WASHINGTON, March 17, 2018: The current reputation of former British spy Christopher Steele is being shaken, not stirred. Most relevant, last Friday, a London court ordered him to appear for a video deposition in a civil suit arising from the publication of his unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier on BuzzFeed.
Christopher Steele, British Spy: His trail of lies leads to Obama’s Deep State
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee members, senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham, sent the Justice Department a criminal referral. In their referral, they requested an investigation of Steele for allegedly giving false statements to Federal authorities regarding his infamous dossier.
In addition, Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, recently released a declassified memo saying Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified that
“no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] without the Steele dossier information.”
Furthermore, Christopher Steele’s allegedly false statements, given as evidence to the secret court, likely allowed the Obama administration to begin a counterintelligence campaign against the opposition party’s 2016 presidential candidate.
Especially relevant, these statements, if proven false, taint the “evidence” collected and thus, potentially, the FISA warrant itself.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fires McCabe Friday, March 16.
The firing happened just days before McCabe’s scheduled retirement. Notably, such packages offer a lifetime Federal pension and generous medical benefits.
Furthermore, in a written statement, Sessions says McCabe
“made unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor – including under oath – on multiple occasions.”
Maybe McCabe’s lack of candor is due to the FBI’s cozy relationship with Christopher Steele during the Obama Reign of Terror.
Tinker, tailor, soldier, putz
Tellingly, a Cambridge acquaintance of Steele told the Daily Mail,
“He was very ambitious, ruthless and frankly not a very nice guy. In fact, I would go as far to say he was a sneaky, sniveling little creep, who was universally untrusted.”
The Mail adds that Sir Alex Younger, head of Britain’s foreign intelligence service MI6, is angry that Steele “has caused worldwide embarrassment to British secret services.”
After more than a year, BuzzFeed staffers still work tirelessly to verify the allegations made in the Steele dossier. They’ve even hired a former FBI and White House cybersecurity official. This individual is allegedly “on a secret mission to verify parts of the Trump dossier,” Foreign Policy magazine reported.
Therefore it is likely that the cybersecurity official is from Andrew McCabe’s FBI and the Obama White House.
Both entities apparently believed the musings of a “sneaky, sniveling little creep.” A creep who thought himself a real-life version of Ian Fleming’s 007.
Telling the rubes what they want to hear
It turns out that Christopher Steele’s real talent was not in gathering foreign intelligence. Instead, it is his skill in telling political hacks what they desperately want to hear.
Those hacks include folks in the Obama White House, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI. Especially relevant is who those hacks include: The Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the opinion molders of the mainstream media.
Ancient Greek statesman Demosthenes said it best:
“A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.”
Top image: Composite photo illustration by the author taken from PR imagery of Daniel Craig in “Casino Royale”