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WASHINGTON DC- FEBRUARY 01 President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Committee winter meeting at the Trump International Hotel Olivier Douliery-Pool Getty Images
Ellis Copeland | 12 February, 2018, 03:02

The memo has been used as evidence by Republicans in Congress that the Russian Federation investigation was politically motivated, and that the federal law enforcement agency was working to undermine Trump's presidency.

A GOP memo released by the House Intelligence Committee last week demonstrated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been monitoring former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page both during and after he worked for the Trump campaign.

Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham said in a letter released Monday that they were troubled that "Clinton associates" were "feeding" information to Steele. "The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of - and paid by - the DNC and Clinton campaign", the paper adds. Chuck Grassley's Senate Judiciary Committee doing his bidding in the Senate. We can look back on Whitewater; FBI Filegate; Travelgate; and attacking the female victims of her husband, Bill Clinton.

Winer admitted to sharing "more than 100 of Steel's reports with the Russian Federation experts at the State Department, who continued to find them useful". Winer was in charge of combating transnational organized crime at the State Department under Bill Clinton in the 1990s, and returned under the Obama administration to work on global law enforcement.

Last summer, Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, removed Strzok from his team after discovering text messages in which Strzok and Page disparaged Trump.

That same month, Winer met Blumenthal, who provided him with notes on Trump and Russian Federation compiled by another Clinton insider, Cody Shearer.

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Steele reported that Putin shared Trump's goal of defeating Hillary Clinton, whom Putin both "hated and feared".

Shearer and Blumenthal, known respectively as "Mr. Fixer" and "Vicious Sid" in Clinton world, are staunch allies of the Clintons.

In September 2016, Page said in a text that "potus wants to know everything we're doing". "However, as much as possible using unclassified information, the following points lay out the flaws in the criminal referral". "Citing U.S. officials, Reuters noted that Steele's work on the Federation Internationale de Football Association matter 'lent credence to his reporting on Trump's entanglements in Russia'". The FBI has already independently corroborated some of the dossier's findings.

Steele's dossier was at the heart of the controversial memo released last week by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., with White House approval. In the months leading up to the 2016 United States election, Orbis was hired to scrutinise Mr Trump's links to Moscow by a Washington research firm, which in turn was paid by the Democratic allies of Hillary Clinton. The justification used to obtain the warrants was a dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele. His work was entirely funded by Democrats.

"The criminal referral of Christopher Steele has nothing to do with accountability", Feinstein's statement reads. Names and terms in this escapade are Fusion GPS, Clinton Campaign, Christopher Steele, Kremlin, dossier, FBI, President Trump and the Justice Department. According to Ohr, Steele "was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president".

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