Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPSs Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPSs Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

New evidence indicates a controversial former Feinstein staffer targeted by the CIA is directing Fusion GPS's post-election dossier operation.

New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Congressional documents and recently leaked texts between Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and a registered foreign agent for a Russian aluminum oligarch indicate that Daniel J. Jones is intimately involved with ongoing efforts to retroactively validate a series of salacious and unverified memos produced by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, and Fusion GPS. The dossier, which declassified documents show was used as a basis for securing secret wiretaps on Trump campaign affiliates, was reportedly jointly funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Jones, a former Feinstein staffer who wrote a controversial top-secret report on alleged torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), currently runs the Penn Quarter Group, which bills itself as a “research and investigative advisory” and is inconspicuously named after the downtown Washington DC neighborhood where its office is located. Jones was intensively spied on by the CIA during his multi-year congressional investigation of the agency’s interrogation practices, providing an ironic prelude to U.S. intelligence agencies’ use of an unverified dossier produced by Jones’s post-election compatriots as a pretext to spy on their political opponents in 2016.

Jones did not respond to requests by The Federalist to describe the extent of his work with Fusion GPS or Steele. Representatives of Fusion GPS also refused to respond to requests for information on the firm’s work with Jones and Penn Quarter Group.

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Grassley and Graham’s passing mention of Jones was a red flag potentially signifying something important, Jones’s name being dropped as a point-of-contact for Steele in leaked encrypted text messages to Warner, the vice-chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, was a flashing red spotlight. Those messages, which were leaked to Fox News, reveal a long-running conversation between Warner and Adam Waldman, a DC lawyer and registered foreign agent for Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin-connected Russian oligarch, and for Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister (federal records show that Waldman’s representation of Lavrov ended on May 31, 2017).

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/20/is-a-former-feinstein-staffer-runnin...

So has Mark Warner’s been trying to get dirt on President Hickey-on-a-Hemorrhoid from the Russians? Hmmmm.

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Alligator Ed's picture

puncked Russian collusion by several years. In both cases, these hypocrites were trying to dig up dirt on opposition candidates. Warner's attempts may have made more sense. But "naked Trump" pix are a hoot.

Wait a second. I think I've got something for Adam--a twofer in fact.

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