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Old CNN website was source of unvetted 'random' info used by author of anti-Trump dossier, docs reveal

It has been discovered that an old CNN website was responsible for authoring a large part of the Steele dossier, Fox News reported.
Former British spy Christopher Steele confessed that he used an unverified report submitted to a CNN website, where “random individuals” can post information, for his salacious anti-Trump dossier.
Steele made the awkward revelation during a deposition last year in a case involving Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev, who claims his companies Webzilla and XBT Holdings were defamed by Steele after the dossier was published by BuzzFeed.
Steele was asked during the deposition how he verified allegations about Gubarev’s companies and whether he found “anything of relevance concerning Webzilla,” according to the newly released transcripts of the deposition.
“We did. It was an article I have got here which was posted on July 28, 2009, on something called CNN iReport,” Steele said.
But CNN iReport, which appears to be no longer active — though archives remain accessible online — states that it’s a “user-generated site” and warns that “the stories submitted by users are not edited, fact-checked or screened before they post.”
When asked whether the former British spy understood how the website actually worked, he confessed that “I do not have any particular knowledge of that” and noted he didn’t understand at the time that the site has “no connection to any CNN reporters.”
“Do you understand that CNN iReports are or were nothing more than any random individuals’ assertions on the Internet?” an examiner asked Steele.
He replied: “No, I obviously presume that if it is on a CNN site that it may has [sic] some kind of CNN status. Albeit that it may be an independent person posting on the site.”
Report: Christopher Steele backed up his Democrat & Crooked Hillary paid for Fake & Unverified Dossier with information he got from “send in watchers” of low ratings CNN. This is the info that got us the Witch Hunt!
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Chris’s lack of critical thinking skills is impressive. The FISA we KNOW about was on Page. You know, the same Page who plays a starring role in THE DOSSIER. The same dossier McCabe admitted was central to their case. Thinking 🤔 is hard for the CNN crew.
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What we know about the Russia investigation:

FBI agents "essentially confirmed" it was an "insurance policy" against @realDonaldTrump.

Dossier relied on random user-submitted content on a CNN page.

Intel cmtes say no evidence of collusion.

But this isn't a witch hunt, right?
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Chris’s lack of critical thinking skills is impressive. The FISA we KNOW about was on Page. You know, the same Page who plays a starring role in THE DOSSIER. The same dossier McCabe admitted was central to their case. Thinking 🤔 is hard for the CNN crew.

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