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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:36 PM

'Dossier' author Chris Steele met Ivanka Trump years before Russia scandal, source says

Source: ABC

Nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trumpís daughter Ivanka met a British intelligence officer who ran the Russia desk -- and when the agent left his covert service and moved into private practice in 2010, she stayed in touch, ABC News has learned.

The two exchanged emails but never worked together, and the man, Christopher Steele, would one day re-emerge in a most unexpected way, taking a central role in the Russia scandal that consumed the early years of her fatherís presidency, according to a source familiar with their past contacts.

Steele gained notoriety as the investigator who ignited a firestorm by authoring the highly controversial 2016 dossier alleging links between the Trump Campaign and Russia, and embarrassing incidents involving Trump before he took office. Critics of Steele have argued that the former intelligence officer was biased against Trump and was inclined to produce a negative report on the presidential candidate Ė excoriating Steele on social media and elsewhere.

In 2007, Ivanka Trump met Steele at a dinner and they began corresponding about the possibility of future work together, the source said. The following year, the two exchanged emails about meeting up near Trump Tower, according to several emails seen by ABC News. They suggest Ivanka Trump and Steele stayed in touch via emails over the next several years. In one 2008 exchange they discussed dining together in New York at a restaurant just blocks from Trump Tower.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dossier-author-chris-steele-met-ivanka-trump-years/story?id=67597270





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Reply 'Dossier' author Chris Steele met Ivanka Trump years before Russia scandal, source says (Original post)
demmiblue Dec 9 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 9 #1
underpants Dec 9 #2
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Pachamama Dec 9 #4
lark Dec 9 #3
getagrip_already Dec 9 #5
Perseus Dec 9 #15
lunatica Dec 9 #18
gab13by13 Dec 9 #6
packman Dec 9 #8
Hong Kong Cavalier Dec 9 #9
Midnight Writer Dec 9 #10
lagomorph777 Dec 9 #12
getagrip_already Dec 9 #16
oldsoftie Dec 10 #22
BamaRefugee Dec 9 #11
torius Dec 9 #13
joost5 Dec 9 #14
Captain Zero Dec 9 #17
MelissaB Dec 9 #19
demmiblue Dec 9 #20
FakeNoose Dec 9 #21

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:37 PM

1. That's an interesting wrinkle...

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:39 PM

2. I'm not sure Trump can mentally handle this

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:40 PM

4. Yeah - really interesting...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:39 PM

3. OMG, drumpf will be so ticked by this in private.

Wish I could be there as a fly on the wall when he gets the news.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 01:53 PM

5. his daughter did what? With who?

A lot of people are saying it was more than business. A LOT of people......

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:59 PM

15. That should be a meme, that should trigger trump's high blood pressure

Imagine, "Christopher Steel and Ivanka trump were involved in a secret romance for years."

May put him into a frenzy and start eating more McDonalds burgers.

When you think about the McDonalds diet trump seems to have. How sad, someone who claims to be so rich being reduced to meals at McDonalds, maybe he can't afford something better and doesn't understand that we, the tax payers, are paying for his meals?

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Response to Perseus (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:19 PM

18. Well in reality the Presidents and their families pay for their own meals

We pay for State dinners and strictly official meals. We do pay for the White House chefs if they prepare the meals. First family pays for quite a bit out of their own money.

https://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/president-pay-groceries/

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 02:00 PM

6. Maybe Trump is upset at Steele,

for honing in on his squeeze? Just a friendly squeeze now.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 02:42 PM

8. Hmmm - And I will leave it as that

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 02:47 PM

9. If this was a script for a spy/political thriller submitted in Hollywood...

...it'd have been laughed out of the city.

This reality is just getting absurd.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 02:48 PM

10. New GOP talking point: Steele dossier author spent years spying on Trump thru his innocent daughter.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:11 PM

12. Bingo.

My thought as well.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:06 PM

16. but don't those sexy brittish spiesw always end up in bed with...

the evil villain seductress from the other side?

She was sleeping with the enemy? She was never innocent btw. her dad saw to that.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 07:39 AM

22. I would have certainly given it a shot! I'm no British spy, but I could play one.

Wonder what HE says?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:02 PM

11. Thank God she retained her virginity, as she does to this day. Imacculivanka!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:32 PM

13. But her emailz!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:42 PM

14. I'm sure this is triggering drumpf

he probably is wondering which country (Iran maybe?) to get into a war with as a distraction for all of this... similar to how abusers will kick a puppy to displace their anger. Lawd help us all.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:12 PM

17. For all we know she has many secret agents

In her Rolodex. And hoping she doesn't know they ARE secret Agents. this type of stuff is why she is a security risk

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:33 PM

20. Different forum. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:34 PM

21. Well it was Christopher Steele's job to do stuff like this

This doesn't surprise me at all, and it probably happens all the time. It doesn't mean that any information changed hands, it just means that Mr. Steele cultivates contacts wherever he can. Maybe it pays off later, maybe it doesn't.

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