Explosive Court Docs Show GOP Insiders Had Early Eye on Trump Dossier

  • 2018-12-20
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Explosive Court Docs Show GOP Insiders Had Early Eye on Trump Dossier
By Caleb Smith; Office of the Speaker of the House [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Yesterday, we learned a longtime associate of the late Sen. John McCain shared the unverified Steele dossier with Buzzfeed News.

The opposition research dossier claimed the Russian government had compromising information on President Trump. 

Recently, the dossier's credibility has come under increasing scrutiny, as the investigative reporter who made it public said many of its claims were "likely false." 

Now, we've learned about other equally resounding bombshells. (Fox News)
 

McCain has acknowledged giving the dossier to the FBI. But, until Wednesday, it remained a mystery what role, if any, his associates might have played in the dossier leaking to the media shortly afterwards.

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According to the documents, Steele shared a report from the dossier written on Dec. 13 with an unnamed British security official, GOP Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Senior Director for Russian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) Celeste Wallender, and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chief of staff, John Burks.

But, in a statement to Fox News, Ryan's team denied that assertion.

“Burks has never met Christopher Steele nor received any document directly from him," Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Fox News. "However, he was aware of and had read the dossier prior to its publication.”

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