Notes - while reading the "dossier"
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Page 1 - the document - alledgedly created by Mr. C. Steele - is written by an "Englishman"
- thus, he speaks and writes - using the British form of the English language.
" COMPROMISING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE KREMLIN " < this is a judgement statement
"Former top Russian intelligence" ( no name on source )
FSB? "... is the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the USSR's
In 1998 Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin, a KGB veteran who would later succeed Yeltsin as
federal president, as director of the FSB. Putin was reluctant to take over the directorship, but once
appointed conducted a thorough reorganization, which included the dismissal of most of the FSB's top
personnel. Putin appointed Nikolai Patrushev as the head of FSB in 1999. ..." wp
FSB has "dossier" material on Trump and H. Clinton
"... Transatlantic alliance which was viewed as inimical to Russia's interests ... "
"...NATO brings together 28 member countries..." NATO is the " T. alliance"
(SFOR), in December 1996.
Forty-three different countries from NATO
and around the world, including Russia,
contributed to this force. Thanks in part
to SFOR’s presence, one million wartime
refugees returned to their homes.
Improvements in the security situation led
to gradual reductions in troop numbers
from the original 60,000 to 7,000. On 2 December 2004, SFOR was
brought to a successful end and
NATO handed over its peacekeeping
responsibilities to a European Union
force. This EU operation continues with
NATO support. ..."
Page 28: "...NATO’s relations with Russia began in the early 1990s, when Russia joined the NACC in 1991
and the Partnership
for Peace in 1994. Russia was also the largest non-NATO troop contributor to the peacekeeping
operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 1997, the bilateral relationship was given a more formal basis with the signing of the NATO-Russia
Founding Act, which established the Permanent Joint Council (PJC) to develop dialogue and cooperation.
Lingering Cold War stereotypes prevented the PJC from achieving its full potential and differences over
NATO’s Kosovo air campaign also impacted on the NATORussia relationship, although Russia contributed
peacekeepers to the Kosovo Force. ..."
Page 30: "... Allied leaders agreed that both Georgia
and Ukraine would one day become
members of the Alliance.
In the wake of the country’s conflict
with Russia a few months later, NATO
and Georgia established the NATOGeorgia
Commission in September
assistance to Georgia and to play
a central role in helping the country
work towards realizing its membership
aspirations. At the Chicago Summit
in 2012, Allied leaders welcomed
Georgia’s progress since the
Bucharest Summit to meet its EuroAtlantic
aspirations through reforms.
However, more democratic reforms
are required to strengthen the capacity
and effectiveness of Georgia’s political
Page 38 "Missile Defense"
Page 39 "combatting terrorism"
Sources A, B, C, D, E (page 3), F, G,
Page 9 - of Dossier "... PUTIN motivated by fear and hatred of Hillary CLINTON. ..."
Premier MEDVEDEV's office furious over DNC hacking and associated anti-Russian publicity.
Head of Presidential Administration, Sergei IVANOV
presidential spokesman Dmitriy PESKOV
Jill STEIN of the Green Party;
2016 was/ were held in Prague ..."
"... Pro-PUTIN leading Duma figure, KOSACHEV, ..."
"... identify leading pro-PUTIN Duma figure, Konstantin ..."
" ... former pro-Russian YANUKOVYCH regime in Ukraine and TRUMP foreign policy advisor, Carter
PAGE's secret meetings in Moscow with senior regime figures in July 2016. According to the
what was considered an operationally "soft" EU country when it was judged too compromising for him
to travel to the Russian capital. ..."
"... still feared the scandal had legs, especially as MANAFORT had been commercially active in Ukraine
right up to the time (in March 2016) when he joined TRUMP's campaign team. For them it therefore
remained a point of potential ..."
policy formulation. Of particular importance in this regard was MANAFORT's predecessor as campaign
manager, Corey LEWANDOWSKI, who hated MANAFORT personally and remained close to TRUMP with
whom he discussed the presidential campaign on a regular basis. ..."
"...in mid-September 2016, ..." "...issue had become incredibly sensitive and that President PUTIN had
issued direct orders that Kremlin and government insiders should not discuss it in public or even in
On one side had been the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei KISLYAK, and the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, together with an independent and informal network run by presidential foreign policy advisor,
Yuri USHAKOV ..."
Russia from the operation/s. On the other side was former PA Head, Sergei IVANOV, backed by Russian
Foreign Intelligence (SVR), who had advised PUTIN that the pro-TRUMP, antiCLINTON operation/s would
be both effective and plausibly deniable with little blowback. The first group/s had been proven right
and this had been the catalyst in PUTIN's decision to sack IVANOV (unexpectedly) as PA Head in August.
His successor, Anton VAINO, had been selected for the job partly because he had not been involved in
the US presidential election operation/s. ..."
"... It basically comprised of pushing candidate CLINTON away from President OBAMA's policies. The
best example of this was that both candidates now openly opposed the draft trade agreements, TPP and
TTIP, which were assessed by Moscow as detrimental to Russian interests. Other issues where the
Kremlin was looking to shift the US policy consensus were Ukraine and Syria. Overall however, the
presidential election was considered still to be too close to call. ..."
"... Mikhail KULAGIN, had been withdrawn ... "
"... so-called veterans' pensions ruse (reported previously), ..."
Key intermediary in PUTIN-Alpha relationship identified as Oleg GOVORUN, ..."
"...state of relations between President PUTIN and the Alpha Group of businesses led by oligarchs
Mikhail FRIDMAN, Petr AVEN and German KHAN. The ..."
"... GOVORUN was trusted by PUTIN and recently had accompanied him to Uzbekistan to pay respects at
the tomb of former president KARIMOV. ..."
used by FRIDMAN and AVEN to deliver large amounts of illicit cash to the Russian president, at that time
deputy Mayor of St Petersburg. Given that and the continuing sensitivity of the PUTIN-Alpha
relationship, and need for plausible deniability, much of the contact between them was now indirect
and entrusted to the relatively low profile GOVORUN. ..."
stick. Alpha held 'kompromat' on PUTIN and his corrupt business activities from the 1990s whilst
although not personally overly bothered by Alpha's failure to reinvest the proceeds of its TNK oil
company sale into the Russian economy since, the Russian president was able to use pressure on this
count from senior Kremlin colleagues as a lever on FRIDMAN and AVEN to make them do his political
Both believe Azeri business associate of TRUMP, Araz AGALAROV will know the details ..."
"... 3. The two St Petersburg figures cited believed an Azeri business figure, Araz AGALAROV (with
offices in Baku and London) had been closely involved with TRUMP in Russia and would know most of
the details of what the Republican presidential candidate had got up to there. ..."
Ukraine-related sanctions, which was seriously disadvantaging the country- ..."
the FSB and then into the presidential administration where it remained ..."
MFA? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Foreign_Affairs_(Russia) "RussiaMinistry Foreign
" ... COHEN's wife is of Russian descent and her father a leading property developer in Moscow ..."
"... in addition to by the Rosneft President himself. ..."
" ... were TRUMP elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted. ..."
COHEN engaged with Russians in trying to cover up scandal of
this goal ..."
"... 2. According to the Kremlin insider, COHEN now was heavily engaged in a cover up and damage
limitation operation in the attempt to prevent the full details of TRUMP's relationship with Russia being
exposed. In pursuit of this aim, COHEN had met secretly with several Russian Presidential Administration
(PA) Legal Department officials in an EU country in August 2016. The immediate issues had been to
contain further scandals involving MANNAFORT's commercial and political role in Russia/Ukraine and to
limit the damage arising from exposure of ..."
Kremlin insider, this had meant that direct contact between the TRUMP team and Russia had been
farmed out by the Kremlin to trusted agents of influence working in pro-government policy institutes
like that of Law and Comparative Jurisprudence. COHEN however continued to lead for the TRUMP
" ... 4. Referring back to the (surprise) sacking of Sergei IVANOV as Head of PA in August 2016, his
replacement by Anton VAINO and the appointment of former Russian premier Sergei KIRIYENKO to
another senior position in the PA, the Kremlin insider repeated that this had been directly connected to
the TRUMP support operation and the need to cover up now that it was being exposed by the USG and
in the western media. ..."
August 2016 between then Republican presidential candidate Donald TRUMP's representative, Michael
COHEN and his interlocutors from the Kremlin working under cover of Russian 'NGO'
"... One of their main Russian interlocutors was Oleg SOLODUKHIN operating under Rossotrudnichestvo
"... on how deniable cash payments were to be made to hackers who had worked in Europe under
Kremlin direction against the CLINTON campaign and various contingencies for covering up these
operations and Moscow's secret Jiaison with the TRUMP team more ..."
transmit viruses, plant bugs. steal data and conduct "altering operations" a ainst the Democratic Party
leadership. Entities linked to one were involved and he and another hacking ex ert, both recruited under
plans for various scenarios to protect the operation. ..."
various "Romanian hackers" (presumably based in their homeland or neighbouring eastern Europe) and
that other operatives should head for a bolt-hole in Plovdiv, Bulgaria where they should "lay low". ..."
team and the Kremlin, though their orders and ultimate loyalty lay with IVANOV, as Head of the PA and
thus ultimately responsible for the operation, and his designated successor/s after he was dismissed by
president PUTIN in connection with the anti-CL[NTON operation in mid August. 13 December 2016 ..."