It was former British spy Christopher Steele's sense of duty and obligation to an ally that compelled him to warn the US about Russia's bad intentions ahead of the 2016 election, Jane Mayer writes in a wide-ranging biopic for The New Yorker.
A lengthy New Yorker profile on the ex-MI6 operative delves into both Steele's past and current dealings with congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
As to how well-informed Steele was, Mayer tells us he only found out who was paying his client, opposition research firm Fusion GPS, "several months" after signing the contract.
The New Yorker magazine in an exclusive report sourced the sensational allegations to a second dossier authored by British spy Christopher Steele.
This memo is reportedly based off of intelligence gathered from one specific "senior Russian official", who was passing along what he had heard in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The rumors said that "the Kremlin had intervened to block Trump's initial choice for Secretary of State, Mitt Romney".
Specifically, the memo says that Russia wanted a U.S. Secretary of State who would lift sanctions on Russia that were related to Ukraine, and who would side with Russia in regards to Syria. "If what the source heard was true, then a foreign power was exercising pivotal influence over USA foreign policy and an incoming president", it said.
According to a report in The New Yorker, it's possible that Trump changed his mind on Romney because Russian Federation told him to.
There's also the pair's viral dinner meeting, complete with a somewhat embarrassed-looking Romney and a smirking President-elect Trump. "In a humiliating public spectacle, Trump dangled the post before Romney until early December, then rejected him", the report said.
The two former rivals (Trump also had endorsed Romney in 2012, though he claimed Romney begged him for it) met at Trump's club in Bedminster, New Jersey on November 19. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser who has been openly critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, told the publication Trump may have been "vengefully tormenting" Romney but never seriously considered him.
Romney is running for Senate in Utah with Trump's endorsement.
The president, a former NY property developer, claimed that he is saving taxpayer dollars on the construction of the embassy. The Palestinians, meanwhile, said Trump's decision on Jerusalem renders the United States an unreliable actor in peace talks.
It changes now. "I think this is what Chloe Kim must've felt like after doing back-to-back 1080s in the Olympic half-pipe". But she wasn't about to let the moment pass without sharing it with her comrades.
Mr Trump joked about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has reportedly had his security clearance downgraded. Melania wasn't the only member of President Trump's family to be the butt of the joke on Saturday.
The two men will try to lay the groundwork for another such summit, which was requested by Kim Jong Un in his letter. Turning serious, Trump also said the United States "saved the Olympics", by taking a hard line on North Korea .
Business confidence remained robust, with the degree of optimism the second highest since July 2011 in the period. An index reading of above 50 indicates an overall increase in economic activity and below 50 an overall decrease.
Neither of the PwC representatives involved in the mishap previous year , Brian Cullinan or Martha Ruiz, will return to the show. The BAFTA Awards saw a similar dress code, as the who's who of the worldwide movie industry donned all-black attires.
The Wolverines were plagued by foul trouble, couldn't hit a 3-pointer in the first half and had no momentum heading into halftime. Robinson countered with a 3-pointer and Simpson split four free throws to give MI a 74-70 edge with 1:17 to go.
Given that Hayward is signed to a four-year deal, it's in the Celtics' best interest to protect him for the long-term. We just told you Gordon Hayward nearly certainly won't return to the Boston Celtics this season.
Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Araby described as "special and important" Prince Mohammed's visit. The investment deal underlines the strategic ties between the richest Arab state and the most populous.
The filmmakers, the producers, the directors, the writers, the cinematographer, the composers, the songwriters, the designers. Actress Emma Watson took to the Oscars red carpet on Sunday evening with a cause close to her heart tattooed on her arm.
The 20 minute short film follows Libby as she learns to communicate through sign language, with the help of a social worker. Collecting the award at the ceremony in Los Angeles, Ms Shenton, from Caverswall, delivered her speech in sign language.
Lawrence, one of Hollywood's most popular and highest-paid actresses, was last seen in Darren Aronofsky's " Mother! ". It's simply outstanding and there just aren't any other words I can use to describe what we're witnessing.
It is positive, as 27 investors sold BLK shares while 287 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of EnLink Midstream Partners in a research note on Friday, November 17th.
Because of that, Nest has chose to stop selling all of its products on the online retail giant as soon as inventory is sold out. Amazon recently acquired Ring, a manufacturer of internet-connected cameras and door locks for over $1 billion.
Swansea City turned to "rock'n'roll" football to lead West Ham a merry dance and rocket up to 13th in the Premier League table. With ten games of the season remaining, West Ham are now 13th in the top-flight, three points above the relegation places.
Waqas, a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, was wanted for carrying out the Sunjuwan army camp attack in which seven people were killed. The encounter of Waqas is a major milestone in the anti-terror operations being carried out by the Indian security forces.
Given the possibility of high snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, we anticipate very hard travel across the area on Monday . A winter storm warning is in effect until noon Tuesday for the James River Valley in North Dakota including the Jamestown area.
Winds will increase across the area today , causing areas of blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibility and hard travel. Tuesday night , the low will be around 27 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.
The film about the doping system in Russian Federation has won an Oscar at Sunday's 90th Academy Awards (Oscars) in Los Angeles. The evidence presented by Rodchenkov and Fogel was instrumental in Russia's ban from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Graham says "China is winning and we're losing with this tariff regime". "Go after China - not the rest of the world". Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, said exempting countries was a slippery slope.
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