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‘Wild Goose Chases’: Strzok Says Steele Dossier Was ‘A Problem’ For The Trump-Russia Probe

Former FBI official Peter Strzok said in an interview published Friday that the Steele dossier was a “problem” for the Trump-Russia probe because it sent investigators off “on a series of wild goose chases.” “The report was very typical of information that the FBI often receives. It comes from several sources, including some suspect sources. Some of it is bullshit, ...

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Steele Associate Offered To ‘Feed’ Michael Flynn Story To WaPo Columnist, Ex-Spy Testified

David Kramer, who was BuzzFeed’s source for the Steele dossier, offered to “feed” stories about Trump associates to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, according to text messages read at a defamation trial against Christopher Steele.  Kramer served as a key conduit between reporters and Steele and updated the former spy on news outlets’ progress investigating aspects of the dossier.  Steele ...

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Former State Department Official ‘Destroyed’ Records At Request Of Christopher Steele

A former State Department official destroyed reports he received from former British spy Christopher Steele, according to a Senate report released on Tuesday. Jonathan Winer, who was Steele’s point of contact at the State Department, said that Steele asked him to destroy the records in January 2017, the same month that the Trump dossier became public.  The Senate report also ...

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Declassified Senate Report Details ‘Bitter Argument’ Between CIA And FBI Over Steele Dossier

Documents declassified on Tuesday detail an intense debate between the CIA and FBI in late 2016 over the handling of information from Christopher Steele, with one CIA official telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the former British spy’s allegations about Trump-Russia collusion were “very unvetted.” Despite the CIA’s concerns about Steele’s allegations, the FBI successfully lobbied to include his information ...

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A Russia Analyst Living In the US Has Been Identified As Christopher Steele’s Primary Dossier Source

The mystery of the primary source for dossier author Christopher Steele has finally been solved.  Igor Danchenko, a Russia analyst living in the U.S., has been identified as Steele’s primary source of information in the dossier.  Danchenko, who previously worked at the Brookings Institution, told the FBI in January 2017 that he was Steele’s source.  He undermined several of Steele’s ...

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Devin Nunes Wants To Investigate Liberal Think Tank’s Role In Spreading Steele Dossier

Rep. Devin Nunes says he wants to find out what role the Brookings Institution played in handling the Steele dossier.  Evidence emerged this week in a British court case that former Brookings president Strobe Talbott obtained the dossier from Christopher Steele.  Nunes said that Brookings’ involvement in the matter is a “major part” of the story about the dossier. The ...

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FBI Memo Raises Red Flags About Dossier Sources Behind Allegations Against Trump Aide

An FBI memo declassified on Friday provides the most detail so far about the sourcing for the infamous Steele dossier. The memo shows that two Russian sources provided the information regarding Carter Page, the former Trump campaign aide surveilled by the FBI.  The involvement of the sources raises further questions about possible Russian disinformation in the dossier, according to a ...

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Senate Panel Releases FBI Memo Related To Mystery Source For Steele Dossier

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday released a newly declassified FBI memo from an interview with the primary source for Christopher Steele’s infamous dossier. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said that the memo “indicates that the reliability of the dossier was completely destroyed” after the interviews, which were conducted over the course of three days in January 2017. “These ...

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Grenell: Documents Will Show Intel Officials Who Warned About Steele Dossier Were Ignored

Richard Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence, said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence officials who expressed doubts early in the Trump-Russia investigation about the infamous Steele dossier were ignored. In an interview on Newsmax TV, Grenell said that documents that have yet to be released will show that career intelligence officials pointed to red flags about the dossier, which ...

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Graham Working To Declassify Memo Of FBI Interview With Steele Source Who Undermined Dossier

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Tuesday he is working to declassify a memo regarding an FBI interview conducted with the primary source for Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Trump dossier. Graham revealed new details about the memo in an interview with former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy. He said that the document is ...

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British Court Case Revealed Steele Dossier May Have Been Shared With Top Biden Adviser

Former British spy Christopher Steele told a British court that he shared his infamous dossier in 2016 with an associate expecting that it would be provided to State Department officials, including Antony Blinken, who is considered a top contender for secretary of state in a Joe Biden administration. According to a judge’s decision handed down last week in a dossier-related ...

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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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