Trump says FBI made PAYMENTS to Christopher Steele…

This morning Trump accused the FBI of making payments to Christopher Steele, presumably for the discredited dossier.

Here’s the tweet:



I’m admittedly a little confused by this.

Steele worked for the FBI in 2016, so of course he would have been paid by the FBI for whatever spy work he was doing.

But it sounds like Trump is implying that the FBI paid for the dossier with these 11 payments?

The only information I can find about these 11 payments is from Judicial Watch’s reporting last August:

The documents show that Steele was cut off as a “Confidential Human Source” (CHS) after he disclosed his relationship with the FBI to a third party. The documents show at least 11 FBI payments to Steele in 2016 and document that he was admonished for unknown reasons in February 2016.

I’m not sure why Trump is tweeting about this now, but perhaps there’s more to this story we are yet to learn.

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61 thoughts on “Trump says FBI made PAYMENTS to Christopher Steele…

  1. Trump sees things the rest of use mere peasants don’t see from his Oval Office Perch. My guess is the next shoe to drop will be the FISA Applications, and then at that point my popcorn shares will skyrocket.

  2. It is a good idea to re-surface things we have known for a long time. There are huge swaths of the population that don’t know this. Have never known this. But should know it.

  3. Very simple ,FBI made 11 payments to Christopher Steele to assist them in taking down our President.The Former British Spy was the source of all the unverified information that was used to put the Dossier together.,eventually being signed off and verified by the FBI before being presented to the FISA Courts.Along with the FBI and the DOJ Christopher Steele was the biggest player in the conspiracy to bring down our President,and those 11 payments from the FBI to Steele was the biggest incentive for Steele to play the conspiracy game.

  4. I know there are very hard working field FBI agents that would love to distance themselves from the dirty FBI agents at the top but as honest as I can be….if I was a juror sitting on a FBI case I would have to listen very closely and take into consideration on how they obtained their evidence.

  5. Who did the big government unions want writing their paychecks?
    1. Trump
    2. Clinton

    Follow the money – who had the most to lose when Trump got elected.

    SEIU spent nearly one billion dollars in member campaign contributions to get Obama elected. Why would they be so interested in this particular office? Who else still cares so much that Clinton was not elected to replace Obama? The big government unions.

  6. I know there are very hard working field FBI agents that would love to distance themselves from the dirty FBI agents at the top but as honest as I can be….if I was a juror sitting on a FBI case I would have to listen very closely and take into consideration on how they obtained their evidence.

  7. Who did the big government unions want writing their paychecks?
    1. Trump
    2. Clinton

    Follow the money – who had the most to lose when Trump got elected.

    SEIU spent nearly one billion dollars in member campaign contributions to get Obama elected. Why would they be so interested in this particular office? Who else still cares so much that Clinton was not elected to replace Obama? The big government unions.

  8. Very simple ,FBI made 11 payments to Christopher Steele to assist them in taking down our President.The Former British Spy was the source of all the unverified information that was used to put the Dossier together.,eventually being signed off and verified by the FBI before being presented to the FISA Courts.Along with the FBI and the DOJ Christopher Steele was the biggest player in the conspiracy to bring down our President,and those 11 payments from the FBI to Steele was the biggest incentive for Steele to play the conspiracy game.

  9. He must have been watching OANN this morning and they mentioned the 11 payments is all I can figure.

  10. This is only the tip of the iceberg. When everything is released it will shock the conscience of most Americans………except for the far Left and the Dems who will both be angry because it will expose many of them.

    1. @sjmom Lets hope so. I hope that it exposes 0, the Hagfish, Comey, every single one of them. But I think that we both know that’s not happening.

      1. @dr-strangelove I understand there will be some things coming out in the IG report and people will be held accountable. Also, Barr is going to conduct his own investigation into the IC. I do think Comey, Strzok et al are in deep trouble. The ones I’d like to see before a grand jury are Obama, Brennan and Clapper. There are soooooooooooooo many involved it could take years for their trials. We’ll see who goes down. I’d be happy with just the main players, the upper echelon so to speak…………the ones giving the orders………and if that’s the case Brennan should spend the rest of his days looking out of a cell window.

        1. @sjmom It would be great to see the playing field leveled and some of the elites pay for their crimes. I hate this two-tiered justice system that lets people like Smollett get away with it.

    2. The walls are closing in ….on the Democrats and the big government unions who brung ’em.

  11. I hope that all the “intelligence” agencies and not just the DOJ are working to fix their tarnished image from the Russian Collusion conspiracy hoax. If people aren’t prosecuted and policies changed to stop this from happening again, then we can guarantee it to be worse the next time a leftist holds office.

  12. Does anyone trust the FBI anymore?? Such corruption has never been seen in the FBI! All from the liberal left! Under Obama’s watch!

    1. Like all things when you got humans involved, it isn’t so much the organization, its structure, etc that’s the problem. It’s the people in it, the ones pushing the buttons, pulling the levers that’s the problem.

      So how do you account, oversee in a non-job-hindering way those buttons pushers? As we have seen with this muh russia non-sense it was primarily those at the top guiding all this with the willingness of some lower types doing the footwork.

      How do you prevent such rottenness when it’s the top ones condoning such violations? How can we know before it happens or nip it in the bud? I have no idea how.

      I don’t think this is the top of the list of corruption in the FBI. I think if the Internet existed in the early 1900s we would be aghast, unfortunately I think such things are so buried or destroyed we will never know.

  13. It wasn’t that long ago that there was still a debate over whether the FBI had actually made payments to Steele, and the most anyone would say was that the FBI had authorized payments before cutting him off as a source.

    So this does confirm he was getting paid by the FBI.

    Whether you could say the FBI directly paid for the dossier is another question, but whatever he was doing for the FBI was obviously related to the dossier, so it seems safe to say they paid him at least indirectly for the same work he was being paid by Fusion GPS to do.

  14. The more I look into this, the more I see how the UK and Australia were in cahoots with Brennan, Comey, et al.
    Our allies tried to undermine a sitting US President… let that sink in for a while. Obama knew about it as well.

    1. Like Levin said, there is no way a wiretapping of a presidential campaign does not reach the President himself. And for Obama to authorize it or at the very least not inform Mr. Trump, shows his involvement in this.

  15. There’s more to this…
    According to Bruce Ohr’s testimony, Ohr warned the FBI about Steele’s shadiness but the FBI continued to pay him… the end justified the means; A COUP against a duly-elected POTUS. I shudder in disbelief that Trump haters on the Right pushed this ruse as well. I hope we see Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, et al. in orange jumpsuits…

    John McCain BETRAYED this country by pushing this RUSE. Unless he was hoodwinked, which I doubt, he allowed his HATRED of Trump to blind his love for this country.

    I hope Trump and others named in the FAKE dossier sue Steele in the UK for libel…

  16. He’s probably tweeting about it now because the Mueller report is coming out tomorrow and perhaps this is included.

  17. President Trump tends to tweet out these dots so people can make the connections on their own. It’s not really his fault because his mode of communication is limited to so many words, but I think the fact that Steele was paid by FBI in 2016 is noteworthy because his report is the center of the FISA warrant and wire tapping of Trump Campaign.

    Interestingly, at the same time he worked as a source for the FBI, he was also working for Washington Free Beacon to issue report on Republican Primary in early 2016 and later after Trump was named the Republican nominee, he worked for the Hillary Campaign. I would think this poses a conflict of interest especially when the report he provides to the HIllary camp is the same exact one he provides to FBI via John McCain who got it via an Italian Ambassador. This whole thing stinks and I would guess Steele is one of the first to be indicted in this corruption scheme.

    1. Even after Steele was fired from the FBI I’m pretty sure he was still involved in it all through Bruce Ohr.

  18. Trump sees things the rest of use mere peasants don’t see from his Oval Office Perch. My guess is the next shoe to drop will be the FISA Applications, and then at that point my popcorn shares will skyrocket.

    1. @ewizzyejdson I was thinking about the FISAs last night. Not sure anything will be released until after the IG releases his report which should be May/June.

      1. We need to pray for all those involved in exposing and prosecuting the corruption–they are working against a force of evil.

    1. Bongino is great at connecting the dots. It helps that he worked as federal investigator in addition to his roles as secret service agent. I have to say we are very lucky at this point in time to not just have him, but many quality podcasters talking about this and other things. Which is why social media is trying to put a damper on some of them.

  19. Well … the President is ultimately the boss. He could tell what the payments were for by lifting the phone and calling the shots. But I guess its better to let conspiracy theories propagate.

      1. @sjmom I meant now. If Trump wants to know why those payments were made to Steele, all he has to do is ask his underlings. Don’t you think its better for him to do that before he comes out like this? I’m all for getting the real answers.

        1. @thor77 I don’t think that’s why he’s doing it. It’s because he’s trying to let the American people know. Other than those of us who have been following this most Americans don’t know. When the truth comes out some will be shocked.

          BTW, it seems Cummings, Schiff and Waters had some secret discussions on how to get Trump. Jim Jordan has gotten his hands on the different Memoranda of Understanding and is extremely angry. BTW, Sara received this from Jim Jordan
          https://saraacarter.com/reps-elijah-cummings-maxine-waters-and-adam-schiff-sign-secret-mous-to-target-trump/

  20. It is a good idea to re-surface things we have known for a long time. There are huge swaths of the population that don’t know this. Have never known this. But should know it.

  21. He must have been watching OANN this morning and they mentioned the 11 payments is all I can figure.

  22. This is only the tip of the iceberg. When everything is released it will shock the conscience of most Americans………except for the far Left and the Dems who will both be angry because it will expose many of them.

    1. The walls are closing in ….on the Democrats and the big government unions who brung ’em.

    2. @sjmom Lets hope so. I hope that it exposes 0, the Hagfish, Comey, every single one of them. But I think that we both know that’s not happening.

  23. I hope that all the “intelligence” agencies and not just the DOJ are working to fix their tarnished image from the Russian Collusion conspiracy hoax. If people aren’t prosecuted and policies changed to stop this from happening again, then we can guarantee it to be worse the next time a leftist holds office.

  24. Does anyone trust the FBI anymore?? Such corruption has never been seen in the FBI! All from the liberal left! Under Obama’s watch!

    1. Like all things when you got humans involved, it isn’t so much the organization, its structure, etc that’s the problem. It’s the people in it, the ones pushing the buttons, pulling the levers that’s the problem.

      So how do you account, oversee in a non-job-hindering way those buttons pushers? As we have seen with this muh russia non-sense it was primarily those at the top guiding all this with the willingness of some lower types doing the footwork.

      How do you prevent such rottenness when it’s the top ones condoning such violations? How can we know before it happens or nip it in the bud? I have no idea how.

      I don’t think this is the top of the list of corruption in the FBI. I think if the Internet existed in the early 1900s we would be aghast, unfortunately I think such things are so buried or destroyed we will never know.

    2. @Dramamama60 Well, Gay Edgar Hoover did spy on Dr. King and other suspicious characters.

  25. It wasn’t that long ago that there was still a debate over whether the FBI had actually made payments to Steele, and the most anyone would say was that the FBI had authorized payments before cutting him off as a source.

    So this does confirm he was getting paid by the FBI.

    Whether you could say the FBI directly paid for the dossier is another question, but whatever he was doing for the FBI was obviously related to the dossier, so it seems safe to say they paid him at least indirectly for the same work he was being paid by Fusion GPS to do.

  26. The more I look into this, the more I see how the UK and Australia were in cahoots with Brennan, Comey, et al.
    Our allies tried to undermine a sitting US President… let that sink in for a while. Obama knew about it as well.

    1. Like Levin said, there is no way a wiretapping of a presidential campaign does not reach the President himself. And for Obama to authorize it or at the very least not inform Mr. Trump, shows his involvement in this.

  27. There’s more to this…
    According to Bruce Ohr’s testimony, Ohr warned the FBI about Steele’s shadiness but the FBI continued to pay him… the end justified the means; A COUP against a duly-elected POTUS. I shudder in disbelief that Trump haters on the Right pushed this ruse as well. I hope we see Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, et al. in orange jumpsuits…

    John McCain BETRAYED this country by pushing this RUSE. Unless he was hoodwinked, which I doubt, he allowed his HATRED of Trump to blind his love for this country.

    I hope Trump and others named in the FAKE dossier sue Steele in the UK for libel…

  28. He’s probably tweeting about it now because the Mueller report is coming out tomorrow and perhaps this is included.

  29. President Trump tends to tweet out these dots so people can make the connections on their own. It’s not really his fault because his mode of communication is limited to so many words, but I think the fact that Steele was paid by FBI in 2016 is noteworthy because his report is the center of the FISA warrant and wire tapping of Trump Campaign.

    Interestingly, at the same time he worked as a source for the FBI, he was also working for Washington Free Beacon to issue report on Republican Primary in early 2016 and later after Trump was named the Republican nominee, he worked for the Hillary Campaign. I would think this poses a conflict of interest especially when the report he provides to the HIllary camp is the same exact one he provides to FBI via John McCain who got it via an Italian Ambassador. This whole thing stinks and I would guess Steele is one of the first to be indicted in this corruption scheme.

  30. Well … the President is ultimately the boss. He could tell what the payments were for by lifting the phone and calling the shots. But I guess its better to let conspiracy theories propagate.

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