BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s house of cards is crashing down around him…
An official at former President Obama’s State Department just came forward to confirm that Republicans were telling the truth when they said former British spy Christopher Steele and allies of Hillary Clinton gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump was compromised by the Russians.
The Hill reported Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here’s the Truth” that Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between Trump and Russia. He confirmed that the chain of events Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) drew out in his criminal referral for Steele were correct.
Grassley asked the Justice Department to investigate the former intelligence agent for allegedly lying to the FBI about his contacts with the media. He wrote that “a friend of the Clintons” approached an Obama State Department official with a document making claims about Trump, which the official then passed on to Steele, who was at the time a paid informant for The FBI.
Winer explained that Steele first approached him in September of 2016 with the dossier about Trump. He condensed the into a two-page summary that he shared with former Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who notified then-Secretary of State John Kerry.
Winer claimed he met with his “old friend” Blumenthal later that month, and they discussed the Steele dossier. During the meeting, Blumenthal showed him“notes” put together by another longtime Clinton operative, Cody Shearer, that “echoed” the claims made in the Steele dossier.
“What struck me was how some of the material echoed Steele’s but appeared to involve different sources,” Winer wrote.
Winer went on to say that he shared the information from the Clinton operatives with Steele “to ask for his professional reaction.”
“He said that it was similar but separate from the information he had gathered from his sources,” Winer said. “I agreed to let him keep a copy of the Shearer notes.”
Winer said he never shared the information Blumenthal gave him to anyone at State and that he did not believe Steele would share it with anyone else in the government.
“But I learned later that Steele did share them — with the FBI, after the FBI asked him to provide everything he had on allegations relating to Trump, his campaign and Russian interference in U.S. elections,” Winer wrote.
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