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FBI And CIA Sources Say They Doubt Major Dossier Allegation

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter recently claimed CIA and FBI sources told the newspaper they do not believe the Steele dossier’s allegations about Michael Cohen are accurate. “We’ve talked to sources at the FBI and the CIA and elsewhere — they don’t believe that ever happened,” said Greg Miller, a national security reporter for WaPo. The dossier alleges Cohen ...

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FBI Releases Key Steele Dossier Document

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The FBI has released a summary that James Comey used in a briefing with President-Elect Donald Trump and President Obama regarding the Steele dossier The document is sure to grab the attention of Republicans who have accused the FBI of relying too heavily on the unverified dossier for its investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government ...

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US Government Fears For Maria Butina’s Safety, Prosecutors Accidentally Reveal

Federal prosecutors accidentally disclosed on Friday that they fear for the safety of Maria Butina, the alleged Russian agent who is cooperating with the U.S. government. Prosecutors disclosed their concerns in a court filing that was intended to be filed under seal, out of public view. The document appeared briefly on the federal court system’s documents database and was spotted ...

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DOJ Watchdog Was Unable To Recover Peter Strzok’s Text Messages During Mueller Tenure

Justice Department investigators were unable to recover text messages that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page sent during their short tenure on the special counsel’s investigation, according to a report released Thursday by the DOJ’s office of the inspector general (OIG). According to the OIG report, iPhones issued by the special counsel’s office to Strzok and Page were reset after they ...

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Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Maria Butina, an alleged Russian spy, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring with a Russian government official against the U.S. by attempting to infiltrate conservative political groups, including the National Rifle Association. Butina, 30, admitted in federal court on Thursday to operating in the U.S. “under the direction” of a Russian government official who is widely believed to be Alexander ...

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Meet The Board Of The Fusion GPS-Linked Group Investigating Trump

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A mysterious nonprofit group backed in part by George Soros and linked to Fusion GPS has investigated President Donald Trump and possible Russian interference. The Democracy Integrity Project has largely remained a mystery, but The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned new details about the group’s board of directors. One board member is an attorney who has worked closely with Fusion GPS ...

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National Enquirer Parent Company Settled With Feds Over Payment To Alleged Trump Mistress

Prosecutors in New York revealed Wednesday that they reached a “non-prosecution agreement” with American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, over a $150,000 payment made to a woman who claimed she had an affair with President Donald Trump. “As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate’s ...

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Michael Cohen Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison

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Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison by a judge in New York on Wednesday. The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley, is lower than prosecutors’ recommendation that the longtime Trump fixer receive slightly less than between 51 and 63 months in prison. Pauley cited a “smorgasbord” ...

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Andrew McCabe Urged Michael Flynn To Meet With FBI Agents Without Lawyers

Andrew McCabe urged Michael Flynn to meet with FBI agents without White House attorneys present, according to a court filing submitted Tuesday in the special counsel’s probe. McCabe and other FBI officials also decided not to provide a warning to Flynn about penalties regarding lying to the FBI.  Though Flynn’s lawyers are suggesting that he was trapped into lying to ...

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Dossier Was Unverified Before And After FBI Used It To Obtain Spy Warrants

Former FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress on Friday that the bureau had not verified the dossier when it used the salacious document to apply for spy warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page Comey said it was “not necessary” for the FBI to validate the sources that dossier author Christopher Steele used to compile his report The ...

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FBI Probe Initially Focused On Four Americans

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James Comey made the surprise revelation in his congressional testimony on Friday that the FBI opened investigations into four Trump associates in late July 2016 It was previously known that four Trump advisers were the focus of the FBI probe, but it was not known that they were targeted at the outset of the investigation It was previously believed that ...

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