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trump suggests russia, fbi and dems funded ‘fake dossier’


president trump in a tweet on thursday questioned who bankrolled a controversial dossier that contains unsubstantiated claims about his connection to russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.​“​workers of firm involved with the discredited and fake dossier take the 5th. who paid for it, russia, the fbi or the dems (or all)?​” trump wrote on twitter.​​two officials of fusion gps, the political research firm behind the dossier, appeared before the house intelligence committee on wednesday but invoked their fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.the company hired christopher steele, a former british spy, to produce the dossier, but fusion gps hasn’t said who paid for it.​trump and former president obama were briefed about the contents of the dossier ...






fbi used controversial dossier in russia-trump probe


the fbi used a controversial dossier that alleged russian ties to president trump’s campaign allies to help attain a warrant to secretly monitor former aide carter page, according to reports. the dossier, compiled by a former british spy, was used to gain approval from a foreign intelligence surveillance act (fisa) court to monitor the communications page, two officials told cnn on tuesday. fbi director james comey has cited the dossier, which included some salacious claims about trump’s personal life, in some briefings with lawmakers, according to cnn. the bureau is investigating russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election as well as any potential ties between the country and trump’s campaign.fbi planned to pay spy behind trump-russia dossier the washi...






trump tweets he's victim of 'fake news' dossier linked to clinton


president trump slammed democrats on wednesday for funding a controversial dossier containing salacious claims about the president — something they have long denied. trump dismissed the collection of memos — compiled by a former british spy — calling it a “fake dossier” and questioned the credibility of the federal probe into russian meddling in the 2016 election. “i’m done with this fake dossier. it was madeup,” trump said. “and i understand they paid a tremendous amount of money.” a defiant trump targeted former foe hillary clinton as news broke that her campaign and the democrats funded the political ammunition.clinton's campaign, dnc funded research in trump dossier: report he said dems have “made up the whole russia hoax.” “i have to...






christopher steele tells fbi sources for trump 'dossier': report


the british spy behind a salacious “dossier” on president trump has told the fbi about his sources for the document, according to a report. former mi6 agent christopher steele authored the 35-page unsubstantiated report published online in january, which alleged that blackmail against trump was being used by kremlin officials in an election interference plot. investigations into that alleged meddling have been trying to talk to steele, who has experience in the former soviet union and disappeared after his dossier became public,with abc reporting that he has now met with the fbi. he reportedly told investigators about the names of his sources, identified only by letters in the dossier.trump dossier author christopher steele fights deposition it was not immediately ...






christopher steele tells fbi sources for trump 'dossier': report


the british spy behind a salacious “dossier” on president trump has told the fbi about his sources for the document, according to a report. former mi6 agent christopher steele authored the 35-page unsubstantiated report published online in january, which alleged that blackmail against trump was being used by kremlin officials in an election interference plot. investigations into that alleged meddling have been trying to talk to steele, who has experience in the former soviet union and disappeared after his dossier became public,with abc news reporting that he has now met with the fbi. he reportedly told investigators about the names of his sources, identified only by letters in the dossier.trump dossier author christopher steele fights depositionthe 35-page unsubstant...






robert mueller met with british spy behind trump dossier


investigators with special counsel robert mueller’s russia probe have interviewed the former british spy behind a notorious dossier that claims associates of president trump abetted moscow’s election meddling, according to a report on thursday. former mi6 spy christopher steele spoke with mueller’s team over the summer, cnn reported. the dossier, made public in january, contains several explosive and unverified claims about trump and his associates — including claims that members of his inner circle were in cahoots with russia. the fbi and the u.s. intelligence community last year took the information in the dossier more seriously than the agencies have publicly acknowledged, cnn reported.robert mueller probing dossier on trump-russia collusion the collection o...






russian attorney rips anti-trump dossier as ‘cheap gossip,’ amid questions over


the russian attorney who met with donald trump jr. in a highly scrutinized meeting last summer sought to distance herself friday from the infamous anti-trump dossier, following testimony from a senate witness that she worked with the firm behind that document on a separate project.natalia veselnitskaya slammed the dossier as "cheap gossip," in an email sent in russian to fox news. her translator sent an english version of the original message, which was reviewed and verified by fox news. “when i read some parts of this ‘dossier’ in the media i laughed,” veselnitskaya said. “what kind of idiots does one have to take americans for to think that they can believe that stupid and incompetent [and] absurd [dossier]?”the same email, in a confusing passage, also seemed to both defen...






robert mueller probing dossier on trump-russia collusion


special counsel robert mueller’s russia investigation is looking at a controversial dossier on president trump compiled by a former british intelligence officer, according to a report on wednesday. the dossier, made public in january, contains unverified, and a few scandalous, claims about trump and his associates. three sources with knowledge of the probe told reuters that mueller’s investigators have assumed control of multiple inquiries into allegations by u.s. intelligence agencies that russia interfered in the election to benefit trump. the u.s. intelligence community has said they took the allegations made in the dossier seriously.kushner tells interns trump team too disorganized to collude it identifies several russian businessmen and others whom the intelli...






house intel committee subpoenas fbi, doj over trump dossier


the house intelligence committee subpoenaed both the fbi and the department of justice for documents related to the infamous trump-russia dossier compiled by a former british spy. the committee issued the identical subpoenas on august 24, requesting the documents surrounding the dossier and the fbi’s ties to the dossier’s author be turned over within eight days, the washington examiner reported. the committee is also seeking documents on the fbi’s possible role in the opposition research against donald trump during the presidential campaign. both the fbi and the doj failed to meet the initial deadline, which has since been extended to september 14. “we got nothing. the witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced,” committee membe...






the former british spy who went into hiding over the trump dossier goes back to


former british intelligence officer christopher steele, author of a controversial dossier on donald trump, spoke briefly to the news media in london, march 7, 2017 . (victoria jones/pa via ap)london — christopher steele, the former british spy who went into hiding after he was named as the author of a dossier containing allegations about president trump, has broken his silence.steele and his family went into hiding in mid-january after it was revealed he wrote a 35-page report that alleged russia has compromising material on trump.trump dismissed the the dossier as "fake news" and called steele a "failed spy." he also said in an interview with the times of london: “well, that guy is somebody that you should look at, because whatever he made up about me it was false.”journalists ...






christopher steele gave trump dossier to british official


a copy of the highly scrutinized dossier that alleges ties between the trump campaign and russia was handed over to a uk intelligence official last year. christopher steele, the retired mi6 agent who compiled the dossier, gave a hard copy last december to a “senior uk government national security official acting in his official capacity,” according to new documents filed in british court. before the filing — part of a lawsuit against steele and his company — it wasn’t known that british officials had seen the 35-page report, according to the guardian, which published the court document. the dossier was published in full by buzzfeed in january after it made its way around politicians’ offices and newsrooms.fbi used controversial dossier in russia-trump probe ...






christopher steele gave trump dossier to british official


a copy of the highly scrutinized dossier that alleges ties between the trump campaign and russia was handed over to a uk intelligence official last year. christopher steele, the retired mi6 agent who compiled the dossier, gave a hard copy last december to a “senior uk government national security official acting in his official capacity,” according to new documents filed in british court. before the filing — part of a lawsuit against steele and his company — it wasn’t known that british officials had seen the 35-page report, according to the guardian, which published the court document. the dossier was published in full by buzzfeed in january after it made its way around politicians’ offices and newsrooms.fbi used controversial dossier in russia-trump probepres...






house intel committee subpoenas fbi, doj over trump dossier


the house intelligence committee subpoenaed both the fbi and the department of justice for documents related to the infamous trump-russia dossier compiled by a former british spy. the committee issued the identical subpoenas on aug. 24, requesting the documents surrounding the dossier and the fbi’s ties to the dossier’s author be turned over within eight days, the washington examiner reported. the committee is also seeking documents on the fbi’s possible role in the opposition research against donald trump during the presidential campaign. both the fbi and the doj failed to meet the initial deadline, which has since been extended to sept. 14.russia rebukes u.s.’s plan to search closed d.c. trade mission “we got nothing. the witnesses have not been produced an...






justice dept., fbi resist lawmaker demands for ‘trump dossier’ files: officials


by: reuters | washington | published:september 29, 2017 9:13 am steele compiled the so-called trump dossier, which trump was told by fbi director james comey contained salacious material about the businessman-turned president. trump and his associates have said the dossier’s contents were false. reuters/gary cameronrelated newsthe u.s. justice department and the fbi are resisting demands from a republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a former british spy’s dossier on purported russian support for donald trump’s 2016 election campaign, because the fbi has its own open criminal investigation, officials said.the u.s. house of representatives intelligence committee issued subpoenas in august seeking “any and all documents” about both agencies’ dealings with former mi6...






trump dossier author returns to work for first time since leak


london — a former british spy who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on president donald trump’s purported activities in russia has returned to work. christopher steele said tuesday he is “really pleased” to be back in his london office after a prolonged period out of public view. he went into hiding in january after his name was published in connection with the dossier. the 52-year-old runs london-based orbis business intelligence, a private security firm. he made a statement outside the firm’s central london office. “i’m now going to be focusing my efforts on supporting the broader interests of our company here,” he said without addressing the trump dossier. he thanked the public for its support and said he won’t be making any further comments....






trump dossier author returns to work for first time since leak


london — a former british spy who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on president donald trump’s purported activities in russia has returned to work. christopher steele said tuesday he is “really pleased” to be back in his london office after a prolonged period out of public view. he went into hiding in january after his name was published in connection with the dossier. the 52-year-old runs london-based orbis business intelligence, a private security firm. he made a statement outside the firm’s central london office. “i’m now going to be focusing my efforts on supporting the broader interests of our company here,” he said without addressing the trump dossier. he thanked the public for its support and said he won’t be making any further comments.s...






trump suggests fbi may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging russia ties


president trump suggested thursday that the fbi may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged ties between russia and trump’s presidential campaign.“workers of firm involved with the discredited and fake dossier take the 5th. who paid for it, russia, the fbi or the dems (or all)?” trump wrote on twitter.the compendium of information about trump, much of it unproven, was produced by a former british intelligence agent last year, mostly before trump won the 2016 election. officials have said the fbi has confirmed some of the information, rejected other parts, and caution that it may be impossible to verify or disprove the rest. trump has vigorously denied allegations in the document that the russian government has collected compromising information about him and ...






fusion gps scandal: clinton, dnc broke campaign finance law with dossier funding


closepresident trump says new reports prove the dossier is fake and politically motivated.the revelation that hillary clinton’s campaign and the democratic national committee helped fund a salacious anti-trump dossier last year is raising new legal questions for the clinton team — with a watchdog group filing a formal complaint alleging they hid the payments from public view.the campaign legal center filed the complaint wednesday with the federal election commission, accusing the dnc and clinton’s campaign committee of breaking campaign finance law by failing to accurately disclose the money spent on the trump-russia dossier.“questions about who paid for this dossier are the subject of intense public interest, and this is precisely the information that fec reports are supposed t...






buzzfeed sued for trump dossier story by russian tech firm


a russian tech firm has filed a defamation suit against buzzfeed news for publishing a dossier with unconfirmed accu ions about ties between president trump and the kremlin. the 35-page dossier, published last month, says tech company xbt played a role in the ing of the democratic party during the presidential election. the lawsuit alleges the dossier’s publication damaged xbt chief executive aleksej gubarev’s reputation. it labeled buzzfeed’s decision to publish the document “perhaps one of the most reckless and irresponsible moments in modern ‘journalism.’ ” buzzfeed removed mention of xbt from the dossier after the suit was filed and apologized for including it. the source behind the dossier of alleged compromising material, or “kompromat,” that the russians allegedly hold on trump was






buzzfeed sued for trump dossier story by russian tech firm


a russian tech firm has filed a defamation suit against buzzfeed news for publishing a dossier with unconfirmed accu ions about ties between president trump and the kremlin. the 35-page dossier, published last month, says tech company xbt played a role in the ing of the democratic party during the presidential election. the lawsuit alleges the dossier’s publication damaged xbt chief executive aleksej gubarev’s reputation. it labeled buzzfeed’s decision to publish the document “perhaps one of the most reckless and irresponsible moments in modern ‘journalism.’ ” buzzfeed removed mention of xbt from the dossier after the suit was filed and apologized for including it. the source behind the dossier of alleged compromising material, or “kompromat,” that the russians allegedly hold on trump was






clinton's campaign, dnc funded research in trump dossier: report


hillary clinton’s campaign and the democratic national committee funded research that led to the infamous dossier authored by a former british spy accusing president trump of having ties to the kremlin, according to a report. fusion gps, a washington, d.c. based firm, was retained in april 2016 by a lawyer representing clinton’s campaign and the dnc to do the research, people familiar with the matter told the washington post. the firm hired christopher steele — a former british spy with ties to the fbi and who was responsible for the dossier that has been at the center of the trump-russia investigations. a gop donor paid fusion gps to investigate trump and research began during the republican presidential primaries, the post reported tuesday.trump dossier firm balks ...






trump demands justice department say who paid for salacious dossier


closefusion gps partners peter fritsch and thomas catan met with the house intelligence committee in closed session; chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge reports from capitol hill.president trump on saturday called for his own justice department to publicly release who paid for a salacious dossier that includes unverified allegations about his connections with russia.in an afternoon tweet, the president drew attention to how two officials at fusion gps, a political research firm behind the dossier, invoked the fifth amendment before the house intelligence committee on wednesday.“officials behind the now discredited ‘dossier’ plead the fifth,” the president tweeted. “justice department and/or fbi should immediately release who paid for it.”the dossier, authored by...






grassley presses comey on 'material inconsistencies' in trump dossier inquiry


a top senator is pushing fbi director james comey for information on the bureau's connections to a british ex-spy who authored an unsubstantiated dossier of claims about president trump on behalf of an opposition research firm -- saying there are “material inconsistencies” between new documents and prior fbi accounts.in a letter to comey dated monday, senate judiciary committee chairman chuck grassley, r-iowa, complained about a “startling lack of responsiveness” from the fbi on previous questions the committee had about its involvement with christopher steele, who wrote the dossier for fusion gps.the dossier, which claimed the russians had compromising information about trump, was first circulated by buzzfeed, but many news networks, including fox news, have chosen not to report...






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fbi once planned to pay former british spy who authored trump dossierthe agreement to pay christopher steele, who compiled a controversial dossier on behalf of trump’s political opponents, ultimately fell apart but shows that u.s. investigators considered him to be credible on the president’s alleged russia ties. trump has derided the dossier as “fake news.”






report: infamous trump dossier funded by clinton campaign, dnc


hillary clinton's campaign and the dnc reportedly helped fund the research behind the dossier alleging ties between trump and russia.         






trump attorney delivers point-by-point rebuttal of 'totally false' dossier


one of the key figures named in the unverified anti-trump dossier has delivered a point-by-point rebuttal shooting down more than a dozen allegations contained in its pages.fox news obtained a letter to the house intelligence committee sent aug. 14 by the attorney representing michael cohen, who has served as president trump's personal attorney. in it, he discredits the 35-page dossier, noting that without the “sensational allegations” contained in the document, cohen “would not be involved” in the committee’s russia probe.“we have not uncovered a single document that would in any way corroborate the dossier’s allegations regarding mr. cohen, nor do we believe that any such document exists,” cohen’s attorney, stephen ryan, wrote in the letter. cohen's name has been in ...






the former british spy who went into hiding over the trump dossier goes back to


christopher steele, former british intelligence officer in london tuesday march 7, 2017 where he has spoke to the media for the first time . (victoria jones/pa via ap)london — christopher steele, the former british spy who went into hiding after he was named as the author of a dossier containing allegations about president trump, has broken his silence.steele and his family went into hiding in mid-january after it was revealed he wrote a 35-page report that alleged russia has compromising material on trump.trump dismissed the the dossier as "fake news" and called steele a "failed spy." he also said in an interview with the times of london: “well, that guy is somebody that you should look at, because whatever he made up about me it was false.”journalists gather outside the london...






jeff sessions ties increase in violent crime to ‘undermined’ respect for police


fbi once planned to pay former british spy who authored trump dossierthe agreement to pay christopher steele, who compiled a controversial dossier on behalf of trump’s political opponents, ultimately fell apart but shows that u.s. investigators considered him to be credible on the president’s alleged russia ties. trump has derided the dossier as “fake news.”






fbi planned to pay spy behind trump-russia dossier


the retired british spy who authored the infamous dossier about president trump’s alleged russian relations was tapped by the fbi to continue his research with government funds, according to multiple reports. the fbi arranged just weeks before the election to pay former mi6 agent christopher steele for more digging on his dossier, sources familiar with the deal told the washington post. sources told cnn the fbi even started reimbursing some of steele’s expenses shortly before election day. but the arrangement fell through before trump took office, with steele ultimately pulling out, a source told nbc news. steele apparently got fed up after feeling the u.s. government was not taking his findings seriously — especially after fbi director james comey went public with a...






company linked to trump-russian dossier has its own kremlin connection, us senat


the company that created a discredited dossier for president trump’s campaign rivals and was later used by the fbi in its probe of possible links between trump and russia has its own kremlin connection, according to a powerful u.s. senator.senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley, r-iowa, has asked the u.s. department of justice to launch an investigation into washington-based fusion gps, which produced the 35-page trump dossier with help from ex-british intelligence officer christopher steele. grassley wants to know why the fbi might seek evidence tying trump to russia from a firm whose own hands may not be clean.“the issue is of particular concern to the senate judiciary committee given that when fusion gps reportedly was acting as an unregistered agent of russian interests, it appea...






what the trump dossier says — and what it doesn’t


the washington post's adam entous looks at the role that hillary clinton's campaign and the democratic national committee played in funding the research that led to a dossier containing allegations about president trump's links to russia. (bastien inzaurralde,patrick martin/the washington post)there are three reasons the “trump dossier” has been elevated as one of the central points of consideration in the public investigation of russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.the first is that it involves the characters and language of a john le carré novel: a former british intelligence officer communing with shadowy muscovites identified only by letters and detailing secret meetings in exotic places, hidden payments and illegal agreements to seize the american presidency.the ...






what the trump dossier says — and what it doesn’t


the washington post's adam entous looks at the role that hillary clinton's campaign and the democratic national committee played in funding the research that led to a dossier containing allegations about president trump's links to russia. (bastien inzaurralde,patrick martin/the washington post)there are three reasons the “trump dossier” has been elevated as one of the central points of consideration in the public investigation of russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.the first is that it involves the characters and language of a john le carré novel: a former british intelligence officer communing with shadowy muscovites identified only by letters and detailing secret meetings in exotic places, hidden payments and illegal agreements to seize the american presidency.the ...






hillary clinton’s disingenuous dossier outrage


the washington post's adam entous looks at the role that hillary clinton's campaign and the democratic national committee played in funding the research that led to a dossier containing allegations about president trump's links to russia. (bastien inzaurralde,patrick martin/the washington post)when buzzfeed published that now-infamous dossier of unproven claims about donald trump and russia, in january, former hillary clinton campaign aides expressed outrage that news outlets that had obtained the dossier before election day did not make its contents public in time to influence voters, and clinton later aired the same grievance in her book about the presidential race.it turns out that the reaction of the democratic presidential nominee and her team was disingenuous. the washington po...






fbi once planned to pay former british spy who authored controversial trump doss


the former british spy who authored a controversial dossier on behalf of donald trump’s political opponents alleging ties between trump and russia reached an agreement with the fbi a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement.the agreement to compensate former mi6 agent christopher steele came as u.s. intelligence agencies reached a consensus that the russians had interfered in the presidential election by orchestrating hacks of democratic party email accounts.while trump has derided the dossier as “fake news” compiled by his political opponents, the fbi’s arrangement with steele shows that the bureau considered him credible and found his information, while unproved, to be worthy of further...






fbi once planned to pay former british spy who authored controversial trump doss


the former british spy who authored a controversial dossier on behalf of donald trump’s political opponents alleging ties between trump and russia reached an agreement with the fbi a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement.the agreement to compensate former mi6 agent christopher steele came as u.s. intelligence agencies reached a consensus that the russians had interfered in the presidential election by orchestrating hacks of democratic party email accounts.while trump has derided the dossier as “fake news” compiled by his political opponents, the fbi’s arrangement with steele shows that bureau investigators considered him credible and found his line of inquiry to be worthy of pursuit.ul...






comey testimony leaves questions unanswered about anti-trump dossier


while thursday’s testimony by james comey focused on his private discussions with president trump, the fired fbi director still faces questions posed months ago over links between the bureau and a british ex-spy’s mysterious – and unverified – anti-trump dossier.comey was asked about the dossier, prepared by former british spy christopher steele, early in his testimony on thursday morning by sen. richard burr, r-n.c. but comey declined to answer in open session, citing concerns about the sensitivity of some of the material in the report.his decision not to discuss the issue – at least not publicly – is consistent with his response to date. as of monday, sen. charles grassley, r-iowa, has “still not received any response” from comey in the matter of steele, and his london-ba...






sudden growth spurts increase basketball players' confidence, interest


closeskip in skipxembedxshare paradise honors junior was 5'10" his freshman year. coming into this season, he is 6'7" and looking to garner college offers. paradise honors junior jared perry grew from 5-10 to 6-7 over the past three years at paradise honors high school.(photo: patrick breen/azcentral sports) 157 connectlinkedinemailmorejared perry was cut from the freshman basketball team at peoria liberty.that summer, he grew two inches. two more inches came the following summer."that was always my growth period," he said.but he didn't know he'd grow from a 5-foot-10 freshman to now 6-7 as a junior, becoming a beast on the boards, averaging a double-double in his first high school basketball season for 2a conference-tournament bound surprise paradise honors.more: larry fitzgerald to headl