11th January 2017 By Graham Vanbergen
The Guardian went today with the lead headline “FBI chief given dossier by John McCain alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts.” It’s first paragraph reads thus:
“Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant.”
The Guardian also went on to say that “The president-elect has not responded to the allegations.” Who responded:
The rest of the story, where the Guardian has “not been able to confirm the veracity of the documents” also went on to say that “An official in the US administration who spoke to the Guardian described the source who wrote the intelligence report as consistently reliable, meticulous and well-informed, with a reputation for having extensive Russian contacts.”
Read the rest of the article if you wish as it is typical of the made up nonsense we should expect nowadays that has not only not been verified in any way but as you’ll see, been totally trashed by the originators of fake news in this so called ‘post-truth era’.
The dossier is in fact a series of memo’s and according to Buzzfeed News it “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.” A number of mainstream outlets only posted the two most damning pages but Buzzfeed News went on to publish the entire 35 page document, which you can read HERE. One can only speculate what it was that motivated Buzzfeed to publish fully unverified documents.
Buzzfeed also claim that “The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them.” Buzzfeed reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating the alleged ‘facts’ in the dossier but but were actually unable to verify any of them to report earlier.
One utterly laughable accusation, I kid you not: “Trump’s personal obsessions and sexual perversions”, are that when staying at the Ritz Carlton Moscow hotel, in order to defile a bed in which Obama had stayed in previously, he employed “a number of prostitutes to perform “golden showers” (urinating) show in front of him.”
The dossier, confirmed by all the press has been “compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official.” No-one has been able to confirm the authenticity or credibility of who this ‘former’ Brit Intel officer is.
Meanwhile, in another related story that some might consider to have a degree of impact on the veracity of the entire dossier, (and to be fair, British Intelligence are good at ‘dodgy dossiers’), a post on Reddit via 4Chan claims that the infamous “golden showers” scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax. It was apparently fabricated by a member of the chatboard as “fanfiction”, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election. You literally could not make this up.
What follows is an hysterical series of responses, that included:
>”I fucking KNEW pol was behind this. It read too much like something off a message board. 10/10 trolling, lads. Well done.”
>”And – This shit was still ten times more convincing than the WMD evidence.”
>”I can’t stop laughing at the report. It’s like reading “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs” from South Park.”
>”So let me get this straight… Trump partook in “golden showers” in Russia with prostitutes… Russia then blackmailed Trump, not by asking for money or influence in his business deals, but by forcing him to run for president against all odds and win?”
>Anti-Trumpers are eating it up and saying “I knew this about him all along” etc, etc omg this is so hilarious!!
>If buzzfeed reported this and it was immediately debunked as a pol joke that’d be great But…..but…..the CIA actually seems to believe it? Wtf? Is the government that retarded?
The Editor of the New York Post wrote: “There is literally no evidence on offer in these memos or from BuzzFeed that any single sentence in these documents is factual or true. What’s more, we know most major news organizations in America had seen them and despite their well-known institutional antipathy toward Trump, had chosen not to publish them or even make reference to them after efforts to substantiate their charges had failed.” One has to ask what The Guardian editor might think!
In the meantime, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has his own more serious views on the matter and he makes several good point – as follows:
By Paul Craig Roberts – Don’t Count On Trump Being Inaugurated
The Ruling Establishment Does Not Intend For Trump To Become President.
The latest “explosive” fake news is that “multiple US officials with direct knowledge” told CNN that they have “classified documents” that Russia has compromising documents on Trump that would allow them to blackmail the US President. The documents consist of memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative “whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.”
According to antiwar.com “the dossier claimed several figures in the Trump campaign were in league with the Russian government during the campaign, and that Russia had been conspiring with them to groom Trump as an ally for ‘at least five years.’ It also claims exchanges of information between Trump and the Kremlin for ‘at least eight years,’ . . . The dossier names former Trump adviser Carter Page, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, as well as incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as having personally and repeatedly met with Kremlin officials on anti-Clinton leaks.”
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is the former Director of the Defense Intellience Agency. If such a high level US intelligence official is repeatedly meeting with Kremlim officials and the CIA has to learn about it from memos written by an unidentified former British intelligent agent, the CIA is totally incompetent.
The dossier claims that in Russian hands are videos of “wild sex parties” staged by Trump on his numerous trips to Moscow. And it gets wilder.
The New York Times also ran with the story but did state that there was at the present time no confirmation for the story.
Consider these three questions:
How would a former British intelligence operative get such extraordinary documents from Russian intelligence?
If he had such documents, why would he hand them over instead of selling them to Trump for a major fortune?
Why would such a crazy story be on CNN and in the New York Times unless the ruling establishment intends to use it to block Trump from the presidency?
What this elevation in wild charges tells me is that the CIA’s effort to sell Trump on the Russisn hacking did not succeed, and the CIA has escalated its attack on the president-elect.
Here are the URLs to the CNN, NYTimes, and antiwar.com reports: