Steele admits he used posts from ‘random individuals’ on CNN website for Trump dossier

American Thinker: The dossier that launched several investigations into Donald Trump and his presidential campaign was based, in part, on posts from “random individuals” from a CNN website that allows the public to publish unverified information.

Christopher Steele made the admission in a deposition given in connection with a lawsuit against the dossier.  The judge released portions of the deposition this week.

Washington Examiner:

According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN’s iReport website and said he wasn’t aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy.

web archive from July 29, 2009 shows that CNN described the site in this manner: “ is a user-generated site.  That means the stories submitted by users are not edited, fact-checked, or screened before they post.”

The FBI was able to obtain several FISA warrants based on the dossier.  Was the FISA judge told that some of the information was from an internet crank?

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7 Comments on Steele admits he used posts from ‘random individuals’ on CNN website for Trump dossier

  1. It’s been known to be phony almost from the start.

    Yet everyone from the FBI to Congress has used it to give credibility to their efforts to investigate Trump (with the goal of removing him from office).

    Even now, the Leftists continue to imply it is true and institute further investigations.

    This is not going to end well for our country, not well at all.

  2. Despite what you’ve heard, the FBI maybe clever, but the Muller mess proves they are not smart. Instead of cleaning up their giant yuck, they are just hiding it from view with political sharpie ink.

  3. So John McCain pushed the dossier which was created from “…stories submitted by users…not edited, fact-checked, or screened before they post.”.

    Then one could credibly say that was the Mad Sedonan’s Content Farm, right?

    I went a long way for that, didn’t I?

  4. To uncover the puppetmaster when dealing with scumbags (Steele et al) and morons (AOC and her ilk) always follow the money….never fails. Blasey-Ford was paid. Schiff is being paid. And a host of others are being paid…only makes sense because no normal person would want to look that transparently idiotic.

    Yet despite attempted evil plans to unseat a duly elected President being crystal clear obvious to any normal person (ie. not a Democrat and/or Lefty and/or the galactically stupid), the rabid hateful sore loser shills on the left will continue to shout “collusion” even louder, lest they admit they are the soul-less fools everyone knows them to be.

  5. The FISA court judge is the mute eunuch in all of this. He or she has shown that they were a rubber stamp, that the FISA court has zero standards, pride, or fact checking.

    It should be investigated and then ended. Throughout this whole affair and the aftermath, the only thing they have definitively proved is that they are incapable of policing themselves.


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