If the media was actually covering bombshells as they should, this story should have been everywhere. As it is, there is virtually no reporting on it. A top Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer confessed in a Washington Post op-ed to passing information from Clinton operatives onto Christopher Steele. That info then was used against President Donald Trump and made its way to the FBI.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said that they might have other memos coming and that Phase Two of the investigation would involve the Obama State Department.
So this might very well be a part of that investigation, that appears to be why Winer is trying to get out ahead of what is to come by spinning it as best he can now.
Winer, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement, said he had a friendly relationship with Steele who wrote the anti-Trump dossier which has not been verified.
In 2013, when Winer returned to State Department work, he wrote, he began passing on “more than 100 of Steele’s reports with the Russia experts at the State Department” over a two-year span.
Winer wrote that he met with Steele in the summer of 2016 to “review” the information contained in the “Trump dossier” so he could “alert the State Department.”
Winer prepared a two-page summary after reviewing the dossier and shared it with Victoria Nuland, a State Department diplomat specializing in European and Eurasian affairs, through whom he had funneled Steele’s other reports. She directed him to share it with then-Secretary of State John Kerry.
But it gets even worse.
Around that same time, Winer said he reconnected with his “old friend” Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time Clinton operative.
He wrote that he and Blumenthal discussed Steele’s reports, and that the Clinton operative gave him notes from a “journalist” he “did not know.”
Winer was referring to Cody Shearer, a long-time Clinton ally who was not a journalist at all, but rather someone deeply connected to doing Clinton’s “dirty work” behind the scenes for years — a man The Weekly Standard described as one of Hillary Clinton’s “sketchiest supporters.”
As noted by Breitbart, Shearer’s “second dossier” contained many of the exact same claims as Steele’s dossier. Winer said it surprised him.
“What struck me was how some of the material echoed Steele’s but appeared to involve different sources,” Winer wrote.
Even now he’s trying to spin it to corroborate the dossier. It sounded the same because it had the same Clinton-operative information.
And Winer himself was also connected to the Clintons, serving under Bill Clinton in the State Department.
The ‘second dossier’then made it’s way to the FBI and was used to corroborate the Steele dossier to help get warrants on the Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
So information from a dodgy, Clinton-connected source — Shearer — was combined with a dodgy, Clinton-paid-for source — Steele — to make up the information the FBI presented to obtain a spy warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
The spy warrant helped kick off the entire Russia investigation.
Clinton’s team likely funded Steele’s dossier, used her operatives to feed information to Steele — via Winer, in this case — and paid Steele for separate information, via Fusion GPS. And it all helped make sure Clinton allies at the State Department and FBI elevated the dossier to launch the entire Russia investigation
A new poll suggests that a majority of Americans want to see a special counsel appointed and they believe the Obama administration spied on the Trump team.
If anyone colluded, it was Clinton and her cronies to launch the entire Russia witch hunt against Trump.
Even the initial tip which Democrats argue actually officially kicked off the case, looking into George Papadoplous, from a man connected to the Clintons who is right now embroiled in a pay for play Clinton Foundation scandal in Australia.
Let the new special counsel begin and let’s get to arrests on this already.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]