According to a report in The Guardian newspaper last week, the FBI is in possession of a so-called “second dossier” that confirms some of the controversial claims made in the Christopher Steele dossier. The story, which is a transparent attempt by the mainstream media to provide cover for Democrats who are watching their Trump/Russia investigation fall apart under intense scrutiny, proves that there is no low to which this lot will not sink in their attempts to bring down the rightfully-elected President of the United States.
Like, are we really supposed to take this seriously?
If you are too disturbed by the fact that the first dossier was funded by Fusion GPS, a firm specifically hired by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to dig up politically-useful dirt on Donald Trump, then perhaps you’ll be interested in the second one. After all, it wasn’t funded directly by Democrats…it was simply written by a guy who has spent his whole professional career helping the Clintons with their light work. The guy in question, Cody Shearer, is a known associate of people like Hillary’s close friend Sidney Blumenthal, he has no legitimate background in espionage, and, indeed, was most likely played for a fool by the Russian FSB.
From The Guardian:
The Shearer memo was provided to the FBI in October 2016.
It was handed to them by Steele – who had been given it by an American contact – after the FBI requested the former MI6 agent provide any documents or evidence that could be useful in its investigation, according to multiple sources.
The Guardian was told Steele warned the FBI he could not vouch for the veracity of the Shearer memo, but that he was providing a copy because it corresponded with what he had separately heard from his own independent sources.
Except there’s no evidence that Shearer’s sources were any different than Steele’s. And we find it especially significant that the FBI got Shearer’s dossier through Steele. This seems less like an independent corroborative piece of spy business than Fusion GPS grasping at straws to make their opposition research look legitimate. It certainly does not lend any additional credibility to the Steele dossier, even if they relayed much of the same information. Even if it is “legit,” it could still easily be the product of Russian disinformation – in which case it WOULD have the same info.
It’s telling that the Guardian broke the news of this second dossier just as House Republicans were getting ready to prove that Obama’s intelligence agencies based all of their spy-gathering warrants off the first, mostly-discredited one. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions about that and merely note that you can practically smell the desperation in the Washington air.