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CNN’s Erin Burnett Reveals How Little She Knows About Steele Dossier

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CNN anchor Erin Burnett made multiple false claims Friday about the Steele dossier, including the long-debunked assertion that the salacious anti-Trump report was first funded by Republicans. During her show, Burnett also falsely claimed that a newly released report produced on behalf of BuzzFeed News supported allegations that dossier author Christopher Steele made about Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive. ...

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Judge Unseals Portions Of Christopher Steele’s Deposition In Dossier Lawsuit

A federal court unsealed 43 pages Thursday of a deposition that former British spy Christopher Steele gave as part of a lawsuit over his infamous anti-Trump dossier. To the disappointment of many observers, the full deposition was not unsealed in Thursday’s motion. Instead, portions of Steele’s interview, which he gave in London on July 13, 2018, were unsealed in separate ...

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Lindsey Graham Goes After FBI for FISA Abuse

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is resuming an investigation of potential surveillance abuse by the FBI with an expansive request for records related to the bureau’s vetting of the Steele dossier. In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General William Barr, Graham asked for all FBI and Justice Department documents related to investigators’ attempts to verify allegations made in ...

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DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Fraternized With Dossier Author Long After FBI Barred Using Him As Source

Newly released documents provide evidence of the close relationship between top Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the Steele dossier. Steele was terminated by the FBI as an informant in November 2016 for defying the FBI’s orders by revealing his relationship with the Bureau to the media. Fusion GPS wanted the media ...

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Fusion GPS Founder Had Contact With State Department Official During 2016 Campaign

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Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson was in contact with a State Department official on the day before the publication of a news article based on information from Christopher Steele The September 2016 email shows Simpson was desperate to make contact with Jonathan Winer, a longtime associate of then-Sec. of ...

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What The Steele Dossier Got Wrong About Michael Cohen

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A previously redacted section of the Steele dossier that was recently unsealed in a legal case makes several false claims about Michael Cohen’s wife and father-in-law. The inaccuracies raise further questions about the veracity of the dossier, which the FBI used to obtain surveillance warrants against a Trump campaign adviser. In the memo, Steele misidentified Cohen’s father-in-law and falsely claimed ...

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Judge Orders Release Of Sealed Records From BuzzFeed’s Dossier Lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida on Wednesday ordered the public release of dozens of documents kept under seal during BuzzFeed’s lawsuit over the Steele dossier. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro ordered that the documents be made public by Feb. 8. More than 40 records used in the case are listed in the order. Ungaro’s decision will shed light into the ...

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DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Acknowledged His Dossier-Related Contacts Looked Suspicious

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr admitted to Congress last August that his contacts with the author of the Steele dossier and the FBI could be seen as “troubling” to outside observers The DOJ lawyer served as a back channel between the FBI and Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier  Republican lawmakers have questioned Ohr’s role in the dossier saga ...

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Lanny Davis Blasts McClatchy Over Disputed Michael Cohen Report

Lanny Davis, an adviser to Michael Cohen, is accusing McClatchy of “declining journalistic standards” over the news service’s recent report claiming that evidence exists placing Cohen in Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Can any member of the media take ‘No’ for an answer – in contrast to anonymous sources who at best are engaging in single, double, or sometimes ...

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Michael Cohen Report Is Based On Third-Hand Information, Reporter Reveals

McClatchy reported on Thursday that foreign intelligence exists placing former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in Prague during the 2016 campaign, as is alleged in the infamous Steele dossier But the story is coming under scrutiny after Cohen directly denied the report. Other news outlets have been unable to corroborate the bombshell report One of the reporters who worked on the ...

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John McCain Associate Gave Steele Dossier To BuzzFeed

A longtime associate of late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain provided a copy of the infamous Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News, according to an explosive court filing released Wednesday. David Kramer, a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, provided BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger with a copy of the dossier Dec. 29, 2016, according ...

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Trump’s Tweets Force CNN, MSNBC To Finally Discuss Flaws In The Steele Dossier

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CNN and MSNBC interviewed veteran reporter Michael Isikoff on Tuesday about his recent comments undercutting the infamous Steele dossier Isikoff’s appearances on the networks appears to have been spurred by tweets from President Trump, who caught wind of an interview Isikoff gave over the weekend in which he said that two of the main allegations in the dossier are “likely ...

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Reporter Who Met With Christopher Steele Now Doubts The Infamous Dossier

Michael Isikoff, the journalist who was first to report allegations from the Steele dossier, said in a new interview that many of the salacious allegations in the document are “likely false.” “All the signs to me are that Mueller is reaching his end game, and we may see less than many people want him to find,” Isikoff said in an ...

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Michael Cohen Adviser Deals Major Blow To The Steele Dossier

Michael Cohen did not visit Prague during the 2016 campaign, as the Steele dossier alleges, according to the former Trump lawyer’s adviser Lanny Davis vehemently denied the dossier’s allegations that Cohen visited Prague to arrange payments to Russian hackers The allegation is a core component of Democrats’ collusion case against the Trump campaign  ‘No Prague, ever, ever’ A close adviser ...

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FBI And CIA Sources Say They Doubt Major Dossier Allegation

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter recently claimed CIA and FBI sources told the newspaper they do not believe the Steele dossier’s allegations about Michael Cohen are accurate. “We’ve talked to sources at the FBI and the CIA and elsewhere — they don’t believe that ever happened,” said Greg Miller, a national security reporter for WaPo. The dossier alleges Cohen ...

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