January 30, 2018

STRIKING GOLD(EN) TWICE:

Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI (Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nick Hopkins, 30 Jan 2018, The Guardian)

The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s.

Unlike Steele, Shearer does not have a background in espionage, and his memo was initially viewed with scepticism, not least because he had shared it with select media organisations before the election. [...]


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.

Among other things, both documents allege Donald Trump was compromised during a 2013 trip to Moscow that involved lewd acts in a five-star hotel.

The Shearer memo cites an unnamed source within Russia's FSB, the state security service. 

Posted by at January 30, 2018 12:22 PM

  

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