Dem memo: Trump-Russia dossier ‘played no role’ in FBI launching Russia probe

Dem memo: Trump-Russia dossier 'played no role' in FBI launching Russia probe
© Greg Nash

The Democratic rebuttal to the House Intelligence Committee GOP’s memo asserts that the controversial dossier linking the Trump campaign to Russia “played no role” in the FBI launching its investigation into Russian interference in the election.

The document alleges that the FBI was not presented with the information in the dossier until more than seven weeks after it had already opened its investigation.

“Steele’s reporting, which he began to share with an FBI agent [redacted] through the end of October 2016, played no role in launching the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference and links to the Trump campaign,” the Democratic memo reads.

“In fact, Steele’s reporting did not reach the counterintelligence team investigating…

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