1) The announced--or, at least, projected--cooperation deal with Steele may be only the public version of what could be a broader US/UK deal for cooperation on the Russia Hoax--including protection of British interests (recall Trump's jest about May being a good negotiator?), and
2) While DiGenova rightly warns of the potential consequences for the Democrat Party, the spectacle of the Republican Party revealing itself as a virtually wholly owned subsidiary of the US Chamber of Commerce (in case you had any doubts) shows that Republicans are not immune to suicidal impulses. The calculated attempt to cut the legs out from under Trump while he is absent from the country, on a triumphal tour of the UK, with wind at the back of conservative movements around the world, is one of the most despicable displays in US politics--ever.
In what follows, note that DiGenova walks back his statement last night that for sure Steele will be talking to Durham rather than to IG Horowitz. For my part, I agree with the implication in DiGenova's statement--that it doesn't really matter who Steele talks to because they'll all be on the same page. Horowitz is every bit as experienced a prosecutor as Durham, and deeply knowledgeable about the DC Swamp. Durham's advantage in having Grand Jury powers at his back aren't really relevant in this context, and if Horowitz does the interview the results will go straight to Durham and his team.
From what we've seen thus far, Steele seems to have been kept insulated from the highest levels of the conspiracy. However, that doesn't mean that he won't have information that can lead higher. His close relationship with Bruce Ohr and Glenn Simpson are certainly tantalizing indicators in that direction. So, too, as I pointed out yesterday, that he met at least once with Andrew Weissmann before the election. What does he know about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians, and who might have been behind it? There's a lot of potential here beyond just the dossier.
With that said, DiGenova:
Democrats must be scared stiff by reports Tuesday that federal investigators will soon interview former British spy Christopher Steele, whose discredited dossier was integral to getting the Russia collusion witch hunt started.
Steele could be the key to exposing the whole corrupt cabal ...
This should have come as no surprise to the FBI, since agents were well aware that the [Steele dossier] was thoroughly political in nature when they used it as the basis for a series of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page – not once, but four times.
And now Attorney General William Barr’s investigators are hot on the trail of former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and others who played a role in concocting the conspiracy to take down our duly elected president.
If investigators conclude that Comey, Clapper and others engaged in a criminal conspiracy – as seems increasingly likely – then Christopher Steele could easily be named as a co-defendant, which would trigger an extradition request that Britain would almost certainly honor.
Steele obviously doesn’t want that to happen, which is probably why he declined a previous request for cooperation from U.S. Attorney John Durham, one of Barr’s top investigators looking into the FISA warrants scandal.
We don’t yet know which investigators will be interviewing Steele in the coming weeks, but it’s a pretty safe bet that they’ve offered him some form of immunity in exchange for his candor. That should terrify the Democrats who enlisted him in their attempts to execute a Deep State coup against Trump.
If Steele spills the beans on his former handlers, the resulting prosecutions of former high-level federal officials would make Watergate seem trivial by comparison.
In addition to Comey, Clapper and Brennan, it’s entirely possible that Steele’s testimony will yield new insights that could eventually help to implicate even higher-ranking officials in the Obama administration.
The bell is tolling for the corrupt Democratic Party. The upcoming Steele interview proves that Attorney General Barr’s investigators are closing in on the creators of the collusion hoax, and that should absolutely terrify every Democrat planning to run for office in 2020. as the stench of corruption is revealed and seeps into the political campaign season in earnest.