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Declassified Intelligence Report Shows FBI Withheld Key Details About Steele Dossier

FBI officials left key details about former British spy Christopher Steele and his infamous dossier out of a newly declassified Intelligence Community Assessment regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. The two-page document, which Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified this week, describes Steele’s allegations about possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian government. It says that an FBI ...

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Lindsey Graham Says He’s Been Denied Access To FBI Employees Who Interviewed Key Dossier Source

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he has been denied access to interview an FBI agent and FBI analyst who met with a key source for the Steele dossier who disavowed the salacious document. Graham has sought interviews with the FBI case agent and supervisory intelligence analyst to discuss their interview in January 2017 with the primary source for Christopher Steele, ...

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Sen Ron Johnson Considers Subpoenas For Clinton Cronies Who Peddled A Second Trump Dossier

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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson is considering subpoenas for two longtime Clinton associates who peddled a dossier about Donald Trump similar to the one pushed by Christopher Steele.  Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, the Clinton cronies, were involved in one of the more bizarre but unexplored aspects of the Clinton-related efforts to peddle Trump dirt.  Both Shearer and Steele alleged that ...

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Senator Seeks Access To DOJ Records On Steele’s Mystery Dossier Source

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is asking the Justice Department to turn over records related to a key source for Christopher Steele who undercut allegations made in the salacious Trump dossier. “The Primary Sub-source substantially undercut Steele’s election reporting, calling into question the accuracy and reliability of any of Steele’s reports,” Graham wrote in a letter to Attorney General ...

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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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Nunes Calls On Alleged Dossier Source To Come Forward

California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday he is seeking an interview with a Belarusian-American businessman alleged to be an unwitting source for major allegations in the Steele dossier. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Nunes said he wants to speak with three individuals linked to the dossier. He said ...

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Former CIA Moscow Chief Not Surprised By Evidence Of Russian Disinformation In Steele Dossier

A former CIA station chief who theorized two years ago that the Steele dossier was the product of Russian disinformation was vindicated by information declassified last week.  Daniel Hoffman, a former CIA clandestines officer, wrote in January 2018 that Steele may have fallen victim to a Kremlin-led disinformation effort.  The Justice Department’s inspector general uncovered information supporting that theory.  Hoffman ...

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Steele Source Voiced ‘Strong Support’ For Hillary Clinton, Had Ties To Kremlin

A source for information that ended up in the Steele dossier voiced “strong support” for Hillary Clinton and also had contacts to someone who worked in the Russian Presidential Administration, or Kremlin.  The bombshell information was declassified and released on Wednesday.  Other evidence released Wednesday shows that the FBI was aware that Russian operatives fed disinformation to Christopher Steele, the ...

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ANALYSIS: It Would Have Been Good To Know The Steele Dossier Was Russian Disinformation Three Years Ago

At some point in 2017, the precise month is not clear, the FBI obtained evidence that Russian operatives fed disinformation to former British spy Christopher Steele. That stunning revelation came on Friday, and not through a leak, as did so many of the anti-Trump and pro-Steele stories that have come out since the dossier was published in January 2017. Instead, ...

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DNC Responds To Carter Page Lawsuit, Claiming Steele Dossier Is ‘Substantially True’

Responding to a lawsuit from Carter Page, lawyers for the Democratic National Committee claimed in a court filing this week that the “gist” of the Steele dossier is accurate.  Page sued the DNC and two of its outside attorneys on Jan. 30, accusing them of spreading false information collected by dossier author Christopher Steele.  The Justice Department inspector general found ...

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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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Ratcliffe Says Comey, Brennan Gave ‘Conflicting Testimony’ About Steele Dossier

Rep. John Ratcliffe said Sunday that he has seen documents indicating that former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan have given “conflicting testimony” regarding the Steele dossier. In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Ratcliffe said that he believes U.S. Attorney John Durham is looking into Comey and Brennan’s statements regarding who pushed to ...

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Eating Their Own: WaPo Columnist Rips Rachel Maddow For Hyping Steele Dossier

A columnist for The Washington Post blasted Rachel Maddow for her coverage of the infamous Steele dossier on Thursday, saying that the MSNBC host engaged in “a pattern of misleading and dishonest asymmetry” in her reporting on the salacious document in the nearly three years since its publication. “As part of her Russianist phase, Maddow became a clearinghouse for news ...

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Andrew McCabe’s Defense Of The FBI And Steele Dossier Crumble Under Weight Of IG Report

The DOJ report on the FBI’s surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign severely undermined Andrew McCabe’s recent defense of Christopher Steele and his anti-Trump dossier. McCabe told journalist Carl Bernstein in October that the FBI was unable to disprove much of the dossier. He also said that Steele had provided information in the past that the FBI used in search ...

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