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Matt Gaetz Rejects Mueller’s Claim That Steele Dossier Was Beyond Investigation’s Scope

Matt Gaetz Rejects Mueller’s Claim That Steele Dossier Was Beyond Investigation’s ScopeFlorida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz did not accept former special counsel Robert Mueller’s evasion of a question regarding the Steele dossier during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee.“Director Mueller, can you state with confidence that the Steele dossier was not part of Russia’s disinformation campaign?” Gaetz asked.“No … that part of the building of the case predated me by at least 10 months,” Mueller responded.“Yeah, and Paul Manafort’s alleged crimes regarding tax evasion predated you. You had no trouble charging them. As a matter of fact, the Steele dossier predated [Attorney General William Barr], and he didn’t have any problem answering the question when Sen. Cornyn asked the attorney general the exact question I asked you, director,” Gaetz responded.The Florida representative continued:> You identify no factual basis regarding the dossier or the possibility that [the dossier] was part of the Russia disinformation campaign. Christopher Steele’s reporting is referenced in your report. Steele reported to the FBI that senior Russian foreign ministry figures … told him that there was … ‘extensive evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign team and The Kremlin.’ Here’s my question: Did Russians really tell that to Christopher Steele? Or did he just make it all up and was he lying to the FBI?“As I said earlier, with regard to the Steele [dossier], that is beyond my purview,” Mueller responded.



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Former Sen. John McCain's role in Trump dossier intrigue detailed in deposition

Former Sen. John McCain's role in Trump dossier intrigue detailed in depositionDavid Kramer's testimony in a case connected with the Steele dossier's publication provided new revelations about the late Sen. John McCain's role.



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Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of being behind Russia dossier in Twitter rant after Roger Stone arrest

Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of being behind Russia dossier in Twitter rant after Roger Stone arrestDonald Trump attacked the media and Hillary Clinton following the arrest of his former adviser Roger Stone, accusing the 2016 Democratic candidate of paying for the infamous dossier alleging ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. The president sent out a series of angry tweets attempting to distance himself from his campaign ally and divert attention towards Ms Clinton late on Saturday. The FBI arrested Mr Stone on seven charges in connection with Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, including giving false statements and witness tampering.



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The go-between in the Trump Tower meeting offers clue to 'golden shower' claim in dossier

The go-between in the Trump Tower meeting offers clue to 'golden shower' claim in dossierRob Goldstone, who set up the 2016 meeting between a Kremlin-linked lawyer and Trump campaign officials, shares his theory.



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Johnson warned Comey on Trump volatility before dossier briefing

Johnson warned Comey on Trump volatility before dossier briefingJeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, tells Rachel Maddow about concerns he raised with James Comey about how Donald Trump would react to news of the Christopher Steele dossier.



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From fried chicken to used mattresses, the complete Scott Pruitt scandal dossier

From fried chicken to used mattresses, the complete Scott Pruitt scandal dossierEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under investigation over more than a dozen allegations of waste (including first-class air travel), abuse of power and ethical lapses. Here’s a list.



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Comey: 'I didn't get a sense' that Trump knew about Steele dossier allegations

Comey: 'I didn't get a sense' that Trump knew about Steele dossier allegationsFormer FBI Director James Comey tells Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that he didn't believe President Trump was a aware of salacious allegations when he first briefed him.



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Comey memos revive focus on Steele dossier allegations

Comey memos revive focus on Steele dossier allegationsAs President Trump's personal attorney faces challenges in court, former FBI Director James Comey's memos are released.



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Michael Cohen Withdraws Steele Dossier Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

Michael Cohen Withdraws Steele Dossier Lawsuits Against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPSPresident Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen withdrew lawsuits



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Democratic memo shows Carter Page investigation pre-dates dossier

Democratic memo shows Carter Page investigation pre-dates dossierBenjamin Wittes, editor in chief of Lawfare, talks with Rachel Maddow about why Paul Manafort shouldn't count on a presidential pardon, and why the Democratic rebuttal memo to Devin Nunes is a significant document.



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