Ex-FBI Director James Comey and lawmakers have tried to make it seem like Christopher Steele, who wrote the Trump Dodgy Dossier, was a new player on the Intel scene in 2016.
But Steele was well known by the Bureau and CIA long before that and shared Intel with both agencies on cases with British links, especially dealing with MI6’s interest in Russian Organized crime, federal law enforcement sources said.
It is little wonder the Justice Department and the FBI refuse to release any documents dealing with Steele. Or the payments from government coffers — including the FBI — to Steele or Fusion GPS.
We are getting definitive Intel from FBI and federal law enforcement sources that Christopher Steele worked with the FBI when he was a MI6 Agent working Russian Organized Crime. Before his retirement from the British spy agency.
That’s the same desk and the exact same time frame FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe worked before coming the Washington, D.C., heading up the FBI Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force in Manhattan, along with NYPD Intel sources and resources.
And on the Justice Department side, also in New York at the very same time, Bruce Ohr was working organized crime for the DOJ in the Southern District of New York, beginning in the 1990s through the identical timeline of Steele and McCabe.
That’s the same Bruce Ohr who was just demoted at DOJ for conducting secret meetings with Fusion GPS, who hired Steele to write the Trump Dossier. And Fusion GPS also hired Ohr’s wife, a former CIA employee.
“You’re finding that they all worked together,” one FBI source said. “That’s huge.”
If you wonder how Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson met Steele, look no further than Ohr. Or Ohr’s wife. Or McCabe.
Ohr ran the DOJ’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section from 1999 to 2011, mostly out of New York City. McCabe ran the FBI Eurasian Task Force up until 2006.
Ohr’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section and the FBI were debriefed by Steele in London in 2010 on the FIFA corruption crime scheme, a major case for the DOJ.
According to the Guardian, Steele trekked to Rome in 2010 to also swap Intel on FIFA with a FBI contact from its Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force. That was McCabe’s old squad.
A portion of the FBI’s official bio on McCabe helps tell the story:
“Mr. McCabe began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1996. He first reported to the New York Division, where he investigated a variety of organized crime matters. In 2003, he became the supervisory special agent of the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force, a joint operation with the New York City Police Department.”
McCabe was the supervisory special agent of the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force from 2003 to 2006 and based on source Intel, the task force iliasoned with MI6 and Steele. Steele was on the Russian desk of the British spy agency until 2009 and worked Russian organized crime in the United States, the identical beat of McCabe and Ohr.
So, how did Steele simply waltz into FBI HQ in Washington, D.C, before the 2016 election?
Was it McCabe then who dialed up his old contact Steele to help plot and wage a coup against President Donald Trump?
And helped pay Steele to write Trumps bogus dossier with tax dollars.
Or was it Ohr? Or both?
“This means that basically they are paying a foreign power to take down the presidential candidate slash sitting president now,” one FBI source said. “This is crazy.”