CNN Reporter Falsely Claims Republicans Funded Trump-Russia Dossier
- Author: Tracy Klein Dec 27, 2017,
Dec 27, 2017, 2:10
President Donald Trump was seemingly shocked to learn from "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning that the FBI has not been able to confirm all the salacious claims made in the Christopher Steele dossier, which former FBI Director James Comey himself called "salacious and unverified".
"Look, the fact is that the dossier was compiled as part of opposition research, first paid for by Republicans who were opposed to Donald Trump and then later on by Democrats and the Clinton camp, people associated with the Clinton campaign who wanted to try to bring him down", Perez said. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION.
President Trump on Tuesday slammed the repudiated Russian Federation dossier that was funded by the Democratic Party and helped fuel investigations into whether his presidential campaign colluded with the Kremlin, calling it a "Crooked Hillary pile of garbage".
Trump commented on the dossier after former Congressman Jason Chaffetz dismissed the document as "bogus" in an interview on Fox & Friends, pointing to reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to reveal who funded the opposition research document.
Chaffetz stated "The dossier we have long known is bogus".
The Trump administration and GOP lawmakers have criticized the veracity of the Steele dossier, asserting that it was compiled on behalf of the Clinton campaign and used by the FBI to investigate the Trump campaign.
It also claimed Russia had potentially damning information on Trump that could be used to blackmail the billionaire, including a tape of Russian prostitutes hired by Trump urinating on a bed that former President Barack Obama once slept in.
The Russia probe has dogged Mr. Trump since before his election and has morphed into an investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.
On Dec. 14, retired MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove, who had worked with Steele in the 1990s, signaled that he had confidence in the retired intelligence officer's research.