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Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:55 AM

Ohr says Christopher Steele told him Russian intelligence believed it had Trump "over a barrel"

Ohr says Christopher Steele told him Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel”


WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.

The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met with higher-level Russian officials than the aide had acknowledged, the people said.

The previously unreported details of the July 30, 2016, breakfast with Christopher Steele, which Ohr described to lawmakers this week in a private interview, reveal an exchange of potentially explosive information about Trump between two men the president has relentlessly sought to discredit.

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Among the things Ohr said he learned from Steele during the breakfast was that an unnamed former Russian intelligence official had said that Russian intelligence believed “they had Trump over a barrel,” according to people familiar with the meeting. It was not clear from Ohr’s interview whether Steele had been directly told that or had picked that up through his contacts, but the broader sentiment is echoed in Steele’s research dossier.

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https://apnews.com/4ac772445073491aa7d3ca9e558e0144



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Reply Ohr says Christopher Steele told him Russian intelligence believed it had Trump "over a barrel" (Original post)
kpete Aug 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #1
dalton99a Aug 2018 #2
dem4decades Aug 2018 #4
NewJeffCT Aug 2018 #3
unitedwethrive Aug 2018 #5
MineralMan Aug 2018 #6
YessirAtsaFact Aug 2018 #22
SammyWinstonJack Aug 2018 #24
YessirAtsaFact Aug 2018 #26
robersl Aug 2018 #7
uponit7771 Aug 2018 #8
robersl Aug 2018 #11
YessirAtsaFact Aug 2018 #25
Achilleaze Aug 2018 #30
GeorgeGist Aug 2018 #9
Marcuse Aug 2018 #35
Sanity Claws Aug 2018 #10
robersl Aug 2018 #14
Sanity Claws Aug 2018 #15
robersl Aug 2018 #16
Sanity Claws Aug 2018 #18
robersl Aug 2018 #19
erronis Aug 2018 #27
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2018 #13
yardwork Aug 2018 #21
ginnyinWI Aug 2018 #12
bucolic_frolic Aug 2018 #17
Harker Aug 2018 #23
ehrnst Aug 2018 #20
Hekate Aug 2018 #28
Doodley Aug 2018 #29
potone Aug 2018 #37
smirkymonkey Aug 2018 #38
underpants Aug 2018 #31
oberliner Aug 2018 #32
duforsure Aug 2018 #33
Gothmog Aug 2018 #34
0rganism Aug 2018 #36

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:56 AM

1. No wonder Spanky wants to ruin Bruce Ohr.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:59 AM

2. Yep.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:06 PM

4. Not just Spanky, but Putin too

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:00 PM

3. and none of Trump's actions as president

have probably disabused Ohr, Comey, Mueller or Steele of that notion

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:07 PM

5. He testified at the repub only hearing, right?

Don't you just wonder how they could hear this, and then justify their continued support of the orange one?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:08 PM

6. I'd rather see Trump IN the barrel.

Just saying...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:45 PM

22. I'd rather see shitgibbon in a casket

But a barrel would be okay for now.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:48 PM

24. A barrel over Niagara falls.

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:51 PM

26. That works!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:08 PM

7. Just For The Record

the saying is "Russia has Trump under a barrel", not "over a barrel". Why the hell would Trump care about being "over" a barrel?

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Response to robersl (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:11 PM

8. The phrase "Over A Barrel" ... is correct It's an America phrase (link and quote)

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/over-a-barrel.html

This is an American phrase and first appeared in the mid-20th century. It is supposed that it alludes to the actual situation of being draped over a barrel, either to empty the lungs of someone who has been close to drowning, or to give a flogging. Either way, the position of helplessness and in being under someone else's control is what is being referred to.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:21 PM

11. Hmmm

Looks like you're right. It still doesn't make any sense, but that is the saying.

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Response to robersl (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:50 PM

25. It's a traditional figure of speech

Making literal sense is optional.

However, picture a big wooden barrel lying on its side. Picture a person lying across the middle of it, their body parallel to the top and bottom of the barrel. Their feet are off the floor.

They are helpless in that position.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:03 PM

30. Flogging is what Spanky* (R) is into

Stormy Daniels Spanks Trump Again

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/opinion/stormy-daniels-trump-60-minutes.html

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:37 PM

35. Any questions?

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Response to robersl (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:21 PM

10. Where did you come with that?

If you don't understand an idiom, look it up. Don't just presume it is wrong.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:23 PM

14. Seriously

you look everything up before you say it? Why do you feel the need to make this comment?

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Response to robersl (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:25 PM

15. You called someone wrong

Yes, I check things before saying someone is wrong.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:28 PM

16. Just My Luck

to run into the one person who has never made a mistake. My apologies for offending your superior sensibilities.

I wasn't saying YOU were wrong, just the reporter who wrote the article.

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Response to robersl (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:31 PM

18. Oh Lord.

No wonder you get into arguments with people. You claim to know more than others. Then you read things in my answer that I never said. I never said I never made a mistake. I said that I check before calling out others and saying they are wrong.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:34 PM

19. If I Promise Never To Do It Again

can I go now?

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Response to robersl (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:58 PM

27. Please do. And don't let the door hit you on the way out. (An American expression.)

You can look it up.

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Response to robersl (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:23 PM

13. I've never heard the expression "under a barrel."

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Response to robersl (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:40 PM

21. Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel

When tarantula took to the hills.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:21 PM

12. This is why you want an honest person with good character to be President.

Not only do we want a good leader who is a good role model and represents us well to the world, we don't want a crooked character who is in thick with criminals and has a lot to hide or be blackmailed with!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:31 PM

17. Poor barrel!

Hope they selected a stout one

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:46 PM

23. I knew a guy who got in a barrel.

He wound up under the table.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:34 PM

20. Any Politician who continues to say that Russian involvement in the election is "just a distraction"

 

maybe needs to be included in Mueller's investigation.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:59 PM

28. Possibly they are. I bet Nunes and Rohrabacher aren't sleeping too well at night. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:00 PM

29. Trump acts like a pedophile about to be rumbled. Whatever Putin has on him,

it is something so disgusting that it would destroy him. That is why he is so desperate to discredit Mueller and undermine the investigation. An innocent person has no reason to behave like that.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #29)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 03:37 PM

37. Not necessarily.

I am less inclined to think that it is sleazy sexual behavior than that it is financial. I think he has been involved in very shady financial transactions with Russian oligarchs.

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Response to potone (Reply #37)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 03:59 PM

38. I agree. I think everyone already assumes that he is guilty of sleazy or even illegal sexual

behavior and have made up their minds about him. It would have to be something far more damaging to his image/brand, most likely involving finances.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:04 PM

31. Hell, I could have told him that.

This was why Steele started working on the dossier to begin with plus it's pretty obvious that Trump is beholden to Russians.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:06 PM

32. Carter Page is a really weird guy

 

One of the oddest fellows in this whole mess.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:09 PM

33. trumpwill next claim

Ohr is a spy or he is the one compromised. He'll try to criminalize him now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:22 PM

34. From my twitter feed

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 01:41 PM

36. about time American intelligence got its own barrel for the assclown

why can't we have nice things?

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