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Headline a little off, but good reporting by @mkraju & @evanperez! (Not exactly Mueller but team - no biggie, tho.) More on this in a sec.
So about #SCteam talking to Steele & threads on what this “new thing” & that mean? Must confess this former fed's getting a bit cranky. 1/
We're desperate for info & it's exciting to feel things are new, even tho’ many aren't. Don’t want to throw cold water on that. 2/
But I'd like to give you a baseline way to view this. Media & pundits who try to give you a play-by-play of the #SCMueller investigation 3/
as if it were a sporting event are doing a bit of a disservice. Not a huge one, but enough to mention. Investigations/prosecutions do not 4/
work that way. Start from this premise: #SC team is looking at EVERY conceivable avenue, talking to every witness, finding every piece of 5/
evidence that you can think of & many you cannot. They assemble the evidence, put it in chronological order, by month, day & year &, even 6/
sometimes by the HOUR in a given day. I bet, e.g., #SC has a to-the-minute timeline of December 29, the day Obama announced sanctions and 7/
Flynn talked to Kislyak five times. They organize evidence by witness & by topic. They consider & reconsider ALL possible charges (which 8/
they pretty much have a checklist for in their heads because they have yrs of exp) in light of the evidence & elements they have to prove 9/
for each crime. It's an organic process that's complex & quite creative. NO, they don't create facts, but they think creatively about 10/
about the law & to prove elements of the crimes.
So, Of COURSE, #SC team has talked to Christopher Steele about the dossier. 11/
The #SC team & FBI KNOW Christopher Steele. They know he's an expert on Russian intel & has a rep for quality work. He actually wanted 12/
to talk to them last year. SC & FBI know Steele went out of his way to get the dossier into McCain's hands. So, they, like all of you, 13/
knew it was important to talk to him. Why would Steele talk to SC & FBI? Because he is, like they are, an intel/law enforcement guy. Why 14/
would Steele NOT talk to Burr/Warner Committee? Would you talk to ANY committee if you were Steele? Of course not! It's dangerous. 15/
Finally, exactly how does #SCMueller team use the #SteeleDossier information?
More later. This thread is long enough! End.

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