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 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 851
On Fox News today..Page 35 of 39    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39)

DEE is gone? Holy cow... I thought she was untouchable. Mustang is gone. KJ is gone again. Wow.

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I have a theory.

It goes against the talk that vindictive posters are in competing conspiratorial cabals - though that may have been true at one time. Because it happens in bunches, I think it's just some bored employee taking a look over here and deleting people.


Sounds quite plausible, & my 2 cents: I think there was/is so much sock puppetry going on that those who have had more than 1 persona in the site have been weeded out. Plus there are other rules for the dating end & the then rules for the forum end. Who knows what infractions are going on?

We do not know what people are putting in their messages either, let alone DOING in their universe.

I think the fact that it is in bunches may be bec. there is some program/filter that searches for faux pas & then cleans house.

Although I was able to sleuth & found one of the recently deleted had an "Alice in Wonderland" pic in their profile (reminiscent of the Crazy Train 2015 thread)

Very telling, IMO.
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 852
On Fox News today..
Posted: 2/5/2018 6:34:42 AM
Dee a sock puppet? Perhaps Dee was Irish? Er GT? 😀
 trinity818
Joined: 9/1/2006
Msg: 853
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Posted: 2/5/2018 12:19:44 PM
^^^
Debbie Dunn?
 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
Msg: 854
On Fox News today..
Posted: 2/5/2018 12:50:30 PM
If someone gets nuked & comes back, please use an updated pic each time so we know it is you, not a bogus troll profile.

I suspect at least one prolific poster was a troll & got found out fast, I could be wrong.

At least one person who is/was in the forums- well, their cornbread aint done in the middle.
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 855
On Fox News today..
Posted: 2/5/2018 1:17:57 PM
**** Weren't you Wilkes Barre girl or something like that, with a fake wig, etc.? You could barely tell it was you...unless your blonde hair now is the wig?


 HawkingJr
Joined: 4/16/2007
Msg: 856
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Posted: 2/5/2018 2:36:29 PM
I was going to lay low for a while, because I agree with top: I, too, assumed Dee and especially GTO were “untouchable” – but if GTO, whose profile was only 3 months younger than mine is, can be sent the way of the dodo, then we should ALL be VERY afraid.

But it was impossible not to say something about Trump’s latest record feat, since he seems unwilling to brag about it himself (when did he suddenly become humble?): presiding over the biggest single day drop in the stock market in history. Fox, interestingly, largely ignored Friday’s plummet, but today’s record breaker was impossible to sweep under the Murdoch doormat.

I’m certainly not cheering this news because, man, my 401k took a hammering, and nobody really wants to be in a recession, but, hey, if Trump’s going to take credit for the bulls, he’s gotta take responsibility for the bears, too. Hard to say how helpful this is to the Dems 9 months from now but certainly it’s a distraction from anything that has been their fault lately and all those recent ugly polls suggesting the Blue Wave might just be a mild ripple (how can Trump be anywhere near 50% in ANY poll?).

And how ‘bout those Eagles? Maybe that’s what happened to Dee – so much celebrating last night she got drunk and accidentally deleted her account. Brady and Trump had it coming.

The memo remains, of course, a nothing burger -- and most of the Republicans all crazy about getting it released admitted that it doesn't vindicate Trump or scandalize Mueller's work (Gowdy, who is about to check out, actually listed every way that Trump was wrong about that -- I must give the man credit). Looking forward to the non-shutdown over DACA later this week.

I’ll go back to laying low now. Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death...
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 857
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Posted: 2/5/2018 3:09:52 PM
^^^^ Well Hawk, with Dee, KJ and Double gone, and John probably laying low.........not many to argue with here anyway.

Market intraday, was down about 9.3% from the high just a week or so ago. Basically correction territory.

Where do we go from here?

I'm betting for 50% by November...which will bring the US into Recession....and the Dems will take over.

Why 50% down? Its a perfect storm right now...

Fed is unloading its liabilities.....up to 400 Billion this year, 600 billion next year. That and the growing deficits under Trump will collide for large interest rate increases.....which will knock down stocks, as is already happening.

But the market was also in a bubble...highly overvalued. Going down 50% or so simply is regressing to its mean.

Wonder what Trump is going to have to say about this as it plays out. How will he blame the Dems?
 whosmeow
Joined: 10/19/2017
Msg: 858
On Fox News today..
Posted: 2/5/2018 4:01:37 PM
False hope in market stability causes a lot of people to lose a lot of money.
 N2U16
Joined: 9/25/2016
Msg: 859
On Fox News today..
Posted: 2/5/2018 4:15:43 PM
I think, I’m the only or almost only Non-Socialist still on the Island. It’s like Walking on Eggshells around here and hopefully I’m not Silenced Next.

It took several years but Conservative Groups targeted by the Obama Administrations IRS have won settlements. Massive Corruption with the Obama Admin. so the #nextmemorelease will continue Exposing that Government Corruption.

DEMOCRATS: What Do YOU Stand For?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyRuEzlpTXg&list=WL&index=8
Interesting New ad by GOP.

ANSWER: Socialism, Globalism, Exploitation of Cheap Labor (what happened to that “Living Wage”?), Open Borders, Racial Division, Political Violence, Indoctrination of our Youth, Single Mothers and the Negative Impact on Children, etc. etc. etc.

Non-Political tweet of the day. Trust me, this is funny lol
https://twitter.com/SusiMJK/status/951522613238599680
 norwegianguy456
Joined: 6/11/2015
Msg: 860
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Posted: 2/5/2018 5:04:41 PM

It took several years but Conservative Groups targeted by the Obama Administrations IRS have won settlements. Massive Corruption with the Obama Admin.

A President doesn't run the IRS, so your statement is false. The IRS is not run by, nor reports to the President (Dept of Treasury they do). Obama called what some folks working for the IRS did outrageous and wanted it investigated.
 Whisky_River
Joined: 10/14/2017
Msg: 861
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Posted: 2/5/2018 5:44:57 PM
Sssshhhh....Don't ruin their big Conspiracy Theory thing they got going on.
Ya know...The Deep State and all. I've been waiting for the 7th vault since last year.
Their tin foil hats ward off all ...common sense, reality and sensibility.

Trump was put in charge to get rid of all....and any sense of old order and rut out all the corruption in your democracy.
There will be no more News..
All borders will be shut down for trades.
No immigrants...No vacationers....they're all foreigners anyways.
No environmental procedures.

There will be no secrets anymore...everything the FBI, CIA, or any of the organizations put in place to guard/protect your country....must only report to the President. If there isn't a report he needs in place....he'll have a "memo" made up...
At his will.....He will conclude, determine and declassify anything he wants.
He will degrade you at will if you go against him......
He alone will tell you what anything means and you will bow and praise him with his brilliance....you must be LOYAL...to him.
Everyone will be in a state of Utopia.
Just accept it

He may even get rid of elections....after all...he has a big family.
The genuis gene runs deep....lol

@John...I guess you missed how a lot of the Republicans are admitting...it's a big nothing burger... too funny
 ja6425
Joined: 1/16/2018
Msg: 862
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Posted: 2/5/2018 5:54:05 PM
The democrats swore that if the memo was released that there would be a HUGE National Security issue!!!!! Then the memo came out and they said it was a "nothing burger".....That was funny, that was just one more in a very long line of trying to gain something when the democrats get shot down every time!

No, this memo is not a "nothing burger" and the dems are circling the wagons trying to create yet a new narrative to see if that sticks. There is a lot more to come about this FISA issue and the democrats are sinking fast. Like I said, I believe this will be the biggest US scandal in history.

The Russians played the democrats big time!! Way to go liberals, the Russians who got their way with you. Terrible!!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 863
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Posted: 2/5/2018 6:54:55 PM
To be fair, while it may have been the biggest point drop ever, it was *not* the biggest percentage drop.
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 864
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Posted: 2/5/2018 9:03:54 PM
What is Fox News saying about the stock market?
 N2U16
Joined: 9/25/2016
Msg: 865
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Posted: 2/5/2018 10:37:03 PM

A President doesn't run the IRS, so your statement is false. The IRS is not run by, nor reports to the President (Dept of Treasury they do). Obama called what some folks working for the IRS did outrageous and wanted it investigated.

Well, I didn’t say “A President runs the IRS”, SO your statement is false. I don’t really expect any President or Gov. Official of any Administration to admit corruption unless its forced. The Obama Administration isn’t the first nor last to use government for political purposes. Several different gov. agencies audited these Conservative Groups.




Sssshhhh....Don't ruin their big Conspiracy Theory thing they got going on.
Ya know...The Deep State and all. I've been waiting for the 7th vault since last year.
Their tin foil hats ward off all ...common sense, reality and sensibility

Funny thing, Red Scare #3 (2016-?) Conspiracy is coming from Lib’s.

Wasn’t that long ago when Bernie was accused of being a Russian Agent with his “Devine-Manafort” connection.

https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-is-a-russian-agent-and-other-things-i-learned-this-week/


Interesting Opinion by Caitlin Johnstone:
https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/still-not-a-bro-still-not-a-russian-agent-still-glad-hillary-lost-24f57aae29df

Still Not A Bro, Still Not A Russian Agent, Still Glad Hillary Lost

This is what is happening with Democrats in America today. My handful of conservative readers will disagree with what I’m about to say, but to a hard-left Australian looking at America from the outside Democrats have seemed relatively sane, at least compared to the Republicans. I mean sure they consented to the crushing exploitation of the Walmart economy and tolerated Obama’s expansion of all of Bush’s most evil policies, but at least they were pretty mellow about it. They were chill during the Obama years and opposed the neocons during the Bush years, so the gibbering, drooling, screaming-Bible-verses-at-passing-cars psychosis that lurked just below the surface never had occasion to come to the foreground.

All that changed with Trump’s election. Though the Clinton campaign deliberately elevated the phenomenally unpopular reality TV star above his primary Republican opponents, his stated agendas conflicted with those of America’s unelected power structures in some very significant ways and they were never going to let him actually win the White House. But then he actually won the White House. After more than a year of using their corporate media mouthpieces to pummel the psyche of liberal Democrats with horror stories of what would happen if Trump got in, Trump got in. The American public’s unprecedented ability to network and share information combined with WikiLeaks drops and a surging alternative media to cripple the campaign of the establishment candidate and caused the deep state to lose control of the narrative for the first time in its existence.

It was like watching a glass plate shatter in slow motion. After more than a year of being told the world would end if Trump got in, Trump got in. After more than a year of being told Trump couldn’t win, Trump won. Democrats stood stupefied for a moment like a little kid who just got hit with a ball but hasn’t started crying yet… and then all the crazy came pouring right out into the open.

It was Comey’s fault. No, it was Bernie’s fault. No, it was third parties. Wait, no, it was Russia. Yeah, that’s it! Russia. Russia, Russia, Russia Russia Russia. Everyone who says we’re acting crazy right now is a Russian agent. Isn’t the CIA awesome? Gosh I love the CIA. Also****Cheney and John McCain, they’re great too. Know who I hate though? Russia. Did you know Russian bots convinced Sanders supporters to hate Hillary Clinton? Also, any Sanders supporters you saw criticizing Hillary were actually Russian bots disguising as Bernie Bros. Basically Hillary was perfect and the DNC scandal never happened. If you think you hated Hillary you imagined it. Have I mentioned I hate Russia? They committed an act of war against us, you know. War war war war war war war. I like war now. Not Russia though. Have I mentioned I hate Russia?

Sheer yammering lunacy. It’s like the lifetime’s worth of consent-manufacturing establishment media propaganda they’d been spoon-fed since birth suddenly started making them sick, like when you eat a few too many marshmallows or jello shots and it starts coming out the way it came in. All the psychological abuse America’s rank-and-file political left have been suffering at the hands of the oligarchy is now spewing out in a jumbled hot mess of gibberish and McCarthyism, and they don’t know how to make it stop.
Well you can make it stop, Democrats. What you are doing looks intensely psychologically uncomfortable, and you cannot possibly be enjoying yourselves. So stop. It’s easy: all you have to do is realize that you’ve been lied to your entire life by everyone you respect and admire. Okay, so maybe that’s not necessarily easy, but it is simple and straightforward.
Everyone on television has been lying to you. Every mainstream media outlet has been lying to you. Everyone you know who consumes these forms of media and believes them has been lying to you by regurgitating the lies they were fed. The fact that you even for a second considered Hillary Rodham Clinton to be an acceptable candidate proves this. Did you know that Hillary Clinton campaigned on a promise to install a no-fly zone in Syria, which top military officials attested would necessitate a war with both Syria and Russia? No? Did Rachel Maddow and the Washington Post not make you aware of that indisputably true, critically-important, world-threatening fact? Guess what? That’s because they’re liars. They lie to you. Constantly.

As bad as Trump is, nothing he has done is anywhere remotely close to as horrible as a war with a nuclear superpower and its allies. All the horror stories you were told about this man pale in comparison to the horror stories they were deliberately omitting from their coverage of the candidate they were attempting to inflict upon this planet. Trump could tank the economy, stop all immigration, build a wall around the entire continental United States and be featured in a viral video getting urinated on by Vladimir Putin himself, and as long as he spared America from a world war with a nuclear superpower, he would still have been a better president than Hillary Clinton would have been. The further into conflict two nuclear superpowers get, the greater the likelihood of a nuclear warhead being deployed either by accident, on purpose, or some mixture of the two due to unforeseeable circumstances in the unpredictable chaos of war, and once one nuke gets deployed, they all do.

If you can shake off the mental bondage to the false reality you’ve been coaxed into by the corporate media of a corporatist government, all that psychological discomfort you’ve been experiencing will fall away. You know you’re not enjoying this. You know all this war talk is getting scary. You know****Cheney is not really your friend. I’m not a Russian agent telling you this. I’m not a sexist Bernie Bro. I’m nothing special, just someone who stopped believing the lies. You can do this too. I stand nothing to gain from lying to you, but the plutocrats who own your government and your media certainly do. Stop trusting these monsters. Stop believing the lies.
 norwegianguy456
Joined: 6/11/2015
Msg: 866
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Posted: 2/6/2018 12:40:29 AM

Well, I didn’t say “A President runs the IRS”, SO your statement is false.

You were pointing out some shenanigans within the IRS being a reflection of the massive corruption of the Obama Admin. The IRS doesn't operate within the Obama Admin (or Trump Admin). You'd have to point to a president's admin crossing the lines To push for such shenanigans within that dept, for it to be part of their corruption. If the IRS pulled some stunts on some liberal groups, and it got exposed -- I wouldn't think it's a by-product of massive corruption within the Trump admin. I'd need some evidence strongly showing that people within his admin were crossing the line into the IRS to have them do so.
 LLove2LaughToo
Joined: 10/25/2017
Msg: 867
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Posted: 2/6/2018 4:16:18 AM

daynadaze - Msg: 869
What is Fox News saying about the stock market?


Can you take a guess?


Yup. Sean Hannity Found A Way To Blame Obama For The Stock Market Drop

President Barack Obama left office more than a year ago, but that didn’t stop Fox News host Sean Hannity from blaming him for the stock market slide.

On his Fox News radio show on Monday, Hannity said the market drop ― which at its worst saw the Dow industrials plunge by nearly 1,600 points and closing down 1,175 points for the day ― wasn’t the fault of President Donald Trump.

It’s his predecessor that’s to blame.

“Because the Obama economy was so weak all of these years, we had just artificially cheap money,” Hannity said, referring to a Fox News analysis he had seen on the cable network.

He explained that “cheap money” is from borrowing at “ridiculously low rates,” which he added must now end.

“The government has artificially, the Fed has artificially, kept the price of money down and the price of borrowing down, and now that’s going to come to an end.”

Then, he declared that the plunge ― which saw stocks erase all their 2018 gains ― is actually good.

“In many ways, it’s a sign of the strength of the economy more than anything else,” he said in comments posted online by Media Matters.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sean-hannity-blames-obama-stock-market-drop_us_5a791428e4b018ad894f229c?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
 Naturalselection53
Joined: 1/13/2016
Msg: 868
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Posted: 2/6/2018 5:02:23 AM

Yup. Sean Hannity Found A Way To Blame Obama For The Stock Market Drop

Maybe Trump and Hannity are the same person. No way two people could be so dumb. Oh yes, never mind, Trump does still have supporters who believe this shiat. lol
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 869
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Posted: 2/6/2018 5:27:06 AM
It is neither Trump nor Obama's fault. It all lies on the misfeasance of the Fed.
 LLove2LaughToo
Joined: 10/25/2017
Msg: 870
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Posted: 2/6/2018 6:08:21 AM
Nunes just released a memo about the Dow Jones drop, exonerating Trump.
 LLove2LaughToo
Joined: 10/25/2017
Msg: 871
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Posted: 2/6/2018 6:10:58 AM

Maybe Trump and Hannity are the same person. No way two people could be so dumb. Oh yes, never mind, Trump does still have supporters who believe this shiat. lol


Nunes just released a memo about the Dow Jones drop, exonerating Trump....
 topolata
Joined: 8/21/2017
Msg: 872
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Posted: 2/6/2018 6:40:01 AM
I do want to correct that the trump tax cuts are contributing...as they increase deficits which increase the need for government borrowing which will cause interest rates to go up even higher.
 LLove2LaughToo
Joined: 10/25/2017
Msg: 873
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Posted: 2/7/2018 8:47:03 AM
So last week, our incompetent administration decided not to impose new sanctions on Russia for meddling in our 2016 election, while our dear leader said he doesn't believe Russia interfered, "because Putin say so". lol

Can someone explain why Rex Tillerson is now saying that Russia is already trying to meddle in the 2018 midterms? Me thinks Tillerson just called Comrade Trump a liar. lol


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/russians-already-meddling-in-us-midterms-tillerson-says.html
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 874
On Fox News today..
Posted: 2/8/2018 8:34:10 PM
News you didn't know you knew. . . .

Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing social network users, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

The study, from the university’s “computational propaganda project”, looked at the most significant sources of “junk news” shared in the three months leading up to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this January, and tried to find out who was sharing them and why.

“On Twitter, a network of Trump supporters consumes the largest volume of junk news, and junk news is the largest proportion of news links they share,” the researchers concluded. On Facebook, the skew was even greater. There, “extreme hard right pages – distinct from Republican pages – share more junk news than all the other audiences put together.”


https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/06/sharing-fake-news-us-rightwing-study-trump-university-of-oxford?CMP=share_btn_fb
 ja6425
Joined: 1/16/2018
Msg: 875
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Posted: 2/8/2018 8:59:51 PM
wooby, I bet you saw this on your computer:

by Kristina Wong7 Feb 2018990

Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s name is cropping up again, but this time, as a potential key figure involved with the Trump dossier and the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
Republican congressional investigators appear to be zeroing in on Blumenthal, and the role he may have played in feeding information that Trump dossier author Christopher Steele later presented to the FBI in its investigation of the Trump campaign.

The prospect of Blumenthal — a long-time Clinton operative — feeding information for an FBI investigation on the Trump campaign has caused alarm among Republican lawmakers in charge of oversight of the FBI and the Justice Department.

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that Steele gave the FBI a report in October 2016 that he received from a State Department employee about Trump and Russia.
According to the Post, the report was written by Cody Shearer, a former journalist with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, who gave it to Blumenthal, who gave it to State Department official Jonathan Winer, who gave it to Steele, who then gave it to the FBI.

Shearer’s report claimed a source inside the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) spy agency alleged that Trump had financial ties to influential Russians and that the FSB had evidence of him engaging in compromising personal behavior.
A lawyer for Winer, Lee Wolosky, told the Post his client told the Post his client’s actions were “grounded” in concerns that a candidate for the presidency may have been compromised by a hostile foreign power. Wolosky did not say why Winer gave the report to Steele instead of the FBI.

The Guardian, which has ties to ex-British spy Steele, also reported recently that Shearer wrote a report that was given to Steele. Shearer had also shared his report with “select media organizations before the election,” according to the British paper.
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Blumenthal and Shearer’s names were first tied to the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign in a letter sent last month by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to the Democratic National Committee.
Grassley and Graham wanted the DNC to disclose any communications with Blumenthal and Shearer from March 2016 to January 2017. Earlier this week, the two GOP senators released a redacted memo that described the transmission of a report from a Clinton friend to Steele:
“One memorandum by Mr. Steele that was not published by Buzzfeed is dated October 19, 2016. The report alleges [redacted], as well as [redacted]. Mr. Steele’s memorandum states that his company “received this report from [redacted] U.S. State Department,” that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub-source who ‘is in touch with [redacted], a contact of [redacted], a friend of the Clintons, who passed it to [redacted].”

They added, “It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility.”
Since the names are redacted by the FBI, they cannot be disclosed publicly by those who have seen them. Lawmakers who have seen the unredacted versions have danced around who they are.
When asked on FOX News’s The Story, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told anchor Martha MacCallum that she was “really warm” if she believed that Blumenthal was part of the chain of information to Steele described by Grassley and Graham.

“I’m trying to think how Secretary Clinton defined him. I think she said he was an old friend who emailed her from time to time,” he said on Tuesday.
MacCallum then asked, “Sidney Blumenthal?” Gowdy responded, “That’d be really warm. You’re warm. Yeah.”
House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) also mentioned Blumenthal and Shearer’s role on Fox & Friends on Tuesday.
“What it looks like is, they paid Steele to put together the dossier and told him what to put in,” he said.
Micah Morin, chief investigative reporter at Judicial Watch, questioned whether Shearer and Blumenthal were also behind the dossier’s sources. He wrote:
According to the Guardian, Steele provided ‘a copy [of the Shearer report] because it corresponded with what he had separately heard from his own independent sources.’ If the reporting here is accurate, that’s quite a coincidence—that Cody Shearer and Christopher Steele were hearing the same things from different sources at pretty much the same time. A closer look at timelines and sources might be revealing. If Sid and Cody are behind the original Russian dossier sources, that would be big news indeed.

“It’s an astonishing, convoluted and somewhat circular chain of custody in which a Clinton source, that is Shearer and Blumenthal, gives it to the former, to the State Department where she used to be Secretary of State, who gives it to Christopher Steele, who’s being paid by the Clinton campaign, who then gives it to the FBI,” the Washington Examiner‘s Chief Political Correspondent Byron York said on the Hugh Hewitt radio show Wednesday.
Blumenthal has a known history of smearing opponents of the Clintons.
During Bill Clinton’s impeachment crisis, as one of Clinton’s special advisers, he spread rumors that one of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s prosecutors abused young boys at a Christian summer camp and that Monica Lewinsky was stalking the president, according to the Observer. He also spread rumors that Colin Powell’s wife suffered from clinical depression and was unfit to be a first lady, according to publication.

As a former journalist, Blumenthal also used his media contacts to give the Clintons a heads up about forthcoming stories, and advised the Clinton campaign in 2008 to target then-candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) ties to Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan.
After Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel refused to allow Blumenthal to join the Clinton State Department, he became a Clinton Foundation consultant, earning at least $120,000 a year. He continued to advise her in a number of areas, according to emails released by the State Department.
Less is known about Shearer. According to a recent article in the Washington Times, he was dubbed “Mr. Fixer” for Bill and Hillary Clinton and was a “workmate” of Blumenthal.

Shearer went from a journalist decades ago to foreign policy freelancer – once trying to broker some sort of peace deal in Bosnia, although he was not a U.S. official, – and working with Blumenthal to supply intelligence on Libya to Clinton when she was secretary of state. According to investigative journalist Sara Carter, Shearer worked in the 1990s for President Bill Clinton.
Nonprofit investigative journalism outlet ProPublica described Shearer as “a longtime Clinton family operative — his brother was an ambassador under Bill Clinton and his now-deceased sister was married to Clinton State Department official Strobe Talbott — who was in close contact with Blumenthal.”
According to Judicial Watch’s Morin, Shearer “has a long history of dirty tricks.”
“He’s been linked to Whitewater-era efforts to dirty up Bill Clinton critics; to shakedown politics involving the Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian tribe; and to fronting for Bosnian Serb butcher Radovan Karadzic,” he wrote.
As the Times has noted, for whom Shearer produced his anti-Trump report is unclear.

Even less known about Jonathan Winer. Winer served as the State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya and Senior Advisor for MEK resettlement, according to the State Department website.
According to CNN, Winer worked with Steele from 2014 through 2016. Steele reportedly provided Winer with reports related to the conflict in Ukraine and Russia as a courtesy.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), who led efforts to show that senior FBI and DOJ officials relied on the dossier to get a surveillance warrant on a former Trump campaign adviser, has said there will be a forthcoming memo on the State Department’s role in the FBI’s investigation of Trump, but has not said when that might be released.
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