The time has come to finally get to the bottom of this whole Russia mess. Look, as we see with Dianne Feinstein and her Chinese spy (remember the Clintons taking all that cash from China in the 90’s) America’s political system is corrupt.
And not just corrupted by big corporate donors but by foreign governments. The only real solution is to totally take money out of politics.
Until we do we will have more problems Like the one Chuck is trying to solve.
From Fox News: A key lawmaker has ratcheted up the pressure to obtain video of a deposition Christopher Steele, author of the infamous Trump dossier, gave in a U.K. legal proceeding that could shed light on events that led to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Trump.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants to review the deposition given by Steele, a former British spy, as part of ongoing civil litigation against online publisher Buzzfeed and Steele’s U.K.-based company Orbis Business Intelligence LTD.
On both sides of the Atlantic, a multimillion-dollar civil litigation fight is underway. Russian tech guru Aleksej Gubarev claimed that his companies, Webzilla and XBT Holding, were defamed after Buzzfeed published the 35-page unverified dossier authored by Christopher Steele in January 2017. Steele wrote a series of memos which became known as the “Trump dossier” and one of the memos alleged that Gubarev’s companies “used botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs, steal data, and conduct ‘alerting operations’ against the Democratic party leadership.”
Steele has yet to tell Congress details about who he was working for and when. For a time, the former spy was a paid FBI “confidential human source” while he was working for Glenn Simpson and the American-based opposition research firm Fusion GPS during the hotly contested 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Emails show Christopher Steele and Bruce Ohr at the DOJ discusses dossier research; Byron York explains on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’Video
After a long legal battle, on June 18 in London, as Fox News first reported, the former spy finally sat down for a four-hour deposition in a secret location. Fusion GPS hired Steele with money received from law firm Perkins Coie, which the Democratic National Committee had retained. Currently, Steele’s deposition is designated confidential and sealed under the Amended Protective Order in Gubarev’s lawsuit. Now, Grassley has written that he wants to see it.
In the letter dated July 25 and written to Gubarev’s Boston-based legal team citing Fox News’ reporting, Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote that “…Mr. Steele has refused all Congressional attempts to interview him.”
It continued, “Accordingly, please produce to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary the transcript and video of Mr. Steele’s deposition, as well as any exhibits used during the deposition and all other discovery materials received from Mr. Steele.”
The videotaped deposition of David J. Kramer, confidant of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is sealed as well. Kramer pleaded the fifth before Congress but was deposed in the Gubarev case.