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Former [[DNI]] [[James Clapper]] illegally leaked the ''Steele dossier'' to [[CNN]] and BuzzFeed in early 2016.<ref>''[https://www.scribd.com/document/377590825/HPSCI-Final-Report-on-Russian-Active-Measures-Redacted-Release Russian Active Measures in the 2016 Election''], House Permanent Sub Committee on Intelligence, March 22, 2017, pp. 107-108.</ref><!--https://lawfareblog.com/office-director-national-intelligence-releases-fisa-section-702-documents--> In early 2017 Cohen filed a $100 million [[defamation]] lawsuit against BuzzFeed and [[FusionGPS]].<ref>https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/trump-lawyer-cohen-sues-buzzfeed-over-claims-in-russia-dossier </ref> Evidence in the lawsuit threatened to expose DOJ and FBI illegal activities against political opponents which have been ongoing for years. Special Counsel [[Robert Mueller]] and Dep. Attn. Gen. [[Rod Rosenstein]] seized all documents in Cohen's office and home.
 
Former [[DNI]] [[James Clapper]] illegally leaked the ''Steele dossier'' to [[CNN]] and BuzzFeed in early 2016.<ref>''[https://www.scribd.com/document/377590825/HPSCI-Final-Report-on-Russian-Active-Measures-Redacted-Release Russian Active Measures in the 2016 Election''], House Permanent Sub Committee on Intelligence, March 22, 2017, pp. 107-108.</ref><!--https://lawfareblog.com/office-director-national-intelligence-releases-fisa-section-702-documents--> In early 2017 Cohen filed a $100 million [[defamation]] lawsuit against BuzzFeed and [[FusionGPS]].<ref>https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/trump-lawyer-cohen-sues-buzzfeed-over-claims-in-russia-dossier </ref> Evidence in the lawsuit threatened to expose DOJ and FBI illegal activities against political opponents which have been ongoing for years. Special Counsel [[Robert Mueller]] and Dep. Attn. Gen. [[Rod Rosenstein]] seized all documents in Cohen's office and home.
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Michael Cohen was the victim of slanders and leaks when unknown [[Civil Service Commission|civil servants]] in the [[U.S Department of Treasury]] leaked information about banking transactions belongong to two other "Michael Cohens".<ref>http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/09/avenatti-michael-cohen-israel/ </ref> The Treasury  Inspector General is investigating the leaks.<ref>https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/treasury-inspector-general-launches-probe-into-possible-leak-of-michael-cohens-banking-records/2018/05/09/d33c2010-5391-11e8-b00a-17f9fda3859b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6c29e1042e6d </ref>
  
 
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Michael D. Cohen (born August 25, 1966) is as prominent American attorney and longtime personal real estate lawyer for Donald J. Trump.

From the April 2017 FISA court ruling: improper access of FISA data "seems to have been the result of deliberate decision-making."

The purported evidence against Michael Cohen was gathered by the Obama administration's illegal misuse of FISA Title I surveillance authority. FISA Title I surveillance of U.S. citizens is the most intrusive, exhaustive and far reaching type of search, seizure and surveillance authority, permitting the FBI to look at every aspect of a target's life. All communication, travel and contact can be opened and reviewed. All aspects of any of the target's engagements are subject to being secretly monitored. The authority is only granted by the FISA court when the Department of Justice represents the target as an agent of a foreign power, member of a terrorist organization, weapons smuggling group, or drug cartel. The law requires notification to Congress if the target is an American citizen.

In April 2017 a declassified FISA court ruling revealed that the Obama administration had abused FISA authority.[1] Former FBI Director James Comey failed to inform Congress of the FBI's illegal surveillance.[2]

As of May 2018, the ongoing Mueller investigation was a transfer of authority and continuation of the illegal counterintelligence investigation begun against Trump in 2016, only the names of investigators have changed from Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, etc., to Robert Mueller, Aaron Zelby, Andrew Weissman, etc. Although the illegal surveillance never found evidence of Russian collusion, it did stumble upon embarrassing nuggets like Stormy Daniels which the investigators will continue to leak out, drip by drip, to influence the Midterm elections and beyond. This is the "insurance policy".

Steele dossier

The FBI gave raw FISA data to FusionGPS on dates and times which could be corroborated, Christopher Steele and Nellie Ohr made the rest of it up to fill out a Trump-Russia narrative.

Any information from the illegal FISA surveillance could not directly be used by the FBI because they would have to explain how they gained it. All search queries without a warrant are illegal. The illegal search queries were funneled to FusionGPS through DOJ Deputy Attn. Gen. Bruce Ohr, to his wife Nellie Ohr, who worked with Christopher Steele on the Steele dossier. The FBI needed to launder the intelligence product.

Christopher Steele was the launderer for the intelligence product pulled from the FISA system. Steele then washed the intelligence product and repackaged it into what became known as the Steele dossier. The dossier then was passed back to the FBI ‘small group’ as evidence for use in their counterintelligence operation beginning in July 2016.

Proof of this laundry process is found in a “search query” result that actually was a mistake. The faulty intelligence mistake was a search query of the travel history of Michael Cohen. The FISA database returned the wrong Michael Cohen. A different Michael Cohen with the same year of birth as Trump's lawyer traveled to Prague in August or September in 2016. Trump's lawyer could prove his whereabouts at that time. And government sources confirmed it was the wrong Michael Cohen.[3]

The mistaken result however found its way into the Steele dossier. Absent of an illegal FISA search, there’s no other way Christopher Steele could identify a random “Michael Cohen” traveling to Prague. The Cohen mistake created the trail of evidence from Christopher Steele to the FISA database, and exposed the Obama administration's illegal domestic spying.

Former DNI James Clapper illegally leaked the Steele dossier to CNN and BuzzFeed in early 2016.[4] In early 2017 Cohen filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed and FusionGPS.[5] Evidence in the lawsuit threatened to expose DOJ and FBI illegal activities against political opponents which have been ongoing for years. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Dep. Attn. Gen. Rod Rosenstein seized all documents in Cohen's office and home.

Treasury Department

Michael Cohen was the victim of slanders and leaks when unknown civil servants in the U.S Department of Treasury leaked information about banking transactions belongong to two other "Michael Cohens".[6] The Treasury Inspector General is investigating the leaks.[7]

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References

  1. On April 26, 2017 DNI Dan Coats declassified a FISA court ruling exposing a number of criminal activities that Barack Obama’s FBI and DOJ systematically practiced during Obama's time in office. The FISA court ruling shows widespread abuse of the FISA system. According to the court, Obama’s FBI and DOJ routinely performed searches on Americans that violated Fourth Amendment rights beginning in 2011. The court ruling stated that the improper access of FISA data "seems to have been the result of deliberate decision-making."
    United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Memorandum Opinion and Order, April 26, 2017, pp. 78-93.
  2. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/24/why-didnt-comey-disclose-trump-probe-congressional/
  3. https://mobile.twitter.com/jaketapper/status/819187673961287681
  4. Russian Active Measures in the 2016 Election, House Permanent Sub Committee on Intelligence, March 22, 2017, pp. 107-108.
  5. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/trump-lawyer-cohen-sues-buzzfeed-over-claims-in-russia-dossier
  6. http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/09/avenatti-michael-cohen-israel/
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/treasury-inspector-general-launches-probe-into-possible-leak-of-michael-cohens-banking-records/2018/05/09/d33c2010-5391-11e8-b00a-17f9fda3859b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6c29e1042e6d