New Document Trove Reveals Early Involvement of Obama State Department with MI6’s Steele
June 12, 2019 (EIRNS)—On June 10, Judicial Watch released a trove of 43 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State, showing its early and close involvement with British “ex”-MI6 operative Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS and related Russiagate culprits. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a June 10 press release: “These documents show that Fusion GPS and Clinton spy Christopher Steele had a close relationship with the Obama State Department.” The time frame of the documents goes back to before 2014. Fitton said, “The State Department under John Kerry is emerging as another center of the Spygate conspiracy against President Trump.”
This morning, President Donald Trump quoted Tucker Carlson in a tweet, and also remarked: “ ‘Someone should call Obama up. The Obama Administration spied on a rival presidential campaign using Federal Agencies. I mean, that seems like a headline to me?’ @TuckerCarlson It will all start coming out, and the Witch Hunt will end. Presidential Harassment!”
Judicial Watch obtained this material in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 25, 2018, on behalf of itself and the Daily Caller News Foundation, against the State Department, after State failed to respond to three previous FOIA requests. Monday’s press release details what Judicial Watch then demanded:
“Any and all records in the custody of the State Department related to the provision of documents to British national Christopher Steele and/or his firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, or the receipt of documents from Steele or his firm. Time period is January 20, 2009 through the present.”
Since Monday, Fitton has been on Fox News “Hannity,” which also has run other commentary on this new documentation. Analyst Sara Carter discussed the foreign outsourcing involved in this State Department activity to other nations’ intelligence operations, in particular to intelligence agencies of the United Kingdom, Australia, and Italy.
Fitton reported on Fox News June 11, how Steele and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson communicated with State Department Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, who shopped Steele’s reports around, in particular to Victoria Nuland, then the infamous Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, within months after she helped in the overthrow of the elected Ukraine government.
Fitton was quoted in Sharon Rondeau’s “Post & Email” platform as having said:
“It’s just incredible to see ... the State Department, it was all hands on deck in terms of targeting President Trump. ... They were meeting with Glenn Simpson, Christopher Steele, Clinton aides Sidney Blumenthal and another Clinton associate, Cody Shearer; there was more than one dossier obviously going in to the FBI and the Justice Department, not from only Christopher Steele, but created by the State Department itself, targeting Trump; and the documents show that Jonathan Winer was in touch with Glenn Simpson in September of 2016, who then immediately contacted, Winer did, Victoria Nuland, a top aide at the State Department, and then after the election, they’re working hand-in-glove with Steny Hoyer’s guy on the Russia issues and obviously conveying information that they were gaining from Christopher Steele....”
The “guy” is likely Hoyer’s national security adviser, Daniel Silverberg.