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The Steele dossier is a collection of unsubstantiated allegations of salacious misconduct, conspiracy, and collusion between Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and the Russian government. Christopher Steele compiled the information using low-level sources as part of his opposition research against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. The 35-page dossier contains handwritten notes and raw intelligence sourced from rumors, hearsay, and third-party gossip. Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the only "verified" information within the dossier was already available from public sources. Funding for this opposition research came from the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Convention (DNC), facilitated through their attorney of record, Marc Elias of Perkins Coie. Fusion GPS, an open-source intelligence firm, was hired by Perkins Coie, which subsequently contracted Steele, a former MI-6 spy, to conduct the investigation. This investigative effort lasted from June to December 2016.[1][2]

It was noted in the Mueller report, and subsequent Durham report, that the material in the dossier compiled by Steele is "deeply flawed",[3] "largely unverified"[4] and ultimately "largely discredited".[5] Vladimir Putin did favor Trump over Hillary Clinton, and stated publicly that he wanted Trump to win the election because "he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal."[6] There was no evidence of any conspiracy, collusion or alleged nefarious meetings between Russian officials and Trump or his campaign officials relative to the 2016 presidential campaign. The Associated Press summarized that, "according to Durham, the FBI rushed into the probe without having any evidence that anyone from the Trump campaign had had any contact with any Russian intelligence officers." Durham's contention is that the "FBI fell prone to 'confirmation bias,' repeatedly ignoring, minimizing or rationalizing away evidence that undercut the premise of collusion, including a conversation in which Papadopoulos vigorously denied knowing about any cooperative relationship between Russia and the Trump campaign."[7]...Steele dossier

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The Steele dossier, also known as the Trump–Russia dossier,[8] is a controversial political opposition research report compiled by Christopher Steele that was published without permission as an unfinished 35-page compilation of "unverified, and potentially unverifiable" raw intelligence reports—"not established facts, but a starting point for further investigation".[9][10] It was written from June to December 2016 and contains allegations of misconduct, conspiracy, and cooperation between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the government of Russia prior to and during the 2016 election campaign.[2] Several key allegations made in June 2016 about the Russian government's efforts to get Trump elected were later described as "prescient"[11] because they were corroborated six months later in the January 2017 report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence[12][13] and the Mueller Report, namely that Vladimir Putin favored Trump over Hillary Clinton;[12][14] that he personally ordered an "influence campaign" to harm Clinton's campaign and to "undermine public faith in the US democratic process"; that he ordered cyberattacks on both parties;[12] and that many Trump campaign officials and associates had numerous secretive contacts with Russian officials and agents.[15][16]

It was based on information from initially anonymous sources known to the author, counterintelligence specialist[17] Christopher Steele.[18] Steele, a former head of the Russia Desk for British intelligence (MI6), was writing the report for the private investigative firm Fusion GPS, that was paid by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).[19] The dossier's 17 reports allege that Trump campaign members and Russian operatives had conspired to cooperate in Russia's election interference to benefit Trump.[20] It also alleges that Russia sought to damage Hillary Clinton's candidacy.[21] It was published by BuzzFeed News on January 10, 2017, without Steele's permission.[22] Their decision to publish the reports without verifying the allegations was criticized by journalists.



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  1. ^ Boyd-Barrett, Oliver (2018-12-19). "Fake news and 'RussiaGate' discourses: Propaganda in the post-truth era". Journalism. SAGE Publications. 20 (1): 87–91. doi:10.1177/1464884918806735. ISSN 1464-8849.
  2. ^ a b Lucas, Ryan (August 23, 2017). "Researcher Behind Unverified Trump Dossier Meets Senate Investigators". NPR. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Goldman, Adam; Savage, Charlie (July 25, 2020). "The F.B.I. Pledged to Keep a Source Anonymous. Trump Allies Aided His Unmasking". The New York Times. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Farhi, Paul (November 12, 2021). "The Washington Post corrects, removes parts of two stories regarding the Steele dossier". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 13, 2021. The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and removing large portions of two articles [...] "Steele dossier," a collection of largely unverified reports [...that] had identified businessman Sergei Millian as "Source D," the unnamed figure who passed on the most salacious allegation in the dossier to its principal author [...] Steele.
  5. ^ Cohen, Marshall (November 19, 2021). "The Steele dossier: A reckoning". CNN. Retrieved November 26, 2021. But five years later, the credibility of the dossier has significantly diminished. A series of investigations and lawsuits have discredited many of its central allegations and exposed the unreliability of Steele's sources.
  6. ^ Murray, Stephanie (2018-07-16). "Putin: I wanted Trump to win the election". POLITICO. Retrieved 2023-10-29.
  7. ^ Tucker, Eric; Merchant, Nomaan (2023-05-17). "Durham report takeaways: A 'seriously flawed' Russia investigation and its lasting impact on the FBI". AP News. Retrieved 2023-10-28.
  8. ^ Allen, Nick (March 7, 2020). "Christopher Steele breaks silence over Trump-Russia dossier and says Mueller report was 'too narrow'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Shane, Scott; Goldman, Adam; Rosenberg, Matthew (April 19, 2019). "Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier". The New York Times. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Gross, Terry; Simpson, Glenn; Fritsch, Peter (November 26, 2019). "Fusion GPS Founders On Russian Efforts To Sow Discord: 'They Have Succeeded'". NPR. Fresh Air
  11. ^ Rosenberg, Matthew (March 14, 2019). "Tech Firm in Steele Dossier May Have Been Used by Russian Spies". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  12. ^ a b c ODNI (January 6, 2017). Background to 'Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections': The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution (PDF) (Report). Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Sciutto, Jim; Perez, Evan (February 10, 2017). "US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier". CNN. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  14. ^ Levine, Mike (January 12, 2018). "FBI vets: What many are missing about the infamous 'dossier' amid Russia probe". ABC News. Retrieved February 26, 2018. some of the dossier's broad implications — particularly that Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an operation to boost Trump and sow discord within the U.S. and abroad — now ring true and were embedded in the memo Steele shared with the FBI before the agency decided to open an investigation.
  15. ^ Yourish, Karen; Buchanan, Larry (January 26, 2019). "Mueller Report Shows Depth of Connections Between Trump Campaign and Russians". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Leonnig, Carol D.; Helderman, Rosalind S. (May 17, 2019). "Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  17. ^ Harding, Luke; Sabbagh, Dan (November 1, 2019). "Trump–Russia dossier author gave evidence to UK intrusion inquiry". The Guardian. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  18. ^ Shane, Scott; Confessore, Nicholas; Rosenberg, Matthew (January 12, 2017). "How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  19. ^ Entous, Adam; Barrett, Devlin; Helderman, Rosalind (October 24, 2017). "Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  20. ^ Sumter, Kyler (November 16, 2017). "The five most interesting claims in the Donald Trump dossier". The Week. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  21. ^ Sipher, John (January 11, 2018). "What Should We Make of The Dirty Dossier at the Heart of the Mueller Investigation?". Newsweek. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  22. ^ Bensinger, Ken; Elder, Miriam; Schoofs, Mark (January 10, 2017). "These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 24, 2017.