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According to NYT, Bruce Ohr colluded with Russian Oligarchs to try and get information on Trump

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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele tried to recruit Russian Oligarchs to build a case against candidate Trump, offering one bribes for information.


WASHINGTON — In the estimation of American officials, Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin, has faced credible accusations of extortion, bribery and even murder. They also thought he might make a good source.

Between 2014 and 2016, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department unsuccessfully tried to turn Mr. Deripaska into an informant. They signaled that they might provide help with his trouble in getting visas for the United States or even explore other steps to address his legal problems. In exchange, they were hoping for information on Russian organized crime and, later, on possible Russian aid to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, according to current and former officials and associates of Mr. Deripaska.

In one dramatic encounter, F.B.I. agents appeared unannounced and uninvited at a home Mr. Deripaska maintains in New York and pressed him on whether Paul Manafort, a former business partner of his who went on to become chairman of Mr. Trump’s campaign, had served as a link between the campaign and the Kremlin. The attempt to flip Mr. Deripaska was part of a broader, clandestine American effort to gauge the possibility of gaining cooperation from roughly a half-dozen of Russia’s richest men, nearly all of whom, like Mr. Deripaska, depend on President Vladimir V. Putin to maintain their wealth, the officials said. Two of the players in the effort were Bruce G. Ohr, the Justice Department official who has recently become a target of attacks by Mr. Trump, and Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier of purported links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The systematic effort to win the cooperation of the oligarchs, which has not previously been revealed, does not appear to have scored any successes. And in Mr. Deripaska’s case, he told the American investigators that he disagreed with their theories about Russian organized crime and Kremlin collusion in the campaign, a person familiar with the exchanges said. The person added that Mr. Deripaska even notified the Kremlin about the American efforts to cultivate him.


www.nytimes.com...

Of course, this is the New York Times, so they could be making it up.
What were the State Dept doing trying to bribe Russian Oligarchs to turn evidence against a political opponent?
Stinks.
edit on 2/9/2018 by UKTruth because: (no reason given)



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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:02 PM
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Sessions fu(Ked everything up.

November can’t come soon enough...




posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

NYT fancy words and paragraphs all to say that
this was a set up. President Trump at some point
will need to root out the weasels in the DOJ.






posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Proof Trump is guilty. Did I do it right?



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:31 PM
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My new favorite meme..




posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

"I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don't make it, my children will."

Barack Obama
www.vice.com...



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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Oh those quotes by Obama are priceless!

The hypocrisy is EPIC.



Quite the contrast of those forTrump before they were against Trump.

More flip flops than Kerry's failed presidential run, and quite possibly another go.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: notsure1
My new favorite meme..



Throw this out every time the deranged Leftists open their stupid mouths.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:09 PM
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Heh, so now that the Russo-Collusion has been almost dismantled, whatever few bits remain, the liberal media is trying to spin the actual events according to their perspective, smdh 🤮



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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One could say colluded or one could say participated in a joint national effort that was completely legal and above board. Yeah?



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Except it wasn't above board.

There is more proof to come out soon, now that McCain is dead.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
One could say colluded or one could say participated in a joint national effort that was completely legal and above board. Yeah?


So working with a foreign spy, to prompt Russians (the current DNC boogyman) to give information on a presidential candidate is perfectly legal.


But if someone on the Trump team talks to a Russian then its treason and he should be impeached immediately?

Opposition research is either legal or not, it cannot be both.
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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: burntheships



ashington (CNN)Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele -- frequent targets of President Donald Trump's ire related to the Russia investigation -- were involved in US efforts to flip a Russian oligarch with ties to the Kremlin, The New York Times reports.

Between 2014 and 2016, the FBI and the Justice Department sought and attempted to turn Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska into an informant for the United States, the Times reported Saturday.

Citing current and former officials and associates of Deripaska, the Times reported that investigators were hoping for information from Deripaska on Russian organized crime during a September 2015 meeting and, in a meeting a year later, on possible Russian aid to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.



Sure it was. It's done all the time. Are you kidding me. This is the reason trump is after Ohr. He's afraid of what he learned from Russians along with MI6 foremost expert on Russia Christopher Steele. These two together are a formidable combo.
No wonder trump is so panicked.


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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Now it's not collusion.

But spreading memes on Facebook to influence the election is.

You crazy head leftists...



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

And you say you don't read CNN.

Caught lying again.




posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Yes. The FBI wasn't running for elected office. These aren't the same / same things.
But never mind.
Good evening folks.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

When was the last time the government used national resources to get political dirt on a political opponent?



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

WaterGate.

By Nixon.

Until Team left showed us how amateurish Nixon was.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 08:03 PM
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Lots of possibly, if's and coulds along with Deripaska not cooperating. It might just be me but I don't see a case there ?



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: notsure1

"I may not be Donald Trump now, but just you wait; if I don't make it, my children will."

Barack Obama
www.vice.com...



He isn't qualified to wipe President Trump's azz, and never will be.




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