UPDATE -April 19, 2017
CNN reported yesterday that the FBI used the “Russian Dossier” in its application for warrant from the FISA court in order to monitor former Trump advisor Carter Page.
“U.S. officials tell CNN that last year the FBI used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to get approval to secretly monitor Trump associate Carter Page,” CNN reported. “Now those sources say that FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his breifings to Congress in recent weeks as one of the sources of information that the bureau used to bolster its investigation.”
Someone was watching an old spy movie last year, when they created a “Russian Dossier” (RUDO) on then candidate President Donald Trump.
Page 10 – note shadow
Remember in WW2, when the spy took out his tiny camera, shot page after page of documents, and then developed the film in secret, creating negatives, then using an enlarger to make prints. It took six trays of chemicals, and that was just for black and white. Using a light bulb fixture behind you was preferred for illumination.
Enhanced images of the PDFs obtained from the Buzzfeed site, which published the RUDO, indicate the same back light shadow on all the dossier pages. This shadow was not seen on the original documents, but by converting to JPG format and auto correcting, the same marking appeared on every page, meaning they were all photographed in an amateur manner at the same.
Apparently, the spymaster didn’t know that quality copy machines were in common use by spies as far back as the 1980s, or perhaps the odd sizes, poor quality of the pages and angles were meant to impress the viewer that this was something from a secret source. However, the documents were created and dated last year. Portable scanner/copy machines today cost less than $50.
Page 24 – same shadow
The dossier – first referred to publicly by CNN – was not available on their website, but viewers were conveniently told it was posted on Buzzfeed.com (still available by PDF and transcript by going to this link). Warning: Mature content and disgusting descriptions.
Buzzfeed found that dossier’s errors emerged almost immediately – yet the site still offers it online as late as today, complete with idiocies like yellow highlighting and many last names in All Caps.
The Buzzfeed website reported on Feb. 3.
Aleksej Gubarev, the CEO of web company XBT, called the publication of the document “reckless and irresponsible.”
The suit, which was filed in Florida against BuzzFeed and editor-in-chief Ben Smith, said that allegations in the document regarding Gubarev are untrue.
“We have redacted Mr. Gubarev’s name from the published dossier, and apologize for including it,” Matt Mittenthal, spokesman for BuzzFeed News, said in a statement.
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