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UK Begged Trump Not To Declassify Russia Docs; Cited “Grave Concerns” Over Steele Involvement

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The British government “expressed grave concerns” to the US government over the declassification and release of material related to the Trump-Russia investigation, according to the New York TimesPresident Trump ordered a wide swath of materials “immediately” declassified “without redaction” on Monday, only to change his mind later in the week by allowing the DOJ Inspector General to review the materials first.

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The Times reports that the UK’s concern was over material which “includes direct references to conversations between American law enforcement officials and Christopher Steele,” the former MI6 agent who compiled the infamous “Steele Dossier.” The UK’s objection, according to former US and British officials, was over revealing Steele’s identity in an official document, “regardless of whether he had been named in press reports.”

We would note, however, that Steele’s name was contained within the Nunes Memo – the House Intelligence Committee’s majority opinion in the Trump-Russia case.

Steele also had extensive contacts with DOJ official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who – along with Steele – was paid by opposition research firm Fusion GPS in the anti-Trump campaign. Trump called for the declassification of FBI notes of interviews with Ohr, which would ostensibly reveal more about his relationship with Steele. Ohr was demoted twice within the Department of Justice for lying about his contacts with Fusion GPS.

Perhaps the Brits are also concerned since much of the espionage performed on the Trump campaign was conducted on UK soil throughout 2016. Recall that Trump aid George Papadopoulos was lured to London in March, 2016, where Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud fed him the rumor that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton. It was later at a London bar that Papadopoulos would drunkenly pass the rumor to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer (who Strzok flew to London to meet with).

Also recall that CIA/FBI “informant” (spy) Stefan Halper met with both Carter Page and Papadopoulos in London.

Halper, a veteran of four Republican administrations, reached out to Trump aide George Papadopoulos in September 2016 with an offer to fly to London to write an academic paper on energy exploration in the Mediterranean Sea.

Papadopoulos accepted a flight to London and a $3,000 honorarium. He claims that during a meeting in London, Halper asked him whether he knew anything about Russian hacking of Democrats’ emails.

Papadopoulos had other contacts on British soil that he now believes were part of a government-sanctioned surveillance operation. –Daily Caller

In total, Halper received over $1 million from the Obama Pentagon for “research,” over $400,000 of which was granted before and during the 2016 election season.

In short, it’s understandable that the UK would prefer to hide their involvement in the “witch hunt” of Donald Trump since much of the counterintelligence investigation was conducted on UK soil. And if the Brits had knowledge of the operation, it will bolster claims that they meddled in the 2016 US election by assisting what appears to have been a set-up from the start.

Steele’s ham-handed dossier is a mere embarrassment, as virtually none of the claims asserted by the former MI6 agent have been proven true.

Steele, a former MI6 agent, is the author of the infamous and unverified anti-Trump dossier. He worked as a confidential human source for the FBI for years before the relationship was severed just before the election because of Steele’s unauthorized contacts with the press.

He shared results of his investigation into Trump’s links to Russia with the FBI beginning in early July 2016.

The FBI relied heavily on the unverified Steele dossier to fill out applications for four FISA warrants against Page. Page has denied the dossier’s claims, which include that he was the Trump campaign’s back channel to the Kremlin. –Daily Caller

That said, Steele hasn’t worked for the British government since 2009, so for their excuse focusing on the former MI6 agent while ignoring the multitude of events which occurred on UK soil, is curious.

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  1. We The People fought a war in 1776 and 1812 to rid ourselves of British Control ! Do we now need to go back to being a British colony ? President Donald J. Trump let the American people see the corruption and attempted removal of a US Constitutionally and legally elected US President by seventh floor members of the DOJ and FBI .

  2. So, it is perfectly O.K. for a SUPPOSED ally to participate in a swindle and a conspiracy designed to interfere in and with the result of an AMERICAN Election by making it appear as if there actually WERE some sort of Collusion ongoing that Trump as the CANDIDATE TO BE AFFECTED DID NOT EVEN KNOW ABOUT AND WAS NEVER SO INFORMED BY ANYONE IN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT! And, this from a long standing and trusted ally? Well, I for one am sick of criticisms of this country, unfair trade and defense agreements and business as usual backstabbing in NATO and the responsibilities we have to the United Nations which world to implement Agenda 21 and END this country as we know it. All of Europe is much the same in, allowing the massive Muslim invasion rapidly destroying their cultures, threatening their way of life, making their streets unsafe, intimidating their police and committing massive acts of terror and they DO NOTHING of a preventative nature; AND ARE ALLOWING THAT CONTAGION TO BE INFLICTED HERE AS WELL: WITH ,OF COURSE, A LITTLE HELP FROM THE PROGRESSIVE, DEMOCRATIC DEMENTED AND DEGENERATE LEFT .With Friends like these ……Who needs enemies? Trump is RIGHT to release the unredacted TRUTH and maybe it will wake them up as well as those in THIS country unwilling or unable to comprehend the SEVERITY of the threat to us all and ACT to end it once and for all!

    • I agree completely. The UK is supposed to be our “friend” since we helped them out during WWII but lately, they seem to have forgotten that.

  3. The Brits don’t like President Trump. Our President should release all these documents right away before the mid term elections to help the people decide how bad the Dims are and vote Republican so that we can find out the truth.

  4. Do we understand this? A US President is being smeared by rumor, innuendo, and downright lies by a British citizen who used to be an MI6 operative and we are supposed to keep it quiet because it would make the Brits look bad? Because maybe some of Steele’s dubious sources might be uncovered? Too bad! That’s no one’s fault but theirs! Do business with the Clinton Mafia and their cadre (Democrats) and you deserve to get burned! Lay the facts out for the public to see, transparency, and put a stop to this now!

    • I wish they had a “like” button on here because I have read MANY comments I agree with. Especially your’s and the one directly below your’s.

  5. Mr. President release all these documents. The “Brits” need to hear the whole truth. If they don’t like the consequences they should have stayed out of the swamp. We the people need to see all this information, so all Americans can see how bad the dems really are and so republicans can see we ALL need to get out and vote. PLEASE RELEASE ALL THE DOCUMENTS!!!!

  6. It is not British place to tell the US how to conduct business. Take Steele with you and stay out of politics. The American people want the truth opened up

  7. If the UK meddled in our election let it be known. Trump is being subjected to all kinds of Hell for all this crap and we are worrying about the UK. Trump is unbelievable to be able to accomplish all that he has with all the unjustified opposition he is receiving. People should be made to pay for all the deception they are causing and if the UK is part of it they too should be held accountable.

  8. More proof the british are not our friends. If they were complicit, let it come out. The Democrats seem hell bent on tying Trump and the Russians to interfering in our elections, but seem not to care about Hillary and the British doing much much much more. I would have told Theresa May, sorry but Steel’s name has been out there for some time,and if your nation gets pulled in as being complicit, you are going to have to deal with it.

  9. Declassify all info. Warning Brits don’t mess with the USA. Your meddling into our election process in not going to be tolerated. You don’t own us nor can you or any foreign nation control the USA.

  10. America is not secretive, globalist, Britain. We do not cover up Palace, & government scandals any longer like Britain, we do not condone grooming gangs, like Britain, we do not have an ineffective control freak “Queen” like Britain, we do not bow down and worship angry, unassimilated, genital mutilation loving Muslims to take over our cities and countryside, like Britain.

  11. TFB limey its going to come out that Briton was behind the overthrow of our government just like in the time of Lincoln who they used to take over our Justice system and introduced the creation of the Bar barring us from Justice

  12. Any problem the UK has with Steele, they should handle through Steele himself, like throwing him in jail for a long time for treason, or breaking a law in the UK. The US should not be burdened with Steele’s punishment.

  13. To remove the ability of the British power structure exert influence in United States affairs, abolish the Federal Reserve Bank, it is not owned by the US government, nor is it owned wholly by U S entities. It is owned by foreign banks mainly, the Bank of London being a major player. The US money supply and the US economy are manipulated by these vulture banks, they do the same in every country that allows them to establish, operate, and control a central bank. Putting countries in debt is their aim, exerting control is their game. Britain is no more a true friend of the USA than is Saudi Arabia, Britain still thinks the US should bow down to the crown; and the Saudis, enemies, not friends, are trying to infest the US with muslim refugees in order to spread the disease of islam.

  14. I agree declassify these it is about time the whole country knows the truth. Trump this is what we want what we need to be done to show all of America who the enemies of our country are and what they will do to get what they want. Trump do it or they will find a way to impeach you.

  15. Declassify all of it and drain the swamp. And the swamp is being drained slowly but surely and the rats are scrambling for higher ground. GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT!

  16. Sorry, PM May – Steele ceased being an MI6 oeprative, and became a Clinton Cartel political hack. His cover is blown, by his own actions. Let him take his lumps. Ohm yeah. If he shows up here, he gets tossed in the same cell as Paul Manafort, since he is a flight risk.

  17. If it will not effect our national security, declassify. Screw the brits. They will survive. Their reputation may take a hit but they will recover. IN the meantime, the American public deserves to know the truth. DECLASSIFY.

  18. OF COURSE THEY ARE ALL BEGGING NOT TO RELEASE THE DOCS…THEY ARE ALL GUILTY AS HELL OF TREASON!! WHAT WAS IT HILDEBEAST SAID….” IF TRUMP GETS IN OFFICE…WE ALL HANG!
    THESE CORRUPT GOVT OFFICIALS NOT ONLY IN CONGRESS BUT DEEP STATE LAWYERS, DOCTORS, LOBBYISTS, JUDGES, SHERIFFS, TEACHERS, HAVE SOLD OUT OUR CHILDREN AND THIS COUNTRY FOR DECADES…BIG MONEY IN CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING! ALL THOSE CARGO SHIPS THAT WERE NEVER ALLOWED TO BE INSPECTED THAT TRUMP PUT A STOP TO!! THANK GOD FOR POTUS DRAINING THAT FILTHY SWAMP! IT’S HIGH TIME THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT NATIONS WERE TOLD THE TRUTH OF THE UNBRIDLED, UNPUNISHED, CORRUPTION, GREED AND PEDOPHILIA THAT HAS INFILTRATED ALL LEVELS OF OUR CITIES AND STATES!

  19. my opinion-Steele is a liar, a criminal , and a slanderer-he belongs in jail. The president has done a great disservice to the AMERICAN PEOPLE by failing to declassify the documents. This is just an excuse to protect COMEY & COMPANY

  20. America AND Americans FIRST! The UK can go fly a kite. Since when do they have a say in OUR inner workings? Maybe they were a big part, in bed with Killary, maybe that’s the real reason they fear the exposure of these telling documents.
    I seriously doubt Pres Trump gives a hoot what they want, I just can’t picture his caring about THEIR interests in the end.
    We all know how filthy dirty & completely corrupt Killary and her clan are. I pray we see her reign of terror ending with her on a chain gang and in an orange jumpsuit for the rest of her miserable life.
    Be ready. If this ever comes to fruition, her moronic supports will start a civil war. Wonder how those anti-gun loons will fare when and if they want to start with all of us.

  21. There are many good people in Britain that May and company are pushing into the NWO with their Hitleresque socialism. Muslims get away with pretty much everything they wish including rape, assault, and murder and citizens are jailed if they say something about the savagery. It’s time the Gestapo of May and company gets shutdown and the country returned to the indigenous people…..true Brits.

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