The Steele dossier was right.
Over the years, I’ve covered the Russia dossier, compiled and constructed by former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, extensively.
For those who, either by choice or by effect of burnout from the Trump regime, may have forgotten, the Steele dossier emerged months before the 2016 election. In its pages, Steele warned that there was a preference for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump by the Russian government.
Since we know Russia is not our friend, and they do not have our best interests at heart, we should always be leery of any “help” they offer. We should be especially vigilant in regards to those politicians that may fall in favor with Vladimir Putin and his band of thugs.
At the time, Steele also asserted that Russia had kompromat – damaging information – about candidate Trump, and would likely use that to manipulate him, were he to become president.
Fast forward, and as we now know, Trump won. For four years, he alienated our allies, embraced our geopolitical foes, and in general, did everything you would expect of a Russian asset working within our borders.
He was Putin’s loyal, mindless dog. Sadly, he proved the pack leader for an entire party of frothing, anti-American curs. These mongrels bent to his will, and in doing so, the will of an ex-KGB agent, in an attempt to break our republic on January 6, 2021.
We should have saw it coming. Some of us spent four years under that dark, foreboding cloud. Some of us shouted the warning, without ceasing, only to lose jobs, friends, and hope. We endured the dull witted calls of, “Trump Derangement Syndrome” from the gilded toad’s loyal cult members.
Maybe that “TDS” they’re so fond of spewing would more aptly be turned to refer to those who are so devoted to their cult leader, that they’re fine with the collapse of our republic, as long as Putin’s pet is installed as dictator.
But I digress…
A recent article in The Guardian suggests that newly leaked documents out of Russia give weight to the claims that Christopher Steele so adamantly detailed in his dossier.
According to The Guardian:
The report – “No 32-04 \ vd” – is classified as secret. It says Trump is the “most promising candidate” from the Kremlin’s point of view. The word in Russian is perspektivny.
There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”.
There is also apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on the future president, collected – the document says – from Trump’s earlier “non-official visits to Russian Federation territory”.
The paper refers to “certain events” that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow. Security council members are invited to find details in appendix five, at paragraph five, the document states. It is unclear what the appendix contains.
“It is acutely necessary to use all possible force to facilitate his [Trump’s] election to the post of US president,” the paper says.
Does this mean there are pee-pee tapes?
This would help bring about Russia’s favoured “theoretical political scenario”. A Trump win “will definitely lead to the destabilisation of the US’s sociopolitical system” and see hidden discontent burst into the open, it predicts.
Worked like a charm.
That’s not to suggest everything was roses and puppies before Trump. The tensions between political parties has long been an issue. The introduction of a blatant, race-baiting scoundrel, such as Barack Obama did nothing to heal that divide (And before my left-leaning friends object, when a sitting president tells the opposing party to “sit down and shut up,” he’s not being his best self). It’s very likely that Obama’s shameless rhetoric while in office was a direct cause of Trump.
The point is, Russia is invested in ruining us, and we have given them too much ammunition for too long. The introduction of Trump into an already poisoned national bloodstream brought us to our knees and revealed our disunity, in amazing, glorious technicolor.
The documents further explore how to strike back at the U.S. for sanctions leveled against them. While Hillary Clinton was not specifically mentioned, the hack of the DNC servers by Russian players was just one way they attempted to reach their objective.
There are paragraphs on how Russia might insert “media viruses” into American public life, which could become self-sustaining and self-replicating. These would alter mass consciousness, especially in certain groups, it says.
Remember all the fuss about “fake news” sites and groups that were linked back to Russia? Remember Comet Pizza, Hillary Clinton’s “soul cooking,” and other far-fetched internet rubbish?
There are some who still cling to those internet rumors, and are more than willing to gobble up any more that come along, as long as it puts Trump in a favorable light.
That’s what you get when you cross a well-planned social media blitz and low IQs.
The report seen by the Guardian features details redolent of Russian intelligence work, diplomatic sources say. The thumbnail sketch of Trump’s personality is characteristic of Kremlin spy agency analysis, which places great emphasis on building up a profile of individuals using both real and cod psychology.
Moscow would gain most from a Republican victory, the paper states. This could lead to a “social explosion” that would in turn weaken the US president, it says. There were international benefits from a Trump win, it stresses. Putin would be able in clandestine fashion to dominate any US-Russia bilateral talks, to deconstruct the White House’s negotiating position, and to pursue bold foreign policy initiatives on Russia’s behalf, it says.
Anyone who saw Trump’s subservient posture, as he stood next to Putin in Helsinki understands this, perfectly.
Andrei Soldatov, an expert on Russia’s spy agencies and author of The Red Web, said the leaked material “reflects reality”. “It’s consistent with the procedures of the security services and the security council,” he said. “Decisions are always made like that, with advisers providing information to the president and a chain of command.”
He added: “The Kremlin micromanages most of these operations. Putin has made it clear to his spies since at least 2015 that nothing can be done independently from him. There is no room for independent action.” Putin decided to release stolen DNC emails following a security council meeting in April 2016, Soldatov said, citing his own sources.
My point here is not to celebrate a Biden win. The man is as useless to unifying our nation as was his predecessor, or the man he once served under as Vice President. With all that said, now would be the perfect time to revisit the Russia dossier.
And maybe give Christopher Steele a public apology.