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FBI Offered To Pay Christopher Steele ‘Significantly’ To Dig Up Dirt On Michael Flynn

Former British spy Christopher Steele peddled an unfounded rumor in December 2016 that Michael Flynn had an extramarital affair with a Russian woman, according to documents released earlier in May.  Months before Steele discussed Flynn, the FBI offered to pay the ex-spy to collect intelligence on Flynn and other Trump associates who were the targets of a counterintelligence investigation.  An ...

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Dossier Author Had Previously Undisclosed Meetings With Lawyers For DNC, Clinton Campaign

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Christopher Steele shed new light on his work for the Clinton campaign and DNC, revealing in testimony last month that he met with two lawyers for the Democrats as part of his investigation into Donald Trump.  Steele met with Perkins Coie partners Michael Sussmann and Marc Elias, he testified.  Steele said that Sussmann provided him with the now-debunked tip that ...

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Christopher Steele Discusses Dossier For First Time In Public, Defends ‘What We Did’

Former British spy Christopher Steele defended his anti-Trump dossier at a private event at Oxford on Friday, in his first public remarks about the salacious document in the three-plus-years since it was published. “I stand by the integrity of our work, our sources and what we did,” Steele said at the Oxford Student Union. Steele’s glowing self-assessment is in stark ...

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Steele ‘Meticulously’ Recorded That His Dossier was Not Accurate

Christopher Steele “meticulously” documented and recorded interactions with a key source for his infamous Trump dossier, lawyers for the former British spy said Tuesday in a lengthy response to the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe. The report, released Monday, poked holes in the dossier, and revealed that a primary source for Steele ...

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FBI Failed To Tell FISA Court About Some Concerns With Steele Dossier’s Reliability

The FBI failed to tell surveillance court judges that investigators developed concerns about the reliability of the Steele dossier after interviewing a source for the infamous document, according to a new report. According to The Washington Post, sources familiar with the forthcoming Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report say that FBI agents determined that information from Christopher Steele was not ...

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How The FBI Risked Exposing Sensitive Russia Probe Details During Meeting With Christopher Steele

During a meeting in Rome in October 2016, FBI agents shared a sensitive piece of information with a subcontractor for the Democratic party about one of the main targets of the Trump-Russia probe. The subcontractor, Christopher Steele, was at the time working with Fusion GPS to collect information about the Trump campaign.  At the time of the meeting, Steele was ...

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Impeachment Witness Undercut Steele Dossier In Bombshell Testimony

Fiona Hill, who was the top Russia expert at the White House, told lawmakers in October that she believed Russians fed disinformation to dossier author Christopher Steele. Hill offered a scathing portrayed of Steele during a deposition she gave as part of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.  Hill said she was “shocked” to find out that Steele ...

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Report: Christopher Steele Also Meddled In The Russia-Brexit Investigation

British authorities have included information from Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier, in a highly-anticipated report about possible Russian meddling in the 2016 Brexit referendum, according to a report. The Guardian reports that Steele, a former MI6 officer, provided research to the British parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which has investigated possible Kremlin interference in British politics ...

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British Intelligence Questioned Christopher Steele’s Judgment In Assessment Given To FBI

British intelligence told the FBI that dossier author Christopher Steele sometimes showed questionable judgment regarding investigative targets, according to a new report that could preview some of the findings in a highly-anticipated Justice Department watchdog report of FBI surveillance against the Trump campaign. The New York Times reports that investigators with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general (OIG) ...

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Christopher Steele’s State Department Contacts Have Avoided Scrutiny

State Department officials aided two politically-charged operations, one carried out by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani; the other by former British spy Christopher Steele State Department officials set up meetings for Steele in 2016. At least one official hyped Steele’s reputation to the media, and disseminated his now-infamous dossier to other government officials Republicans have asked questions of the State Department’s ...

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‘O Reports’: State Department Provides First Glimpse At Christopher Steele’s Pre-Dossier Intel Reports

The State Department has started releasing intelligence reports that Christopher Steele sent to a top official at the agency in the years before he worked on the Trump dossier The so-called “O Reports” are heavily redacted, but they shed light on the topic that Steele investigated, and how they were circulated through the State Department  State Department official Victoria Nuland ...

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Lindsey Graham Teases Bombshell Revelations About Christopher Steele’s Credibility

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Friday that U.S. officials received as many as six warnings that dossier author Christopher Steele was an unreliable source of information regarding Donald Trump. Graham discussed the assessment of Steele during a radio interview with Sean Hannity, but stopped short of describing all of the information regarding the former British spy because much ...

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Senators: State Department Watchdog Investigated Christopher Steele Meeting, But Failed To Interview Key Participants

The State Department’s inspector general investigated an October 2016 meeting involving dossier author Christopher Steele, two Republican senators revealed But the inspector general failed to interview key participants in the meeting, the Republicans say Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley are also questioning why the State Department watchdog failed to release a report of its investigation  Two Republican senators are ...

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DOJ Watchdog Interviewed Christopher Steele In June

Investigators with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general interviewed Trump dossier author Christopher Steele in London early last month, according to Reuters. Three lawyers interviewed Steele at the same time that President Trump was in the United Kingdom on a state visit, from June 3 to June 5. According to Reuters, investigators extended their inquiry based on information ...

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