It’s been rumored to exist, but with the FBI and Democrats circling the wagons to protect themselves they have all but shut down access to it. Now we have information about a second Russia dossier—this one authored by Cody Shearer.
The memo is on its way from Representative David Nunes (Rep-CA), the chairman of the House intelligence committee—that’s really the only way we have been able to confirm the document even exists is because of Republicans on this committee. As they did with the Steele Dossier, Democrats and the FBI are doing everything they can to stop Nunes from revealing the inner workings of his committee.
This second memo by Nunes is said to reveal how the House intelligence committee has expanded its focus to purported abuses by John Kerry’s State Department and a second Trump-Russia dossier.
According to a Republican who is familiar with the details, this dossier was provided by a political activist with long-time close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Investigative journalist Sara Carter told Fox News that a number of past Obama administration officials are opposed to the release of Nunes’ second memo because they are “terrified of what may be in it.” At this point, Eric Holder, John Kerry, and a number of prominent Democrats attached to the Obama White House as well as former FBI Director James Comey have stated publicly that President Trump should not allow the memo to be made public.
Both dossiers depend on the veracity of now discredited author of the first dossier, Christopher Steele. According to him, much of his dossier was based on “unverified” information passed to him via Jonathan Winer of the Obama State Department. According to the Atlantic, the document then was passed on to the FBI in October 2016.
To simplify what Democrats hope remains too convoluted for the average citizen to follow:
Cody Shearer, a longtime Clinton crony, wrote Russia/Trump 2.0 and then gave it to the State Department which in turn gave it to Steele who based much of his Russia/Trump dossier on. Steele later admitted to the FBI that none of the information could be verified.
Not to be left out, the FBI used that information funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign office to obtain FISA court approval of criminal charges, arrests, and the trampling underfoot of much of the Bill of Rights.
Tom Fitton, president of the conservative group Judicial Watch observed:
“There was no basis for an investigation into collusion between Trump-Russia. The only basis was a smear job created by Clinton operatives. … There was even another Clinton dossier given to the FBI by Cody Shearer — a Clinton operative.”
Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley gave a hint to the existence of this second dossier when they release a redacted copy of their criminal referral against Steele.
“… Mr. Steele’s memorandum states that his company received this report from (redacted), U.S. State Department, and that the report was the second in the series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub source who is in touch with a contact of (redacted), a friend of the Clintons who passed it to (redacted),” Grassley said.
Grassley and Graham tell us that, while working on a second dossier for Clinton opposition research firm Fusion GPS, Steele was being fed information directly from the Obama State Department and from Clinton allies as well as his usual, sketchy Russian sources. That’s right, teams Clinton and Obama were working with a foreign spy to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump.
Naming Cody Shearer as author of this second (which actually was the first) dossier makes Steele’s even less credible. Sources as divergent as The National Review and Slate have in the past called Shearer “the strangest character in Hillary’s vast left-wing conspiracy” and “a guy with a penchant for pretending to be what others want to believe that he is”.
Long a Clinton friend, Shearer was investigated by the State Department Inspector General in 1998 when negotiations led by him caused temporary diplomatic damage in Bosnia. One of the emails hacked in 2016 show that Shearer and another Clinton family friend, Sidney Blumenthal, provided Hillary Clinton with intelligence that led to a diplomatic nightmare in Libya.
Some Democrats complain that Shearer is not just the political hack that Republicans like Grassley present him to be. But there can be no doubt that he is just that. Shearer is a political activist, failed journalist and Clinton surrogate since the 1990s.
The media giving credit to such unreliable sources as Steele and Shearer is negligent but the actions of Obama’s State Department and the FBI border on treasonous.
~ American Liberty Report