Nunes Makes Public Appeal for Sergei Millian, One of the Sources for Dossier Material, Millian Responds

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who has arguably done more to reveal the activities of the deep state than anyone else, joined Fox Business News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Nunes made a public appeal for Sergei Millian, who is believed to be “Source D” and “Source E” in Christopher Steele’s infamous dossier (as well as “Person 1” in IG Horowitz’ December 9 report), to come forward.

Nunes, who is conducting a Congressional investigation of the Crossfire Hurricane investigators, told Bartiromo he is “targeting” three Russian Americans, the most significant of whom is Millian. This development comes as a result of revelations made two weeks ago from the IG’s report.

“Because of new information that has come out because of the Horowitz report that’s declassified that we’ve been talking about for a long time and the FISAs, we now are targeting what appear to be three Russian-Americans,” Nunes told Bartiromo. “I think the most important one is somebody that we actually asked to come to our committee named Sergei Millian. He is hiding somewhere around the globe — we don’t know exactly what country he’s in. But we really would like Sergei to come forward and talk to us because, either he was, you know, working for Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign and dirtying up Trump people, or it’s quite possible that he may have been framed.”

Nunes assured her they want to find out. He said, “We really need him to — you know, he can call my office, we’d be glad to, if he’s afraid to come back to his home country, the United States of America, we can make sure that we can guarantee his safety.” He added, “We need to hear from him because he is the source — he is Steele and Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS’s — he’s one of their major sources.”

At the end of the interview, Nunes asked Bartiromo, “And guess who never interviewed him [Millian]? Robert Mueller’s team.” Unsurprised, Bartiromo laughed.

The Washington Examiner reports that Millian is a U.S. citizen. Additionally:

He was born in Belarus when it was still part of the Soviet Union, was named Siarhei Kukuts at birth but changed it as an adult. He went to school in Minsk, where he reportedly trained as a military translator, and he moved to the United States in the early 2000s. When living in Atlanta, he founded a trade group called the Russian American Chamber of Commerce in the USA and has claimed to have high-level Russian government contacts, though he has denied any connection to Russian intelligence. Millian also claimed to have business ties with Trump associates.

Millian has rejected previous Congressional interview requests.

Within several hours, Millian, or an individual with a Twitter account bearing his name and photo, responded to Nunes in the tweet below.

As “Source D” and “Source E” in Steele’s dossier, he is portrayed as a “close associate of Trump.” According to The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy, Millian was the source of some of the most salacious stories in the dossier including “the claim about Trump and prostitutes at a hotel during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, as well as the assertion of a “well-developed conspiracy” between Trump and Russia.”

Two weeks ago, after the footnotes from the Horowitz report had been declassified, we learned that the FBI had been informed multiple times that Steele was part of an “elaborate Russian disinformation campaign.” That didn’t stop them from using his dossier as the basis for their applications to the FISA Court for a warrant to spy on Carter Page. The FBI also did not inform the FISA Court that they “had opened a counterintelligence investigation on Person 1 a few days before the FISA application was filed.” The Horowitz report said the FBI also “omitted information relevant to the reliability of Person 1.” Nor did they report that Steele had informed them that Person 1 was a “boaster,” an “egoist” and that he “may engage in some embellishment.”

One of the declassified footnotes stated: “According to a document circulated among Crossfire Hurricane team members and supervisors in early October 2016, Person 1 [Sergei Millian] had historical contact with persons and entities suspected of being linked to RIS [Russian intelligence]. The document described reporting [REDACTED] that Person 1 ‘was rumored to be a former KGB/SVR officer.’ In addition, in late December 2016, Department Attorney Bruce Ohr told SSA 1 [FBI Agent Joe Pientka] that he had met with Glenn Simpson and that Simpson had assessed that Person 1 was a RIS officer who was central in connecting Trump to Russia.”

After Fox News published an article about the declassified footnotes, they reported that Millian had contacted them  and “strongly denied any links to illicit activities or intelligence services, saying there was an attempt to “frame” him that had backfired.”

Shortly afterward, Millian, or as above, someone with a Twitter account bearing his name and photo, tweeted, “I can only guess just like you. Person 1? Several things match but several are definitely wrong if indeed they used Person 1 meaning Millian.”

The FBI met on three occasions, in January, March and May 2017, with the anonymous individual described as Steele’s “Primary Sub-source,” The FBI had a pretty good understanding after their first meeting with this individual that the dossier was bogus. The IG report states this sub-source told them the dossier was full of rumors and speculation. The sub-source also “contradicted some of what “Person 1” allegedly claimed.”

Inch by inch, but we’re getting closer.