Pee-gate UPDATE



Yesterday NBC reported that a (single) "senior official" told them a summary of the Golden Showers dossier was labeled "unvetted disinformation" and  "intel and law enforcement officials agree that none of the investigations have found any conclusive or direct link between Trump and the Russian government period,"

This NBC source contradicts what Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the UK's Independent last night.  Clapper told the Independent that he called Trump yesterday to express his dismay at leaks of the Golden Showers dossier.
"He continued: "We also discussed the private security company document, which was widely circulated in recent months among the media, members of Congress and Congressional staff even before the IC became aware of it. I emphasized that this document is not a US Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC."

Mr Clapper added that intelligence officials had not yet determined the reliability of the information in the still unverified document and "we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions".   
Fascinating!

If "intelligence officials had not yet determined the reliability" of the Golden Showers Dossier, then how could NBC call it "disinformation"? 

So, NBC is using a single source to discredit the "still unverified report"-- which so happens to undermine the credibility of their rival for ad revenue, CNN.

In the meantime, UK publication The Mirror has an astonishing update on the former MI6 agent whose  private company assembled the Golden Showers dossier.
"Sources reportedly say the 52-year-old is "terrified for his safety."

[redacted] is said to be a highly-respected Russian expert who spent many years in the British intelligence service before setting up his own private business.

Sources told The Times he worked with former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned with polonium-210 in London in 2006.

Litvinenko had worked for the Russian secret service the FSB but was forced to flee after criticising Vladimir Putin.  He was granted asylum in Britain where he was said to have been on the payroll of MI6.

An inquest ruled last year Litvinenko was murdered in an FSB operation, probably on the personal orders of Putin himself."
That not fake news- the former MI6 agent is really dead.  GA doesn't  envy the life expectancy of any named/unnamed Russians referred to in the Golden Showers report.

Last night the BBC Washington Correspondent Paul Wood reported he had been alerted to the existence of a Trump sex tape by a second source last August [see above VIDEO], and wrote on BBC.com: 
"And the former MI6 agent is not the only source for the claim about Russian kompromat on the president-elect. Back in August, a retired spy told me he had been informed of its existence by "the head of an East European intelligence agency"
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Later, I used an intermediary to pass some questions to active duty CIA officers dealing with the case file - they would not speak to me directly. I got a message back that there was "more than one tape", "audio and video", on "more than one date", in "more than one place" - in the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow and also in St Petersburg - and that the material was "of a sexual nature".
The BBC reporter has
Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was - allegedly - a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US presidential campaign.

It was passed to the US by an intelligence agency of one of the Baltic States. The CIA cannot act domestically against American citizens so a joint counter-intelligence taskforce was created.

The taskforce included six agencies or departments of government. Dealing with the domestic, US, side of the inquiry, were the FBI, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Justice. For the foreign and intelligence aspects of the investigation, there were another three agencies: the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency, responsible for electronic spying.

Lawyers from the National Security Division in the Department of Justice then drew up an application. They took it to the secret US court that deals with intelligence, the Fisa court, named after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. They wanted permission to intercept the electronic records from two Russian banks.

 Neither Mr Trump nor his associates are named in the Fisa order, which would only cover foreign citizens or foreign entities - in this case the Russian banks. But ultimately, the investigation is looking for transfers of money from Russia to the United States, each one, if proved, a felony offence.

A lawyer- outside the Department of Justice but familiar with the case - told me that three of Mr Trump's associates were the subject of the inquiry. "But it's clear this is about Trump," he said"
Is this "Fake News"?

If it's NOT "fake news'", why do Americans have to rely on foreign media sources for information about their own government? 

So, it's UK media v NBC...

Is the Golden Showers dossier "Fake News"?  

Why is NBC so quick to dismiss the report as "disinformation"- deliberately false- based on a single source "senior official"?  Notably, it is the only major network doing so.

Now that the Golden Showers dossier is in the public domain, and foreign media like the BBC appears to validate it and contradict the statement of the single source "senior official"  GA hopes it is not 'whitewashed' and the allegations of Trump coercion with Russia are fully investigated.

Because there has to be an explanation why Trump and his inner circle are so vehemently defensive of Vladimir Putin, why Trump will throw U.S. Intelligence under the bus to protect  Putin and Assange's credibility.

What is "fake" and what is "real"?
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GOPee friends, please  don't get pissed at me, or call today's post yellow journalism. 

When it comes to political satire, urine good hands.  And, when it comes to the President Pee-lect, let's not be Pee-C.

To recap:  yesterday the web-based news organization Buzzfeed published a   35-page report  described as:
"... a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians."
GA urges folks: DO NOT flush this "unverified" 35-page collective of memos!

Read it, the whole thing.  Because "unverified" allegations of collusion between the Trump Team and Russian government are serious.  No matter what your political stripes, we are all patriots, all on the same team.  We are Americans first.  If these findings are true,  they paint a devastating portrait of the people running our government;  I expect hearings and investigations will follow in months to come.

Excerpts from the 35-page leaked "unconfirmed" report:

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GA apologizes to GOPee friends for this non-Pee-C publication of  "Fake News!"

But you know....the allegation that the report is "Fake News" is unverified.  We need to Congressional hearings to verify whether the report is "Fake News". 

Not the wee-wee part.  IMO, the President-Pee-lect can "shower" in the Pee-ple's House, as long as replaces whatever he defiles.

Really, aside from its comic potential, does anyone care about claims that President  Pee-lect Trump allegedly arranged a Golden Shower display in a Moscow hotel?


Anyway.... doesn't a basement email server seem quaint now?

GA Note:   Here is how CNN described the "unconfirmed" report:
 "Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.

The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump."
The New York Times weighed in about the origin of the dossier:
"Last year, a Washington political research firm, paid by Mr. Trump’s Republican rivals, hired a retired British intelligence officer to investigate the candidate’s ties to Russia.  After it became clear that Mr. Trump would be the Republican nominee, Democratic clients began to pay the firm for this same “opposition research,” standard practice in politics.The former British spy, who had long experience in Russia and a network of connections there, compiled dozens of reports detailing what he heard from his contacts. The memos he wrote, mostly one to three pages long, are dated from June to December."
To be continued...


Comments

  1. Notice how President Electpee Trumpee (nor any of his mouthpeecies) are not denying any of the alleged allegations.

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  2. Google "golden shower" see whose face appears.

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  3. trump finally admitted the russians hacked the election. but have you noticed how none of the people who laughed so smugly at the russian hack ever admitted that they were 100% wrong and should stop being so smug? nothing gets through to them including having a blog that gets one comment a week.

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    1. Wait you mean its a bad idea to follow the 411 model of completely alienating your audience?

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  4. Piss poor journalism ?

    Chuck Todd (NBC) called out Buzzfeed's Editor & Chief Ben Smith to task for knowingly publishing "fake news" Trump Russian dossier.

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    1. Ha! I like Chuck Todd and watch MTP, but there are different POVs out there. In fact, the Director of Intelligence Clapper has called the dossier "still unverified."

      Here's a dissenting view from the media watchdog Columbia Journalism Review- Buzzfeed was Right to Publish Trump Russia Giles

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    2. Isn't "still unverified" the CIA equivalent of Health Department "Inspection pending" at NYC restaurants. Both are really saying yeah it's dirty.

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    3. Nope, Anon. It suggests that an investigation is in progress and no conclusion as yet.

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