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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation. The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe.

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Officials familiar with the process say even if the application to monitor [Carter] Page included information from the dossier, it would only be after the FBI had corroborated the information through its own investigation. The officials would not say what or how much was corroborated.

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Evidence gathering continues. It's only a matter of time...

#1 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-04-20 05:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Malcolm Nance has been an awesome source on all this...

#2 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-04-20 05:35 PM | Reply

1 - 2 weeks? A month? 5 years? What's your timeline?

#3 | Posted by homerj at 2017-04-20 06:48 PM | Reply

Here's hoping for grainy video of a coke toot.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-20 07:09 PM | Reply

FTA - "officials would not say what or how much was corroborated."

We already know; there was a Russian Operative in DC.

It's a smoking gun I tell you...

#5 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2017-04-20 07:33 PM | Reply

It feels like we have all been talking about this for a while.... it is starting to feel a bit Benghazi Conspiracy to me.

#6 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-04-20 07:33 PM | Reply

It feels like we have all been talking about this for a while.... it is starting to feel a bit Benghazi Conspiracy to me.

#6 | Posted by DirkStruan

Yeah except all the people who were screaming their heads off about a few dead mercenaries seem to have no problem with a con man secretly collaborating with our enemies to be elected president.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-04-20 09:12 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by DirkStruan

And how many Benghazi investigations were there?

And how many Trump/Russia investigations have there been?

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-04-20 09:42 PM | Reply

#7 and #8

Yeah, American conservatives are hypocrites. In other news, water is wet.

Does that mean leftists should follow suit just because?

#9 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2017-04-20 11:41 PM | Reply

#9 - Don't be so impatient. Good investigations take time. Suspects (like the Russian hacker just scooped up in Europe) have to be found and arrested, intel has to become evidence. It took over a year for Watergate to develop, and this is much larger, more layered with a lot more players than a simple commercial burglary.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-04-21 02:23 AM | Reply

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If all this corroborated evidence doesn't lead to an impeachment from the top down, our precious democracy, with all the power centralized in one small group, might end up as "Venezuela" part II.

That seems to be the direction Trump is heading. He's already been relentless in his attacks on Congress, the DOJ and state elections in an effort to render them irrelevant if they don't kowtow to his madness.

Thanks righties. You really screwed the pooch this time.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-04-21 05:13 AM | Reply

I fully expect impeachment charges to by filed by the 119th Congress by the Republican controlled House and approved by the Republican controlled Senate early in the first February of their term.

#12 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-21 07:31 AM | Reply

AVIGDORE

Like that fatal message to Nixon in 1974 from Sen. Barry Goldwater:

"Mr. President. You've lost the support of the party. You must resign or be impeached."

Nixon may have suffered from depression but he wasn't near as mentally disturbed as Trump. Nixon had the good sense to resign for the good of the Republican Party.

Trump would never do anything if it wasn't for the good of Trump.

So, yes, I think you're right. It will be impeachment. After that it will be a never ending, scorched earth, snarling campaign for revenge.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-04-21 08:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-04-21 08:03 AM
Pay real close attention to my post, Twinpac. There's an easter-egg in there.

#14 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-21 09:02 AM | Reply

Here's hoping for grainy video of a coke toot.

#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Trump off of Hillary? or Chelsea? Or, maybe, Bill?

That's why this has no legs.

#15 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-04-21 09:08 AM | Reply

"I fully expect impeachment charges to by filed by the 119th Congress by the Republican controlled House and approved by the Republican controlled Senate early in the first February of their term."

You're so clever, putting in a reference to a future Congress. If that is what you think intelligence is you are sadly mistaken. Any fool could do that but most sensible people would recognize the fact that no Republican Congress will ever impeach a Republican President because party always come before country in that party. If you haven't learned that yet then you a simple a naive teenager in politics.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-21 09:12 AM | Reply

It doesn't matter what the FBI finds, Jeff Sessions is AG. Why do you think Jeff Sessions is AG? What do you think he promised Trump if he were given the job? Grow up.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-21 09:14 AM | Reply

Why do you think Jeff Sessions is AG? - #17 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-21 09:14 AM
Jeff Sessions was the first Senator to throw his support behind Trump. In addition to being a US Senator, he was also a U.S. Attorney in the Eleventh district and an Attorney General of Alabama. That's more experience that his predecessor Loretta Lynch and with similar experience to, but not the contempt of congress charge of her predecessor Eric Holder.

#18 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-21 10:03 AM | Reply

I thought this might be something knew but its a rehash of story that has been out for months. At this point, shame on me.

#19 | Posted by Sully at 2017-04-21 10:14 AM | Reply

DANNI

There's no expectation that THIS congress is going to impeach but all congress critters have an aversion to going down with the ship. If it's really bad and it looks like they're headed for a "career adjustment," there's no doubt in my mind that we'll hear a lot of contrition speeches.

Trump who?

#20 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-04-21 12:48 PM | Reply

"Here's hoping for grainy video of a coke toot.
#4 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM
Trump off of Hillary? or Chelsea? Or, maybe, Bill?"

Whitey tape?

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-04-22 04:11 AM | Reply

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