Sara Carter, a top investigative reporter / journalist has had her worked published many times and just came out with this one, which has been confirmed by multiple sources.
Thank God for Great Americans vs my groupie and his blatherites....
Was the DNC/Clinton campaign-funded dossier used to obtain Trump FISA warrant?
The unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from a secret court to monitor members of Trump’s team, this reporter has learned.
A large portion of the evidence presented in the salacious 35-page dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. However, the FBI gained approval nevertheless to surveil members of Trump’s campaign and “it’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” said a senior law enforcement source, with knowledge of the process.
Multiple sources told this reporter that the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISC. The sources also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic “FISA abuse.”
“(The dossier) certainly played a role in obtaining the warrant,” added another senior U.S. official, with knowledge of the dossier. “Congress needs to look at the FBI officials who were handling this case and see what, if anything, was verified in the dossier. I think an important question is whether the FBI payed anything to the source for the dossier.”
On Wednesday, Sean Hannity said he has also independently confirmed that the dossier was used to obtain the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant from three separate sources.
Good thread, slade!
and just what has KPC ever done ? ....he cant come close to her accomplishments ... neither can the dweebs on CNN/MSNBC
Sara Carter’s Career According to her profile, Carter studied journalism communications from California State Polytechnic University. She is a national and international award-winning investigative reporter. Throughout her career, she covered a number of stories ranging from terrorism, to national security and immigration, as well as front line coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Currently, Carter works for web-based Circa News as a senior national security correspondent, a position she has held since May 2016. She covers various major projects in conjunction with Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Before joining Circa, Carter worked with The Washington Times, the Los Angeles Group, and The Washington Examiner. Additionally, she also wrote several exclusives for US News World Report, Arutz Sheva in Israel, and USA Today.
Sara Carter’s Accomplishments She covered stories across the U.S.-Mexico border, which led to a new path in national security related stories. Her work helped uncover narcotics trafficking routes, secret tunnel systems, and the participation of Mexican federal officers in the drug trade.
Throughout her career, Carter achieved a lot. She appeared on several national news and radio shows while also making guest appearances on news networks like BBC International, Fox, C-Span, and CNN. Her work gives her the advantage to interview heads of states and foreign officials.
There have been several times when Carter took risks for her job. Since 2008, she lived in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over seven months. At the Washington D.C. SPJ awards, her work on Afghan women and children addicted to opium won her first place. She even spent days with troops on the Afghanistan border while being shot at by Taliban insurgents hiding in the hillsides.
I don't know about "hero" but she is one of the good ones for sure. Unlike many, her reporting is well researched and she does tend to resist speculation.
I don't know if you're talking to me or not but if you are, I'm not sure why. I've never said a single negative thing about Carter or her reporting.
Spike Bull 's Link
""In 2016 NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers noted there were numerous FISA-702(17) unauthorized “About Queries” being conducted by the intelligence community. These are queries that did not have an underlying investigation to support their taking place.
In essence, government officials were searching the system for information “About” U.S. principals not under any legal investigation. On October 26th 2016 Admiral Rogers reported those unauthorized searches to the FISA court and shut down the “About Query” process permanently. (Full Backstory)""
Umm, I don't even know who Sara Carter is, and don't care, frankly. Her information is just as filtered as anyone's is.
Look, I've avoided drawing conclusion on this investigation because I know what I don't know. Nobody knows everything in Mueller's file...nobody.
I will say, the longer this investigation goes on, the higher the probability crimes have been uncovered, IMO. Exactly who committed crimes, or what jersey they wear, I don't know. I just hope justice is served, or else my tax dollars are being wasted.
By Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman October 24, 2017 Wash. Post The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.
*****Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.
After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the company in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.
Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele compiled the dossier on President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. (Victoria Jones/AP) Fusion GPS gave Steele’s reports and other research documents to Elias, the people familiar with the matter said. It is unclear how or how much of that information was shared with the campaign and the DNC and who in those organizations was aware of the roles of Fusion GPS and Steele. One person close to the matter said the campaign and the DNC were not informed by the law firm of Fusion GPS’s role.
The dossier has become a lightning rod amid the intensifying investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia. Some congressional Republican leaders have spent months trying to discredit Fusion GPS and Steele and tried to determine the identity of the Democrat or organization that paid for the dossier.
Trump tweeted as recently as Saturday that the Justice Department and FBI should “immediately release who paid for it.”
Elias and Fusion GPS declined to comment on the arrangement.
A DNC spokeswoman said “[Chairman] Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization. But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.”
Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for the Clinton campaign, said he wasn’t aware of the hiring during the campaign.
“The first I learned of Christopher Steele or saw any dossier was after the election,” Fallon said. “But if I had gotten handed it last fall, I would have had no problem passing it along and urging reporters to look into it. Opposition research happens on every campaign, and here you had probably the most shadowy guy ever running for president, and the FBI certainly has seen fit to look into it. I probably would have volunteered to go to Europe myself to try and verify if it would have helped get more of this out there before the election.”
Marc E. Elias of Perkins Coie represented the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Some of the details are included in a Tuesday letter sent by Perkins Coie to a lawyer representing Fusion GPS, telling the research firm that it was released from a client-confidentiality obligation. The letter was prompted by a legal fight over a subpoena for Fusion GPS’s bank records.
People involved in the matter said that they would not disclose the dollar amounts paid to Fusion GPS but that the campaign and the DNC shared the cost.
Steele previously worked in Russia for British intelligence. The dossier is a compilation of reports he prepared for Fusion GPS. The dossier alleged that the Russian government collected compromising information about Trump and that the Kremlin was engaged in an effort to assist his campaign for president.
U.S. intelligence agencies later released a public assessment asserting that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to aid Trump. The FBI has been investigating whether Trump associates helped the Russians in that effort.
[FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier]
Trump has adamantly denied the allegations in the dossier and has dismissed the FBI probe as a witch hunt.
Officials have said that the FBI has confirmed some of the information in the dossier. Other details, including the most sensational accusations, have not been verified and may never be.
Fusion GPS’s work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries, when the GOP donor paid for the firm to investigate the real estate magnate’s background.
Fusion GPS did not start off looking at Trump’s Russia ties but quickly realized that those relationships were extensive, according to the people familiar with the matter.
When the Republican donor stopped paying for the research, Elias, acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, agreed to pay for the work to continue. The Democrats paid for research, including by Fusion GPS, because of concerns that little was known about Trump and his business interests, according to the people familiar with the matter.
Those people said that it is standard practice for political campaigns to use law firms to hire outside researchers to ensure their work is protected by attorney-client and work-product privileges.
The Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016, according to campaign finance records, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in “legal and compliance consulting’’ since November 2015 — though it’s impossible to tell from the filings how much of that work was for other legal matters and how much of it related to Fusion GPS.
At no point, the people said, did the Clinton campaign or the DNC direct Steele’s activities. They described him as a Fusion GPS subcontractor.
Some of Steele’s allegations began circulating in Washington in the summer of 2016 as the FBI launched its counterintelligence investigation into possible connections between Trump associates and the Kremlin. Around that time, Steele shared some of his findings with the FBI.
After the election, the FBI agreed to pay Steele to continue gathering intelligence about Trump and Russia, but the bureau pulled out of the arrangement after Steele was publicly identified in news reports.
The dossier was published by BuzzFeed News in January. Fusion GPS has said in court filings that it did not give BuzzFeed the documents.
Current and former U.S. intelligence officials said that Steele was respected by the FBI and the State Department for earlier work he performed on a global corruption probe.
In early January, then-FBI Director James B. Comey presented a two-page summary of Steele’s dossier to President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump. In May, Trump fired Comey, which led to the appointment of Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel investigating the Trump-Russia matter.
Congressional Republicans have tried to force Fusion GPS to identify the Democrat or group behind Steele’s work, but the firm has said that it will not do so, citing confidentiality agreements with its clients.
Last week, Fusion GPS executives invoked their constitutional right not to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee. The firm’s founder, Glenn Simpson, had previously given a 10-hour interview to the Senate Judiciary Committee
Over objections from Democrats, the Republican leader of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), subpoenaed Fusion GPS’s bank records to try to identify the mystery client.
Fusion GPS has been fighting the release of its bank records. A judge on Tuesday extended a deadline for Fusion GPS’s bank to respond to the subpoena until Friday while the company attempts to negotiate a resolution with Nunes.
Sara Carter contributes to Zero Hedge in much the same way Trey Gowdy contributes to "his Senate hearings."
So you are either a ignorant Critical Pontificator or as most here well know nothing but a slimy fabulist weasel.
Not to long ago you asked for a truce after I busted you for multiple lies. But, like all small minded weasel liars you started up again after I quit calling you out for them.
Yea, I wrote "Senate hearings" instead of hearings BFD. Being the small minded twit you are, you only saw the gotcha and had no problem with Carnival Barking Gowdy who's hearings go nowhere call out others for the same.
Just like you agreed with Gowdy about Mueller doing a fine job and will come to the right conclusion.
So yes I will keep starting threads for you to to get off on.
" Yea, I wrote "Senate hearings" instead of hearings BFD. Being the small minded twit you are, you only saw the gotcha and had no problem with Carnival Barking Gowdy who's hearings go nowhere call out others for the same.
Just like you agreed with Gowdy about Mueller doing a fine job and will come to the right conclusion."
False. I never commented on the effectiveness of Gowdy's hearings ("senate" or otherwise), or whether or not I thought Mueller was doing a fine job. I only commented on your mischaracterization of what Gowdy said in the video you posted.
This is what I posted:
"Yet another total mischaracterization of what was said. "
The fact that you apparently can neither comprehend what people say, or what others post, is not my fault.
You go right ahead and keep starting threads based on faulty information and mischaracterizations, and I'll keep pointing them out.
Accuse me of spinning and lying all you want, it doesn't bother me in the least. It only makes you look ignorant.
Sara Carter contributes to Zero Hedge in much the same way Trey Gowdy contributes to "his Senate hearings."
Nice deflect and spin lying capon.
Let me spell this out for you.
1. In my opinion, Zero Hedge is a fringe, alt right, anti-establishment, nutcase, conspiratorial, financial blog. Much of the "news" segment is authored by a number of people using the same fictitious pseudonym. This is not to say that nothing posted on the blog is ever accurate or true. Heck even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then. I will however stand by my opinion of the site.
I don't recall every saying anything about Circa, negative or positive. If you can show me where I have, I'd sure like to see it. Until such time as you so, I will just assume it is more slade smoke.
2. Sara Carter is very good investigative reporter. I've never said anything disparaging about her. Sara Carter is not a contributor to Zero Hedge. She has nothing to do with Zero hedge. If she is as smart as I think she is, she will never have anything to do with Zero Hedge.
Having said that, this in no way stops the bloggers at Zero Hedge from referencing her work.
Connecting Zero Hedge and Sara Carter in any way shape or form (like suggesting she is a contributor to Zero hedge) is to say the least, disingenuous, but that seems to be the currency you trade in.
Really slade, if you're going to try to impress us with those sophisticated words, at least spell them correctly.
Sometimes it's just to easy, he can't help himself, fabulits and all.... hehehehehe