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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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Nunes: FBI Officials Knew Of ‘Really Bad And Nefarious Activity’ By Christopher Steele And Associates

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An FBI and Justice Department email chain shows that top government officials knew that dossier author Christopher Steele and his associates “were up to some really bad and nefarious activity,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday. In an interview on Fox News, Nunes claimed that the email constitutes “the first clear evidence” that the FBI committed a “major ...

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Report: FBI Emails Show Intelligence Community Had Concerns About Steele Dossier

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FBI officials discussed intelligence community concerns about the infamous Steele dossier in a lengthy email thread in October 2016, according to a new report The FBI relied heavily on the dossier to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page But Republicans have questioned whether the FBI relied on unverified or inaccurate intelligence to obtain the warrants  ...

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Comey Falsely Claims Republicans Funded The Steele Dossier

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  by Chuck Ross Former FBI Director James Comey repeated one of the more pervasive false claims about the infamous Steele dossier on Thursday, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier Republicans first financed the salacious document. Instead, the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funded the dossier project. “I knew it was first funded by Republicans,” Comey told Baier during an ...

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Chuck Grassley Connects Dossier Dots

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  by Chuck Ross Sen. Chuck Grassley is requesting an interview with lobbyist Adam Waldman Waldman emerged as a key figure in the Russia investigation Grassley posed 11 questions to Waldman regarding his connections with dossier author Christopher Steele  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is requesting an interview with a Washington-based lobbyist who served as an intermediary between a Democratic ...

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Democrats release their FISA memo and it’s pure propaganda

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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, have released their response to the Republican FISA memo, albeit with redactions due to the amount of classified information contained in the document intended for public release. While Democrats make assertions that the FBI and DOJ did nothing wrong, they fail to support those claims with pertinent evidence. The ...

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Intriguing Links Emerge In GOP Led Dossier Investigation

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  by Chuck Ross The Republican-led investigation into the infamous anti-Trump dossier has recently revealed several intriguing links between Christopher Steele, lawyers, lobbyists, Democratic politicians, a former State Department official, and a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin. Most of the revelations come thanks to Sen. Chuck Grassley. The Iowa Republican released a letter in January that cited the names ...

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Steele Dossier’s ‘Coincidences’ Keep Piling Up

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  by Chuck Ross At least four separate coincidences have emerged as the public learns more information about the unverified Steele dossier and how it was crafted. The origin story of the 35-page document was pretty simple at the outset. Fusion GPS, which was investigating then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to write the dossier. Related: Connections ...

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Former State Department Official Emerges At Center Of Dossier Drama

  by Chuck Ross One of the newest names to emerge in the dossier saga is Jonathan Winer, a former State Department official who met with dossier author Christopher Steele prior to the 2016 election. Investigators on the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees have turned their interest to Winer and the State Department’s handling of information from Steele. It ...

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FISA Memo: FBI was weaponized against Trump [full text]

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The White House sent a certification letter to Congress Friday morning officially declassifying the information in the FISA memo that is largely expected to show that the FBI was weaponized against Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. The full memo was released a few hours later and appears to show exactly that. The memo makes clear that surveillance of ...

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Senators refer Trump Dossier author for federal investigation

Criminal referral of Christopher Steele to the Justice Department

The Senate Judiciary Committee has made its first criminal referral from the Russian meddling investigations offering up Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to the Justice Department. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee’s chair, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the Department of Justice that Steele, a former British intelligence agent, lied to federal authorities – the same charge levied at two ...

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Watch: CNN Obsesses Over Trump’s Dossier Tweet

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  By Chuck Ross CNN obsessively hyped President Trump’s Tuesday morning tweet about the infamous Steele dossier, portraying the Republican as being consumed by the salacious document. But a review of Trump’s social media posts shows that he has mentioned the dossier only six times over the past year. He has referred to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the ...

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