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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:17 PM

Christopher Steele is a hero and Americans owe him their thanks

The attacks on Christopher Steele piss me off. I really believe that this man tried to help our country and that these attacks are pure BS https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/02/14/christopher-steele-is-a-hero-and-americans-owe-him-their-thanks/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-c%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3cdc37fc80e5

Christopher Steele, the former British spy whose claims about Donald Trump’s ties with Russia hold center stage in Washington right now, drives Republicans crazy. They have recommended that the Department of Justice open a criminal investigation into his work. They released a formerly classified memo by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that vilifies him — and now they are holding back a Democratic brief that tries to correct the record. Their Fox News minions have promised damning new revelations about Steele’s perfidy on a near-weekly basis. (Sebastian Gorka called the Nunes memo “one hundred times bigger” than the causes of the American Revolution — hyperbole that seems to have embarrassed even his friends.)

Yet, try as they might, Steele continues to haunt them. You sense it in the tone of frustration and anxiety. “There’s nothing to see here,” they keep insisting. And insisting. And insisting.

What is it about Steele that possesses them so? Could it be that his findings from the summer of 2016 — when the world was still wondering why Trump kept saying such nice things about Russia’s Vladimir Putin — proved so extraordinarily prescient?

Long before the U.S. intelligence community arrived at its conclusion that the Russians were trying to influence the presidential election, Steele had already sussed out the basic ingredients of the campaign. In June 2016, he already knew about ties between the Kremlin and Trump aides (specifically Carter Page and Paul Manafort), and he knew that Russian hackers had stolen documents from the Democratic National Committee that they planned to use against Hillary Clinton. Former CIA agent John Sipher has noted that several of Steele’s early assertions “turned out to be stunningly accurate.”

Last Friday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) rebuked her Republican colleagues for recommending the criminal probe of Steele. She accused them of trying to undermine the FBI and the investigation being conducted by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, and of attacking Steele as a way of “deflecting attention from collusion and obstruction of justice investigations.” And then she added, almost as an afterthought: “Not a single revelation in the Steele dossier has been refuted.” Ouch!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:25 PM

1. He had to go into hiding for awhile.

His life was at risk. Yes, he is a hero to me. An overpaid sports figure who scores a few points is NOT a hero even though they are always called one.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:04 PM

14. i bet he's still looking over his shoulder....

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Response to spanone (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:07 PM

15. If he's as smart as he seems he shohld

also be using something to taste/check his food too.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:21 PM

16. Amen

It bugs me to no end how the word Hero has gone from meaning "someone who saves lives" to "guy who wins."

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:28 PM

2. K & R

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:31 PM

3. History will avenge and so name him.

He should then be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:40 PM

7. Oh, what a great idea. I so hope that happens down the road..n/t

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:32 PM

4. He IS a hero and a patriot. He knows that the UK and the US are strong allies,

and need to continue working together.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:37 PM

5. If trump is forced out of office before the end of his term,

there is going to be about 30% of the population that will believe it is some kind of a coup because of that lying SOB, who doesn't care about anybody or anything but himself. If there is a God, may he get what he deserves.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:38 PM

6. I agree 100%, Gothmog.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:41 PM

8. He is more of an American partriot than drumpf and his fellow travelers

As Simpson's testimony said, they were concerned for our country. And his career credentials have been impeccable.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:06 PM

9. He Is More Patriotic Than Comrade Trump Could Ever Dream Of Being

and he isn't even an American. Yet the commies on the Con side of the house stomp all over him.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:32 PM

10. The Queen should knight him for services to freedom.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:02 PM

12. Ooohhh!

tRump doesn't get invited to Britain, but the Queen knights Steele! That would be very good optics indeed.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 05:13 AM

19. Yes, he has done his state, and the United States, enormous service.

If the US turned into a totalitarian regime, what hope for the rest of the western world ?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:59 PM

11. Who will play the James Bond villains in the movie?

I mean the parts of Trump, McConnell, Ryan, Nunez, Chafetz, Mulvaney, Kelly, Bannon, Pence, ...etc.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:04 PM

13. He may have saved the United States.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:23 PM

17. Not only a hero, but also a patriot. Hard to believe shame would not

prevent the GOP hatchet men from going after him.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:57 PM

18. Fascist Rethug world....

The villain is the Saint
And the Saint becomes the villain.

Up is down, right is left, good is bad, upside down backwards - inside out.

These Fascist Traitors have a lot of nerve calling Christopher Steele a criminal instead of the hero he really is.

Shame on them, double shame.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 05:23 AM

20. Cheers to Christopher Steele..

and the Daily Mail!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Sat Feb 17, 2018, 08:34 AM

21. The latest Mueller indictments confirm even more of the Steele dossier

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