One Russian has suffered a setback in the battle over who was the source of the Russian dossier given to BuzzFeed. They lost it on the grounds that a reporter’s sources can be protected. Russian tech businessman Aleksej Gubarev wants to know who said that his tech company had hacked into Hillary’s server.
Mr.Gubarev has maintained that his company was not involved. He wants to prove it. It now may be all a moot point. The culprit who fed the information to BuzzFeed may have been identified without the court’s order. If it is revealed who it is, what will this tell us about the dossier?
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
A lawyer for a Russian businessman suing BuzzFeed over the infamous dossier suggested on Thursday that the website’s source for the salacious document has finally been identified.
Val Gurvits, a lawyer for Russian tech businessman Aleksej Gubarev, made the revelation in response to a federal magistrate judge’s ruling in favor of BuzzFeed.
Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan ruled in a Miami court on Thursday that BuzzFeed was protected by reporter’s privilege from having to identify the person who provided it with the dossier.
Gubarev’s lawyers have battled for months to figure out who gave BuzzFeed the unverified document, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and published on Jan. 10.
The attorneys have sought to find out what BuzzFeed’s source said about the veracity of the dossier. If the source told BuzzFeed that the allegations in the report were unverified, shaky or false, Gubarev’s attorneys would argue that the website was negligent in publishing Steele’s allegations.
The final memo of the dossier — dated Dec. 13, 2016 — alleges that Gubarev and two of his tech companies hacked into the …….
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