Trump’s Meltdown Now Makes Sense, Mueller Meets with Key Witness That Could End it AllBy
The contact with Steele could help Mueller and his team determine what, if any, of the contact between Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives, was illegal.
CNN reports that FBI and the US intelligence community took the infamous Steele dossier much more seriously than publicly acknowledged.
The CIA and the FBI took Steele’s research so seriously that they chose to keep it out of the publicly-released January report pertaining to Russian meddling in the election. The agencies specifically did this to not reveal which parts of the dossier they had corroborated and how.
CNN goes on to report:
This contrasts with attempts by President Donald Trump and some lawmakers to discredit Steele and the memos he produced.
Ever since the dossier came to light in January, Trump and his allies have repeatedly insisted that it is a complete work of fiction. He told The New York Times this summer that the dossier “was totally made-up stuff.” In a series of tweets earlier this year, Trump said the memos were written by a “failed spy” who had relied on “totally made-up facts by sleazebag political operatives.”
While the most salacious allegations in the dossier haven’t been verified, its broad assertion that Russia waged a campaign to interfere in the election is now accepted as fact by the US intelligence community. CNN also reported earlier this year that US investigators have corroborated some aspects of the dossier, specifically that some of the communications among foreign nationals mentioned in the memos did actually take place.