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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:19 AM

Jonathan M. Winer: Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here's the truth.

Source: Washington Post

Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here’s the truth.

By Jonathan M. Winer February 8 at 7:32 PM
Jonathan M. Winer, a Washington lawyer and consultant, is a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement and former special envoy for Libya.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced last week that the next phase of his investigation of the events that led to the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will focus on the State Department. His apparent area of interest is my relationship with former British intelligence professional Christopher Steele and my role in material that Steele ultimately shared with the FBI.

Here’s the real story: In the 1990s, I was the senior official at the State Department responsible for combating transnational organized crime. I became deeply concerned about Russian state operatives compromising and corrupting foreign political figures and businessmen from other countries. Their modus operandi was sexual entrapment and entrapment in too-good-to-be-true business deals.

After 1999, I left the State Department and developed a legal and consulting practice that often involved Russian matters. In 2009, I met and became friends with Steele, after he retired from British government service focusing on Russia. Steele was providing business intelligence on the same kinds of issues I worked on at the time.

In 2013, I returned to the State Department at the request of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, whom I had previously served as Senate counsel. Over the years, Steele and I had discussed many matters relating to Russia. He asked me whether the State Department would like copies of new information as he developed it. I contacted Victoria Nuland, a career diplomat who was then assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and shared with her several of Steele’s reports. She told me they were useful and asked me to continue to send them. Over the next two years, I shared more than 100 of Steele’s reports with the Russia experts at the State Department, who continued to find them useful. None of the reports related to U.S. politics or domestic U.S. matters, and the reports constituted a very small portion of the data set reviewed by State Department experts trying to make sense of events in Russia.

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Eugene Feb 2018 OP
vlyons Feb 2018 #1
Ligyron Feb 2018 #2
Thekaspervote Feb 2018 #3
Scarsdale Feb 2018 #4
magicarpet Feb 2018 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:43 AM

1. Nunes should go work for the criminal mob

Oh!!! He DOES work for the criminal mob - the Trump criminal mob.

My fellow Americans, we shall get past this dreadful period in our history. And we shall have a lot of clean-up to do to fix all stuff spoiled and broken by the Trump hyenas.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:17 AM

2. That absolutely right!

And this time during clean-up - no more Mr Nice Guy with the RW. You've got a heart kid!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:53 AM

3. Sound familiar?

Sexual Entrapment and entrapment in to good to be true business deals? They must have something really good on dotard

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:39 AM

4. Nunes is the one

who needs investigating. He has business ties with Russians. One of his business partners died under mysterious circumstances. THAT may be what has him so terrified, he could be next.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:40 AM

5. Take reality - then mix it up and mash it up.....

...... Then serve it up as some incomprehensible version of a goulash distorted version of concocted reality.
Fog and smokescreen extraordinaire.

The m.o. of Nunes.

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