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The 'Trump Dossier' Is Out

What the FBI wants us to see, anyway

(Newser) - Talk about redacted: The FBI released Friday a limited version of a contentious memo about President Trump's possible Russia connections, Politico reports. Former FBI Director James Comey used the memo—now known as the "Trump dossier"—to brief Trump on the issue. "An FBI source ... volunteered... More »

New Michael Cohen Travel Wrinkle Could Be a Big Deal

Report says Mueller can prove he visited in Prague in 2016, despite his denial

(Newser) - McClatchy is out with a report about Trump attorney Michael Cohen that could prove to be a significant development in the Robert Mueller investigation. The news service, quoting anonymous sources, reports that Mueller can prove Cohen visited Prague in 2016 in the midst of the election. For those asking,... More »

Paul Ryan Has Warning for Fellow Republicans on Memo

Don't overstate its importance, he implores them

(Newser) - A House panel's decision to release a classified memo critical of the FBI and Justice Department's role in the Russia investigation continued to reverberate on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but Paul Ryan had a warning for his fellow Republicans. Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting, Ryan implored them... More »

Republican: Secret Memo on FBI Shows the 'Fix Was In'

Trump expected to authorize release of document

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release a secret memo criticizing the Justice Department and FBI's handling of the Russia investigation—and President Trump, who has the final call, is expected to release it, despite protests from his own intelligence officials. Sources tell the Washington Post that Trump... More »

Trump's Newest Twitter Target: 'Sneaky' Dianne Feinstein

President blasts senator for releasing transcript of interview with Fusion GPS co-founder

(Newser) - President Trump lashed out at Sen. Dianne Feinstein for releasing the transcript of an interview with the co-founder of a political opposition firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations about Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. Trump called the California Democrat "Sneaky Dianne Feinstein" on Twitter Wednesday, the AP... More »

Trump's Lawyer Sues Over Controversial Dossier

While Ben Smith of BuzzFeed defends decision to publish

(Newser) - The infamous dossier about then-candidate Donald Trump continues to generate a slew of new headlines. On Tuesday, President Trump's personal attorney sued the research firm that compiled the dossier along with BuzzFeed, which made it public. In his separate suits against Fusion GPS and the media outlet, attorney Michael... More »

Republicans Push for Criminal Charges in Russia Probe

Charges would be against someone trying to expose Russian election interference

(Newser) - Two Republican leaders are recommending the Justice Department investigate Christoper Steele—the former British spy who authored the infamous dossier alleging collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign—for possibly lying to the FBI, the Washington Post reports. According to the New York Times , it's the first known criminal... More »

Company Behind Trump Dossier: We Were 'Shocked'

Fusion GPS execs want their testimony to Congress made public

(Newser) - The political research firm behind an infamous dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump defends its work in a New York Times op-ed and accuses the president and his allies of trying to downplay explosive allegations about Russian collusion. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of Fusion GPS, lay out how they... More »

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