Since about 9 months ago, I've wondered whether some of the more salacious details of the Steele dossier were disinformation, fed to him by GRU, FSB, whoever.
Vigilance against one's own confirmation biases can become so tedious that I absolutely understand the inclination to throw in the towel, and either pick a side, or play the "enlightened centrist" part. When we can, we must all resist this urge. Of course I don't always succeed.
But one of the neatestest things about this community is that we have (and probably need to continue having) a sneaker network of face-to-face meetings.
Speaking of, I'm in San Fran. around December 10th, probably gonna make a potential meetup post in a few days.