According to a former US intelligence expert, the document that claims Russia is blackmailing Donald Trump has been forged.
Former US Navy’s Washington DC telecommunications command, Wayne Madsen stated that he believes the 35 page dossier that was posted online on Tuesday is in fact fake and an attempt to discredit the President.
“The entire script is more Austin Powers than James Bond,” said Madsen.
The huge document that contained many problematic allegations about Trump “appears to be a hybrid in which genuine U.S. and/or British intelligence information – such as what appears to be a standard report on Russian cyber-targeting – has been thrown together with bogus material in an attempt to make the entire document appear authentic.”
The document was allegedly prepared by a famous British intelligence agent, Christopher Steele.
According to the US expert, the labeling as “Confidential/Sensitive Source,” is the main sign that it is in fact a hoax.
Madsen claims that the US standard lingo for such documents is: “Top Secret; Secret; Confidential,” while the UK uses: “Top Secret; Secret; Official-Sensitive.”
“I’ve not seen the phrase Confidential/Sensitive Source. If a dossier includes sensitive information, there will be a warning notice saying something like ‘intelligence sources and methods revealed’ or maybe a code term for that.”
Another way he could tell the dossier is fake is because it says Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen had a “secret meeting with Kremlin officials …. in Prague.”
Cohen denied the accusations, saying that his passport alone is enough proof that “I have never been to Prague in my life. #fakenews”
“The dossier says the supposed meeting was scheduled for Moscow in July 2016, but was moved to the Prague office of the Russian government-controlled firm Rossotrudnichestvo. That’s ridiculous,” added Madsen.
“Czech intelligence would have that office under close surveillance. The dossier calls Czechia (the renamed Czech republic) ‘soft’ (safe) but Czechia is a member of NATO and the location of a number of NGOs controlled by George Soros, so it is anything but ‘safe.’”
” The document also includes some clear errors – perhaps thrown in for deniability in the event anyone accused CIA or UK intel operatives of leaking genuine material that’s included in it,” explained the expert.
For instance, “It misspells the name of a Russian investment company, which is called ‘Alpha Group,’ throughout. The company is the Alfa Group. There is an Alpha Group in Russia, [but] it’s their special forces Spetsnaz unit.”
“The report also says the settlement of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is ‘reserved for the residences of the top leadership and their close associates.’” In reality, “it is not reserved for anyone.”
Madsen also pointed out that “It also misspells the name of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort!”
“Other tell-tale signs … are that names are capitalized, which is the style used in US intelligence and Justice Department documents,” and not the style of British reports.