Two top GOP senators have announced that they are referring the author of the infamous Trump dossier, Christopher Steele, to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation after he allegedly lied to federal authorities.
Steele has been a subject of intrigue ever since his Fusion GPS dossier went public and revealed his explosive, salacious findings about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. GOP Senators Chuck Grassley––chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee––and Lindsey Graham sent out a public statement today about how they have referred Steele to the DOJ because they think he might’ve issued false statements to federal investigators in previous interviews.
JUST IN: Senate Judiciary Committee refers Christopher Steele, author of "Trump Dossier," to Department of Justice for alleged false statements to investigators: pic.twitter.com/8ksVOVJ4c0
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 5, 2018
There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Steele’s dossier set events in motion for the ongoing federal investigations about Russian activity during the 2016 election.
A recent report indicated that the investigation actually began after U.S. officials learned that former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos once went on a drunken spiel about how Russia possessed dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Fusion GPS has issued a response to the news about Steele.
MORE: Fusion GPS counsel responds to Graham/Grassley referral on dossier author: "We should all be skeptical in the extreme.” pic.twitter.com/AOEspKOJTq
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 5, 2018
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