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WaPo Retracts Steele Dossier Russia Collusion Reporting, Points Finger At Hillary Clinton

WaPo Retracts Steele Dossier Russia Collusion Reporting, Points Finger At Hillary Clinton

“The indictment secured by Durham on Nov. 4 suggests, but doesn’t explicitly assert, that Danchenko may have gotten his information about the hotel encounter not from Millian but from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Hillary Clinton.”

There is a limit to what we are able to cover. We just don’t have the resources to cover everything that deserves covering, and one of the things that deserved covering in more depth was the Clinton connection to the phony Steele Dossier that led to years of Russia collusion media coverage designed to freeze the Trump administration. We covered it, it’s not that we ignored it, but it should have been a more major focus.

The short story, previously covered, was that the Steele Dossier was bought and paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign, with ‘holier than thou’ Democrat election lawyer Mark Elias playing a role as intermediary. The whole thing was an interference in our election process of epic proportions, and the Clinton Crime Family was behind it.

Now it’s all coming out as a result of the slow but steady investigation by John Durham. The indictment of a Clinton compaign lawyer and recently of another Democrat operative involved with the Steele Dossier inticate the onion is being peeled back.

Deep inside, if Durham ever gets there, we will find some surprises (here’s my bet: People connected to Obama were involved, and Obama almost certainly knew but he probably kept several layers of people between himself and the dirty work, like he always did).

In a major development, the rats at WaPo are fleeing the sinking ship.

In an extraordinary announcement, WaPo wrote as self-obituary announcing it was retracting much of its reporting, and fingering the Clinton machine as a possible culprit, The Washington Post corrects, removes parts of two stories regarding the Steele dossier:

The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and removing large portions of two articles, published in March 2017 and February 2019, that had identified a Belarusian American businessman as a key source of the “Steele dossier,” a collection of largely unverified reports that claimed the Russian government had compromising information about then-candidate Donald Trump.

The newspaper’s executive editor, Sally Buzbee, said The Post could no longer stand by the accuracy of those elements of the story. It had identified businessman Sergei Millian as “Source D,” the unnamed figure who passed on the most salacious allegation in the dossier to its principal author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

The story’s headline was amended, sections identifying Millian as the source were removed, and an accompanying video summarizing the article was eliminated. An editor’s note explaining the changes was added. Other stories that made the same assertion were corrected as well.

Source D, according to the dossier, alleged that Russian intelligence had learned that Trump had hired Russian prostitutes to defile a Moscow hotel room once occupied by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and possessed a video recording of the incident.

The allegation, which the dossier said was confirmed by a second person described only as “Source E,” has never been substantiated.

WaPo made pains to highlight the Clinton role (emphasis added):

Steele’s dossier consisted of raw information and unconfirmed tips from unidentified sources, which he compiled as part of a political opposition-research project for an investigative firm working on behalf of the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. Though Steele shared it with the FBI, its contents remained largely unknown and unpublicized until two months after the 2016 election, when a leaked copy was published by BuzzFeed News.

Trump has repeatedly denounced the dossier as false, framing it as the centerpiece of a malicious effort financed by his political opponents to damage him.

The Post’s reassessment follows the indictment on Nov. 4 of Igor Danchenko, a Russian American analyst and researcher who helped Steele compile the dossier….

Danchenko was indicted on charges that he repeatedly lied to the FBI about where and how he got information that he allegedly gave to Steele for the dossier….

The February 2019 Post story detailed Millian’s involvement in some of Trump’s business activities. It was headlined, “Sergei Millian, identified as an unwitting source for the Steele dossier, sought proximity to Trump’s world in 2016.”
The indictment secured by Durham on Nov. 4 suggests, but doesn’t explicitly assert, that Danchenko may have gotten his information about the hotel encounter not from Millian but from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Hillary Clinton. The indictment doesn’t name the executive by name, but he has been identified as Charles Dolan Jr. by Dolan’s attorney, Ralph D. Martin, who otherwise declined to comment because Dolan is a “witness in an ongoing case.”

The damage Hillary Clinton, Democrat disinformation operatives, and their media helpers did to this country is immeasurable.

I agree with this sentiment:

Bring them down. Bring them all down


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They arrest and charge the patsies, but the big fish behind it all are free to keep on hating and destroying America.

    The good news is that Hillary Clinton is disposable to the left.

    Still, you’re right: their motives are to destroy the nation, then loot it.

    It’s all about the money.


      This is tantamount to treason. It is an attempted coup.
      The BIG LIE” is not Jan-6, it is the Hillary-DNC-Media collusion to subvert an election and then to take-down a sitting President.

      It is 50x worse than even the crazy conspiracy theories imagined..

        I’m an equal-opportunity objector to non-technical uses of the word “Coup”.

        I maintain that it’s ONLY a Coup when you use military or paramilitary force to seize control of the State from the bottom up, in clear defiance of all usual routes of dirty politics.

        a COUP means that you seized power plants, police stations, media stations, bridges, water treatment, internet routers, telephone switches, etc, etc, and basically took control of the entire nation from the ground up, completely ignoring the normal channels of government and politics by simply seizing base infrastructure, disconnecting the existing government from all useful levers of power, and then killing or arresting any members of government who continue to resist at your leisure.

        Feeding dossiers full of lies to media and the FBI isn’t a coup: that’s just dirty politics.

        Surrounding the FBI with tanks, cutting all their power, water, and communications, then handing a dossier full of lies to the first traitor who agrees to read it aloud on your behalf, at a media station you now control…. THAT’S a COUP.

          Ohio Historian in reply to Krenn. | November 17, 2021 at 5:23 pm

          Merriam-Webster, definition 2:
          2 : an impressive victory or achievement that usually is difficult or unexpected

      luckystars33 in reply to | November 16, 2021 at 11:36 pm

      Like they did with the Soviet Union.
      I was in the printing business and a Russian guy was selling copy machines in the end.
      A low level guy.
      They looting everything.

    And for a list of those “big fish,” all you have to do is go to the membership list of the CFR,

    Only in the CFR is the phrase “America First” seem as a sin.

    UserP in reply to Exiliado. | November 13, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Hillary used to be a big fish. Now she is just a can of worms.

      txvet2 in reply to UserP. | November 13, 2021 at 8:53 pm

      Who knows? They might even discover that Bubba was a frequent flyer on the Pedophile Express.

      bart simpsonson in reply to UserP. | November 16, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      UserP: you win the internet here today with this comment. Actually, though in fairness, Hellary has ALWAYS been a can of worms. Rotting, stinking worms. And always will be. What is really great is she WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT

In Clinton they trust no longer? Something has changed in the political congruence. An inconvenience, a liability, a burden, perhaps.

Demos-cracy is aborted in darkness.

    JHogan in reply to n.n. | November 14, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    On the bright side, I’ll enjoy seeing Hillary! thrown under the bus by the Dem-media propaganda complex. She is becoming a great big liability and Marxists have no loyalty.

Who is more abominable, Hillary or Pelosi? Overall, I think that Pelosi is immensely more depraved than Hillary and she became that way without having to suffer the indignities that Hillary has earned.

Follow the money.

“WaPo … Points Finger At Hillary Clinton”

Thun-der-DOME! Thun-der-DOME! Thun-der-DOME!

Ever since it’s formation, I have been bothered by the existence of the FISA court. I never thought I would see the formation of a secret court in the United States, the mainstay of “justice” in every communist banana republic. The most important lesson is not that the Clintons are corrupt. There is an endless supply of corrupt politicians in any system. But the FISA court, as any unaccountable secret government entity, is always ripe for abuse. It should be abolished. It is an affront to a free society and to our democracy.

    Ohio Historian in reply to Rand. | November 17, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    The problem I have with the FISA court is its corruption. They never should have approved any extension of a surveillance agreement when the Fibbies were still using an unsubstantiated dossier as a principal document. Also,when it was disclosed that Kevin Clinesmith had altered evidence, they should have interceded to get him a prison sentence. Plus the IG report, that said this was not the only FISA document that did not follow the Fibbie procedures, still has a cordial relationship with DOJ. Plus, all the people at the Fibbie that swear these things are true, complete, accurate should all be cashiered as well.

“The damage Hillary Clinton, Democrat disinformation operatives, and their media helpers did to this country is immeasurable.”

Let us not forget Uranium 1. The project whereby William Jefferson Clinton, husband of the Secretary of State, made a 30 minute speech for half-a-million dollars, $500,000.00. She authorized the sale of considerable uranium supplies to a Canadian firm, and that stuff is gone. She had a bathroom server so she could negotiate bribes, against the law—the server, the private emails, and the bribes. The comment by Trump about enlisting Russian assistance to find the emails was a cold jest. Perhaps the kind folks at the Babylon Bee could it explain the joke to the leftists.

She colluded with the Russians for bribes, and then colluded with Russians to smear Trump with collusion, and our MSM colluded with her.

Who was the guy who had the email information, Seth Richards? The Federales said they had nothing on Freedom of Information request, and then had 20,000 pages of nothing. Corrupt doesn’t begin to describe them.

Of course, Bill bailed out 1996 campaign with use of illicit money from China, and then allowed sensitive missile technology to wander off to China.

    Milhouse in reply to Milwaukee. | November 14, 2021 at 2:05 am

    She authorized the sale of considerable uranium supplies to a Canadian firm, and that stuff is gone.

    Now that is not true at all.

    1, There was no sale of uranium. There was a Canadian company which owned, among its many assets worldwide, a uranium mine in the USA. A Russian company bought the Canadian company, and that is the sale that this is about.

    2. Because the company owned that mine, the sale required the approval of President Obama. Not of Hillary Clinton. She had no role at all in the matter.

    3. The president has an advisory panel to advise him about such decisions. The panel voted to recommend that he approve it, and he accepted that recommendation. He didn’t have to.

    4. Hillary Clinton was not on that committee. The State Department has one representative on it, but it is not the secretary. The person who served at that time as State’s representative has said that throughout his tenure on the committee he never spoke to Clinton, on this or any other matter. In fact there’s no evidence that she even knew who he was.

    5. The mine, like all US mines, is subject to export restrictions no matter who owns it.

    So, had she been bribed to help the sale, she would have had to talk to this guy, find out how he planned to vote, and if he was against it she would have had to give him some reason why she wanted him to vote for it. It would have been far easier for the Russians to just find this guy and bribe him themselves, if they thought it necessary. Further, they’d have had to buy not just one vote but a majority of the committee. And even then there would have been no guarantee that 0bama would accept the recommendation. So really if they wanted to bribe someone, the logical person would have been 0bama. That way they could ignore the committee.

    More than that, had 0bama refused his approval, the sale would have gone through just the same; it’s just that they would then have had to put that one mine up for sale. Remember they didn’t buy the company for that one mine; it was just one asset that the company happened to own. So why would they bother to bribe anyone over it?

      DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | November 15, 2021 at 1:15 am

      “The president has an advisory panel to advise him about such decisions. The panel voted to recommend that he approve it, and he accepted that recommendation.”

      Yeah. And we have an FDA panel that’s supposed to keep Americans safe from dangerous medications, and they just “advised” the FDA that it’s OK to give COVID vaccinations to children. That’s about how much panels and their recommendations are worth inside the Swamp.

Yeah, Clinton started it, but then there’s this January 5, 2017 meeting in the Oval Office. Would love to see Durham get there, or some Commission subpoena those communications.

The FBI, and DoJ at large, wouldn’t have run with this hoax unless Obama had given permission. In fact, the FBI had been conducting electronic surveillance of Trump Tower to spy on Trump (Trump had unartfully used the word “tapped” but the basic concept was and is correct). They wouldn’t have done it unless the President had authorized it.

We know from multiple sources of actual evidence, such as messages between Peter Strozk and his squeeze Page, that Obama was closely following the case. That isn’t the only example we have that Obama was eyeballs deep in this.

But then, so was Biden. He was present at meetings Obama held in the Oval Office with the conspirators.

I’m not impressed with the “investigation” and when I say investigation I really mean cover up and delay.

    Skip in reply to r2468. | November 14, 2021 at 7:19 am

    There is that going on too

    TX-rifraph in reply to r2468. | November 14, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Why are they saying what they are saying right now? WaPo is a deep state propaganda tool. There is an agenda. This is either a direct step on the agenda or a distraction for us so we do not focus on something else. These people always knew they were lying. Why this now?

Tossing Hildabeast under the bus to save themselves from the Russian Collusion debacle

This was not a simple mistake that was corrected as soon as it was discovered. This was a deliberate lie the WaPo fanned for years for purely partisan reasons, and only semi-retracted because the stench was destroying what was left of their tawdry reputation.

How many years will it take for the WaPo to make a similar semi-admission that the 2020 presidential election was stolen?

Democracy Dies in Darkness – And We Supply the Darkness

    bart simpsonson in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | November 16, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Hey Recovering: You win the interwebs today on Legal (at least) with your comment. Thank you for your service to America. I am referring specifically to “Democracy Dies in Darkness – And We Supply the Darkness.”

    AND……..the rest of your comment is totes appropro as well. Again, Thank You for your service to America as we know it……..

Did only the NY Times win a Pulitzer for their ‘Russia Collusion’ reporting? Or, did the Washington Post also win a Pulitzer and, if they did, are they returning it?

BREAKING: Washington Post found dead of suicide at Fort Marcy Park.

I got a lifetime suspension from Twitter for simply calling Hillary a “vile old whore”.

Damn, I’m proud.

    dannystaggers in reply to CDR D. | November 17, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    That’s why I never bothered with them. Instead, I’ve been thrown off Facebook more times than I can count. Today, I constantly bait them.

WaPo is busy memory-holing as much of their past ‘reporting’ on the Clinton dossier and Russian collusion as it thinks it can get away with.

Winston Smith is working overtime editing the rest.

“Democracy Dies in Darkness” — Ironic, ain’t it?

Ah those kids at the WaPoo–they’re invincible in their belief that they are correct. But they are living exemplars of the adage, “Too soon old, too late smart”. They never got beyond what Obama acolyte Ben Rhodes characterized as “28 years old and know absolutely nothing”. Very easy to keep people like that permanently enrolled in The Mushroom Society (aka “in the dark and fed manure”.)

So Commander D you took the “VOW” in describing Hillary? Good for you.

It’s official now. The Obama wing is in complete control of the Dems and is throwing Hillary under the bus to cover up its own crimes. At least we get the pleasure of seeing her wear those richly-deserved skid marks.

At this point what difference does it make?

There is a long standing truism that “one ‘Oh-S**t’ wipes out an endless supply of ‘Atta-boys’.”.
The Post is trying to wipe out an endless supply of ‘Oh-S**t’-s with one ‘Atta-boy’.

Interesting that Clinton put out statement by a representative rather than her usual self attacking Trump.

    bart simpsonson in reply to stl. | November 16, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Sorry stl, but it is boring, not interesting. You are not, but Hells is. It’s the same old, same old. Or I should say SHE is.

Both Durham and Barr should be hanging from a lamp post on Pennsylvania Ave. They’ve been futzing around for three years on this and they sat on it through the election.

When all is said and done, only the American people will pay a price for this treason – sedition – when, if there really was any justice, the Clintons, the leadership of the Democratic Party, the entire FBI, and the Republican leadership should all be doing life without parole on a desert island.

Interesting, so tell me; how do you retract a newspaper? And one dated four years ago at that? Did they come out with some special issue? No? Than what is the point of this article?

I think Trump should sue them for 100 million dollars.