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Oops: CNN’s Jim Sciutto Defended Steele Dossier More Than Anybody

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The Justice Department inspector general’s report undermined several years of reporting from journalists who defended the Steele dossier and the FBI’s handling of the infamous report.  CNN’s Jim Sciutto was at the forefront in defended the dossier, and the bureau.  In numerous segments since early 2017, Sciutto insisted that parts of the dossier had been corroborated, and that the FBI ...

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DOJ Watchdog Puts Final Nail In Steele Dossier’s Coffin

The Justice Department watchdog’s report debunked one of the Steele dossier’s most specific allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, and severely undermined others.  The report also faulted the FBI for failing to thoroughly investigate the dossier, and to tell a federal court about problems with the information collected by Christopher Steele.  One of Steele’s primary sources provided the FBI with information that ...

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Steele Dossier Played ‘Central And Essential Role’ In FBI Decision To Apply For Surveillance Warrants

The unverified Steele dossier played a “central and essential role” in the FBI’s decision to apply for surveillance warrants against Trump campaign aide Carter Page, according to the Justice Department inspector general, whose findings undercut a key claim made by Democrats who have defended the bureau’s investigation of the Trump campaign. “We determined that the Crossfire Hurricane team’s receipt of ...

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DOJ Watchdog To Scrutinize Steele Dossier. Here’s What’s True, False And In-Between In The Salacious Document

The Steele dossier will be front-and-center on Monday when the Justice Department’s inspector general releases a long-awaited report on the FBI’s handling of the salacious document. Released nearly three years ago, Steele’s dossier served as a roadmap of sorts for Democrats who believed that President Trump and his campaign were in bed with Russia. But developments in the Russia investigation ...

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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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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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Feinstein Reunites With Ex-Staffer Who Worked With Fusion GPS On Trump-Russia Investigation

Sen. Dianne Feinstein reunited Tuesday with a former Senate staffer who has worked closely with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele.  Feinstein and two other senators attended the premier of “The Report,” which focuses on Daniel Jones, a former Senate investigator who wrote a report about CIA torture. Jones is perhaps less well known for his work with Fusion ...

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Andrew McCabe Flatly Refuses To Discuss FBI Verification Of The Steele Dossier

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe refused to say Wednesday what parts of the Steele dossier the FBI verified before using the salacious document in surveillance warrant applications to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. McCabe, a CNN analyst, appeared on a panel with former CIA officials John Brennan, John McLaughlin and Michael Morell to discuss the intelligence ...

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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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Fusion GPS Founders Are Writing A Book, Will Defend Steele Dossier As ‘A Pretty Prescient Document’

Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the co-founders of Fusion GPS, are published a book in December. In the book, Simpson and Fritsch will defend their roles in commissioning the Steele dossier, which has been largely debunked by the special counsel’s investigation. Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele in June 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC. ...

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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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Russian Oligarch Calls Trump ‘Golden Showers’ Tape Rumors ‘Crazy Nonsense’

The Russian real estate mogul who hosted Donald Trump in Moscow in 2013 has spoken out publicly for the first time about the infamous Steele dossier “Crazy nonsense,” is what Aras Agalarov says of the dossier’s claims about a “pee tape” involving Trump Agalarov hosted Trump at the Miss Universe pageant in Nov. 2013, which is where dossier author Christopher ...

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