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Trey Gowdy suggests Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal fed info to Steele weeks before election

Trey Gowdy suggests Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal fed info to Steele weeks before election

Russia collusion smear campaign looking more and more like a Clinton operation.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5727613834001/

Sidney Blumenthal is the consummate Clinton hatchet man, dating back to the 1990s.

I summarized some of this background in a May 2015 post relating to Sidney and his insanely-anti-Israel son Max, Hillary has a Blumenthal Problem.

It’s not a big surprise that Sidney is being tied to the Russian-conspiracy campaign against Trump, because that hysteria increasingly appears to be a Clinton operation.

We now know that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid for the Steele Dossier.

We also recently found out that there was a second dossier prepared by Clinton operative Cody Shearer, and an additional Steele dossier that included information from the State Department.

As Judicial Watch observed, Sidney Blumenthal could not be far behind:

Shearer in fact has long been linked to the sleaziest aspects of the Clinton operation, mainly through his close relationship with Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Longtime observers of the Clinton ecosystem know that when Cody appears, Sid Blumenthal is not far behind. A ceaseless schemer, Blumenthal was so offensive to the Obama White House that he was banned from an official role at Mrs. Clinton’s State Department. But that barely slowed him down. As documented by Judicial Watch and others, Blumenthal was a constant presence by Mrs. Clinton’s side during her State Department years.

Now more information is coming out suggesting Blumenthal direct involvement with Steele.

The Daily Caller reported on comments by Rep. Jim Jordan:

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan accused key Clinton allies of helping craft a second anti-Trump dossier and accused them of “rigging the game,” Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”

Jordan was asked about a possible second dossier and said Clinton operatives Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer had paid Christopher Steele to do opposition research, but then told Steele which specific details to include.

“The names we keep hearing are Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer — people who have been around the Clintons as being a part of this. But I also think it’s kind of interesting because what it looks like is, they paid Steele to put together the dossier and told him what to put in,” Jordan said. “Talk about rigging the game and putting together a document that will serve your purposes as an opposition research document.”

The State Department angle is key to further disclosures according to Devin Nunes:

“Phase one of our investigation was getting to the FISA abuse. What we’re looking at now is the State Department and some of the irregularities there,” Nunes said Monday, noting that the committee has “several other areas” to probe. He first mentioned the next “phase” of the investigation Friday on Fox News’ “Special Report.”

Trey Gowdy was interviewed on Fox News tonight by Martha MacCallum:

During an interview on Fox News, Gowdy was asked by Fox News’ Martha MacCallum about whether “weeks before the election, somebody in the Obama State Department was feeding information from a foreign source to Christopher Steele.” MacCallum had previously asked a question on whether Gowdy knew anything about “a source who gave an unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton who then gave information to an unnamed official in the Obama state department who then gave the information to Steele.”

“When you hear who the source, one of the sources of that information is, you’re going to think, oh, my gosh, I’ve heard that name somewhere before. Where could it possibly have been,” Gowdy replied.

When asked whether it was a foreign source, the South Carolina Republican said it was domestic.

“I’m trying to think of how Secretary Clinton defined him. I think she said he was an old friend who emailed her from time to time,” Gowdy said.

The last sentence in the segment makes it pretty clear that Gowdy is acknowledging Blumenthal’s involvement:

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., strongly implied to Fox News Tuesday night that Clinton family confidant Sidney Blumenthal was a key link in a chain of information that helped create the controversial Trump-Russia dossier.

Gowdy told Fox News’ “The Story” that “when you hear who … one of the sources of that information is, you’re going to think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve heard that name somewhere before.'”

When host Martha MacCallum asked if he was referring to Blumenthal, Gowdy answered, “That’d be really warm. You’re warm, yeah.”

https://youtu.be/TX3-G39GjiE?t=9m23s

[Original video here.]

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This slimeball has flourished under the Clintons. Birds of a feather. Would be nice if he was caught lying to the Feds and they actually(!) charged him. I can dream

DINORightMarie | February 6, 2018 at 9:33 pm

Now I know why he’s not running again – he is going to take them DOWN with facts, on camera. Not “leaking” but greasing the skids, then getting the TRUTH out there.

He is a great lawyer, and would be an excellent judge – or Senator!

Sid Vicious.

So who care if Sidney Blumenthal was involved in paying for the Steele dossier? This should not surprise anyone. Blumenthal is a distraction. What is important here is what was done with the Steele memo and by whom. That was the crime. Calling Blumenthal names will get you nowhere. Giving a round dozen senior FBI, DOJ and Obama Administration officials the choice of being Bubba’s cellmate for the next 10 years or ratting out their bosses who were involved is what is important.

    Petrushka in reply to Mac45. | February 6, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    The Grassley criminal referral quotes from the FISA application and makes it quite clear that the judge was not told that the dossier was the product of opposition research.

    More importantly, it is clear that the warrant is entirely based on the credibility of Steele, and that the FBI didn’t tell the judge about Steele hawking the dossier to news organizations. Somebody lied. Steele or the FBI.

    There are many lies in the FISA application.

    stl in reply to Mac45. | February 7, 2018 at 5:12 am

    I agree that we need to go after government personnel who made this happen, but a political “Hit job” is really no different than an actual “hit job”, you have to take out the actors, but you also have to get the ones that paid for and orchestrated it, and that means top level democrats. My hope is, they are laying the groundwork for the government employees who are the actors, to squeal on the puppet masters. They better start talking soon, before they start committing suicide…

      4th armored div in reply to stl. | February 7, 2018 at 10:41 am

      at the top/bottom of the attempted coup are both the Clinton Crime Syndicate and prez do nothing 0bama –
      I’m sure that we can build more secure club feds for them.

      Mac45 in reply to stl. | February 7, 2018 at 11:39 am

      The Dems are toast, if you get to the top of this conspiracy. And, it reached all the way to the WH and into the Oval Office.

      This surveillance operation was approved at the HIGHEST levels. The Strzock/Page texts are bringing the POTUS into the mix as early as September 2016. The primary purpose of the entire Russia/Trump Collusion case has been to protect Barrack Obama, and those close to him. This did not occur in a near vacuum. The reason why the Dems were willing to shutdown the government on the weekend after the Nunes memo came out, and restart it on the following Monday without gaining anything re: DACA, was because it keeps the surveillance investigation alive. And, as long as it continues, it will eventually lead to indictments against a number of high ranking Obama officials. And, this is just one of the Obama Administration Scandals, which could result in criminal charges. The avalanche is just getting started.

      The Dems, as a relevant political party are on the ropes and a significant scandal, especially one that involves a large number of indictments of Obama officials and placing Obama, himself, in the position of Richard Nixon, will likely take the party down. Blumenthal did nothing illegal, unless he paid to have the “dossiers” drafted KNOWING that they would be used to suborn the FISA court to fraudulently obtain a warrant. And, the current timeline makes that difficult to prove. But, place evidence that the POTUS knew of this operation, while it was ongoing, or possibly before it was launched, and you have REAL leverage. Barry is, after all, a law school graduate [we think].

      Do not allow yourselves to get dragged out into the weeds on this. Stay on the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Oval Office. Blumenthal is merely a distraction. This is an attempt to make this look like a small group of Dem operatives within the FBI and DOJ were being run wholly by non-government actors. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Hillary has surrounded herself with all sorts of criminal sycophants over the years. David Brock is another example.

Blumenthal is a very evil man. And likely knows where every body is buried. He’s the type of man that tempts Angels to murder him.

If ever there was a living embodiment of More’s Devil in “A Man For All Seasons”, it’s Sidney Blumenthal.

So when will this treasonous sociopathic hate-monger Klinton and her gang finally be indicted and her ill-gotten gains subject to asset forfeiture?

    4th armored div in reply to TheFineReport.com. | February 7, 2018 at 10:48 am

    BillyJeff and his girlfriends are deep in this – Chelsea is not far behind.
    their motto ‘let them eat cake’ and they need to get the same outcome for the treasonous behavior towards the citizenry.

And how come we haven’t heard from the judge who was hoodwinked? What’s his/her name.

Why don’t we know the names of the players at Fusion GPS or Perkins Cole?

Why don’t we know the names of all the journalists who took bribes from Fusion GPS?

Fuck it. I’m in DC. Is Perkins Cole in DC? Hey Project Veritas! We need some kind of Bat Signal or something.

    Mike-in-Mass in reply to Fen. | February 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    You may recall that back in 2009, Perkins Coie received A LOT of money (reports say $1MM) from Barry Soretoro / Barack Obama to prevent his long form (paper) Birth Certificate from ever seeing the light of day. Around the same time his odd looking Selective Service Card made a public appearance and all his college transcripts were sealed up tight.

And yet Gowdy still supports the Mueller witch hunt, which is based on nothing other than this Clinton fabricated “dossier”.

The issue is not that Blumenthal helped pay for it. It is that Blumenthal provided unverified salacious rumors for inclusion in the dossier. I can think of one involving prostitutes that I need not mention further.

In short, the suggestion is that Steele laundered rumors and through his “trusted source” status, magically turned rumors into raw intelligence from a longstanding ally.

As for the judge, I’ve seen a war of leaks on this point for days. The truth seems to be somewhere in the middle: the DoJ informed the court of the political origins of the dossier… in a footnote that may, or may not, have actually been read by the judge.

Is Hillary’s passing money through her lawyer to pay a foreign national (Steele) for campaign related activities (Dossier) money laundering?

gowdy doesn’t say he supports the witch hunt my Mueller. HE says that the Nunes memo has nothing to do with it …. yet. This is all rope a dope and the Dems are fashioning the noose for themselves.

CaliforniaJimbo | February 7, 2018 at 8:20 am

So the race is on. Will the truth come out before November or will the dems take th echo use to stop the investigations into the dirty tricks of HRC and company.
Seems like to me that Gowdy has been set free to get the truth out.
Schiff for brains is destroying himself.
Pelosi still thinks Bush is president
That leaves Obama and jarret. Hmmm

DINORightMarie | February 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm

(OT, but related – who did Trey Gowdy’s makeup?! That person must be a leftist who wanted him to look horrible – the pink around his eyes with all that pancake makeup makes him look like he is bug-eyed, even not lucid. How the left hate anyone who doesn’t have a “D” next to their name, or etched into their foreheads…….)

Has anyone ever seen Gowdy and Carter Page in the same room at the same time

Unfortunately nothing will come of this.

We of the choir wish that it would but it won’t.

Hope I am wrong but I don’t think so.

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