Two-edged leaks

From RealClearInvestigations:
Another recent Times story that has raised eybrows is its Sept. 1 account of the FBI’s efforts to recruit Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch close to Putin, as an informant. Published just days after the release of documents showing that the DOJ’s Bruce Ohr was in close contact with Christopher Steele, who was employed by Deripaska’s London lawyer, the Times story reports that the FBI operation included Ohr and Steele. According to the Times, Deripaska was one among half a dozen Putin associates that the FBI attempted to recruit for the purpose of reporting on Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.
A congressional Republican source who spoke to RCI on the condition of anonymity is skeptical of the Times’ account. “The takeaway is that in trying to flip a Putin-allied oligarch, the FBI told Putin that they’re investigating his interference in the 2016 elections. That is not a good look. It looks like the story they’re trying to bury is that in the period leading up to the FBI’s using the dossier to get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, a senior DOJ official whose wife [Nellie Ohr] worked on the dossier is meeting with the author of the dossier, who works for a Putin ally.”


Grim said...

It's enough to make your eyes cross.

Texan99 said...

Ditto yesterday's revelation. Strzok and Page were found to have traded messages about a press leak strategy. Their lawyer floated the theory that they were talking about a strategy to "plug leaks." Then more emails came out, with comments about how irritated one of their leak contacts was with their decision to favor another leak contact with a scoop.

Ymarsakar said...

This is not even advanced spycraft/tradecraft. Byzatine backstabbing was a lot more elegant back in the day.

This American Deep State which is only the Surface State antics of useful ant cannonfodder, is quite crude in comparison.

In other words, all the preppers and crazy people back 10 plus years ago were far more accurate about the Shadow Government of the US and the Deep State and the Leftist alliance, than were the "normal" Americans and or citizens that had day jobs.

Corporate slave day jobs make the zombies unable to think through certain issues.

Ymarsakar said...

Welcome to the world of stupid conspiracy theories that happen to be real not a theory and they also happen to be criminal conspiracies coincidentally. Even though conspiracy charges are used all the time by lawyers and those in the know, American citizens are told that conspiracies do not actually exist as you add more people... heh.

Quite convenient in a sense.