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North Korea slams “POLITICAL PROSTITUTE” Nikki Haley in new statement

North Korea accused Nikki Haley of being “stupid, foolish” and a “beginner diplomat”.

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North Korea has released a statement slamming Nikki Haley for claiming North Korea is “begging for war”, a statement she made during the most recent UN Security Council debate on the Korea crisis.

Additionally, the statement criticises her personal inexperience and lack of comprehension of basis facts of international relations as well as offering a more broad criticism of US foreign policy.

Earlier, Haley revealed that Donald Trump offered her the position of Secretary of State although she turned it down before accepting Trump’s counter-offer to be US Ambassador to the United States.

READ MORE: Nikki Haley was offered Secretary of States job and turned it down

The North Korean statement appears to coincide with Haley’s shock revelation.

The entire statement from the DPRK is reproduced below:

“U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, a political prostitute, has kicked off a hysteric fit, exasperated by the DPRK’s nuclear weaponization that has reached its final phase.
At an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Sept. 4 she hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, stunning the world public.

Her rubbish about “misuse of missile and nuclear weapon” and “begging for a war” is just a revelation of the ill-intended purpose to adopt a new toughest “sanctions resolution” with ease by describing the DPRK as a “provoker of war.”

As far as Nikki Haley is concerned, she is just a beginner in politics and diplomacy as she came under public criticism for her string of rubbish over the ballistic rocket launch of the DPRK in March last.

Not content with it, she fully revealed her bad blood toward the DPRK by slandering it over its non-existent “human rights issue” and crying out for taking a military option against it. She is crazily swishing her skirt, playing the flagship role in Trump administration’s hideous sanctions and pressure racket against the DPRK.

She became a laughing stock of the world public for her reckless tongue-lashing devoid of any elementary conception of reason. It seems that she is still ignorant of what disaster would be entailed by her stupidity.

So wretched is the plight of the U.S. which put forward such depraved woman and beginner diplomat as its representative in the UN arena.
She talked as if the DPRK were inviting a war while the U.S. wanted peace, asserting that there is a limit to the patience of the U.S. But with no rhetoric can the U.S. cover up its true colors as chieftain of aggression and war and wrecker of peace.

In actuality, the heavyweights of the U.S. are busy with arms selling.
South Korean media, commenting on a recent phone dialogue between Trump and the south Korean chief executive, disclosed that the U.S. president personally opted for pressurizing south Korea to buy U.S.-made weapons with the lifted limitation of the south Korean puppet army’s missile warhead weight as a momentum. This is not surprising.

It is just the U.S. which appeared with aggression and has grown corpulent through wars. It has ceaselessly ignited wars to seek regime change in the countries incurring its disfavor.
The U.S. escalating nuclear threats and blackmails pushed the DPRK to have access to nukes, and the world acknowledges that the DPRK’s access to nukes is a reasonable option to protect its vital rights and sovereignty.

Nothing will be more foolish than to think that the DPRK, a strong nuclear power, will remain passive toward that outrageous pressure aimed at crippling its “social system.”
Nikki should be careful with her tongue though she might be a blind fool.
The U.S. administration will have to pay a dear price for her tongue-lashing”.

 

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Freethinking Влади́мир
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Freethinking Влади́мир

NK is saying what the rest of us thinks about her.

Neil
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Neil

You and I hate her viscerally, Vladimir, but just imagine how Assad and Un hate her!

Kaput
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Kaput

please, feeling sorry for her is nicer……………. she is definitly mentally unstable

Neil
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Neil

You are right, Chevi, and I really shouldn’t comment when I’ve been drinking. Sorry everybody!
But they really hate her in NK! and that is understandable. I’ve never read any statement so angry at any individual diplomat.

Shahna
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But they say it so colourfully – I especially like the swishing skirt.

SarahGJohnson
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SarahGJohnson

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Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

Every time I hear this lady talk, it seems that she just cannot find a handle on being diplomatic…its all accusations, false perceptions and bullying if she can….this is not a diplomat but an instructor….I though Hillary was bad….shes got a twin

Shahna
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“beginner diplomat” …. :-)))

Tarciso Ribeiro
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Tarciso Ribeiro

that’s right.

Lisa Karpova
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Lady? That’s no lady. I’ve read that she’s a disgusting pig.

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

And I believe it!!!!!

Kaput
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Kaput

pig is too soft, she is a orca on celibacy vows

cap960
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cap960

This lady…I see no “lady” in her.

Kaput
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Kaput

she looks as if she has run away from a mental institution lol

TimBob
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TimBob

You got to hand it to her though, she’s a great story teller… Just a shame all her stories are fiction.

aorpheous
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aorpheous

Anyone who has followed US foreign policy for sometime and particularly the US position as expressed by its ambassadors at the UN, knows they are Shameless blackmail, arrogance, and contempt for International law. Nimrata Randhawa’s predecessors, Samantha Powers, Susan Rice, John Bolton, and Madeleine Albright, were all the same shit the only difference being she is the only one who camevout of a waffle house. The syndicate of organized crime called US government, this collection of war criminals, thugs, mobsters racketeer and global tertorists ate the sole responsible for the Korean Peninsula crisis, NOT DPRK. NORTH KOREA, is absolutely both… Read more »

louis robert
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louis robert

That most despicable creature Secretary of State?

George Carlin was absolutely right after all: that’s the best the Empire can do, “garbage in, garbage out”.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jpWrsEpWgrc

Shahna
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That is excellent – thank you.

louis robert
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louis robert

You’re too kind, Shahna. You want to drop a line to the immortal Carlin! I’m sure he’ll appreciate… 😇 🙏🏻

Wayne Blow
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Wayne Blow

Carlin was so right on!!!!

ruca
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ruca

Gotta love Carlin.

nshah
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nshah

That’s just great.. tx.. hehehe

JPH
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JPH

Insulting to honest prostitutes.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

lol!

Kaput
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Kaput

please remove …honest…….

Shahna
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“Haley revealed that Donald Trump offered her the position of Secretary of State” ….. WTF?

I hadn’t actually realised that the US could be worse off than it currently is without employing an actual monkey for the job —- boy was I wrong.

Lisa Karpova
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A monkey would do a much better job.

ruca
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ruca

Yes because the shit flinging would at least be contained to one room, rather than across the planet.

Kaput
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Kaput

you just made me laugh…………………… nice

dago dingo
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dago dingo

America has an Orangutan running it’s country, what would you expect. Actually, sorry, an insult to apes in general.

Lisa Karpova
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Better an Orangutan than a certified demonic wicked witch who thought about making voodoo dolls of her opponents and sticking pins in them.

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

That is about the first time the North Koreans have made a statement that is perfectly true.

tjoes
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tjoes

Try this;

PROPAGANDA | FULL ENGLISH VERSION (2012)

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

I will give it a go! 🙂
Yes , but not from NK. 🙂
But still true!

Shahna
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“She became a laughing stock of the world public for her reckless tongue-lashing devoid of any elementary conception of reason.”

Well. All I can say there is – he’s 100% spot-on.
The entire planet sniggered at that : “North Korea wants war – America never wants war – but our country’s patience is limited” pure bullshìte gumf.

Getagrippse
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Getagrippse

A total neo-con – her words are worthless

Shue
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Shue

This warmongering scum’s real name was Nimrata Randhawa

dago dingo
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dago dingo

How can America expect any human being living on planet earth with half a brain to take it seriously when it puts idiots such as this waffle house waitress in charge of it’s U.N mission??? Sorry, but your country ceased to have any credibility right after it dropped bombs on Nagasaki & Hiroshima. Just go away & die somewhere.

Kaput
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Kaput

better still, let her stay……….. she is doing just fine………….. damaging yankee ” we are the best ” lol

SFC Steven M Barry USA RET
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SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

DPRK forgot to add, Waffle House Waitress.

santiago
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santiago

ughh Nikki Haley the Sihk-Jew is a filthy creature. In a short time she has managed to be more contemptible than Samantha Power.

michael houston
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michael houston

she must be one of those “crypto-zionist rednecks”having just fallen off the bus from israel….still dazed and wondering why all these people are staring at her…..what a classic gem….a paradigm of diplomatic sea sickness…..

Dot
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Dot

She’s not a ‘beginner diplomat’. Anyone who has raised more than 2 children at once, in the same home learns diplomatic skills beyond the abilities of this creature. Parents start out as beginner diplomats and often become masters in no time if they actually give a squat. This mongrel doesn’t care about anything except herself.

aussie43
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aussie43

The last sentence wasn’t necessary, otherwise OK.

José Antonio
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José Antonio

Haley is a dangerous bitch. I wonder why Trump insisted so much in having her in his team. It seems that Trump’s moves suggest his stand is far from what he promised to do.

Kaput
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Kaput

lol this trash kido must stay put, I enjoy having a good laugh at the yankdome, the creep is just dong fine, keep it on at the theater, very good actress indeed. Shakespeare must contact her soon.

tjoes
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tjoes

AIPAC loves her

Suzanne Giraud
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Suzanne Giraud

Hugs a million to DPRK: calling a spade a spade.

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

Thirty-one comments so far. I have been reading and re-reading the N. Korean statement. It is a gem worth savoring like a fine wine, slowly, calmly. It takes aim at Nikki Haley. Yes, she is foolish, yes, she is a fool. All the better. She reveals — against her will and intent, of course, but that is always the case with American hegemonic buffoonery — that the US has blown its powder. The UN Security Council is the *world* forum. And what does Nikki tell *the world*? They are begging for war… we don’t want war. So let us relish… Read more »

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Abi Shah
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Abi Shah

Nikki is like Haley’s comet first you see it then its gone in a flash..lmao

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer

It is not unkind to say that the majority of US government senior officials , Top Military officers and Politicians should really be in jail or a lunatic asylum.

John R Balch Jr
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John R Balch Jr

UN Ambassador Bubble Headed Neo-con Heartthrob Waffle House Waitress Nikki Haley is out for only her own self and what ever makes her think she looks good. She has absolutely no foreign policy experience or even knowledge of any foreign countries policies history culture or its people and just what they are or are not capable of doing.

Murray Smith
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Murray Smith

I would have been much less generous than that.

Denis Patrick Gill
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Denis Patrick Gill

This Indian woman is so desperate for the approval of her Jewish masters that she will do anything.

poetman
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poetman

Nikki Haley needs to be fired NOW. She’s an embarrassment and a disgusting warmonger

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US continues to try to corner Russia with silence on Nukes

Moscow continues to be patient in what appears to be an ever more lopsided, intentional stonewalling situation provoked by the Americans.

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TASS reported on March 17th that despite Russian readiness to discuss the present problem of strategic weapons deployments and disarmament with its counterparts in the United States, the Americans have not offered Russia any proposals to conduct such talks.

The Kremlin has not yet received any particular proposals on the talks over issues of strategic stability and disarmament from Washington, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Sunday when commenting on the statement made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton who did not rule out that such talks could be held with Russia and China.

“No intelligible proposals has been received [from the US] so far,” Peskov said.

Earlier Bolton said in an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis aired on Sunday that he considers it reasonable to include China in the negotiation on those issues with Russia as well.

“China is building up its nuclear capacity now. It’s one of the reasons why we’re looking at strengthening our national missile defense system here in the United States. And it’s one reason why, if we’re going to have another arms control negotiation, for example, with the Russians, it may make sense to include China in that discussion as well,” he said.

Mr. Bolton’s sense about this particular aspect of any arms discussions is correct, as China was not formerly a player in geopolitical affairs the way it is now. The now all-but-scrapped Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, was a treaty concluded by the US and the USSR leaders Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, back in 1987. However, for in succeeding decades, most notably since the fall of the Soviet Union, the US has been gradually building up weaponry in what appears to be an attempt to create a ring around the Russian Federation, a situation which is understandably increasingly untenable to the Russian government.

Both sides have accused one another of violating this treaty, and the mutual violations and recriminations on top of a host of other (largely fabricated) allegations against the Russian government’s activities led US President Donald Trump to announce his nation’s withdrawal from the treaty, formally suspending it on 1 February. Russian President Vladimir Putin followed suit by suspending it the very next day.

The INF eliminated all of both nations’ land based ballistic and cruise missiles that had a range between 500 and 1000 kilometers (310-620 miles) and also those that had ranges between 1000 and 5500 km (620-3420 miles) and their launchers.

This meant that basically all the missiles on both sides were withdrawn from Europe’s eastern regions – in fact, much, if not most, of Europe was missile-free as the result of this treaty. That is no longer the case today, and both nations’ accusations have provoked re-development of much more advanced systems than ever before, especially true considering the Russian progress into hypersonic and nuclear powered weapons that offer unlimited range.

This situation generates great concern in Europe, such that the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on both Moscow and Washington to salvage the INF and extend the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, or the New START as it is known.

“I call on the parties to the INF Treaty to use the time remaining to engage in sincere dialogue on the various issues that have been raised. It is very important that this treaty is preserved,” Guterres said at a session of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Monday.

He stressed that the demise of that accord would make the world more insecure and unstable, which “will be keenly felt in Europe.” “We simply cannot afford to return to the unrestrained nuclear competition of the darkest days of the Cold War,” he said.

Guterres also urged the US and Russia to extend the START Treaty, which expires in 2021, and explore the possibility of further reducing their nuclear arsenals. “I also call on the United States and the Russian Federation to extend the so-called New START Treaty before it expires in 2021,” he said.

The UN chief recalled that the treaty “is the only international legal instrument limiting the size of the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals” and that its inspection provisions “represent important confidence-building measures that benefit the entire world.”

Guterres recalled that the bilateral arms control process between Russia and the US “has been one of the hallmarks of international security for fifty years.”

“Thanks to their efforts, global stockpiles of nuclear weapons are now less than one-sixth of what they were in 1985,” the UN secretary-general pointed out.

The Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (the New START Treaty) entered into force on February 5, 2011. The document stipulates that seven years after its entry into effect each party should have no more than a total of 700 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) and strategic bombers, as well as no more than 1,550 warheads on deployed ICBMs, deployed SLBMs and strategic bombers, and a total of 800 deployed and non-deployed ICBM launchers, SLBM launchers and strategic bombers. The new START Treaty obliges the parties to exchange information on the number of warheads and carriers twice a year.

The new START Treaty will remain in force during 10 years until 2021, unless superseded by a subsequent agreement. It may be extended for a period of no more than five years (that is, until 2026) upon the parties’ mutual consent. Moscow has repeatedly called on Washington not to delay the issue of extending the Treaty.

 

 

 

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Trump witch hunt dots connected: CNN to Steele to John McCain (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 110.

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss documents released which show that Christopher Steele admitted to using posts by ‘random individuals’ on the CNN community website ‘iReport’ in order to back up his fabricated Trump dossier.

President Trump took note of Steele’s use of CNN citizen journalist posts, in a twitter tirade that blasted the British ex-spy for running with unverified community generated content from a now now-defunct ‘iReports’ website as part of his research.

Trump the proceeded to rip into late neocon Arizona Senator John McCain, tweeting that it was “just proven in court papers” that “last in his class” McCain sent the Steele’s dossier to media outlets in the hopes that they would print it prior to the 2016 US election.

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A federal court unsealed 43 pages Thursday of a deposition that former British spy Christopher Steele gave as part of a lawsuit over his infamous anti-Trump dossier.

To the disappointment of many observers, the full deposition was not unsealed in Thursday’s motion. Instead, portions of Steele’s interview, which he gave in London on July 13, 2018, were unsealed in separate court filings submitted in the lawsuit.

Steele’s full deposition totaled 145 pages. The portions published Thursday focus mainly on questions about the dossier’s claims about Aleksej Gubarev, a tech executive who Steele alleges took part in the hacking of Democrats’ computer systems.

Gubarev has vehemently denied the claim and sued Steele and BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.

U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, who handled the lawsuit, ordered a slew of previously sealed documents to be made public Thursday. Ungaro dismissed the lawsuit on Dec. 19 but did not weigh in on whether the dossier’s claims about Gubarev were accurate.

It is unclear whether Steele’s entire deposition will be released. A source familiar with Steele’s interview tempered expectations of any bombshells in the document, saying that Steele avoided going into detail about his efforts to create the dossier and his sources.

A deposition given by former State Department official David Kramer was perhaps the most enlightening document contained in the dump.

Kramer, a longtime associate of late Arizona Sen. John McCain, was BuzzFeed’s source for the dossier. Kramer shared the dossier with at least 11 other reporters, including CNN’s Carl Bernstein. (RELATED: John McCain Associate Gave Dossier To A Dozen Reporters)

Kramer obtained the dossier in late November 2016 after visiting Steele in London. Steele acknowledged that Kramer and McCain were picked as conduits to pass the dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey. McCain met with Comey on Dec. 9, 2016 and provided all of the dossier’s memos that had been written up to that point.

“I think they felt a senior Republican was better to be the recipient of this rather than a Democrat because if it were a Democrat, I think that the view was that it would have been dismissed as a political attack,” Kramer said in the deposition when asked why Steele and his business partners at Fusion GPS wanted McCain to meet with Comey.

Via Washington Examiner

Former British spy Christopher Steele admitted that he relied on an unverified report on a CNN website for part of the “Trump dossier,” which was used as a basis for the FBI’s investigation into Trump.

According to deposition transcripts released this week, Steele said last year he used a 2009 report he found on CNN’s iReport website and said he wasn’t aware that submissions to that site are posted by members of the public and are not checked for accuracy.

web archive from July 29, 2009 shows that CNN described the site in this manner: “iReport.com is a user-generated site. That means the stories submitted by users are not edited, fact-checked, or screened before they post.”

In the dossier, Steele, a Cambridge-educated former MI6 officer, wrote about extensive allegations against Donald Trump, associates of his campaign, various Russians and other foreign nationals, and a variety of companies — including one called Webzilla. Those allegations would become part of an FBI investigation and would be used to apply for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

During his deposition, Steele was pressed on the methods he used to verify allegations made about Webzilla, which was thought to be used by Russia to hack into Democratic emails.

When asked if he discovered “anything of relevance concerning Webzilla” during the verification process, Steele replied: “We did. It was an article I have got here which was posted on July 28, 2009, on something called CNN iReport.”

“I do not have any particular knowledge of that,” Steele said when asked what was his understanding of how the iReport website worked.

When asked if he understood that content on the site was not generated by CNN reporters, he said, “I do not.” He was then asked: “Do you understand that they have no connection to any CNN reporters?” Steele replied, “I do not.”

He was pressed on this further: “Do you understand that CNN iReports are or were nothing more than any random individuals’ assertions on the Internet?” Steele replied: “No, I obviously presume that if it is on a CNN site that it may has some kind of CNN status. Albeit that it may be an independent person posting on the site.”

When asked about his methodology for searching for this information, Steele described it as “what we could call an open source search,” which he defined as “where you go into the Internet and you access material that is available on the Internet that is of relevance or reference to the issue at hand or the person under consideration.”

Steele said his dossier contained “raw intelligence” that he admitted could contain untrue or even “deliberately false information.”

Steele was hired by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. Fusion GPS was receiving funding at the time from the Clinton campaign and the DNC through the Perkins Coie law firm.

The series of memos that Steele would eventually compile became known as the “Trump Dossier.” The dossier was used in FISA applications to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

When asked whether he warned Fusion GPS that the information in the dossier might be “Russian disinformation,” Steele admitted that “a general understanding existed between us and Fusion … that all material contained this risk.”

Steele also described his interactions with Sen. John McCain’s aide, David Kramer, whose own deposition showed that he provided BuzzFeed with a copy of the dossier and had spoken with more than a dozen journalists about it.

“I provided copies of the December memo to Fusion GPS for onward passage to David Kramer at the request of Sen. John McCain,” Steele said. “Sen. McCain nominated him as the intermediary. I did not choose him as the intermediary.”

When asked if he told Kramer that he couldn’t “vouch for everything that was produced in the memos,” Steele replied, “Yes, with an emphasis on ‘everything.'”

When asked why he believed it was so important to provide the dossier to Sen. McCain, Steele said: “Because I judged it had national security implications for the United States and the West as a whole.”

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Trudeau’s Top Bureaucrat Unexpectedly Quits Amid Growing Corruption Scandal

In a scathing letter to Trudeau, Wernick said that “recent events” led him to conclude he couldn’t hold his post during the election campaign this fall.

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Since it was exposed by a report in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper earlier this month, the scandal that’s become known as the SNC-Lavalin affair has already led to the firing of several of Trudeau’s close advisors and raised serious questions about whether the prime minister was complicit in pressuring the attorney general to offer a deferred prosecution agreement with a large, Quebec-based engineering firm.

And according to the first round of polls released since the affair exploded into public view…

…it could cost Trudeau his position as prime minister and return control to the conservatives, according to the CBC.

Campaign Research showed the Conservatives ahead with 37% to 32% for the Liberals, while both Ipsos and Léger put the margin at 36% to 34% in the Conservatives’ favour.Since December, when both polling firms were last in the field, the Liberals have lost one point in Campaign Research’s polling and four percentage points in the Ipsos poll, while the party is down five points since November in the Léger poll.

Meanwhile, as the noose tightens around Trudeau, on Monday another of the key Canadian government officials at the center of the SNC-Lavalin scandal has quit his post.

Michael Wernick, clerk of the privy council, the highest-ranking position in Canada’s civil service and a key aide to Justin Trudeau, announced his retirement Monday. Trudeau named Ian Shugart, currently deputy minister of foreign affairs, to replace him.

In a scathing letter to Trudeau, Wernick said that “recent events” led him to conclude he couldn’t hold his post during the election campaign this fall.

“It is now apparent that there is no path for me to have a relationship of mutual trust and respect with the leaders of the opposition parties,” he said, citing the need for impartiality on the issue of potential foreign interference. According to Bloomberg, the exact date of his departure is unclear.

As we reported in February, Canada’s former justice minister and attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, quit following allegations that several key Trudeau government figures pressured her to intervene to end a criminal prosecution against Montreal-based construction giant SNC. Wernick was among those she named in saying the prime minister’s office wanted her to pursue a negotiated settlement.

Wernick has since twice spoken to a committee of lawmakers investigating the case, and during that testimony both defended his actions on the SNC file and warned about the risk of foreign election interference, as “blame Putin” has become traditional Plan B plan for most politicians seeing their careers go up in flames.

“I’m deeply concerned about my country right now, its politics and where it’s headed. I worry about foreign interference in the upcoming election,” he said in his first appearance before the House of Commons justice committee, before repeating the warning a second time this month. “If that was seen as alarmist, so be it. I was pulling the alarm. We need a public debate about foreign interference.”

Because somehow foreign interference has something to do with Wenick’s alleged corruption.

Incidentally, as we wonder what the real reason is behind Wernick’s swift departure, we are confident we will know soon enough.

Anyway, back to the now former clerk, who is meant to be non-partisan in service of the government of the day, also criticized comments by a Conservative senator and praised one of Trudeau’s cabinet ministers.

Wernick’s testimony was criticized as overly cozy with the ruling Liberals. Murray Rankin, a New Democratic Party lawmaker, asked the clerk how lawmakers could “do anything but conclude that you have in fact crossed the line into partisan activity?” Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said he seemed “willing to interfere in partisan fashion for whoever is in power.”

Whatever Wernick’s true motives, he is the latest but not last in what will be a long line of cabinet departures as the SNC scandal exposes even more corruption in Trudeau’s cabinet (some have ironically pointed out that Canada’s “beloved” prime minister could be gone for actual corruption long before Trump). Trudeau had already lost a top political aide, Gerald Butts, to the scandal. A second minister, Jane Philpott, followed Wilson-Raybould in quitting cabinet.

Separately, on Monday, Trudeau appointed a former deputy prime minister in a Liberal government, Anne McLellan, as a special adviser to investigate some of the legal questions raised by the controversy. They include how governments should interact with the attorney general and whether that role should continue to be held by the justice minister.

As Bloomberg notes, the increasingly shaky Liberal government hasn’t ruled out helping SNC by ordering a deferred prosecution agreement in the corruption and bribery case, which centers around the company’s work in Moammar Qaddafi’s Libya. Doing so would allow the company to pay a fine and avoid any ban on receiving government contracts. That decision is up to the current attorney general, David Lametti; of course, such an action would only raise tensions amid speculation that the government is pushing for a specific political, and favorable for Trudeau, outcome.

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