NEWSWATCH: “Steele boasted to friends of his ‘professional’ work on Russia-Trump dossier” – Washington Times/ Rowan Scarborough

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“… On Friday, two Republican senators made a criminal referral to the Justice Department. An investigation revealed that … Steele misled the FBI, said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The FBI told lawmakers that the bureau had not confirmed the dossier’s core collusion charges since … Steele’s first briefing in July 2016. That September … Steele met with a team of FBI agents …. apparently … the bureau offered to pay … Steele to continue investigating … Trump …. That FBI-Steele relationship is now under scrutiny by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Its chairman – Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican – after months of applying pressure, won a Justice Department commitment last week to allow the committee access to classified dossier documents and Justice witnesses. …”

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