Intelligence Community Call for Trump Dossier Investigation

  • 2019-04-01
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Intelligence Community Call for Trump Dossier Investigation
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Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of cooperation between the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government as alleged by the Steele dossier.

Even former British spy Christopher Steele acknowledges his dossier, compiled by Fusion GPS – a research firm hired by Hillary Clinton and the DNC – could be the byproduct of a deliberate misinformation campaign.

Now, intelligence experts say the government should consider the dossier possible Russian disinformation and investigate it.

The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross reports:

But Steele, a former MI6 officer who worked in Moscow, dismissed the possibility he was hoodwinked by Russian operatives who planted anti-Trump dirt.

“All material contained this risk, but that any information that was actually provided would have been subject to scrutiny in respect of this risk,” Steele said in a June 18, 2018, deposition for a lawsuit against BuzzFeed, the original publisher of the dossier.

In other words, Steele believed he had enough experience dealing with Russian sources that he could spot Kremlin attempts to provide him disinformation.

But the prospect that Steele did fall victim to a Russian hoax became more likely in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s finding that the Trump campaign did not conspire or coordinate with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election.

Constitutional attorney and intelligence expert David B. Rivkin Jr., who served in the Reagan and Bush administrations, agrees, saying "By definition, since there was no collusion, the dossier was disinformation, so the intelligence community was misled."
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