Over the past few years, we’ve been following the reports on Spygate and the “dossier” from John Solomon, formerly at THE HILL and now at his excellent new site JUST THE NEWS. As the story spun out over the weeks and months, our knowledge was necessarily piecemeal: one piece here, another piece there. But as I’ve said, at this point it’s obvious that the Russians weren’t "helping Trump win," as the phony narrative went, nor were they just “creating chaos,” as the secondary phony narrative went.  The “Russian disinformation” was 1) mostly from non-Russians and 2) designed to help Hillary win and, later, to take Trump out. The cast of characters involved in this activity is huge; in fact, that’s one reason why some would dismiss this reporting on Steele and the fictional “dossier” as wild conspiracy theory.

But it isn’t. Ironically, one easy way to see this as a unified, solid, evidence-based theory is to add yet another individual to this shady cast, with a name you perhaps haven’t even heard:

Adam Waldman.  Who?

 RELATED READING: It gets worse: Christopher Steele met with Hillary's lawyers 

As reported last week at the CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE, Waldman is an attorney with an eye-opening roster of clients. He seems connected to everyone. Not only does he represent the U.S. interests of Christopher Steele, but also a Russian oligarch who hired Steele named Oleg Deripaska, whose name is typically heard in connection with Paul Manafort.

Back in 2018, when the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, requested that Waldman testify, he received a letter from Waldman’s own attorneys saying that Waldman was “out of the country and not expected to return for several weeks.” A photo discovered later online showed Waldman very much in the country the following night.

Why the interest in Waldman? As the author states, “In the early 2016 text messages and email conversations between DOJ official Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele, the interests of Oleg Deripaska are a centerpiece of a quid pro quo where Deripaska obtains a travel visa and possible exemption from the Magnitsky Act [which froze financial assets of certain suspected Russian human rights abusers] in exchange for cooperation with the FBI effort against Donald Trump.” Text messages show that Waldman was the liaison, the “middle man,” the person providing plausible deniability for Steele, Deripaska, and also (yes, think about this) Democrat Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Waldman’s texts to Sen. Warner reveal a tie between Steele and a man named Daniel Jones (sorry, I guess that makes two new cast members to keep track of), who was a staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee vice-chair. It was Jones who raised $50 million to continue the Fusion GPS investigation of Trump AFTER he had been elected President. The writer believes all or most of this money actually came through Deripaska with Waldman as go-between.

Waldman has yet another tie: he was representing Julian Assange.

No wonder Sen. Grassley wanted his testimony! But apparently the senator was lied to concerning Waldman’s whereabouts.

 RELATED READING: The Gov. replies to readers re: "Steele 'wiped' his documentation..."

John Solomon reported that Deripaska wanted to testify before Congress in 2017 (presumably to get his story out in the way most favorable to himself.) But he was represented by Waldman, who also represented Steele --- can you believe this? Text messages show that Sen. Warner was using Waldman to try to set up a secret meeting with Steele. And when the Republican-led House Intel Committee tried to set up a meeting with Steele, Waldman sent a text to...drum roll, please...Sen. Warner to check with him about it first.

As it turned out, Deripaska was blocked from testifying before Congress, not by the House Intel Committee, which understandably wanted to talk with him, but by the Senate, apparently by Sen. Warner.

Since Deripaska is Russian, the FBI and DOJ had been using his name to further their “Russia” narrative, but after Trump was elected, it was like, “Uh-oh, this guy knows too much about what we’ve been doing.” Deripaska was even in a position to blackmail people such as James Comey and Andrew McCabe who were part of the scheme to get Trump. But, hey, if they doubled-down on the “Russia” narrative, who was going to believe a Russian oligarch, who no doubt was just spouting more “Russian disinformation”?

There’s someone else who had to be kept away from congressional investigators: Julian Assange. Assange (remember, he’s also represented by Waldman) knows who really obtained the DNC emails. Recall that Assange has said it wasn’t Russia. If it wasn’t the Russians --- I believe Assange and don’t think it was --- the whole “Russia” narrative blows up in the Democrats’ faces. Sen. Mark Warner rides to the rescue again to keep Assange’s testimony, should he give it, under wraps, as you’ll see in the full article.

I know, I know, this really does sound like a political thriller, too big and sprawling to be true. (Nothing like this would be possible without a complicit media.) But it’s taken literally years to assemble all these pieces, and my staff and I have been following it all along. The texts and emails are all there. The associations are real. The motivations are clear.

After looking at this thing for a long time, we think the way it worked was probably along the lines of this post from Jennifer (don’t know her, but she obviously gets this) at CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE. If you read it without any background knowledge, it looks like some out-there conspiracy theory, but now that most of the dots have been connected (a few others can be surmised), it’s quite well grounded in reality.

Here’s Jennifer: “My guess is that Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer made the whole thing up then passed it along to their buddy Steele, through Glenn Simpson, to give it polish. Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson added detail.

“Deripaska hired Adam Waldman in the first place because of his proximity to Hillary. His prize was going to be the ‘golden visa,’ so he could come and go to the U.S. at will. He was not passing in Russian disinformation; he was trying to be helpful to Hillary’s black-ops team. THEY ALL thought she was going to win. This dossier garbage and the FBI investigation were black ops meant to be reported in the press during the campaign to take Trump down…

“When this is said and done, ALL ROADS GO BACK TO HILLARY [emphasis mine], with Obama giving his blessings, and Soros giving millions to finance the entire cabal...”

Thanks to Jennifer for posting that; hope she's fine with us picking it up. (There was more, mostly concerning Bill Priestap, and it might be right, but we don’t post what we can’t confirm --- or at least have very good reason to suspect, such as the likely Soros connection.) All of this is absolutely consistent with my last two commentaries on Steele: “It gets worse: Christopher Steele met with Hillary’s lawyers” and “Steele ‘wiped’ his documentation, and not with a cloth.” As for Priestap, who as head of FBI Counterintelligence was Peter Strzok’s direct boss and Andrew McCabe’s #1 underling, he would have been the person to approve the payment or reimbursement of Steele and would have been aware of everything going on relative to the “dossier” and virtually every other underhanded thing they were doing.  Like Adam Waldman, he seems to have a knack for flying under the radar.

 

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  • Gladys Randolph

    05/02/2020 12:10 PM

    It seems like a big plan. But God has a plan that only He will carry out and prevail. Thank you, Gov. Huckabee. I voted for you in the past. Love your show!

  • Emily Yeatts

    04/30/2020 02:51 PM

    So who is going to held accountable Warner and Feinstein is still very much on intelligence committee wanting to give Iran 5 million wArner is still on intelligence committee and. Big mouth in taking trump down so when will something be done

  • Thomas Braden

    04/30/2020 12:13 PM

    Sounds like there are going to be a lot of investigations going on and it also sounds like we have a lot of people who should be in jail or____ when this is all said and done , those people should never draw another free breath of fresh air in their lives

  • Katherine Richardson

    04/30/2020 08:56 AM

    Great article! David Baldacci, author of realistic fiction crime stories, would be proud of how you presented the facts. Keep up the good work!

  • Joann Reifel

    04/30/2020 05:21 AM

    For your investigative efforts. I hope that they will be followed up on. Only those with something to hide will create such a labyrinth of deception. It reminds me of a six foot spider web hidden in the trees, in the dark. May God shed His light on the truth.

  • George Reynolds

    04/29/2020 11:43 PM

    Virginia Senator Mark Warner is up for re-election in November. How can we get the word out of his complicity in the tangled "dossier" web?

    I live in Virginia and I would love to see Warner replaced by a conservative.

  • Janet Pingston

    04/29/2020 10:36 PM

    For small businesses - when 401K retirement started - with matching contributions by employers allowed - MUST MUST MUST be funded by the 15th of the month following payroll- with the penalty of disallowing the benefit. We now have politicians - who wrote themselves a variance into the law - owing billions of dollars. Taxpayers to fund ? Lets see...… all funds not paid by the 15th of the month following should be disallowed.

  • Jay Johnson

    04/29/2020 06:23 PM

    Gov,
    I absolutely believe that this "Russia" thing was contrived by the Democrats. So what about this Senate Intel report from last week that affirms that the Russians were out to help Trump and not Hillary? She and Obama were busy selling out this country to the world (especially Russia and China) so what would be the motive of Russia (or any other country) in promoting a Trump presidency when it has been so clear that he wants to bring power back to the US? I await your reply.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    04/29/2020 04:41 PM

    My guess is that Blumenthal and Shearer asked Steele to fabricate...something - and he did. Priestap, as Steele's paymaster, should be in line for a dismissal without benefits, if not a firing squad. The whole cabal needs to be rooted out, pilloried, and then sent to jail ;-}

  • Robert McFate

    04/29/2020 03:05 PM

    Oh what a twisted web they weave when trying to deceive! Seems the web has started to unravel and is going to bring down many prominent people!

  • James Johnson

    04/29/2020 02:40 PM

    Governor,

    With all these people in the Justice Department conspiring against the American citizens, who needs the Russians to do anything but sit back and let us tear down our own country. Are these people not going to be held accountable? The people of this nation should stand up a shout--WE WANT JUSTICE, AND WE WANT IT NOW!

    Isn't there anything the President Trump can do to protect his reputation and his Presidency from these crooks? All he needs to do is get a petition signed by fifty-some-odd percent of the people of this nation to light a fire under someone's butt. And that will serve to also guard him from fraud in the upcoming election.

  • John Eckenrod

    04/29/2020 02:04 PM

    You have correctly described the ongoing Nancy Pelosi dishonesty and corruption, and it is tied in with our increasing problems with getting meat. There is so little market for meat that big purveyors of meat are closing and butcher shops are empty. Budget stimulations are greeted by N.P. with add-ons for every Dem favorite under the sun. It's being called PELOSI PORK.
    Good to see you so often on Fox News, Mike. Your contributions are super welcome and needed by objective people everywhere!
    -- John E.

  • Gaye Harris

    04/29/2020 01:53 PM

    Each time I see you responding to questions on tv programs, I AM SOOOO THANKFUL for you! You are ALWAYS SPOT-ON and I couldn't be more proud of you! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! The Lord has granted you a sharp mind, a truthful tongue and a brain like not many others!!
    MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU RICHLY!

  • Edward L. Finley

    04/29/2020 01:43 PM

    Hello Mike!
    Here is an interesting observation from Dan Bongino, that I wanted to share with you. I don't know if you've seen it, but it goes right along with this info on "The Steel Dossier" as well as the phony stuff they were and are trying to hide and slide! Dan;s take is excellent as well!

    videos.whatfinger.com/2020/04/28/a-bombshell-story-drops-and-no-one-is-covering-it-dan-bongino/

  • Garry Kent Kolberg

    04/29/2020 12:39 PM

    With all this evidence seeming to be piling up on a daily basis when will something actually be done about it. What is the delay?

  • Kathy Knake

    04/29/2020 12:26 PM

    Praying for justice with jail time, tax money returned from criminals, and repentance to our Lord from behind bars! Thank you for everything and God bless you and your family in Jesus name!

  • Jimmy Humphrey

    04/29/2020 11:34 AM

    Mr. Huckabee, I look forward to your truth documents. Too bad nothing will ever happen to the commies on the left. You and others have reviled the evidence against these communists. Not one upper echelon crook will ever spend time behind bars. Jimmy

  • Kay DeWitt

    04/29/2020 11:30 AM

    Mike, I pray that, to quote your words, the "years it has taken for you and your staff to assemble all these pieces" bears righteous dividends that equal the cost you and your staff have paid in terms of your investment of time and hard work!

    For an American political party to "collude" with a Communist country like Russia ........to "war" against another American political party for political gain.. is the epitome of TREASON and every other adjective that defines that which is ANTI -AMERICAN and, therefore, ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL.. thereby making the impeachment trial the epitome of INSANITY....and these two facts should be enough to re-elect President Trump!