For more than two years, opponents of Donald Trump used the so-called “dossier” of information compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele to make and support wild accusations of collusion and conspiracy between Trump and members of his campaign with Russia to fraudulently win the 2016 election.
According to Breitbart, a document was just recently declassified which shows that Obama administration officials knew as late as January of 2017 — if not earlier — that Steele’s dossier was uncorroborated and insufficient as a basis for the allegations that were being made, both by officials and the media.
That document was included as part of an annex to an Obama administration Intelligence Community Assessment that purported to detail Russian attempts at interference in the American election. It was just declassified by National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe and released to relevant Republican senators on Wednesday.
At the heart of that annex was a startling admission, in light of everything that came afterward: “We have only limited corroboration of the source’s reporting in this case,” in reference to the Steele dossier.
Suspicions have now been confirmed that Trump’s critics knew very early on that Steele’s dossier was bogus and uncorroborated, yet it was used anyway to try and prevent Trump from winning the election and then to sabotage his administration once he took office.
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