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Old 27th March 2018, 07:36 AM   #1
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The Other Steele Report

His report seems makes more sense the Justice Department position that Lesin got drunk alone in his room and bludgeoned himself to death.

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The FBI possesses a secret report asserting that Vladimir Putin’s former media czar was beaten to death by hired thugs in Washington, DC — directly contradicting the US government’s official finding that Mikhail Lesin died by accident.

The report, according to four sources who have read all or parts of it, was written by the former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who also wrote the famous dossier alleging that Russia had been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” Donald Trump. The bureau received his report while it was helping the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department investigate the Russian media baron’s death, the sources said.

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The new revelations come as concerns about Russia’s meddling in the West have intensified to a pitch not seen since the Cold War. Both the UK and the US have blamed the Kremlin for poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England this month, using a rare nerve agent that endangered bystanders. (Russia has denied it was behind the poisoning.) In the wake of that attack, the British government has opened a review of all 14 suspicious deaths linked to Russia that a BuzzFeed News investigation exposed last year.

The BuzzFeed News series also revealed new details about Lesin — including that he died on the eve of a scheduled meeting with US Justice Department officials. They had planned to interview Lesin about the inner workings of RT, the Kremlin-funded network that he founded.
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Old 27th March 2018, 02:58 PM   #2
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This hall of mirrors is truly mind boggling. It's gonna take a while to unravel. Several months ago I asserted that the first Steele dossier probably used Russian sources that were dubious as best, malicious at worst, it looked like KGB era propaganda according to David Satter of the Hudson Institute and Paul R. Gregory, designed to push the collusion narrative, believe it or not.

Now it's getting extra weird. At this point are they silencing dissent or playing 3D chess?
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