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From toward the end of that amazing New York Times article:

U.S. Spies, Seeking to Retrieve Cyberweapons, Paid Russian Peddling Trump Secrets
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG FEB. 9, 2018

… American spies are not the only ones who have dealt with Russians claiming to have secrets [about Trump] to sell. Cody Shearer, an American political operative with ties to the Democratic Party, has been crisscrossing Eastern Europe for more than six months to secure the purported kompromat from a different Russian, said people familiar with the efforts, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid damaging their relationship with him.

Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up. …

Cody Shearer is the son of Clinton-connected celebrity gossip columnist Lloyd Shearer, a.k.a., Walter Scott, author of “Walter Scott’s Personality Parade” in that Parade magazine that came with the Sunday paper. From Lloyd Shearer’s 1991 obituary in the NYT:

Lloyd Shearer, Longtime Celebrity Columnist, Dies at 84
By JOYCE WADLER MAY 27, 2001

Lloyd Shearer, a Hollywood fixture whose Personality Parade column in Parade magazine reached as many as 50 million readers in its heyday, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84. …

”What Skip ran was basically a kind of journalistic government in exile out in California,” said the author Richard Reeves, who met Mr. Shearer in the 1960′s while covering Robert F. Kennedy. ”If you were from New York or Washington or England, he would be your guide to the mysteries of California.”

Among the politicians and journalists at Mr. Shearer’s home you might find a young couple with political ambitions named Bill and Hillary Clinton, college friends of his elder son, Derek. (Years later, after Mr. Clinton did rather well in politics, Derek Shearer was named ambassador to Finland; his sister, Brooke, became a senior adviser to the secretary of the interior; and a sign was erected over Lloyd Shearer’s guest house: ”Bill Clinton slept here.”)

In a family of high achievers, Cody’s name gets mentioned less often.

Or you might see Henry A. Kissinger at Mr. Shearer’s house. Although Mr. Shearer was critical of the war in Vietnam and made President Richard M. Nixon’s enemies list, he retained his friendship with Mr. Kissinger. Mr. Shearer particularly enjoyed sending tenderly (and fraudulently) inscribed photographs of starlets to Mr. Kissinger — but only when he knew the White House staff would see them.

Cody Shearer’s beautiful twin sister Brooke, who died in 2009, was a “private investigator” and a Clinton campaign aide.

From her 2009 L.A. Times obituary:

During the 1992 presidential campaign, she was Hillary Clinton’s personal aide or “friend, advisor, short-order cook,” as the irreverent Shearer once put it.

In 1971 Brooke married Strobe Talbott, the roommate of her older brother Derek at Yale.

Cody Shearer’s brother-in-law Nelson Strobridge Talbott III went on to a spectacular but oddly frustrating career.

As an undergrad, Talbott was George W. Bush’s bete noire at Yale.

James Carney wrote for CNN in 1999:

[Bush] developed an intense dislike for the class of Yalie he deemed “intellectual snobs.” To Bush, the epitome of the type was Strobe Talbott, the current Deputy Secretary of State. Talbott (a distant relative of Bush) was one of the class of 1968′s most ambitious brains–editor of the Daily News, Rhodes scholar roommate at Oxford to Bill Clinton, and before joining the Clinton Administration, career journalist for Time magazine, specializing in defense and foreign policies. “Strobe was the kind of person George could not stand,” says Robert Birge, who was a member with Bush in Skull & Bones, a Yale secret society. “He was appalled by people like Strobe. I don’t know why, but it was a real issue with him.”

Strobe, so far as I can tell, was not in Skull and Bones with Bush:

At Oxford, Talbott translated Khrushchev’s memoirs and became close friends with fellow Rhodes Scholar Bill Clinton. Strobe went on to become a big wheel at Time Magazine and during the 1980s Nuclear Freeze movement wrote thunderous cover stories about how Reagan’s foreign policy would end in catastrophe.

Despite matters not working out quite as Strobe had forecasted so publicly so often, his Oxford buddy Bill put him in charge of US relations with the post-Soviet Union and then promoted him to #2 in the State Department. When Al Gore lost to Bush and then Hillary lost to Obama in 2008, Strobe consoled himself with the presidency of the Brookings Institution from 2002-onward. Finally, in the wake of Hillary losing to Trump, he retired from the top job at Brookings in 2017. From Wikipedia:

Controversy

The former Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) operative Sergei Tretyakov said that SVR considered Talbott a source of intelligence information and classified him as “a special unofficial contact,” even though “he was not a Russian spy.”[11] The allegations center on Talbott’s relationship with Russia’s ambassador to Canada, Georgiy Mamedov, who was a longtime SVR “co-optee,” according to Treiakov. Mamedov called the allegations “blatant lies.”[11] Talbott also rejected the accusations, calling them “erroneous and/or misleading in several fundamental aspects…”[12] and said that his meetings with Mamedov advanced US objectives, such as getting Russia to accept NATO enlargement and helping to end the Kosovo War.[11]

Cody Shearer appears to have gone into the family trade of private investigator/gossip, although in recent decades his findings have less often appeared in print. Perhaps they tend to be funneled to Clinton consigliere Sidney Blumenthal for creative suggestions to Hill and Bill on how to deploy them?

 
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  2. Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up. …

    I laughed when I read that this morning.

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    • Replies: @Bill B.

    Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up. …
     
    My standard response to all callers also. (One mustn't underestimate oneself.)
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    I see no mention of Harry ("Derek") Shearer in this article, although he knows Rob Reiner well . . .

    https://youtu.be/dAargSCXQaQ
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  3. Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

    Exclusive: memo written by former journalist Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele

    The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same allegations made in a dossier by Christopher Steele, the British former spy.

    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.

    However, the Guardian has been told the FBI investigation is still assessing details in the “Shearer memo” and is pursuing intriguing leads. . . .

    It raises the possibility that parts of the Steele dossier, which has been derided by Trump’s supporters, may have been corroborated by Shearer’s research, or could still be. . . .

    he 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. The Guardian cannot verify any of the claims.

    Shearer is a controversial figure in Washington. Conservative outlets have accused him of being part of a “hatchet man” and member of a “secret spy ring” and within Clinton’s orbit. There is no evidence that the Clinton campaign was aware of the Shearer memo.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/30/trump-russia-collusion-fbi-cody-shearer-memo

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    • Replies: @El Dato

    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 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.
     

    "My homework is based on completely independent sources. I swear."

    Might as well open an account on sourceforge at that rate: Open-source dirting! Bring in the dirt!

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  4. Could he be one of these two fearless “War Dogs”?

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  5. Thank you Steve!

    Posts like this deserve much more than whatever you are getting for them.

    Next, “Who is Sidney Blumenthal?”

    Other than the guy who started the Syria disaster, started the Obama birther thing and now, if I am reading this right, started the Russia collusion thing by providing the piss story to Mr. Steele in the first place.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/gowdy-hints-sidney-blumenthal-leaked-info-to-dossier-author-steele.html

    Definitely a changemaker. Or a blackmailer or something worse.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I have heard but cannot prove that Blumenthal's actual reason for the deeply bizarre sock episode was not the theft of classified information but its destruction. That makes a hell of a lot more sense.
    , @Anonymous
    Check the Hendrik Hertzberg profile of Blumenthal; it begins with a description of the latter participating in a Riefenstahl-esque torch-carrying youth march on behalf of 1960 presidential nominee John F. "Jack" Kennedy (D-Mass.)

    Blumenthal's son Max is also now a scribbler and seems to be a hard-left Greenwald/aggro type. Needless to say, a bit afield of Dad, the Tony Blair apologist.

    Incidentally Blumenthal pere produced a kind of ridiculous film about Adolf H's struggling artistdays called "Max" (referencing title role played by John Cusack)

    , @wren
    Excuse me, I meant Libya, not Syria.
    , @Stephen Paul Foster
    Wasn't Sidney Blumenthal also designing a cement overcoat for Monica Lewinsky until he learned about the special "souvenir" from Bill Monica had in her drawer?
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  6. Marco Rubio, John McCain and others were involved in the crafting of the second dossier alongside Clinton and her surrogate who drafted and compiled the second dossier.

    The second Dossier is mostly business deals that never got completed nor started. Seems these are focused on deals Trump tried getting in Russia. This is not abnormal and doesn’t prove anything. Yet the MSM and NeverTrumpers will eat it up.

    Multiple media outlets indeed do have the Dossier, which I expect they are sitting on due to timing, I’d expect them to collaborate on a release sometime in the near future.

    Also the reason for the second Dossier making the rounds is due to Trumps successful SOTU address which boosted his approval ratings to Obama levels. Democrats and NeverTrumpers are in a panic because they expected his numbers to be in the low 30s after his first year.

    Info from James Brower.

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    I don't remember ever seeing/hearing the word "dossier" used so much. What is the reason for its sudden so popularity?
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  7. Maybe that’s the best way to avoid the Arkancide that seems to inevitably plague members of that circle.

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  8. I still don’t get this Steele dossier thing, if Trump really did have golden showers in the same room as Obama, why is this grounds for impeachment? We live in an age where the BBC will interview prostitutes on their profession as if they were interviewing accountants, or where talk shows will discuss every possible sex act, or where TV shows show incest, rape, basically any thing possible – why should anyone be shocked or care if golden showers really did happen?

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    I still don’t get this Steele dossier thing, if Trump really did have golden showers in the same room as Obama, why is this grounds for impeachment?
     
    It's not grounds for impeachment in and of itself.

    What they're trying to do is claim that 1) Trump "colluded" with the Russians to "rig" the election because they were blackmailing him, and/or 2) nail Trump on a supposed "obstruction" charge for allegedly trying to spike the investigation into it.

    They'll never be able to prove the first allegation, even if it is true (which it probably isn't). The second allegation is more potentially damaging, because even if they know that "golden showers" story is 100% false, they're going to try to accuse him of making false statements, obstructing the investigation, interfering, etc. and impeach him for that.
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  9. Mr. Shearer particularly enjoyed sending tenderly (and fraudulently) inscribed photographs of starlets to Mr. Kissinger — but only when he knew the White House staff would see them.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Or like father, like son. Or the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Or…

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  10. The Legacy Media don’t seem to be investigating this much.

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  11. >Who is Cody Shearer?
    On my honor, true uninformed guess, I think of that twentysomething donor’s son placed by W’s misgovernment in charge of the Iraqi stock exchange, and all the other unqualified morons stumbling into power thanks to parents — not because of their parents’ qualifications but their parents’ campaign contributions* — and instantly guess that Cody is the worst form of lobbying, the offspring of a political donor given an undeserved and possibly insane brief by what we would call bribery in another country. Now to actually read
    Cody Shearer is the son of Clinton-connected celebrity gossip columnist Lloyd Shearer
    I wish I was wrong. I wish Cody Shearer really was a smart and on the ball and conscientious guy doing legitimate work. I wish the security services were actually protecting us.
    *I would be okay with giving a Pinker or a Wozniak a shot (but not a job) on pure eugenic grounds.

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    I think of that twentysomething donor’s son placed by W’s misgovernment in charge of the Iraqi stock exchange,

    Uh huh.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/taha-ahmed-abdulsalam-b4927249


    If he actually were a 20-something in 2004 he'd have to have enrolled at university at age 7.
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  12. @wren
    Thank you Steve!

    Posts like this deserve much more than whatever you are getting for them.

    Next, "Who is Sidney Blumenthal?"

    Other than the guy who started the Syria disaster, started the Obama birther thing and now, if I am reading this right, started the Russia collusion thing by providing the piss story to Mr. Steele in the first place.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/gowdy-hints-sidney-blumenthal-leaked-info-to-dossier-author-steele.html

    Definitely a changemaker. Or a blackmailer or something worse.

    I have heard but cannot prove that Blumenthal’s actual reason for the deeply bizarre sock episode was not the theft of classified information but its destruction. That makes a hell of a lot more sense.

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    What Blumenthal sock episode? Wasn't that Sandy Berger?
    , @Jim Don Bob
    It was Sandy Berger and he was removing documents from the National Archives. He'd been doing it for a while before he got caught; no one knows what is missing except BJC and HRC.

    Sandy got a fine, 3 years probation, and lost his security clearance forever. There is a US Navy guy going to jail for taking a picture inside a submarine. Laws, like taxes, are for the little people.
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  13. The hilarious part is how, despite the NY Times article demonstrating its our own spy agencies digging up dirt on Trump through Russia, the Left is still trying to paint this as the spy agencies being the good guys and Trump being evil and in bed with Russia.

    One NY Times commenter even asserted it was preposterous that our spy agencies wouldn’t purchase such a thing, because it would show us exactly what Putin has on Trump, and thus we could impeach Trump….based on something something Trump being compromised.

    As others on the internet have pointed out, the “buy back hacking tools” sounds like a cover story. The spy agencies wanted to dig up dirt on Trump, and paid a Russian to get the information—or else paid him to pretend the information came from him.

    That the NY Times would expose this should be semi-alarming to the Deep State. The NY Times was supposed to be converged. Turns out its not completely controlled. Someone at the CIA and the FBI is getting an earful as to how “their” guys at the NY Times double crossed them by publishing the truth.

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    Someone at the CIA and the FBI is getting an earful as to how “their” guys at the NY Times double crossed them by publishing the truth.
     
    I'd say unlikely. More like the NYT was putting the best possible spin on the story to control The Narrative before the complete story came out. This is a preemptive push back to define the parameters.

    Lapdog, ankle-biting media prefers process stories, e.g. he said-she said, not fact-based stories. If facts are released, there's nothing left to discuss/debate. If it's about who said what and why, then there is reason to write all these reaction pieces, and the drama moves on, and on, and on. The effort is about keeping endless "Trump dirt" stories alive, wearing the public down to the inevitable, "there must be something to it" reaction.

    Media is about influencing people, not informing them.
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  14. Interesting stuff.

    What fascinates me is how the Hollywood/DC connection really took off during the Clinton Administration. Yes, JFK, but nothing compares with the utter fascination that both Clintons
    had with Hollywood.

    [email protected] G#ff#n was the real power behind the Clinton throne, and he will not be brought down. Too many med schools would have to change their names.

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  15. @for-the-record

    Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

    Exclusive: memo written by former journalist Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele

    The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same allegations made in a dossier by Christopher Steele, the British former spy.

    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.

    However, the Guardian has been told the FBI investigation is still assessing details in the “Shearer memo” and is pursuing intriguing leads. . . .

    It raises the possibility that parts of the Steele dossier, which has been derided by Trump’s supporters, may have been corroborated by Shearer’s research, or could still be. . . .

    he 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. The Guardian cannot verify any of the claims.

    Shearer is a controversial figure in Washington. Conservative outlets have accused him of being part of a “hatchet man” and member of a “secret spy ring” and within Clinton’s orbit. There is no evidence that the Clinton campaign was aware of the Shearer memo.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/30/trump-russia-collusion-fbi-cody-shearer-memo

     

    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 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.

    “My homework is based on completely independent sources. I swear.”

    Might as well open an account on sourceforge at that rate: Open-source dirting! Bring in the dirt!

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  16. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    You focused more on his brother-in-law but Cody’s peregrinations are amusing stuff:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/assessment/1999/05/cody_shearer.html

    Shearer discovered the guy, Brett Kimberlin, who claimed to be Dan Quayle’s drug dealer (recently distinguished for barratry against conservative bloggers). If I have this right, Pat Buchanan’s mentally ill brother was arrested for stalking Shearer at his house; fast forwarding to the idyllic Obamelot era, Shearer was trying to get a war started in Libya as a henchman for defense contractor “Osprey Global Solutions”

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    So Shearer is an inferior version of the guy who handed little American flags out to Kuwaitis just in time for their liberation.
    , @Forbes
    Brett Kimberlin is not someone that can be relied upon for honesty and probity. His criminal convictions consist of: Felony perjury, manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, malicious damage by explosives with personal injury, impersonating a federal officer, illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, illegal use of the Presidential Seal, receipt of explosives by a convicted felon, conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

    Perjury, impersonation, illegal use of government insignia, bomb making and bombing, drug distribution are not the signs of reliability, integrity. His career is one of falsehoods.
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  17. @wren
    Thank you Steve!

    Posts like this deserve much more than whatever you are getting for them.

    Next, "Who is Sidney Blumenthal?"

    Other than the guy who started the Syria disaster, started the Obama birther thing and now, if I am reading this right, started the Russia collusion thing by providing the piss story to Mr. Steele in the first place.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/gowdy-hints-sidney-blumenthal-leaked-info-to-dossier-author-steele.html

    Definitely a changemaker. Or a blackmailer or something worse.

    Check the Hendrik Hertzberg profile of Blumenthal; it begins with a description of the latter participating in a Riefenstahl-esque torch-carrying youth march on behalf of 1960 presidential nominee John F. “Jack” Kennedy (D-Mass.)

    Blumenthal’s son Max is also now a scribbler and seems to be a hard-left Greenwald/aggro type. Needless to say, a bit afield of Dad, the Tony Blair apologist.

    Incidentally Blumenthal pere produced a kind of ridiculous film about Adolf H’s struggling artistdays called “Max” (referencing title role played by John Cusack)

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  18. @neutral
    I still don't get this Steele dossier thing, if Trump really did have golden showers in the same room as Obama, why is this grounds for impeachment? We live in an age where the BBC will interview prostitutes on their profession as if they were interviewing accountants, or where talk shows will discuss every possible sex act, or where TV shows show incest, rape, basically any thing possible - why should anyone be shocked or care if golden showers really did happen?

    I still don’t get this Steele dossier thing, if Trump really did have golden showers in the same room as Obama, why is this grounds for impeachment?

    It’s not grounds for impeachment in and of itself.

    What they’re trying to do is claim that 1) Trump “colluded” with the Russians to “rig” the election because they were blackmailing him, and/or 2) nail Trump on a supposed “obstruction” charge for allegedly trying to spike the investigation into it.

    They’ll never be able to prove the first allegation, even if it is true (which it probably isn’t). The second allegation is more potentially damaging, because even if they know that “golden showers” story is 100% false, they’re going to try to accuse him of making false statements, obstructing the investigation, interfering, etc. and impeach him for that.

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  19. @wren
    Thank you Steve!

    Posts like this deserve much more than whatever you are getting for them.

    Next, "Who is Sidney Blumenthal?"

    Other than the guy who started the Syria disaster, started the Obama birther thing and now, if I am reading this right, started the Russia collusion thing by providing the piss story to Mr. Steele in the first place.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/gowdy-hints-sidney-blumenthal-leaked-info-to-dossier-author-steele.html

    Definitely a changemaker. Or a blackmailer or something worse.

    Excuse me, I meant Libya, not Syria.

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  20. I was in college when a friend at Yale got “tapped” for Skull and Bones at Yale. It was the same year that David Boren’s daughter got in because she was a chick.

    I remember this because in 1991 or 1992 I called to yell at him about this and make fun of it.

    Look at us now and where Averell Harriman and the Bushes have got us.

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  21. Aren’t you missing something Steve?

    Derek Shearer was a leader of the California-based ‘Campaign for Economic Democracy’ along with Tom Hayden, Jane Hayden, and Fred Branfman.

    Fred Branfman as in: http://www.unz.com/rscheer/fred-branfman-risked-his-life-for-ordinary-people/

    California seems very small.

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  22. OT: saw a still photo of opening ceremony team USA last night …

    The uniforms are not particularly gay looking. Just plain ugly.

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  23. @LondonBob
    Marco Rubio, John McCain and others were involved in the crafting of the second dossier alongside Clinton and her surrogate who drafted and compiled the second dossier.

    The second Dossier is mostly business deals that never got completed nor started. Seems these are focused on deals Trump tried getting in Russia. This is not abnormal and doesn’t prove anything. Yet the MSM and NeverTrumpers will eat it up.

    Multiple media outlets indeed do have the Dossier, which I expect they are sitting on due to timing, I’d expect them to collaborate on a release sometime in the near future.

    Also the reason for the second Dossier making the rounds is due to Trumps successful SOTU address which boosted his approval ratings to Obama levels. Democrats and NeverTrumpers are in a panic because they expected his numbers to be in the low 30s after his first year.

    Info from James Brower.

    I don’t remember ever seeing/hearing the word “dossier” used so much. What is the reason for its sudden so popularity?

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    Dossier sounds so much more authentic than report, so it makes the speaker sound smart. And the fact that no one knows the difference between report and dossier makes dossier a much better word to use.

    It's very much like the words decimate, iconic, gravitas, and diva. The MSM throws these words around with abandon, but not one in a hundred could define any of them.

    I can hardly wait until they get to myriad.
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  24. Is everyone, who gets too close to the miasma that surrounds the Clintons, ruined?

    For example:

    Obama: run-of-the-mill leftist dragged into regime changes in North Africa (aside, does anyone really believe that the Arab Spring was really an astro-turfed Facebook revolution? Or, do we think it was a practice run (CIA?) for regime change in some more important and powerful countries (what was OWS really about)? And, maybe a little “in your eye” to Gen. Petraeus who thought he was so smart with his successful “surge” in Iraq (everyone knows lawyers are smarter than generals…)?)

    Huma: run-of-the-mill DC hanger-on linked to creep husband (thank-you Clintons) and possibly felonies.

    Christopher Steele: once highly regarded by the FBI as an intelligence source; now leaks intelligence to marginal media organizations and doesn’t show up when he’s summoned to court.

    General Petraeus: 4-star general, director of the CIA caught with his pants down. Really? If you believe that, I have bridges to sell you…

    Et al., et al., et al., …

    Honorable mentions (RIP): Tim Russert, Andrew Breitbart, Antonin Scalia, Seth Rich, et al., et al., et al., who were “problems” for the Clintons but no longer.

    Anyhow, was there a time when Cody Shearer and, possibly, Sid Blumenthal, were stand-up guys? Or, were they birds-of-a-feather who couldn’t resist that miasma?

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    Christopher Steele was never highly regarded by anyone as an intelligence source, he was sent home from Moscow for botching a dropbox system using fake rocks. The reason you have heard of him was the Deep State hoping American TV audiences would be wowed by the mystique of British intelligence.
    Petraeus was a casualty of the CIA-JSOC feud, and not related to Clintons. CIA did not want JSOC in charge.
    Huma a hanger-on? Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab who married a screamingly unrealistic Jewish stereotype Zionist who is clearly not sleeing with her? Because she wanted to live in a particular zip code? A hanger-on who just happens to be the essential personal assistant to the person every elite thought would be the next president? The one who redundantly made sure to have classified information illegally emailed to her? A hanger-on? You need help seeing what Huma is?
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  25. @J.Ross
    I have heard but cannot prove that Blumenthal's actual reason for the deeply bizarre sock episode was not the theft of classified information but its destruction. That makes a hell of a lot more sense.

    What Blumenthal sock episode? Wasn’t that Sandy Berger?

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    Mea culpa, I'm mixing up my Clinton minions.
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  26. Either Trump is the Manchurian Candidate and official Washington is in a desperate, life or death struggle to stop him, or, the wheels have come off the cart in our political class. What the facts thus far tell us is Team Obama used the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and DOJ to run a wide ranging intelligence operation against Trump and maybe many others.

    We’re a click away from car bombs going off in DC killing political operatives.

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    As someone who is near the DC swamp, you know as well as I do that everybody here HATES HATES HATES Trump, because he is beholden to no one except the people who voted for him. He threatens to upset the Potemkin government we have where everyone, (congress, lobbyists, civil servants, real estate agents, Beltway Bandits, minority contractors, Lexus dealers, etc.), gets rich off the trillions of tax dollars that gets laundered through this town.

    Thus the desperate, and so far pathetic, attempt to bring him down with this Russian BS. Does anyone think that if the Deep State had anything on DJT that it would not have been leaked to the NYT by now?

    I wish he were much bolder, but he is all I've got.
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  27. @J.Ross
    I have heard but cannot prove that Blumenthal's actual reason for the deeply bizarre sock episode was not the theft of classified information but its destruction. That makes a hell of a lot more sense.

    It was Sandy Berger and he was removing documents from the National Archives. He’d been doing it for a while before he got caught; no one knows what is missing except BJC and HRC.

    Sandy got a fine, 3 years probation, and lost his security clearance forever. There is a US Navy guy going to jail for taking a picture inside a submarine. Laws, like taxes, are for the little people.

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  28. @Steve Sailer
    What Blumenthal sock episode? Wasn't that Sandy Berger?

    Mea culpa, I’m mixing up my Clinton minions.

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  29. @Anonymous
    I don't remember ever seeing/hearing the word "dossier" used so much. What is the reason for its sudden so popularity?

    Dossier sounds so much more authentic than report, so it makes the speaker sound smart. And the fact that no one knows the difference between report and dossier makes dossier a much better word to use.

    It’s very much like the words decimate, iconic, gravitas, and diva. The MSM throws these words around with abandon, but not one in a hundred could define any of them.

    I can hardly wait until they get to myriad.

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    Isn't myriad an adjective and not a noun? (I only know this because I read Larry Niven books myriad years ago)
    , @guest
    "Dossier" really just means a bundle of papers, and the English term would be more folder than report. I'm not sure what you mean by authentic, but no doubt "dossier" has been thrown around in spy novels and movies, and therefore sounds more cloak-and-dagger.

    Probably it's used because the fact that it's French gives it a little cachet, and avoids the squalor of bureaucraticese.

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  30. @Coemgen
    Is everyone, who gets too close to the miasma that surrounds the Clintons, ruined?

    For example:

    Obama: run-of-the-mill leftist dragged into regime changes in North Africa (aside, does anyone really believe that the Arab Spring was really an astro-turfed Facebook revolution? Or, do we think it was a practice run (CIA?) for regime change in some more important and powerful countries (what was OWS really about)? And, maybe a little "in your eye" to Gen. Petraeus who thought he was so smart with his successful "surge" in Iraq (everyone knows lawyers are smarter than generals...)?)

    Huma: run-of-the-mill DC hanger-on linked to creep husband (thank-you Clintons) and possibly felonies.

    Christopher Steele: once highly regarded by the FBI as an intelligence source; now leaks intelligence to marginal media organizations and doesn't show up when he's summoned to court.

    General Petraeus: 4-star general, director of the CIA caught with his pants down. Really? If you believe that, I have bridges to sell you...

    Et al., et al., et al., ...

    Honorable mentions (RIP): Tim Russert, Andrew Breitbart, Antonin Scalia, Seth Rich, et al., et al., et al., who were "problems" for the Clintons but no longer.

    Anyhow, was there a time when Cody Shearer and, possibly, Sid Blumenthal, were stand-up guys? Or, were they birds-of-a-feather who couldn't resist that miasma?

    Christopher Steele was never highly regarded by anyone as an intelligence source, he was sent home from Moscow for botching a dropbox system using fake rocks. The reason you have heard of him was the Deep State hoping American TV audiences would be wowed by the mystique of British intelligence.
    Petraeus was a casualty of the CIA-JSOC feud, and not related to Clintons. CIA did not want JSOC in charge.
    Huma a hanger-on? Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab who married a screamingly unrealistic Jewish stereotype Zionist who is clearly not sleeing with her? Because she wanted to live in a particular zip code? A hanger-on who just happens to be the essential personal assistant to the person every elite thought would be the next president? The one who redundantly made sure to have classified information illegally emailed to her? A hanger-on? You need help seeing what Huma is?

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    Hm, MI6 reduced to leaking to Buzzfeed. That's a pretty far fall. Maybe he fell before the Clintons bought his soul?

    Huma's been Hillary's personal assistant since Hillary was an innocent ingenue First Lady of the U.S. Unless, of course, Hillary was always guaranteed to be the president of the U.S. some day and that First Lady thing was just a resume enhancer.

    General Petraeus resigned immediately after the 2012 election. Why then?

    Also, why didn't Romney push Obama, about Hillary's misadventures in North Africa, during the 2012 presidential election debates? The closest he got to doing so was quibbling over whether or not Obama called the Benghazi 9/11 a terrorist attack or not.

    Why did president-elect Donald Trump meet with both Romney and Petraeus within a week or two after Trump met with Mike Rogers? There's no way he was offering them (Petraeus and Romney) jobs in his admin.

    If I have to believe something "on faith," it would be lot easier to believe that, say, FISA warrants were used by Obama's people to spy on Romney and Petraeus, rather than a four-star general/CIA director got caught with his pants down and the Republican presidential candidate was completely unaware of the Obama admin's machinations in North Africa.
    , @Stephen Paul Foster
    "Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab..."

    Huma's is probably the first ruling class Gulf Arab born in Kalamazoo, Michigan -- probably the first ruling class person from anywhere in the planet born in the place where "the water boils in the pot."

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  31. @Anonymous
    You focused more on his brother-in-law but Cody's peregrinations are amusing stuff:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/assessment/1999/05/cody_shearer.html

    Shearer discovered the guy, Brett Kimberlin, who claimed to be Dan Quayle's drug dealer (recently distinguished for barratry against conservative bloggers). If I have this right, Pat Buchanan's mentally ill brother was arrested for stalking Shearer at his house; fast forwarding to the idyllic Obamelot era, Shearer was trying to get a war started in Libya as a henchman for defense contractor "Osprey Global Solutions"

    So Shearer is an inferior version of the guy who handed little American flags out to Kuwaitis just in time for their liberation.

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  32. @Jim Don Bob
    Dossier sounds so much more authentic than report, so it makes the speaker sound smart. And the fact that no one knows the difference between report and dossier makes dossier a much better word to use.

    It's very much like the words decimate, iconic, gravitas, and diva. The MSM throws these words around with abandon, but not one in a hundred could define any of them.

    I can hardly wait until they get to myriad.

    Isn’t myriad an adjective and not a noun? (I only know this because I read Larry Niven books myriad years ago)

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    I did not know Larry Niven's books were in print 10,000 years ago.
    , @guest
    "Myriad" is both a noun and an adjective, but it was a noun first. Ultimately it derives from the Greek "myrios," meaning countless or, as a definite number, 10,000. Because I take it 10,000 was the highest number for which Greeks had a single word.
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  33. @The Z Blog
    Either Trump is the Manchurian Candidate and official Washington is in a desperate, life or death struggle to stop him, or, the wheels have come off the cart in our political class. What the facts thus far tell us is Team Obama used the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and DOJ to run a wide ranging intelligence operation against Trump and maybe many others.

    We're a click away from car bombs going off in DC killing political operatives.

    As someone who is near the DC swamp, you know as well as I do that everybody here HATES HATES HATES Trump, because he is beholden to no one except the people who voted for him. He threatens to upset the Potemkin government we have where everyone, (congress, lobbyists, civil servants, real estate agents, Beltway Bandits, minority contractors, Lexus dealers, etc.), gets rich off the trillions of tax dollars that gets laundered through this town.

    Thus the desperate, and so far pathetic, attempt to bring him down with this Russian BS. Does anyone think that if the Deep State had anything on DJT that it would not have been leaked to the NYT by now?

    I wish he were much bolder, but he is all I’ve got.

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    • Replies: @Lagertha
    He's fine...fighting like a Super Hero. Don't get all weak, now, and all. He will continue to fight against the corrupt people because the young, very young, people are behind him. Young people don't want bad stuff - major duh. Democrats, the Bolshevik idiots, who they are, forgot about: happy and nice. I have always remained "unaffiliated," and, I thank God everyday, that I have remained smart enough and true to my beliefs to not be PsyOpsed by the mainstream, even, sadly, in my town. Don't cave to weaklings/weak-moment people...or you die - Lagertha
    , @Forbes

    Does anyone think that if the Deep State had anything on DJT that it would not have been leaked to the NYT by now?
     
    Trump has been closely covered by New York media since the Trump Organization bought Hotel Commodore (1977) and renovated it into the Grand Hyatt New York which opened in 1980. This was Donald Trump's signature deal. Needless to say, he hasn't shunned the limelight ever since.

    It also means he's rubbed shoulders with media people all these years. If it hasn't already been publicized, it's useless or worthless. People seem to forget that Trump neither smoked nor drank, so it's unlikely that associated foibles (especially due to alcohol) ever surfaced. I..e. no waitress sandwiches performed as with Senators Kennedy and Dodd.
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  34. @J.Ross
    Christopher Steele was never highly regarded by anyone as an intelligence source, he was sent home from Moscow for botching a dropbox system using fake rocks. The reason you have heard of him was the Deep State hoping American TV audiences would be wowed by the mystique of British intelligence.
    Petraeus was a casualty of the CIA-JSOC feud, and not related to Clintons. CIA did not want JSOC in charge.
    Huma a hanger-on? Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab who married a screamingly unrealistic Jewish stereotype Zionist who is clearly not sleeing with her? Because she wanted to live in a particular zip code? A hanger-on who just happens to be the essential personal assistant to the person every elite thought would be the next president? The one who redundantly made sure to have classified information illegally emailed to her? A hanger-on? You need help seeing what Huma is?

    Hm, MI6 reduced to leaking to Buzzfeed. That’s a pretty far fall. Maybe he fell before the Clintons bought his soul?

    Huma’s been Hillary’s personal assistant since Hillary was an innocent ingenue First Lady of the U.S. Unless, of course, Hillary was always guaranteed to be the president of the U.S. some day and that First Lady thing was just a resume enhancer.

    General Petraeus resigned immediately after the 2012 election. Why then?

    Also, why didn’t Romney push Obama, about Hillary’s misadventures in North Africa, during the 2012 presidential election debates? The closest he got to doing so was quibbling over whether or not Obama called the Benghazi 9/11 a terrorist attack or not.

    Why did president-elect Donald Trump meet with both Romney and Petraeus within a week or two after Trump met with Mike Rogers? There’s no way he was offering them (Petraeus and Romney) jobs in his admin.

    If I have to believe something “on faith,” it would be lot easier to believe that, say, FISA warrants were used by Obama’s people to spy on Romney and Petraeus, rather than a four-star general/CIA director got caught with his pants down and the Republican presidential candidate was completely unaware of the Obama admin’s machinations in North Africa.

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  35. @J.Ross
    Isn't myriad an adjective and not a noun? (I only know this because I read Larry Niven books myriad years ago)

    I did not know Larry Niven’s books were in print 10,000 years ago.

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    He used the word in a title and had to justify it to a publisher.
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  36. Strobe Talbot!? Back in the 80′s and 90′s he was the gold standard for intellectuals who would come up with the worst possible policies in any situation.

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  37. @Jim Don Bob
    As someone who is near the DC swamp, you know as well as I do that everybody here HATES HATES HATES Trump, because he is beholden to no one except the people who voted for him. He threatens to upset the Potemkin government we have where everyone, (congress, lobbyists, civil servants, real estate agents, Beltway Bandits, minority contractors, Lexus dealers, etc.), gets rich off the trillions of tax dollars that gets laundered through this town.

    Thus the desperate, and so far pathetic, attempt to bring him down with this Russian BS. Does anyone think that if the Deep State had anything on DJT that it would not have been leaked to the NYT by now?

    I wish he were much bolder, but he is all I've got.

    He’s fine…fighting like a Super Hero. Don’t get all weak, now, and all. He will continue to fight against the corrupt people because the young, very young, people are behind him. Young people don’t want bad stuff – major duh. Democrats, the Bolshevik idiots, who they are, forgot about: happy and nice. I have always remained “unaffiliated,” and, I thank God everyday, that I have remained smart enough and true to my beliefs to not be PsyOpsed by the mainstream, even, sadly, in my town. Don’t cave to weaklings/weak-moment people…or you die – Lagertha

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  38. Meatheads.

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  39. Best News of the Day: Red won gold! A Colorado teen who moved from Ohio some years ago, won gold! hurrah! Love those Xgames kids and the kids they influenced. Waiting to root for the Red Tomato.

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  40. However, I here repeat my charge that the associates of Bill Clinton were actively, and with taxpayers’ money, spreading false information against truthful female witnesses. They sought to destroy the characters of these women by off-the-record briefings, and by underhanded denunciations. They snitched, in fact. In doing what I did, I testified against the authorities and not to them.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/1999/05/christopher-hitchens-testifies-monica-lewinsky

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  41. Democrats care so much about muh Russia that they buried the book “Comrade J” about the highest ranking KGB/SVR defector we ever brought in–because our Russian friend described who they targeted and why and the answer was, of course, liberals.

    Tretyakov claimed “nuclear winter” was a KGB hoax and they were shocked to see it picked up by Carl Sagan, et al.

    He also said Strobe Talbott was a (unwitting) Russian asset while he was Clinton’s deputy secretary of state.

    Obviously this book (by a respected author about a man our government paid millions of dollars because his spy work for us was so good) had to be swept under the rug.

    Oh, and when asked about Putin, Tretyakov said he never met him because Putin was a dumb thug while he (deputy rezident of Russia’s most important spy center, New York) was part of the KGB elite. Bitterness over him taking over the country? Maybe, but FWIW Russian opponents of Putin are now expressing bemusement over the lib narrative because they don’t think he’s anywhere near capable of secretly ruling the world since he can’t even run Russia without turning it into a clown show.

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  42. “recruited by the CIA to spy on the secret society”

    That’s like the CIA recruiting people to spy on the CIA.

    Which, now that I think about it, would be a good idea.

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  43. @J.Ross
    Isn't myriad an adjective and not a noun? (I only know this because I read Larry Niven books myriad years ago)

    “Myriad” is both a noun and an adjective, but it was a noun first. Ultimately it derives from the Greek “myrios,” meaning countless or, as a definite number, 10,000. Because I take it 10,000 was the highest number for which Greeks had a single word.

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  44. @Jim Don Bob
    Dossier sounds so much more authentic than report, so it makes the speaker sound smart. And the fact that no one knows the difference between report and dossier makes dossier a much better word to use.

    It's very much like the words decimate, iconic, gravitas, and diva. The MSM throws these words around with abandon, but not one in a hundred could define any of them.

    I can hardly wait until they get to myriad.

    “Dossier” really just means a bundle of papers, and the English term would be more folder than report. I’m not sure what you mean by authentic, but no doubt “dossier” has been thrown around in spy novels and movies, and therefore sounds more cloak-and-dagger.

    Probably it’s used because the fact that it’s French gives it a little cachet, and avoids the squalor of bureaucraticese.

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    I’m just happy it’s not a white paper or a portfolio. Things would be really crazy then.

    Q: Does this go down on his permanent record? (That would be impeachment for sure, no?)
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  45. “Strobe was the kind of person George could not stand”

    Stop making me try to like Dubya. Just stop it.

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  46. @guest
    "Dossier" really just means a bundle of papers, and the English term would be more folder than report. I'm not sure what you mean by authentic, but no doubt "dossier" has been thrown around in spy novels and movies, and therefore sounds more cloak-and-dagger.

    Probably it's used because the fact that it's French gives it a little cachet, and avoids the squalor of bureaucraticese.

    I’m just happy it’s not a white paper or a portfolio. Things would be really crazy then.

    Q: Does this go down on his permanent record? (That would be impeachment for sure, no?)

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  47. @Charles Pewitt

    Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up. …
     
    I laughed when I read that this morning.

    Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up. …

    My standard response to all callers also. (One mustn’t underestimate oneself.)

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  48. @wren
    Thank you Steve!

    Posts like this deserve much more than whatever you are getting for them.

    Next, "Who is Sidney Blumenthal?"

    Other than the guy who started the Syria disaster, started the Obama birther thing and now, if I am reading this right, started the Russia collusion thing by providing the piss story to Mr. Steele in the first place.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/gowdy-hints-sidney-blumenthal-leaked-info-to-dossier-author-steele.html

    Definitely a changemaker. Or a blackmailer or something worse.

    Wasn’t Sidney Blumenthal also designing a cement overcoat for Monica Lewinsky until he learned about the special “souvenir” from Bill Monica had in her drawer?

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  49. @J.Ross
    Christopher Steele was never highly regarded by anyone as an intelligence source, he was sent home from Moscow for botching a dropbox system using fake rocks. The reason you have heard of him was the Deep State hoping American TV audiences would be wowed by the mystique of British intelligence.
    Petraeus was a casualty of the CIA-JSOC feud, and not related to Clintons. CIA did not want JSOC in charge.
    Huma a hanger-on? Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab who married a screamingly unrealistic Jewish stereotype Zionist who is clearly not sleeing with her? Because she wanted to live in a particular zip code? A hanger-on who just happens to be the essential personal assistant to the person every elite thought would be the next president? The one who redundantly made sure to have classified information illegally emailed to her? A hanger-on? You need help seeing what Huma is?

    “Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab…”

    Huma’s is probably the first ruling class Gulf Arab born in Kalamazoo, Michigan — probably the first ruling class person from anywhere in the planet born in the place where “the water boils in the pot.”

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    Then she joins a lot of "first" ruling class Chinese born in the US.
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  50. @Charles Pewitt

    Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up. …
     
    I laughed when I read that this morning.

    I see no mention of Harry (“Derek”) Shearer in this article, although he knows Rob Reiner well . . .

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  51. CNN still has no idea who Cody Shearer is, but boy do they know what a pervert Porter is.

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  52. @Jim Don Bob
    I did not know Larry Niven's books were in print 10,000 years ago.

    He used the word in a title and had to justify it to a publisher.

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  53. @Stephen Paul Foster
    "Huma the ruling class Gulf Arab..."

    Huma's is probably the first ruling class Gulf Arab born in Kalamazoo, Michigan -- probably the first ruling class person from anywhere in the planet born in the place where "the water boils in the pot."

    Then she joins a lot of “first” ruling class Chinese born in the US.

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  54. @J.Ross
    >Who is Cody Shearer?
    On my honor, true uninformed guess, I think of that twentysomething donor's son placed by W's misgovernment in charge of the Iraqi stock exchange, and all the other unqualified morons stumbling into power thanks to parents -- not because of their parents' qualifications but their parents' campaign contributions* -- and instantly guess that Cody is the worst form of lobbying, the offspring of a political donor given an undeserved and possibly insane brief by what we would call bribery in another country. Now to actually read
    Cody Shearer is the son of Clinton-connected celebrity gossip columnist Lloyd Shearer
    I wish I was wrong. I wish Cody Shearer really was a smart and on the ball and conscientious guy doing legitimate work. I wish the security services were actually protecting us.
    *I would be okay with giving a Pinker or a Wozniak a shot (but not a job) on pure eugenic grounds.

    I think of that twentysomething donor’s son placed by W’s misgovernment in charge of the Iraqi stock exchange,

    Uh huh.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/taha-ahmed-abdulsalam-b4927249

    If he actually were a 20-something in 2004 he’d have to have enrolled at university at age 7.

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    I can't find his name but am certain you have a different guy. This was a widely reported story at the time.

    Many of those chosen by O'Beirne's office to work for the Coalition Provisional Authority, which ran Iraq's government from April 2003 to June 2004, lacked vital skills and experience. A 24-year-old who had never worked in finance -- but had applied for a White House job -- was sent to reopen Baghdad's stock exchange. The daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator and a recent graduate from an evangelical university for home-schooled children were tapped to manage Iraq's $13 billion budget, even though they didn't have a background in accounting.
     
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/16/AR2006091600193.html
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  55. @whorefinder
    The hilarious part is how, despite the NY Times article demonstrating its our own spy agencies digging up dirt on Trump through Russia, the Left is still trying to paint this as the spy agencies being the good guys and Trump being evil and in bed with Russia.

    One NY Times commenter even asserted it was preposterous that our spy agencies wouldn't purchase such a thing, because it would show us exactly what Putin has on Trump, and thus we could impeach Trump....based on something something Trump being compromised.

    As others on the internet have pointed out, the "buy back hacking tools" sounds like a cover story. The spy agencies wanted to dig up dirt on Trump, and paid a Russian to get the information---or else paid him to pretend the information came from him.

    That the NY Times would expose this should be semi-alarming to the Deep State. The NY Times was supposed to be converged. Turns out its not completely controlled. Someone at the CIA and the FBI is getting an earful as to how "their" guys at the NY Times double crossed them by publishing the truth.

    Someone at the CIA and the FBI is getting an earful as to how “their” guys at the NY Times double crossed them by publishing the truth.

    I’d say unlikely. More like the NYT was putting the best possible spin on the story to control The Narrative before the complete story came out. This is a preemptive push back to define the parameters.

    Lapdog, ankle-biting media prefers process stories, e.g. he said-she said, not fact-based stories. If facts are released, there’s nothing left to discuss/debate. If it’s about who said what and why, then there is reason to write all these reaction pieces, and the drama moves on, and on, and on. The effort is about keeping endless “Trump dirt” stories alive, wearing the public down to the inevitable, “there must be something to it” reaction.

    Media is about influencing people, not informing them.

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  56. @Anonymous
    You focused more on his brother-in-law but Cody's peregrinations are amusing stuff:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/assessment/1999/05/cody_shearer.html

    Shearer discovered the guy, Brett Kimberlin, who claimed to be Dan Quayle's drug dealer (recently distinguished for barratry against conservative bloggers). If I have this right, Pat Buchanan's mentally ill brother was arrested for stalking Shearer at his house; fast forwarding to the idyllic Obamelot era, Shearer was trying to get a war started in Libya as a henchman for defense contractor "Osprey Global Solutions"

    Brett Kimberlin is not someone that can be relied upon for honesty and probity. His criminal convictions consist of: Felony perjury, manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, malicious damage by explosives with personal injury, impersonating a federal officer, illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, illegal use of the Presidential Seal, receipt of explosives by a convicted felon, conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

    Perjury, impersonation, illegal use of government insignia, bomb making and bombing, drug distribution are not the signs of reliability, integrity. His career is one of falsehoods.

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  57. @Jim Don Bob
    As someone who is near the DC swamp, you know as well as I do that everybody here HATES HATES HATES Trump, because he is beholden to no one except the people who voted for him. He threatens to upset the Potemkin government we have where everyone, (congress, lobbyists, civil servants, real estate agents, Beltway Bandits, minority contractors, Lexus dealers, etc.), gets rich off the trillions of tax dollars that gets laundered through this town.

    Thus the desperate, and so far pathetic, attempt to bring him down with this Russian BS. Does anyone think that if the Deep State had anything on DJT that it would not have been leaked to the NYT by now?

    I wish he were much bolder, but he is all I've got.

    Does anyone think that if the Deep State had anything on DJT that it would not have been leaked to the NYT by now?

    Trump has been closely covered by New York media since the Trump Organization bought Hotel Commodore (1977) and renovated it into the Grand Hyatt New York which opened in 1980. This was Donald Trump’s signature deal. Needless to say, he hasn’t shunned the limelight ever since.

    It also means he’s rubbed shoulders with media people all these years. If it hasn’t already been publicized, it’s useless or worthless. People seem to forget that Trump neither smoked nor drank, so it’s unlikely that associated foibles (especially due to alcohol) ever surfaced. I..e. no waitress sandwiches performed as with Senators Kennedy and Dodd.

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  58. Here’s an interesting 1992 quote from Strobe:

    “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.” (Time)

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  59. @Art Deco
    I think of that twentysomething donor’s son placed by W’s misgovernment in charge of the Iraqi stock exchange,

    Uh huh.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/taha-ahmed-abdulsalam-b4927249


    If he actually were a 20-something in 2004 he'd have to have enrolled at university at age 7.

    I can’t find his name but am certain you have a different guy. This was a widely reported story at the time.

    Many of those chosen by O’Beirne’s office to work for the Coalition Provisional Authority, which ran Iraq’s government from April 2003 to June 2004, lacked vital skills and experience. A 24-year-old who had never worked in finance — but had applied for a White House job — was sent to reopen Baghdad’s stock exchange. The daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator and a recent graduate from an evangelical university for home-schooled children were tapped to manage Iraq’s $13 billion budget, even though they didn’t have a background in accounting.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/16/AR2006091600193.html

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