Source D for Steele Dossier is Sergei Milan
This has now been confirmed apparently.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 29, 2017
“In June, a Belarusan American businessman who goes by the name Sergei Millian shared some tantalizing claims about Donald Trump.”
“Trump had a long-standing relationship with Russian officials, Millian told an associate, and those officials were now feeding Trump damaging information about his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Millian said that the information provided to Trump had been “very helpful.”
“Unbeknownst to Millian, however, his conversation was not confidential. His associate passed on what he had heard to a former British intelligence officer who had been hired by Trump’s political opponents to gather information about the Republican’s ties to Russia.”
“The allegations by Millian — whose role was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and has been confirmed by The Washington Post — were central to the dossier compiled by the former spy, Christopher Steele. While the dossier has not been verified and its claims have been denied by Trump, Steele’s document said that Millian’s assertions had been corroborated by other sources, including in the Russian government and former intelligence sources.”
Regarding the dossier, parts of it have been confirmed:
“Some elements of an explosive dossier containing salacious details about President Donald Trump, compiled while he was a candidate in the US presidential election, appear to have been corroborated, CNN reported on Friday.”
“According to several US law-enforcement and intelligence officials cited by CNN, the corroborated information is related to conversations between Russian nationals.”
“They are not directly tied to specific details about Trump that were mentioned in the 35-page dossier. However, the corroboration of some details could lend the document and its primary source credibility in the eyes of the US intelligence community.”
“The officials said that newly intercepted information suggests the conversations — which occurred between “senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals” — happened at the same times and locations detailed in the dossier, which could further the ongoing US investigation into the document.
“Those individuals, CNN reported, were part of a group “heavily involved” in gathering information damaging to Hillary Clinton during the US election.”
Back to the Washington Post and Source D:
“Millian told several people that during the campaign and presidential transition he was in touch with George Papadopoulos, a campaign foreign policy adviser, according to a person familiar with the matter. Millian is among Papadopoulos’s nearly 240 Facebook friends.”
“Trump aides vehemently reject Millian’s claims to have had close contact with Trump or high-level access to the president’s company.”
“Millian did not answer a list of detailed questions about his interactions with Trump and his role in the Steele dossier, instead responding by email with lengthy general defenses of Trump’s election as “God’s will” and complaining that inquiries about his role are evidence of a “witch hunt” and “McCarthyism.”
“Sounds like Roger Stone and Glenn Greenwald briefed him on his talking points.”
“In late January, Millian appeared on Russian television, where he denied knowing information that could be damaging to Trump. “I want to say that I don’t have any compromising information, neither in Russia nor in the United States, nor could I have,” he said, speaking in Russian. “Without a doubt it is a blatant lie and an effort of some people — it’s definitely a group of people — to portray our president in a bad light using my name.”
Remember that’s Russian state tv. No one gets on Putin doesn’t want on.
“In addition to the salacious allegations that gained widespread attention, the dossier attributed other claims to Millian. For instance, Steele wrote that Millian asserted that there was a “well developed conspiracy of cooperation between [Trump] and Russian leadership,” claiming the relationship was managed for Trump by former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A Manafort spokesman said “every word in the dossier about Paul Manafort is a lie.”
Russia are you listening?
Remember Manafort’s job has been to manipulate American politics in Putin’s interests. That’s what they pay him $10 million a year for.
In other news, Putin also says this is McCarthyism.
Putin actually said ‘Read my lips-no’, perhaps unaware of the negative connotations of reading lips in the US. Americans are still disillusioned from reading George H.W. Bush’s lips.
I can’t think of a better person to vouch for Trump than Vladimir Putin.
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