The mysterious destruction of evidence related to Steele’s dossier, State Department contacts


Former State official Jonathan Winer says he destroyed Steele memo at former spy’s request. 0:04 By John Solomon

September 8, 2020

Earlier this year, the infamous dossier author Christopher Steele revealed he had destroyed nearly all the records detailing his dirt-digging on Donald Trump and Russia.

“They no longer exist,” Steele told a British court.

Now comes word that Steele’s primary and longtime contact inside the Obama State Department, Jonathan Winer, also destroyed records of the former British MI6 agent’s contacts inside that federal agency, including many of the 100-plus unsolicited intelligence reports Steele provided the Obama administration.

“I destroyed them, and I basically destroyed all the correspondence I had with him,” Winer is quoted as saying in a little noticed passage of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s final report on the Russia collusion scandal.

Winer apparently destroyed the records at Steele’s request, the report said.

“After Steele’s memos were published in the press in January 2017, Steele asked Winer to make note of having them, then either destroy all the earlier reports Steele had sent the Department of State or return them to Steele, out of concern that someone would be able to reconstruct his source network,” the committee’s report released last month stated.

The consequence of the document destruction appears to have been real. “Department of State was able to produce for the Committee, from their archives, many Steele memos from 2015 and some from 2016, but most of his reports from 2014 are missing,” the committee noted.

The missing documents create an evidentiary hole in the story of Steele’s extensive contact at the Obama State Department, where he delivered through Winer a total of 120 reports on Russia and Ukraine policy matters that reached as high as Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Starting in 2013, Steele offered Winer, who was then at Department of State, reports he had written for clients on Russian-Ukrainian political leadership, economic issues, and political security,” the Senate report reveals. “Winer showed them to Nuland, who asked Winer to share them with her Principal Deputy, Paul Jones.

“Winer recounted Nuland’s reaction: ‘She said, these are good reports; they’re valuable; keep them coming.’ Winer further said that State officials thought the reports were ‘shockingly real-time.’ Nuland, who said that she never met Steele, told the Committee, ‘I found his stuff to be 70, 75 percent accurate, credible … when he was off base, it generally looked to me, felt to me, like he had been paying human sources who were exaggerating or getting extra money by pumping up what they knew or extrapolating.'”

The content of the reports and extent of Steele’s access to the department are taking on new significance now that declassified evidence shows Steele worked with several Russian oligarchs and was the recipient of Russian Intelligence Services disinformation in his anti-Trump dossier. In addition, State knew that Steele was producing the intelligence reports on behalf of foreign clients, whom he did not identify, which raises concerns among experts of injecting foreign influence into the State Department.

“Taken in its totality, it looks like Steele was a foreign influence operation, whether witting or unwitting,” said Kevin Brock, the former assistant director of intelligence at the FBI. “He was injecting information from Russia, Ukraine, or whoever was feeding him or paying him.”

Brock said Winer’s admitted destruction of some of the Steele documents was disturbing. “In what universe does a source of the U.S. government get to request all of his records be destroyed? It doesn’t make any sense,” he said.

Winer’s significance in the investigation into how a false Trump-Russia collusion story got embedded at the highest levels of the U.S. government continues to grow, especially with revelations he provided Steele information in September 2016 from two of Hillary Clinton’s close associates — Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer — that then was given to the FBI, creating essentially an addendum to the anti-Trump research in the dossier.

“Two of the additional memos the FBI provided the Committee did not originate with Steele: FBI got them from Steele, Steele got them from Jonathan Winer, who got them from Sydney [sic] Blumenthal, who got them from Cody Shearer, a freelance journalist,” the Senate report explained.

Winer also played a major role in distributing Steele’s dossier to the highest levels of the State Department long before the November 2016 election, the report reveals.

“Steele first shared his information, in summary form, with Jonathan Winer (then-Special Envoy to Libya), who shared the summary with Victoria Nuland (then-Assistant Secretary for European Affairs), Jonathan Finer (then-Chief of Staff to the Secretary and Director of Policy Planning), and Anne Patterson (then-Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs). Finer likely briefed then-Secretary of State John Kerry at some point on the Steele allegations,” the report said. “Steele also met with Winer and then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec in September and October to discuss his findings.”

Kerry could not recall the briefing. Telling the committee “he remembered hearing rumors, but he did not recall being briefed or otherwise learning about the existence of the dossier prior to its publication, a discrepancy the Committee was unable to resolve,” the report said.

Destroyed documents. Faulty memories. Foreign influence. The State Department continues to grow as a more important part of the investigation into the Russia investigators.

Inclusive Leadership—the Right Way

By Lolly Daskal

In recent months we’ve heard courageous voices demanding social and economic equality, and leaders within many organizations have been responding to that call by examining their own attitudes and practices.

Most of them have good intentions, but there’s a big divide between intentions and outcomes. In practice, inclusion often goes amiss, strategies for change go flat, and the potential for excellence is lost.

I’ve made a point in recent months of having each of my clients—from small-business owners to executives of major corporations—take a fresh look at their organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Most of them came away from the process with a desire to genuinely do better instead of spinning their wheels with measures that didn’t create lasting change. Here’s an outline of the coaching I’ve been providing these clients on how to start doing things differently:

Increase your self-awareness. Inclusiveness starts with the leader at the helm. Begin by honestly asking yourself how well you genuinely embrace and engage in inclusion. Many leaders understand the importance of inclusion and diversity in theory and are happy to advocate for it with their words, but they’re far less comfortable taking the kind of action that creates change. Commit to taking that action and make it a priority. When you do, your commitment will reverberate throughout your organization.

Expose your blind spots. Implicit bias is built in to the human brain. That means that even the best of us—individuals and organizations—have blind spots that keep us from seeing things objectively. It takes an outsider to identify and start eliminating those blind spots, so find a consultant or coach you trust and give them a broad mandate to help you achieve change.

Deepen your relationships. After you’ve developed a higher level of self-awareness, you’re ready to begin working on social awareness—the way your beliefs and implicit biases affect your relationships with others. If you want your company to become more inclusive, start working on your own ability to create authentic relationships with your colleagues and employees. Changing an organization’s culture begins with simple acts of connection.

Invest in change. It’s one thing to say you want change, but to make it happen you need to add money, time and effort to your words. Invest in resources and people. Spend time and energy working to confront challenges and create opportunities. Identify and study your gaps and find ways to bridge them. Do what it takes to make sure every employee feels valued and knows they matter and belong.

Embody courage. Being an inclusive leader isn’t easy. Some will criticize you for your commitment, and others will criticize you for not getting the results you want right away. But I believe that every leader should pursue this path with as much determination as possible. Change requires courage, and the best way of making it happen sooner rather than later is by forging ahead.

Lead from within:  All change has to start somewhere and genuine, meaningful inclusiveness has to begin within you as a leader.

Spinal inflammation disorder caused by toxic adjuvants Results From AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial Copy URL 570Views

Image: “Serious adverse event” in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine trial revealed as spinal inflammation disorder caused by toxic adjuvants

(Natural News) It has finally been revealed that the participant in AstraZeneca’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trial who suffered a “serious adverse event,” causing a global shutdown of the company’s entire phase-three trial, developed a spinal inflammatory disorder known as transverse myelitis.

Company CEO Pascal Soriot told JP Morgan and other investors over a conference call that the woman from the United Kingdom developed neurological symptoms consistent with this “rare” disease almost immediately following injection, though AstraZeneca insists that the experimental vaccine is not to blame.

The woman is said to be “improving,” and will likely be released from the hospital in the next few days. In the meantime, AstraZeneca, which partnered with the University of Oxford to develop the vaccine that injured her, is trying to figure out when it might resume the phase-three trial to get the vaccine released in time for the election, upon request from President Donald Trump.

Soriot’s comments, according to one of the investors who participated in the call, were apparently intended to reassure everyone that the company was taking the vaccine safety event seriously. The goal was to convey to investors that everything is just fine and moving right along, despite this minor hiccup.

This is actually the SECOND case of neurological damage caused by AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

At the same time, AstraZeneca has provided little in the way of actual evidence to show that actual progress is being made. We know this because there was actually an earlier cause of neurological damage caused by AstraZeneca’s experimental Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine that occurred back in July, but that was never reported.

This individual developed a similar neurological condition that was later dubbed as multiple sclerosis, with AstraZeneca insisting that it had absolutely nothing to do with the vaccine. But our readers and many others know better about this kind of thing.

Like virtually all other vaccines, this one more than likely contains a slew of toxic adjuvants that embed into muscle tissue and cause systemic damage. This damage typically manifests neurologically, leading to long-term and often permanent health problems.

AstraZeneca is not concerned about this, however, and is still planning to continue distributing the vaccine en masse for warp speed release potentially by Nov. 1, which is the goal of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed program.

This phase-three trial just began in August, and had thus far reached 62 live testing sites in the U.S. alone. Testing of the vaccine is also taking place in the U.K. and elsewhere, reports indicate.

When all is said and done, some 30,000 participants at 80 different testing sites are expected to receive the jab. And more than likely there will be additional cases of neurological damage that may or may not get reported, depending on how the news affects AstraZeneca’s bottom line.

As explained by Stat News, transverse myelitis is demarcated by spinal cord inflammation, which can manifest symptomatically as muscle weakness, chronic pain, bladder problems, or paralysis. Though considered to be “rare,” there are many documented cases of vaccines triggering it, which suggests that AstraZeneca’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine more than likely did the same in this British trial participant.

“Acute transverse myeloid can occur with multiple sclerosis also,” wrote one Stat News commenter, suggesting that the July “multiple sclerosis” case was more than likely caused by the vaccine as well, despite AstraZeneca’s objections to accepting blame. “Two cases of CNS demyelination is certainly a warning for concern.”

“If you look at the stats, unless you’re very elderly and/or have co-morbidities your chance of death is very slim,” wrote another, denying the need for a vaccine at all

Global Covid Statistics

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911,165 deaths

Tests data is now shown for most locations! Some are missing because they’re unavailable, but will be added as I get the data.


 Cases Deaths  
★United States6,560,719195,785
★South Africa642,43115,168
★United Kingdom358,13841,608
★Saudi Arabia323,7204,189
★Dominican Republic101,7161,926
★United Arab Emirates76,911398
★Costa Rica51,224543
★El Salvador26,688774
★Bosnia and Herzegovina22,544680
★South Korea21,743346
★Ivory Coast18,815119
★North Macedonia15,414637
★DR Congo10,343262
★French Guiana9,46263
★Equatorial Guinea4,99083
★Hong Kong4,91499
★Central African Republic4,73662
★Cape Verde4,47343
★The Gambia3,330100
★Sri Lanka3,15512
★The Bahamas2,72163
★Trinidad and Tobago2,66340
★South Sudan2,55549
★Sierra Leone2,06772
★New Zealand1,79224
★Burkina Faso1,47656
★São Tomé and Príncipe89815
★French Polynesia795Unknown
★San Marino72242
★Channel Islands63148
★Turks and Caicos Islands6285
★Sint Maarten53019
★Papua New Guinea5075
★Faroe Islands415Unknown
★Isle of Man33724
★Saint Martin2566
★Cayman Islands2071
★Antigua and Barbuda953
★British Virgin Islands631
★Saint Vincent and the Grenadines62Unknown
★Saint Lucia27Unknown
★New Caledonia26Unknown
★Caribbean Netherlands25Unknown
★Saint Barthelemy21Unknown
★Saint Kitts and Nevis17Unknown
★Falkland Islands13Unknown
★Vatican City12Unknown
★Western Sahara101
★Saint Pierre and Miquelon10Unknown


‘The Evil One Is at Work Here’: An Interview with Archbishop Cordileone

Editor’s note: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, in partnership with the Benedict XVI Institute, has launched a petition calling on lawmakers to lift “extreme restrictions on public worship.” His Excellency kindly granted Crisis Magazine an interview to discuss his efforts. Do you see any connection between the Mass restrictions and the attacks on Catholic …

Source: ‘The Evil One Is at Work Here’: An Interview with Archbishop Cordileone – Crisis Magazine