The 10 Red Flags the FBI Should Have Identified that TOTALLY Invalidated Christopher Steele and His Junk Trump-Russia Dossier
The 10 Red Flags the FBI Should Have Identified that TOTALLY Invalidated Christopher Steele and His Junk Trump-Russia Dossier by Joe Hoft for The Gateway Pundit
The Carter Page FISA warrant was used to obtain a legal means to spy on candidate and President Trump. The fake dossier and discussions held with Christopher Steele were used to obtain the warrant.
There were numerous red flags the FBI knew, ignored or should have identified that invalidated what Steele was telling them and therefore their entire FISA application.
Here is a list of 10 red flags identified in the fake Steele dossier and from discussions between Steele and the Obama State Department’s Kathleen Kavalec that the FBI pushed aside in its zeal to obtain a warrant to spy on the opposition candidate and future President Trump:
1. The Steele dossier claims that a Russian man named Lesin was murdered by the Russians. However, the details were incorrect. “In Lesin’s case, Steele claimed that he was bludgeoned to death when, in fact, he was strangled. This is a small but a significant difference, especially if you claim primary sources with firsthand knowledge of the facts.” (Source)
2. The Alfa Bank details were incorrect. Steele claimed that Alfa Bank was the conduit for secret communications between Trump/Manafort and Putin via encrypted TOR software and a hidden server. The FBI should have known this was a wild, unfounded claim: “TOR doesn’t encrypt anything. It only provides Onion routing which can provide ‘basic’ anonymity to the average Joe when they are browsing the internet. If you are a person of interest, TOR is not going to help you. Several agencies in the US (including the FBI in 2014) and abroad already demonstrated that they can completely track traffic to the source over TOR. As far as the “hidden server,” I have no idea what that is. Is this like a magic lamp?” (Source)
3. “Steele asserted in the meeting that the Russian government was running a hacking operation out of its consulate in Miami…. But the allegations are all either inaccurate or highly questionable. For one, the Russian government does not have a consulate in Miami, as Kavalec wrote in her notes. Kavalec wrote: “It is important to note that there is no Russian Consulate in Miami”.(Source)
4. Steele asserted “that the Kremlin had placed a mole inside the DNC. He also said that Paul Manafort was the campaign’s liaison to Russia….But the allegations are all either inaccurate or highly questionable.”.(Source)
5. Kathleen Kavalec’s notes indicate Steele was talking to the press while it is well-known that Steele told the FBI that he was not talking to the press, but more important is the fact that the FBI knew of Steele’s deception before filing the Carter Page FISA warrant, not after. (Source)