A court filing that was part of the final report in the Buzzfeed defamation lawsuit proves without a doubt just what we’ve been reporting (see below) about the Steele dossier and who handed it over to Buzzfeed.
A longtime associate of the late Senator John McCain gave the fake “Golden Showers” Steele dossier to a BuzzFeed News reporter.
We’ve previously reported that David Kramer is a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute. He was sent out by McCain to destroy candidate Trump and then he refused to respond to questions about doing so. He’s part of the Deep State Swamp Creature Party.
On Dec. 29, 2016, BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger met with David Kramer according to documents filed today.
Buzzfeed then published the dossier in early January of 2017 after it was handed over by Kramer.
The funny business begins between Ken Bensinger of Buzzfeed and David Kramer of the McCain Institute:
“The parties dispute whether Kramer gave Bensinger a copy or whether Bensinger took photos of the Dossier when Kramer was not looking,”
This is why the entire dossier is a set up against Trump:
CLINTON HIRES STEELE AND SIMPSON ALL IN CAHOOTS!
Daily Caller reports:
Kramer obtained copies of the dossier after meeting in late November 2016 with Steele. He and McCain became aware of Steele’s investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump earlier that month at the Halifax International Security Forum.
McCain dispatched Kramer to London to meet with Steele. After that Nov. 28, 2016 encounter, Kramer obtained a copy of the dossier from Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Kramer met Nov. 30, 2016, with McCain and McCain’s chief of staff, Christopher Brose, to review Steele’s reports.
“Kramer advised McCain to share the reports with the FBI and the CIA,” according to Ungaro.
Days later, Kramer met at McCain’s behest with Victoria Nuland, who served then as assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian affairs and the State Department, and Celeste Wallender, the top Russian affairs official at the National Security Council.
So Senator John McCain’s lackey gets the FAKE dossier and then it’s given to Buzzfeed to publish…It’s all downhill from there because it opens the door for the FISA requests. If this was a Democrat in office, these people would have been shut down so fast. It’s because this is a president that the Deep State doesn’t like that this continues on and on and on.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE MCCAIN ASSOCIATE WHO REFUSED TO SPILL THE BEANS:
Lawyers for a Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele dossier say that a longtime associate of Arizona Sen. John McCain and two major news outlets are resisting subpoenas seeking their depositions for the case.
In a brief filed in federal court late Wednesday, lawyers for the executive, Aleksej Gubarev, claim that David Kramer (pictured below), a former State Department official and McCain associate, “has been seemingly avoiding service” of a deposition subpoena for weeks.
Please see the very curious input Reason.com put out just this July regarding Kramer’s involvement in the Steele dossier getting into the hands of the press.
And The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are challenging deposition subpoenas they have been served as part of the case.
Gubarev’s lawyers are attempting to find out who gave BuzzFeed the salacious dossier, which the website published to much controversy on Jan. 10.
The dossier, written by former British spy Christopher Steele, alleges that Gubarev and his companies, XBT Holdings and Webzilla, used spam, viruses and porn bots to hack into DNC computer systems. Gubarev vehemently denies the allegations.
Gubarev’s attorneys say that identifying BuzzFeed’s source could shed light on whether the news outlet was warned that information in the dossier could be false. They argue that publishing the dossier despite such warnings would show “reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of the information published.”
BuzzFeed has defended its decision to publish the dossier, which was financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC and commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS. It is also resisting demands from Gubarev’s team to identify its dossier source on the grounds that it would violate its First Amendment protections as a news-gathering organization.Via: Daily Caller
Reason had this to say on July 16th on the mystery surrounding how the fake dossier got into the hands of Buzzfeed:
Did John McCain and a controversial D.C. lobbying group conspire to get the infamous “pee dossier” into the hands of the press?
A lawsuit making its way through court in the UK hopes to determine just what role the senator and his associates had in making the lurid dossier public.
New filings in the lawsuit, obtained by McClatchy, detail how David Kramer—employed by the nonprofit and purportedly non-political McCain Institute—acted as a representative of McCain in the Arizona senator’s dealings on sensitive intelligence measures:
According to a new court document in the British lawsuit, counsel for defendants Steele and Orbis repeatedly point to McCain, R-Ariz., a vocal Trump critic, and a former State Department official as two in a handful of people known to have had copies of the full document before it circulated among journalists and was published by BuzzFeed. Read more: McClatchy
It also reveals that McCain was one of a just few people with whom the dossier’s author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele, shared a copy of his final findings. So how did they get from there to publication in Buzzfeed?