBI in Oct. 2016, The Guardian first reported Jan. 30.


Steele provided the FBI with a handwritten memo based upon information from Shearer, according to The Atlantic. The note also reportedly referenced Shearer's association with Blumenthal and disclosed that the information was unverified.

The Shearer memo and the Steele dossier contain some of the same unverified allegations.

The core allegation in the Shearer memo was that Russia’s spy agency, the FSB, had video footage of Trump engaging with prostitutes during a 2013 trip to Moscow.

The first memo in Steele's dossier, dated June 20, 2016, makes a similar allegation. Steele’s sources claimed that the FSB had recordings of Trump with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room, and that the footage was being used as "kompromot."

It remains unclear whether Shearer and Steele obtained their information from the same source.

The article notes that Sheaer and Steele "share common friends."

Now, I can't quote the whole thing, and it's worth the read in full: I omitted the parts about how one of Hillary's minions in the State Dept. Derp State helped shepherd this document to the FBI.

Here's a question for ya: Why did Steele present his document to State, knowing that the FBI was actually the agency that would be tasked with investigating such claims?

He's not a naif (we're told -- he's James Bond, practically!), and he's worked for the FBI before.

So why is he passing this to State?

Where Hillary's flunkies work?

And why did Shearer also pass his bullshit to a State Department official, when Hillary Clinton has been his patron and client for 30 years?

I would imagine the answer in both cases is to create layers of separation insulating the men responsible from these memos from the memos, and to create the illusion that this is Definitely Not the Work of Hillary Clinton.

Nope, these are just dossiers, Definitely Not Paid for By Hillary Clinton, showing up as hot tips at Hillary's State Department, and then being passed by one of her employees to the FBI.

I'm sure she didn't know about any of this.

Also see the article to see a fuller explanation as to why Cody Shearer could not really pass around a dossier with own name at the top of it -- his reputation stinks like a bed pissed on by dirty Russian prostitutes who just got back from an asparagus-eating orgy.

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