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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The Real Dossier-gate Truth is Emerging

February 19, 2018 --

After months of claiming that the Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election to put President Trump in the White House, and relying, in large measure, on allegations presented in a dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele, it turns out that according to a New York Times report, February 10, "a shadowy Russian, offered ""unverified and possibly fabricated information" about Mr. Trump's business ties in Russia.

Reportedly, the Russian was promised one million dollars, starting with a one hundred thousand dollar installment, for information on "stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons," and wanted to throw in "compromising material on President Trump." What did the information include? Compromising anti-Trump material, including "a video of Mr. Trump consorting with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013...." The Times then added, "There remains no evidence that such a video exists."

Why would such information be offered to American intelligence? To force Trump to leave the presidential race? If the Russians wanted to control Trump, why hand such material to U.S. intelligence?

The Times report added that the U.S. intelligence officials broke off the arrangement , in fear "of being entangled in a Russian operation to create discord inside the American government." LPR would ask, what has been the Never Trump campaign to accuse the president of colluding with the Russians to get elected if not a campaign to create discord among the American people for purpose of undoing the 2016 presidential election?

Now add to the Times report Michael Goodwin's February 11 column in the New York Post, that. in part, refers to a State department official, Jonathan Winer, who received "unverified allegations"about President Trump from author Sidney Blumenthal, a long time Clinton associate and with another Clintonista, one Cody Shearer. Goodwin added that Winer gave the information to, of all people, Christopher Steele, who then gave the material "to the FBI" who took it "as further evidence that Trump worked with the Russians."

Will The New York Times ever apologize for the fake news it has spread for more than a year and a half about Trump and the Russians? Certainly looks like the lying about Russiagate has come from the Never Trump people who seemed to have been engaged in a plot worthy of a John le Carre novel, falsely to accuse President Trump of being, among other things, a Putin tool and unpatriotic. Please recall that in le Carre's "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold," the patriotic East German security official was wrongly depicted -- with the aid of British intelligence! -- of falsely accusing the East German double agent of being in the pay of the Brits -- as, of course, he was.

Goodwin pointed out that Hillary Clinton "[thus...paid for add created allegations against her Republican opponent, gave them to law enforcement, then tipped friendly media to the investigation. And it is almost certain FBI agents supporting Clinton were among the anonymous sources." Clearly, this points to the Hillary Clinton campaign as being the source of the material in Steele's dossier -- NOT Steele. To underscore the Clinton role, Goodwin suggested that without Clintonista involvement there would likely have been no FBI probe. LPR would add, that without the FBI and allegations and innuendo and leaks from former FBI director James Comey, there likely would not have been the ongoing investigation -- to continue until 2020? -- of the Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller.

The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial, February 12, called for the release of all Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court documents related to allegations about Russian meddling. The editorial noted that Democrats reportedly continue to defend the credibility of Christopher Steele and his dossier, and argue that the Republican memo criticizing Steele and his dossier is "partisan." We can expect Democrats to continue to see "partisan" method only in Republican attempts to get to the bottom of the real Dossier-gate -- while their campaign to impeach President Trump[ as soon as they get control of Congress is an act of patriotism.