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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:29 AM

Devin Nunes's Curious Trip to London

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee flew to London to gather intel on Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer who compiled the dossier alleging Trump-campaign ties with Russia. But MI5, MI6, and GCHQ didn’t seem interested.

Earlier this month, as all eyes were on the courtroom dramas unfolding in Virginia—where President Trump’s campaign chairman was just convicted on bank and tax fraud charges—and in New York, where the president’s longtime personal lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and implicated Trump in a crime, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was in London, seeking out new information about former British intelligence officer and Trump-Russia dossier author Christopher Steele.

According to two people familiar with his trip across the pond who requested anonymity to discuss the chairman’s travels, Devin Nunes, a California Republican, was investigating, among other things, Steele’s own service record and whether British authorities had known about his repeated contact with a U.S. Justice Department official named Bruce Ohr. To that end, Nunes requested meetings with the heads of three different British agencies—MI5, MI6, and the Government Communications Headquarters. (Steele was an MI6 agent until a decade ago, and GCHQ, the U.K.’s equivalent of the National Security Agency, was the first foreign intelligence agency to pick up contacts between Trump associates and Russian agents in 2015, according to The Guardian.)

A U.K. security official, speaking on background, said “it is normal for UK intelligence agencies to have meetings with the chairman and members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.” But those meetings did not pan out—Nunes came away meeting only with the U.K.’s deputy national security adviser, Madeleine Alessandri. The people familiar with his trip told me that officials at MI6, MI5, and GCHQ were wary of entertaining Nunes out of fear that he was “trying to stir up a controversy.” Spokespeople for Alessandri and Nunes did not return requests for comment, nor did the press offices for MI5 and MI6. GCHQ declined to comment.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/devin-nuness-curious-trip-to-london/568699/

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Reply Devin Nunes's Curious Trip to London (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
lamp_shade Aug 2018 #1
spanone Aug 2018 #2
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #4
PatSeg Aug 2018 #11
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #14
PatSeg Aug 2018 #16
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2018 #7
Botany Aug 2018 #6
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2018 #8
marble falls Aug 2018 #9
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 2018 #26
Eyeball_Kid Aug 2018 #29
marble falls Aug 2018 #31
Me. Aug 2018 #10
C_U_L8R Aug 2018 #12
lagomorph777 Aug 2018 #13
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #18
lagomorph777 Aug 2018 #24
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2018 #30
lagomorph777 Aug 2018 #32
2naSalit Aug 2018 #15
malaise Aug 2018 #20
2naSalit Aug 2018 #21
malaise Aug 2018 #25
2naSalit Aug 2018 #27
NewJeffCT Aug 2018 #17
Wounded Bear Aug 2018 #19
2naSalit Aug 2018 #22
magicarpet Aug 2018 #23
CincyDem Aug 2018 #28
Scurrilous Aug 2018 #33

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:31 AM

1. Hah...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:33 AM

2. why are taxpayers footing the bill for this fraud? he should be on the trump organization payroll

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:35 AM

4. Who's to say he isn't?

I'm all for digging for some Russian contacts, too.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:48 AM

11. Trumps doesn't pay for anything if he can help it

Maybe the RNC though.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:52 AM

14. Or, like I implied, Putin...

Just another Repub Russian operative.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:04 AM

16. Yep

They're often interchangeable, at least until Putin dump's his ass.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:34 AM

3. Wasn't Bruce Ohr

the guy Trump was recently attacking too?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:36 AM

5. Yep!!! nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:39 AM

7. I thought so

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:36 AM

6. Nunez is just trying to create a cover story (stories)

It wasn't Trump, the Republicans, and Fox News working w/the Russia to
rat fuck our elections but the real problems was and still is the law enforcement
and intel agencies who are investigating and bringing to justice this massive
criminal operation.

THIS WAS NOT AN ATTACK ON HILLARY, DEMOCRATS, OR LIBERALS BUT AN
ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY A HOSTILE FOREIGN POWER.

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:39 AM

8. +1

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:44 AM

9. He'll be making a less curious trip to prison soon.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:20 AM

26. I hope you're right MF.

He is SO obnoxious. Remember him HIDING IN THE GD BUSHES at the WH? What a creepy little goon.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:31 AM

29. Eh... That was Sean Spicer. n/t

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #29)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 11:54 AM

31. He'll be making a less than curious trip to shift managers slot at Burger King. He burnt his ...

credibility bad enough he's reported no bites in his search for work in media. Wonder if he's getting that payoff cash cheetolini offers outgoing WHers.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:45 AM

10. Another Trip To London On The Steele Matter?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:49 AM

12. traitorous hack turned away

good

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:49 AM

13. MI5 & MI6 told Devil Nunes to fuck off. (So did MI7 & MI8, but that's classified).

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:06 AM

18. Now you're just making shit up...



(Might as well, everybody else is )

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:16 AM

24. Ya got me!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:53 AM

30. Christopher Robin says "shhhh..."

MI7 was a department in the British Directorate of Military Intelligence in both the First and Second World War. The group, which was part of British Military Intelligence, was established to control propaganda and censorship. It was part of the War Office.
...
MI7 was organised in a series of sub-sections distinguished by lower-case letters in brackets. The precise duties of these sub-sections varied with time, but may be roughly summarised as follows.[1]

MI7 (a) - censorship.
MI7 (b) - foreign and domestic propaganda, including press releases concerning army matters.
MI7 (c) - translation and (from 1917) regulation of foreign visitors.
MI7 (d) - foreign press propaganda and review (part of subsection (b) until subsection (d) was formed in late 1916).

A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, served in MI7(b) after recovering from wounds sustained at the Battle of the Somme.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI7


There was an MI8 too, which was merged into GCHQ.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #30)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 11:57 AM

32. Oh cool!

Thanks for the info!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:01 AM

15. When the RICO case is

in full swing, he's gonna have a lot of 'splainin' to do!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #15)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:08 AM

20. Yep

And it's coming sooner than they think

Lock them up

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:12 AM

21. I'm hoping for a

Big Birthday present in October.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:17 AM

25. Wouldn't it be lovely

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Response to malaise (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:25 AM

27. It would.



I do expect September to be one for centuries by the end of the month, with a lot of legal activity through October that will require the attention of every human in the country and perhaps the planet.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:06 AM

17. Didn't Nunes go to the UK last year as well

to try to dig up more shit?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:07 AM

19. I think he just loves the bangers and mash...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:13 AM

22. LOL!!



I think he just like living the lush life on the taxpayers' dollar.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:14 AM

23. Nunes: Secret Agent Man for the Orange Shit gibbon.

Hopelessly trying to replace the reality of treason with the mirage of innocence.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:29 AM

28. I'll just leave this here.




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 02:36 PM

33. K&R

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