posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 10:20 PM
Here's more information that Right Wingers don't want to read.
Right Wing Talking Points claims that the Steele memo was filled with inaccuracies, and that it is provable that the memo contains inaccuracies,
were found to be false.
Across numerous news reports reporting on the content of the 35-page memo, just four “inaccuracies” have been found thus far. One, a misspelling,
can be ignored. Another, in which a wealthy Russian suburb is described as being reserved for party officials from the Kremlin rather than (as is
actually the case) simply most easily afforded by these well-to-do party bosses, appears as likely to be a translation issue or miscommunication
between Steele and a Russian source as anything else. A third involves a misstatement regarding an unrelated matter—the status of a Russian bank.
The fourth “inaccuracy” involves whether or not Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, ever traveled to Prague for a clandestine meeting with
Kremlin intermediaries. At present, the only contradiction to this report is Cohen’s own word, as his “alibi” contains a paper trail only for a
single day — August 29 — when the Steele memo says the meeting happened sometime “in August or September,” later winnowing that to “the last
week of August or the first week of September.” While of course Cohen’s word proves nothing in any case, as if the memo is accurate he could be
tried for treason and imprisoned for life, his claim that his passport has no stamp from the Czech Republic was found on Wednesday not to be
probative, as in fact hundreds of people on social media pointed out that one can often travel around the EU without receiving a single passport
stamp, and that Cohen would not have been using his own passport during such a trip in any case.
Meanwhile, other claims made in the memo appeared to be prescient—such as one of the memo’s most explosive claims, that the Trump campaign changed
its policy on the Ukraine as part of its dealings with the Kremlin. The timing of meetings described (over the summer) by Steele in his memos, and the
Trump campaign’s pro-Russia amendments to the GOP platform and other subsequent actions, appear to align.
In sum, there is nothing that happened on Wednesday that alleviated the danger Trump’s presidency is now in due to the Steele memo, and much to
suggest that things just got far worse for him and his team.
The NBC News report the Trump transition team spent all day trumpeting simply had nothing to do with the content of the Steele memo, only whether CNN
was correct that the memo was physically “presented” to Trump during his briefing. And NBC’s subsequent misuse of the word “disinformation”
in its breathless reporting-cum-CNN takedown—”disinformation” being a word it takes from a single source who wasn’t at the briefing, and which
conflicts with all other reporting on this issue, given what the word means—is possibly a greater journalistic malfeasance than the accidental error
committed by CNN yesterday.