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May 21, 2020

FBI Offered to Pay Christopher Steele "Significantly" To Dig Up Dirt On... Michael Flynn

Update:

Why does Christopher Wray still have a job? Or his physical freedom?

All he does is cover up crimes. Covering up a crime is itself a crime.

Former British spy Christopher Steele peddled an unfounded rumor in December 2016 that Michael Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman, according to documents released earlier in May.

Months before Steele discussed Flynn, the FBI offered to pay the ex-spy to collect intelligence on Flynn and other Trump associates who were the targets of a counterintelligence investigation.

An FBI source provided information about Flynn that matches what Steele provided the bureau, an FBI memo from early 2017 also said.

Rumors about Flynn and a Russian-British woman, Svetlana Lokhova, began circulating in the media in March 2017.

An FBI offer to pay former British spy Christopher Steele to collect intelligence on Michael Flynn in the weeks before the 2016 election has been one of the more overlooked revelations in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released in December.

The reference to the FBI proposal, which was made in an Oct. 3, 2016, meeting in an unidentified European city, has received virtually no press attention. But it might have new significance following the recent release of government documents that show that Steele peddled an unfounded rumor that Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman in the United Kingdom.


It is not clear how and when Steele came across the rumor, or if it was the result of the FBI asking him to look into Flynn.

The inspector general's report, released on Dec. 9, 2019, said that FBI agents offered to pay Steele "significantly" to collect intelligence from three separate "buckets" that the bureau was pursuing as part of Crossfire Hurricane, its counterintelligence probe of four Trump campaign associates.

One bucket was "Additional intelligence/reporting on specific, named individuals (such as [Carter Page] or [Flynn]) involved in facilitating the Trump campaign-Russian relationship," the IG report stated.

...

Some FBI agents who attended the meeting questioned whether the lead agent had disclosed too much to Steele about Crossfire Hurricane, according to the IG report.

Remember, Steele was being paid by Clinton and the DNC, and therefore all this classified, confidential, slanderous information the FBI told him went straight into the Hillary Clinton campaign's ears.

No one has been fired yet.

This reminds me of The Joker's observations about everyone being chill about The Plan, even though The Plan is horrifying.

The Plan was that the FBI should commit crimes and then also punish people for non-crimes they falsified and framed-up. The Plan was further that no one at the FBI should ever face criminal -- or even career -- consquences himself.

And no one was bothered at all, because it was all part of The Plan.







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