June 5, 2019

In breaking news, British ex-spy and “dossier” fictionalizer Christopher Steele is set to be interviewed by newly appointed investigator John Durham.

The U.S. attorney for Connecticut appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr has wasted no time in getting to the heart of the origins of the “Trump/Russia” investigation. As Chris Steele is a British citizen who has been residing in London and might be thinking of dodging a subpoena from our courts –- in fact, he has denied a previous request from Durham –- a deal of some kind must have been struck for him to answer questions, almost certainly including some form of immunity. If Steele ignored a subpoena, he might be clapped in irons, so to speak, the next time he tried to set foot in America. That’s at the very least; it’s more likely he would be extradited right away. (Not that I have any information on this, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Trump or his top aides had discussed it with British officials during his overseas trip.)

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As Joe DiGenova explained on Tuesday’s HANNITY show, Steele will be under pressure to tell Durham the truth, because even though the interview will take place in the U.K., he could be indicted in the United States if he lies under oath. Steele is in a position to prove what we all but know: that the FBI committed fraud by lying in the warrant application they submitted to the FISA court, that they lied to Congress, and that they’ve lied to everyone about what they knew of Steele’s activities and political objectives. Robert Mueller perpetuated the lie; it’s obvious now that he had to know from the start there was no actual evidence of “collusion” between Trump and Russia and yet he kept investigating for almost two years, hoping to catch Trump in a process crime.

(Incidentally, according to Victoria Toensing, who was also a guest on the show, the reason Michael Horowitz is taking so long –- even with 700 investigators –- with his inspector general’s report is that he’s running into resistance from FBI Director Christopher Wray concerning the release of particular documents. As someone who has been doubtful for a long time of Wray’s commitment to draining the swamp, I can’t say I’m surprised. Add to that the fact that there is important news breaking virtually every day, and it’s hard to say when a report like Horowitz’s is ever “complete.”)

We already know that Steele has testified in a civil lawsuit in Britain that he couldn’t verify the material in the dossier –- he gave an estimate of “50-50” that it was true. Yet he spread it as far and wide as he could, even putting pressure on the FBI to use it, because he was desperate to make sure Trump didn’t get elected. We also know he shared that goal with the people in leadership positions at the FBI, CIA and DOJ. At this point, talking to Steele should be an effective way to address the allegations of a criminal conspiracy being led by senior U.S. government officials. Who needs Vladimir Putin to interfere in our election when you’ve got James Comey, John Brennan and the rest of that crowd?

Yesterday, I linked to a piece in THE HILL by John Solomon in which he posed ten questions to Hillary Clinton, several of which were in regard to her campaign’s relationship with Christopher Steele. Example: “Please identify each person in your campaign who was involved with, or aware of, hiring Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele.” Another good one: “Please describe all contacts your campaign had before Election Day with or about the following individuals: Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele, former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, former foreign policy scholar Stephan Halper and Maltese academic Joseph Mifsud.” Since we don’t (yet) have Hillary under subpoena and testifying before John Durham –- though that needs to happen for sure –- Steele should be able to fill in some of those blanks.

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Durham really does need to get Hillary in to testify about her campaign’s role in the whole “Russia” thing, but he no doubt wants to get everyone else on the record first. And this time, her testimony will be under oath and RECORDED for posterity. (What a radical idea.) This time, there won’t be any lost “302s.” This time, it’ll be a real investigation, not just a go-through-the-motions exercise with a predetermined outcome. Here’s that link to the questions again if you didn’t see it or would like to refresh:

Hillary Clinton's Russia collusion IOU: The answers she owes America

Actually, there are many more questions than these that Hillary needs to be asked. They might not be listed here, but on that happy day when we hear Durham is finally going to interview her, I’ll present a list of my own. Some serious, some just for fun (that no doubt her attorneys would never let her answer).

In the meantime, we’ve got Steele, and as DiGenova said Tuesday in a piece for FOX News, “Steele could be the key to exposing the whole corrupt cabal that conspired to undermine then-candidate and later President Trump with wildly false allegations that culminated in the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.”

“If Steele spills the beans on his former handlers, DiGenova continued, “the resulting prosecutions of former high-level federal officials would make Watergate seem trivial by comparison.”

That observation is quite amusing in light of the fact that Democrats have been trying to conjure up the ghost of Watergate for their own benefit, even to the point of calling 80-year-old Watergate star witness John Dean –- who, in fairness, does have some personal experience with obstruction –- to testify on June 10 before Congress! Now, that’s desperate. But Dean told CNN that he thinks the Mueller report contains evidence that President Trump obstructed justice, so he’s front and center.

This might be one of those times to pop the popcorn and let the fun begin. It shouldn’t be hard for Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee to corner Dean into admitting the differences between the clear obstruction orchestrated BY HIM (suborning perjury, paying off people, etc.) during the Nixon administration and what the President is alleged to have done. Also, I find it interesting that Dean once testified to recommend the censure of then-President George W. Bush for conducting “unlawful surveillance of Americans contrary to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.” How ironic that in this case, he’ll be testifying FOR the very people who are trying to protect officials who abused the FISA system to conduct surveillance on Americans who happened to be working with Trump’s campaign.

House Judiciary Schedules June 11 Hearing Starring Watergate Witness John Dean

Joe diGenova: Steele interview about Russia collusion hoax should reveal Democratic Party corruption

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  • B A Potgieter

    06/07/2019 12:04 PM

    I Am going to buy many Kilograms of Pop Corn as we are going to have many hours of exciting movies and of course, enjoy the MAKINGS of History coming.! Imagine the Complete Obama Admin and Obama in front of a Judge for treason. I WOULD LOVE TO BE THE EXECUTIONER.!

  • rodney burke

    06/07/2019 10:22 AM

    no there IS no obstruction. The dems are delusional and they need to be called out and publicly humiliated for this. Calling John Dean on a totally unrelated case is the stupidity they demonstrate every day. Dean will likely make fools of them. As well as them making public fools of themselves.

    Spygate is so far beyond Watergate, they aren't even in the same solar system.

    Obstruction is an ACT NOT a thought about an act. nancy is trying to warn them and they won't listen. Time to make the popcorn and watch the dems party implode. Why hinder them while they are in the process of destroying themselves?

  • rodney burke

    06/06/2019 12:32 AM

    funny you should mention Putin. The running meme on FB is "I don't need to spy on Trump. That's what you have democrats for." I would not be too surprised if Putin knew all about the shenanigans going on with the Clinton machine. Yes, Christopher Steele has a LOT of explaining to do. One question I have is posed by Dan Bongino; What was he doing at the State Dept.? He is intelligence, they have zero to do with intelligence. Only one reason I know, he wanted to bypass legal channels of intelligence. Dan Bongino calls it Information laundering. Then why did he pedal unverified/able info to the State dept and tell them he needed it out before the election? Things were fishy from day one. As Barr says, "Things are not adding up." Man! i thought that from July 2016.

  • Patricia McMahon

    06/05/2019 07:30 PM

    While watching Fox News, they were discussing the situation Bernie Sanders faces with Joe Biden in the running for POTUS vs the contest with HRC. I was contemplating her criminal case as a candidate--then it hit me right between the eyes. Biden is just as crooked as HRC!
    The threat to withhold US Aid if the Ukranian Prosecutor who was investigating his son wasn't fired. Biden's visit to China on Air Force 2 with his son; his son and John Kerry's son receiving billions from China to invest in their firm. When is someone going to investigate this? Is everybody from the Obama admin's Sec. of State crooked? Clinton AND John Kerry?

    What a mess.

  • william morley

    06/05/2019 05:52 PM

    It's about time

  • Dave Newbry

    06/05/2019 05:07 PM

    We are all pretty sure the Dean interview is going to be a laugher, I mean hiring a known rat to be a rat again, even with people he (like the rest of us) has only read about in the lame stream print media or watching CNN or MSLSD out of sheer boredom. Definitely popcorn worthy. Getting killary to testify under oath? Might as well try pulling a tooth with your bare fingers. It probably will take an act of congress, literally, to get her in the room. And you know Nadler won't issue one of his subpoenas, he's one of those who would almost certainly be brought down by her testimony. Steele would to be another popcorn worthy event if it could be broadcast. I don't think the liberals are going to like what they're about to learn.

  • Jerry Korba

    06/05/2019 04:59 PM

    `If Durham expects Steel to tell the truth and Steel plans on telling the truth I suggest protective measures for both of them I remember some mysterious death when some one got close to the Clintons unlawfulness these are not good people the mob mentality is never out of reach for them. A upbeat note our President and the First Lady put their best forward overseas and made Americans proud again the Charismatic couple brought charm and elegance to the Queen and the Royal Family. I am sure it was a relief having to converse with intelligent people who care about civil freedom for all. One thing that cripples freedom are people like the ones we have on the Left here in our country the British has their hands full with the same type of loons in theirs. Life would be easier and sane without them. The Left are like cancer we are always trying to cure and eliminate it. Not sure which will find a cure for it first; I hope its the Left and Cancer at the same time and soon.........there is no need for the both.....they have the same symptoms pain and death and both are miserable.

  • Kevin J Cook

    06/05/2019 02:53 PM

    Get Hussein on the witness stand or in an FBI interview. Does anyone think that Hussein the “smartest” president ever didn’t know of the coup attempt? I saw is arrogant hand shake with Trump on Inauguration Day and bet this traitor thought he had Trump nailed.

  • Robert McFate

    06/05/2019 01:26 PM

    Just another washed up hack trying to seem worth will.

  • Billy Hudson

    06/05/2019 12:49 PM

    Gov. Huckabee,
    Given the level of lying, self serving individuals you are talking about in this article do you really think they will tell the truth about anything? The only way they will be truthful is if it is advantageous to saving their own skins. Or maybe if their cohorts in crime have turned against them and they see it as a way of getting back at them. Nothing scatters the roaches on the floor like turning on the light of truth to display them in full plain sight. Then watch the little buggers run!

  • Anne Turner

    06/05/2019 12:41 PM

    Forgive me as I usually do not berate you, but you insulted Barney Fife. Barney would have gone in gun blazing. He may not have hit anything but he would have tried.

    I say, go ahead and impeach. In the first place moderate America in not patient with bullying. That is what this is beginning to sound like. I believe
    the Dems would come out looking really mean and spiteful. Okay, to some of us they already fit that bill. If any of these trade issues come out well, he will look good. A big campaign point is that Biden would require ending the corporate tax break. Someone needs to do a non partisan truly scientific study on what this will do to employment and expansion. It does not take genius to figure this out. But I guess that is what .dems want, more people in poverty. This makes for more dependence on them. So the tax break money would go into unemployment compensation, not energy. Duh!

  • Victor R Van Tress

    06/05/2019 12:34 PM

    Steel has made quite a bit of money off that document.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    06/05/2019 12:26 PM

    Steele obviously made the whole thing up, a la Bishop Ussher and his when-the-world-was-created date ;-} He laughed all the way to the " I can't verify this " bank. I wonder what kind of dirt Rep. Collins-Smith had on the Clintons ?

  • Karen L Brinkman

    06/05/2019 12:01 PM

    Seems as thought we always get told that "This will finally tell us what is what" etc. and then it falls apart before the hammer can come down. I sincerely hope this is the real deal and we finally get the truth.

  • Laszlo Denes

    06/05/2019 11:42 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee,

    Great article, thank you. However, we may learn that Christopher Steele was not the author of the dossier at all. The FBI needed Steele's name as the author of the "dossier" for the purpose of a FISA warrant application. The FBI had used Steele previously in a FIFA (the international soccer federation) corruption investigation (2011), and was considered a "reliable source" at that time.

    But Kathleen Kavalec, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the European and Eurasian Affairs of the Department of State, mentions two Russian names as Steele's sources, in the handwritten notes she took of her Steele interview: former Director of Russian Intelligence Vladimir I. Trubnikov, and Putin advisor Vladislav Surkov, both known as disinformation specialists. These two articles will shed some light on their work:

    To reiterate, Steele's name was only used by the FBI as the author of the "dossier" in order to make it seem legitimate intelligence rather than opposition research authored by Russian disinformation specialists, and paid for by the Hillary Campaign and the DNC via Fusion GPS.

    John Durham's interview of Steele will most likely blow this entire hoax sky high. Let's hope so.


    Laszlo Denes
    Jackson Heights, NY

  • Steve McDonnough

    06/05/2019 11:01 AM

    If Steele is indeed expected to be interviewed by John Durham and if he is expected to spill the beans, then he needs to be placed in protective custody by the Brits.
    As is he seems to be in a position to fly the coop so to speak. Spies are trained in how to disappear into thin air, so to speak.
    Or, worse, someone on the opposing team could have him bumped off. As for as I know the Clinton Mafia is still in operation.

  • Frances Hubbard

    06/05/2019 10:31 AM

    I think we all know by now that the Robert Mueller investigation was nothing but a sham! He knew there was nothing to investigate, but oh what a way to take millions from the American people! Praying that Bill Barr will expose every crook involved in this dirty plot to take down our PRESIDENT!

  • Mary Hopkins

    06/05/2019 10:22 AM

    I am hoping and praying that the President pardons Paul Manafort. What they are doing to him if it is true--He should not sent to Rikers Island or any other place and put in solitary confinement. This is not human and he is not a hardened criminal. Tax fraud is not a felony that they need to kill the person or do what they are talking about. Totally disgusting.