Christopher Steele Admits He Used CNN's Public 'iReport' Website As Source For Anti-Trump Dossier

Chris Menahan
Mar. 18, 2019

This reads like a sarcastic joke.

From Fox News:
Former British spy Christopher Steele confessed that he used an unverified report submitted to a CNN website, where “random individuals” can post information, for his salacious anti-Trump dossier.

Steele made the awkward revelation during a deposition last year in a case involving Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev, who claims his companies Webzilla and XBT Holdings were defamed by Steele after the dossier was published by BuzzFeed.

Steele was asked during the deposition how he verified allegations about Gubarev's companies and whether he found “anything of relevance concerning Webzilla,” according to the newly released transcripts of the deposition.

“We did. It was an article I have got here which was posted on July 28, 2009, on something called CNN iReport,” Steele said.

[...]When asked whether the former British spy understood how the website actually worked, he confessed that “I do not have any particular knowledge of that” and noted he didn’t understand at the time that the site has “no connection to any CNN reporters.”

“Do you understand that CNN iReports are or were nothing more than any random individuals’ assertions on the Internet?” an examiner asked Steele.

He replied: “No, I obviously presume that if it is on a CNN site that it may has [sic] some kind of CNN status. Albeit that it may be an independent person posting on the site.”
Their iReport site has always had disclaimers saying posts are user generated:

Our FBI used a foreign spy to cook up this fraud dossier to serve as a pretext to spy on Trump's campaign and dig up dirt on him to sabotage his presidency. Seeing as how Trump keeps giving in to the establishment on issue after issue, it appears they actually succeeded -- despite the entire pretext for the investigation being exposed as a total fraud. Just a few months ago, former FBI director James Comey even went on MSNBC and laughed about "getting away with it":

He at least Trump is still calling it out on Twitter:

As I reported earlier, Trump also retweeted this gem from William Craddick and Tulsi Gabbard:

There's no way any of this is legal but Trump's behaving like he's completely powerless.

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