The Senate Intelligence Committee is still communicating with Christopher Steele’s lawyers weekly.

By | 2018-07-03T16:01:13+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

Well, that’s interesting. 

Courtesy of Buzzfeed

The head of the top congressional committee investigating Russian election interference says that the panel has been in “weekly” contact with lawyers for former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of a dossier alleging years of links between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin.

“We’re still in conversation weekly,” North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, chair of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, told BuzzFeed News. Asked if Steele had provided any information to the committee, Burr said: “That continues to be the topic weekly.”

Burr said in October that the committee had “hit a wall” in its attempts to investigate the dossier’s explosive claims and that efforts to interview Steele had been unsuccessful. BuzzFeed News first published the dossier in January 2017 after security officials had briefed Trump and then-president Barack Obama about it.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the committee’s vice chair, said that he was unsure whether the committee was in weekly contact with Steele’s attorneys. “I know that we are in communications and we obviously would like to get that hearing,” he told BuzzFeed News.

Warner said that interviewing the former MI6 agent has been a priority for the committee, which started its investigation in early 2017. “We’ve had that goal obviously from the outset,” he said.

The hold up so far is apparently Christopher Steele, who may not fully trust the Republicans on the committee. 

And considering what a shit show the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee “investigation” turned out to be, it’s hard to blame the guy.

Besides, since it is known that Steele has already cooperated fully with the Mueller investigation he simply may not see the point. 

However, having said that it is very interesting how hard this committee is working to interview Christopher Steele. 

Though it does raise the question as to whether they are working this hard to get to the real truth or to get access to information that the Republicans can then use to undermine Steele and the dossier’s credibility. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 6:44 am

    The dossier was never credible. It was a paid for political hit job. The Senators are looking to expose that reality.

    • Gryphen July 3, 2018 at 8:05 am

      According to James Clapper nothing in that dossier has ever been proven false.

      Nothing.

      • Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 8:21 am

        No offense Gryph, but I’m not gonna beat around the bush, Clapper is an effing bureaucratic idiot.

        He has been accused of perjury. He was Director of Nat Security pretty much most of Obama’s tenure, and you don’t think he has an agenda or anything to hide?

        Every Administration does, blue or red.

    • Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      @ 6:44 put you comment where your mouth is and provide the links that prove it was a political hit job.

  2. anonymous July 3, 2018 at 7:09 am

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/03/tom-arnolds-bonkers-strategy-for-nailing-trump-218944

    ‘Right now, the writer-comedian-actor is working on his upcoming Viceland show, “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes,”’
    ” Arnold believes that the much-discussed but so far never proven “Apprentice” outtakes are real, and so is the famed recording from the Four Seasons Moscow that’s described in the Steele dossier—and that’s just the start.”
    ” he thinks the reason all his carrying on about embarrassing hidden recordings hasn’t rated a @realDonaldTrump tweet is the same as the reason Stormy Daniels hasn’t.

    “Because,” Arnold said, “it’s true. And he knows it’s true.”

    He dared the president to prove him wrong. He says he’s already talked to lawyers about some kind of lawsuit and discovery process he’d use to kick it off, and he claims to have some kind of legal strategy by which this would work.

    “The second he says my name, we’re going to f—ing go in to [“Apprentice” producer] Mark Burnett, and he has to open it up for me. Because I know exactly the episodes. I know exactly what I’m going to do.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/tom-arnold-says-apprentice-outtakes-prove-just-racist-incompetent-trump-really/

    • anonymous July 3, 2018 at 7:14 am

      “rump told him, “Boy, you dodged a bullet with Roseanne. She’s disgusting.” “<truedat.

    • anonymous July 3, 2018 at 7:16 am

      “Hillary Clinton’s communications director Nick Merrill retweeted a thought going around in Democratic circles: “Tom Arnold being the guy who takes Trump down is honestly the ending we deserve.””

  3. danheynen@mac.com July 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Michael Steele and Christopher Steele confusion in the article.

    • ANONYMOUS July 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

      gOOd CaTch. But it might be true…

  4. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Roseanne now says she’s coming back, “many offers,”: ala Trump.
    Why I simply do not care for celebrities: “I’m so damned wonderful.”
    No you aren’t, you just THINK so.

  5. Anonymous July 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Better he only talks to Mueller since those republicans will run to little donnie with all the info in order to get a pat on the head from their dear leader

  6. Steve July 4, 2018 at 11:54 am

    It might be good to change the IM headline to Christopher Steele in order to match the linked headline and article. Those who only read headlines are going to be mightily confused by thinking that the Sen. Intell. Comm. is in weekly contact with Michael Steele. I know it shocked me and lead me to read the article in order to find out what was happening.

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