REPORT: FBI Once Agreed To Pay Former British Spy Behind Trump’s #Pissgate Dossier For More Work

The Washington Post reports:

The former British spy who authored a controversial dossier on behalf of Donald Trump’s political opponents alleging ties between Trump and Russia reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement.

The agreement to compensate former MI6 agent Christopher Steele came as U.S. intelligence agencies reached a consensus that the Russians had interfered in the presidential election by orchestrating hacks of Democratic Party email accounts.

While Trump has derided the dossier as “fake news” compiled by his political opponents, the FBI’s arrangement with Steele shows that bureau investigators considered him credible and found his line of inquiry to be worthy of pursuit.

Ultimately, the FBI did not pay Steele. Communications between the bureau and the former spy were interrupted as Steele’s now-famous dossier became the subject of news stories, congressional inquiries and presidential denials, according to the people familiar with the arrangement, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

  • another_steve

    Attention all Russian whores reading here: If you ever urinated for the benefit of Donald Trump, you may be eligible for victim’s compensation.

    Please contact me at this blog for more information.

    • Gustav2

      I am not now, nor have I ever been, a Russian.

      • another_steve

        And I have never peed for anyone’s enjoyment.

        As a matter of fact, I’m chronically pee-shy.

        • Gustav2

          I was 19 years old, just barely out, and a guy asked me to pee on him…I left.

          • MT YVR

            I was 24 and a man handed me, no lie, a carton of eggs from his fridge. I was so new and naive I just stared at him for five minutes saying “What?” in the most bewildered voice.

          • Treant

            Ok, now you’ve even lost me, and I’ve been around a lot of blocks a lot of times.

          • MT YVR

            Considering the number of blocks, let alone number of times around them, that I’ve had since? Yeah, even I now go “bwha?”

            Egg. Inserted.

            Do not ask me why. But it was the day I started realizing that preferences or fetishes are … very individualized.

            And yes. SO MANY QUESTIONS. Even today.

          • safari

            So, did he like them all at once or one at a time?

          • MT YVR

            So, so, SOOOOO many questions.

          • yes b’y

            were they hard boiled?

          • CanuckDon

            Inserted?

            So when it came out, it fulfilled a laying-an-egg fetish?

          • MT YVR

            I remember thinking “what … is … is it a trick? does it come out hard boiled or something?”

          • CanuckDon

            Deviled.

          • Treant

            Oh, my. Were they at least hard boiled? I’d think the shell, if it broke, would be uncomfortable at best.

          • MT YVR

            Nope. They were not.

            So SOOOO so many questions.

          • FAEN

            Um eggs??

          • another_steve

            I can understand gerbils… but eggs?

          • FAEN

            Right?

          • olandp

            You dated Matt Drudge?

            They don’t call him “The Eggman” for nothing!

          • another_steve

            Well you know, it’s a separate category on Pornhub. I have no problem with it in theory. No better or worse than any other fetish.

            That said, I personally would die of internal uric acid poisoning before I could do it, however.

          • ok, but i get where it comes from. i’m not into pee play at all. but when i first wake up in the am, i always have to pee. and i’m always waking up from a horny dream. a full bladder stimulates my stuff, i guess. i don’t like to have sex with a full bladder or even masturbate with one, but it’s a low-grade horny that i feel when it is full and i am just barely asleep. i know some guys are stiff in the morning before they pee.

            i guess that pee-fetish folk are like some amplification of that feeling.

          • MT YVR

            Honestly I remember for ages guys explaining it to me. All from “I want some one to piss on me”. No one ever explained from the other direction.

            Certain activities can make pissing feel like orgasm. Or adjacent. So.

            This is a hard conversation to have politely, ya know? lol

          • honey, this is Joe’s. where i come to let my hair down. i can talk to you people about anything, and i do.

            yes, sometimes pissing (and shitting) is literally pleasurable. it makes sense, if you think about it. we use these same organs for stimulation and reproduction. i think it was Newton who cursed God and died a virgin, cause he was so mad about the idea that a man pees and fucks with the same part of the body. whatever.

            the fetish goes in all directions and i don’t judge. i just think a president shouldn’t be the guy who paid to have several russian hookers do that with him.

          • MT YVR

            1] Then to clarify: no one mentioned that being blown in the middle of it makes it feel very much like one looooong orgasm. Which accounts for the “oh HELLLL” that frightened the neighbours that night. Moving on.

            2] Fetishes. I have many interests… I also don’t care if anyone else does either. I don’t even have a thing about paying for them. I remember at one point me holding a man’s hand, let ALONE anything with him nekkid was all KINDS of “Eeeeeew” so I tend to see the glass house I live in. Whatever rocks it for ya. I just get to say “nope, nothing for me”.

            3] Trump. It’s not the fetish. It’s not the paying. It’s not the nationality. It’s not even that he’s president. Hell I’d love a president who was single and had absolutely no problem doing one night stands in the White House with a safeword for her security detail and one for the bedroom. No, what bugs the ever living fuck out of me is the morality bullshit. Not the lying but the reason for the lying. The “I’m pure and wonderful and I have nothing to hide but you’re all horrible messes of things not even human enough to fetch my piss bucket” attitude that is always, ALWAYS morally surprised to discover that their shit in fact is feces. And that other people in fact can see them doing it. “Good for me, bad for you” crap.

          • hypocrisy is my number one hatred of my political enemies. so i understand you. and agree.

            i dunno. i think for me too, it’s also how stupid he is. i would be so careful about my choice of sex workers in a foreign country when i was basically being a tourist who was also a media figure. bc reasons, lots of them. so to me, that disqualifies him as an intelligent man.

          • gaymex1

            As to (1) above…yes it does! I was drunk and it was far too late to stop…ahhh, youthful memories. Funny how I never thought it was particularly strange. It just happened. Never before. Never since. Never forgotten.

          • Paula Key

            When the video of “I grab them by the pussy” came out – I would have bet my life’s savings that the American public would not vote Trump for president. I am so glad that I did not put a wager on that one!

          • Homo Erectus
          • J Ascher

            It’s too bad we can’t have comedies like this today!

        • MT YVR

          1] At our age peeing IS enjoyment. “Oh my GOD! FINALLY!”
          2] I say nothing about implied activities and my past. I’d hate to piss anyone off, from then. (ba dum TISH)

          • another_steve

            My daily schedule takes into account urination time.

            These things can’t (unfortunately) be rushed. :-/

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      If Drumph were on fire, I wouldn’t piss on him to put it out.
      Lovers and some acquaintances are a different story.

      • another_steve

        I’ve pissed on my husband — figuratively — many times.

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    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Not re tipping, but shouldn’t President Trump’s first overseas trip go to Belgium?

  • SoCalGal20

    Keep up the pressure!

    I would imagine Steele having to go into hiding after the dossier leaked was also a factor.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Sort of OT: I really hope that somebody who is on Twitter–I’m not–is saving all of 45’s tweets and will publish them one day as a book. The book will be proof for future generations as to what a petty idiot 45 was.

    • MT YVR

      It’ll be a whole chapter in the DSM, honestly.

    • Princess Lardass

      Title ideas:
      #SAD
      Tweeter in Chief
      BAD!
      Musings of a Narcissistic Shitgibbon
      Cheetoh Dust for the Soul

    • NZArtist

      In theory as they’re presidential communications they’re being archived by law.
      In practice, who the fuck knows. This is the Twilight Zone.

      • Lazycrockett

        I believe everything anyone puts on twitter is saved.

        • NZArtist

          Why do you believe that? Twitter isn’t required to by law. Who says twits aren’t regularly edited, deleted, reattributed…
          There’s no law regulating what Twatter can and can’t do.
          But if it gives you a happy feeling to think that, good for you.

          • Lazycrockett

            I don’t think its twitter itself I think its the Library of Congress. I

          • safari

            There are plenty of third-parties recording twitter. It is how we know when posts are taken down.

          • NZArtist

            Sure. And do you know if every twit is posted? Do you know if those third-parties are archiving the twits forever? Or just until they get bored.
            Do you know if the third-parties are storing them in their original format, or plain-text, or whether they do regular backups of their data?
            Remember Geocities? Everyone stored their lives online. Then Geocities went broke and deleted everything.
            When Twitter goes broke, and when Facebook goes broke, why do you assume someone else has their data archived? Why do you assume that someone else didn’t also go broke and delete everything?
            The presidential twits are probably archived because they’re official communications. I wouldn’t guarantee anyone else’s to survive the Amazon Data Store Purge of 2032.

    • Bomer

      Dear lord, can you imagine what his presidential library will be like?

  • Twitter-in-Chief✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The plot thickens. So does the stream of leaks

  • safari

    This thread makes have to pee.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Not only is Ivanka married to an orthodox Jew, his parents are Holocaust survivors. I have zero respect for them for keeping their mouths shut. They are also hedge fund billionaires, so like Trump’s other cronies, perhaps they are putting the chance to increase their wealth ahead of small, trivial things, like being fucking human.

    • TheManicMechanic

      Arbeit macht frei not for me, but for thee.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    And to add to my last comment, where are all the journalists? Why aren’t they tracking down Kushner’s parents and shoving a camera and microphone in their faces to get their comment on Trump?

  • thom

    It feels like we’ll be hearing these tidbits for four years, and nothing will happen. Then after the Trump years we will see conclusive evidence of trump-russia connections and see that, yes, trunp should have been impeached inmediately.
    Meanwhile we will be stuck with a conservative SCOTUS, probably in more wars, without an EPA, without the NEA, with even more depleted public schooling, without voter protection, with restricted abortion rights, with less regulation of guns and millions more without health insurance.
    Fuck Comey, fuck Stein, fuck homocons

    • NZArtist

      You make the assumption the next four years wont involve entrenching Republican power to ensure decades more.
      You no longer live in a democracy. You should probably ensure you have plans and means in place for exiting while it’s possible.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Of course, the real question is, what was the bonus ( tip ) ?

    Remember, tips are good karma. And karma never lies. Just ask Hillary.

    Only the wait staff knows for sure. Thank you.

    • another_steve

      I’m a very generous tipper. Though I must confess — the cute male servers usually get the best tips from me.

      (My apologies to the ladies.)

      • NZArtist

        In my country serving staff earn a consistent wage regardless of whether they have big tits (or great teeth) or not.

        • safari

          In ours we pay them less than minimum wage and hope they make up the difference.

          • it’s a fucked up system for so many reasons, but i’ll defend it. jeebus gawd did i make a lot of money in the tittie bar… as a waitress. i didn’t have to take off my clothes or anything. i needed cash Right Now and that was my first non-family serving situation. whoo doggie did i make some money. the next place was like that too; i had good sense and only worked for the right places, back then.

            the $2.52/hr paycheck was just a bonus. and i liked working my floor. oooh, that was fun, when i was hot and 23.

      • Homo Erectus

        The drippy tip.

  • Ross

    Hacks of Democratic emails.

    Yes, yes, old news.

    WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE HACKING OF THE PAPERLESS VOTING MACHINES????????

    • billbear1961

      Trump and his co-conspirators were so DESPERATE to stop the recounts! They succeeded!

      Where are journalists and Democrats on this matter?!

      Not ONE WORD in MONTHS!!

    • well, gee. i guess i will have to just leave more comments repeating myself.

      • Ross

        I repeat what needs to be repeated.

        I repeat what needs to be said.

        I repeat what needs to be asked.

        • i just meant how boring i’m sure everyone thinks i am, bc i always include “she didn’t lose” and “russian hacking” in every comment i make regardless of topic.

          • Ross

            Ahhh.

            I mean why isn’t the media asking this vital question?

          • grada3784

            A name like the NewsCorpse answers that question/

  • billbear1961

    Thank you, Mr. Steele, for the invaluable work you’ve done to TRY to protect American democracy from FASCISM!!

    That we have to depend on a BRIT to do this vitally important work speaks bloody VOLUMES!!

    You’re a HERO, Mr. Steele! I hope you won’t have to remain in hiding for YEARS, that you, unlike so many of the Russians who helped you compile your dossier on Trump, will escape Putin’s fascists now bent on killing you!!

    This is NEVER going away!

    Any possible credibility that this poisonous, hateful, lying TRAITOR and his henchmen AND his fucking party of co-conspirators could have EVER hoped to have is now, with at least HALF the people of this country, SHOT, GONE–FOREVER!!

    No DECENT human being can possibly submit to their utterly ILLEGITIMATE “authority”!!

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  • HZ81

    Even greasy, puke-ball, ass-much, loser, fuck-face, creep, tax & bill & spouse-cheating, Pillsbury Dough-bodied Newt Gingrich is calling for an outside investigator.

    • Gianni

      I can’t understand why he just doesn’t go away. He’s useless and no one wants to hear from him anyway.

  • coram nobis
  • bkmn

    Now this sounds like a leak.

  • bkmn
    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Yes, Belgium. Well done!

      • -M-

        Not re tipping 😉😜

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      That is FAKE! I can tell b/c “president” trump doesn’t associate with bronze (?) pissing cherubs – only GOLD. Preferably solid, not flake.

  • Gianni

    Perhaps an offer should be made to any Russian prostitutes who were at a piss party with Donald, to tell their stories and have them printed. Of course, they’d have to be extreme vetted and verified to the max.

  • Henry Auvil

    I really hope Pissgate becomes a thing. I want to rub my bible-beating, trump-supporting sister’s nose in it.

    • Paula Key

      Alas, if she was not offended by Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” – she is not likely to change. Just my opinion.

  • Robin Bailey