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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Christopher Steele

Trump Can Only Hope His Lawyers Are Brighter Than Devin Nunes

From the Republican perspective, maybe the worst thing about the dueling Nunes/Schiff memos regarding the FBI’s Russia investigation is what they revealed about the intelligence of the combatants. Following the Fox News-amplified thunder of the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign, what strikes me now about the Nunes effort is how breathtakingly dumb it was. Call me an elitist […]

February 27, 2018

That Heavily Hyped Memo Is Utterly Underwhelming — But Still It Makes Noise

After far more drama and tension than should have been necessary, the infamous House intelligence committee memo on alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI against President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was released. And it was, predictably, a hilarious and self-defeating flop, but that fact won’t discourage Trump’s most slavish acolytes from claiming the Russia “hoax” has been […]

February 4, 2018
Danziger sees Christopher Steele in British pub

Danziger: The Trump Pub Quiz

The furor over his controversial dossier linking Donald Trump to the Kremlin led former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to make himself scarce — but Danziger thinks he’ll be received warmly in any British pub.

January 16, 2017
Page of the Trump Dossier

The Trump Dossier: This “Fake News” Is Real Enough To Investigate

The Trump dossier is an intelligence file, not a prosecution memo; its purpose is not to prove a case but to point a direction. And as subsequent coverage in the Guardian and Financial Times indicated, its author Christopher Steele is no mere purveyor of gossip. He is a highly respected and experienced former official of MI6, the British foreign intelligence service, where he oversaw the agency’s work in Russia and Eastern Europe for decades.

January 13, 2017