Rachel Maddow highlights new revelations in a lengthy New Yorker profile by Jane Mayer of Christopher Steele and his work on the Trump Russia dossier.
If you’ve paid any attention whatsoever to the whole Trump/Russia/election interference/corruption saga, I’m sure you have the same feeling I do: it’s hard to get a handle on the whole story because it’s so utterly sprawling, and there are massive gaps in the publicly-known allegations. Show More Summary
The House Select Committee on Intelligence has John Kerry in its crosshairs - as Congressional investigators explore what involvement, if any, the former Secretary of State had in the unverified "Steele dossier" which relied on intelligence...Show More Summary
"Blackmail" is my word -- but what would you call it? When you tell someone you have information over them and that therefore they must do something they otherwise wouldn't do -- well, that's blackmail, isn't it? Or a "friendly...
Perhaps you remember a Republican attempt from a few weeks ago to invent a scandal about Sen. Mark Warner. The basic story was that Warner had tried to set up a meeting with bogeyman Christopher Steele of “dossier” fame, and … um, that was about it. It was never quite clear why this might be […]
Former national security advisor Susan Rice took a sledge hammer to the ones being developed by Senators Grassley and Graham.
Lost in the hubbub over the origins of Christopher Steele’s dossier and its role in obtaining a FISA warrant to monitor suspect spy Carter Page is the degree to which many of its allegations have proved to be entirely correct. Revelations subsequent to the dossier allow us to recognize just how accurate Steele’s assessment, largely […]
Democrats say the FBI did not rely on the controversial dossier written by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.
The Democratic memo regarding the Russia investigation has finally been released, and it appears to counter some of the major right-wing talking points regarding the investigation. You can read the memo in full at the link below. The...Show More Summary
Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Friday responded to Republican allegations that she and former President Barack Obama discussed the infamous “golden showers” dossier just before the end of his administration. The Atlantic‘s Natasha Bertrand reported that...
McCain associate David Kramer went to London to pick up the "Steele Dossier" (if Steele really is the author) and get briefed on it. He took it to McCain, who took it to the FBI, which already had most of...
REALCLEARINVESTIGATIONS: Mueller Still Relying on Discredited Steele Dossier. That hardly seems professional. Plus: And a detail previously reported last fall – that Mueller’s investigators traveled overseas last year to debrief theShow More Summary
Having already released the memo purportedly showing surveillance abuses committed by the FBI, the legislators behind the release are now getting around to asking for documents to back up the memo's assertions. Bob Goodlatte and Devin...Show More Summary
A London-based attorney has been indicted for lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators — and this latest development may be more important than it appears at first glance. Alex Van der Zwaan, the Russian-speaking son-in-law of a Kremlin-linked oligarch, was charged Friday...
A "tidbit" from Commenter. (Well, Jack Straw.) US senators have asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska if he worked with the former MI6 officer behind the the dossier containing salacious allegations about Donald Trump. Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate...
The Hillary Campaign and DNC paid for the bogus Steel dossier during the election. The document was a collection of bogus accusations on Donald Trump and his campaign fed to Fusion GPS by Russian operatives. The DNC knew all about the...Show More Summary
Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign maneuvers mostly in secret. But the infamous dossier at the heart of the scandal, which was compiled by ex-British spook Christopher Steele on behalf...Show More Summary
AFTER ALL WE’VE DONE FOR YOU? BuzzFeed is being sued by a multimillionaire who says he was falsely connected to the alleged “hacking” in the now infamous “Steele Dossier” that BuzzFeed published wholesale, without any fact-checking. Now, trying to prove the truth of what they published after the fact, BuzzFeed asked the DNC for records […]
BuzzFeed is suing the cash-strapped Democratic National Committee (DNC) to force them to hand over information related to the "Steele Dossier" that might help the news outlet defend itself against a lawsuit lodged by a Russian businessman...Show More Summary
BuzzFeed is suing the DNC over its refusal to release information about how Russians hacked into its servers during the 2016 election, Vanity Fair reports. The website, which published the Steele dossier alleging connections between President Trump and Russia, believes [...]