Trump Re-Ups Claims That Dossier Is 'Bogus,' Citing 'Fox And Friends' Report

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At the beginning of today isn't the first run through Trump has tweeted about the dossier, refering to Fox News. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION.

The Fox News report that Trump is quoting is itself bogus - parts of the dossier seem to be accurate, and the FBI investigation is uncovering more unnerving aspects of Trump's relationship with Russian Federation during his campaign.

Fox News reported last week that during a closed-door session with the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stood by the document's credibility but, when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had corroborated, cited only the fact that Page had traveled to Moscow.

President Trump announced his return to work on Tuesday following the holiday break - though that return is looking more like watching Fox and Friends and golfing than focusing on any pressing policy issues.

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This directly negates previous U.S. intelligence community assessments, which asserted that the campaign ordered by the Russian president was directed at undermining the public image of the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, while promoting a positive image of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The Times reported, "The dossier's author, former British spy Christopher Steele, bragged to Mother Jones magazine in October 2016 that he successfully urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation to begin investigating the Trump team based on his memos".

Trump called the report "bogus" and a "pile of garbage".

Trump added that "this Crooked HIllary pile of garbage", as he described the dossier, was used "as the basis for going after the Trump campaign!" Trump wrote in one of several anti-FBI tweets Saturday.

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BuzzFeed News published the controversial dossier in January, which includes many salacious claims that have not been verified.

The dossier was compiled by retired British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. 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.

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