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The dossier assembled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele outlined Russian financial and personal links to Trump's campaign and associates. The Senate Intelligence Committee and special counsel Robert Mueller are looking into possible collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign and Mueller's investigators have met with Steele. "As I understand it, a good deal of his information remains unproven, but none of it has been disproven, and considerable amounts of it have been proven," Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview with Reuters. He did not elaborate. In a report published in January four U.S. intelligence agencies said they took the dossier's allegations seriously. A Judiciary Committee aide said: "The American people need to be able to trust that the FBI and Justice Department are operating free from political influence. That's what this investigation is about, and we will follow the facts wherever they lead."

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"As I understand it, a good deal of his information remains unproven, but NONE of it has been DISPROVEN, and CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS of it HAVE BEEN PROVEN," Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview with Reuters.
Cannot be repeated enough. By the way, how do those Nothingburgers taste y'all?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-12 07:17 AM | Reply

This is the same Senator who demanded that the IRS crack down on conservative 501 (c) 3 groups applying for tax exempt status.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-12 09:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#2, This is the same Senator who demanded that the IRS crack down on conservative 501 (c) 3 groups applying for tax exempt status...JeffJ

So what?

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-12 09:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A good deal remains UNPROVEN

None has been DISPROVEN

Considerable amounts HAVE BEEN PROVEN.

Well, the spelling of words, proper punctuation, and use of Capital letters meets the definition of considerable amounts.
They got people and places' names correct.

What a pile of.

#4 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-10-12 11:17 AM | Reply

Good deal vs. considerable amounts.

As a juror - that's what they call doubt.

#5 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-10-12 11:17 AM | Reply

I'll wait to hear what Mueller has to say instead of creating logical pretzels big enough to choke W.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-12 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Knowing what a crass, corrupt, sleazy scumbag Trump is, I would not be surprised at all if the entire dossier was proven true.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-12 01:08 PM | Reply

#6

Exactly, this is just all political theater designed to fire up the base, on both sides of the aisle.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 03:32 PM | Reply

Wait.. I thought this was all "fake news" and "phony"?

THAT was obviously political theater. And obviously a lie.

So we now have gone from it is "fake news and "phony" to "None has been DISPROVEN" and "Considerable amounts HAVE BEEN PROVEN" and "A good deal remains UNPROVEN"?

Regardless, definitely not "fake news or "phony" and not quite the Nothingburger you Trumpsters had hoped and prayed for now is it?

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-12 05:25 PM | Reply

Hard to believe you koolaid drinkers still believe him when he says he has no connections to russians.

#10 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-12 05:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#2, This is the same Senator who demanded that the IRS crack down on conservative 501 (c) 3 groups applying for tax exempt status...JeffJ
So what?
#3 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

He has a proven-record of using the levers of government when he has the power to do so....Doesn't mean he's wrong about this but his history suggests a serious grain of salt regarding any allegations he might have that are even remotely partisan,.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-12 11:57 PM | Reply

"He has a proven-record of using the levers of government when he has the power to do so."

We call that competency.

Are you one of us?

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-13 12:04 AM | Reply

Hard to believe you koolaid drinkers still believe him when he says he has no connections to russians.
#10 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

I think he was, in fact I believe Obama helped him win just to stick it to Hillary....

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-13 12:05 AM | Reply

Vince Foster Rides Again!

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-13 03:13 AM | Reply

That disproven statement should be read with the same understanding that no one has 'disproven' that Elvis is still alive and well!

#15 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-13 08:07 AM | Reply

That disproven statement should be read with the same understanding that no one has 'disproven' that Elvis is still alive and well!

#15 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Except for the fact that the PROVEN part would mean that Elvis is dead and buried in Graceland.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-13 11:24 AM | Reply

On the other hand, none of it has been proven to be true.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-13 01:37 PM | Reply

So what?

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

Oh, that is just a minor fupaw for the dem party.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-13 01:38 PM | Reply

On the other hand, none of it has been proven to be true.
#17 | Posted by Sniper

Except

and considerable amounts of it have been proven,

#19 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-13 01:42 PM | Reply

On the other hand, none of it has been proven to be true.
#17 | Posted by Sniper

Except

and considerable amounts of it have been proven,

#19 | Posted by truthhurts

What has? Name one.

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-13 03:49 PM | Reply

read for yourself

www.newsweek.com

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-13 03:56 PM | Reply

Name one.

#20 | Posted by Sniper

read for yourself

www.newsweek.com

#21 | Posted by truthhurts

Now you know Sniper can't read.

As far as he is concerned if it isn't on Faux News then it didn't happen.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-13 05:18 PM | Reply

Did you even read your link? Please observe "its claims -- though largely unverified"

Nine months after the publication of an explosive and salacious dossier detailing allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, its claims -- though largely unverified and vehemently denied by those involved -- are the subject of intense scrutiny. Indeed, the investigation into the document compiled by a former British intelligence operative, Christopher Steele, has only increased in scale.

#23 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-13 05:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Did you even read your link? Please observe "its claims -- though largely unverified"

Perhaps you should have had your mom read it for you all the way to the end before you got excited.

FTA:

But there is growing evidence that investigators are taking the dossier far more seriously than was initially believed. Although the particular claim that saw the report nicknamed the "-------------," or "pee tape," dossier has not been verified, the intelligence community has corroborated the broad assertion about Russia's attempts to interfere in the election, CNN has reported. Officials have also agreed that the communication between non-Americans contained in the report did in fact take place. What Trump has called "fake news" would appear to be, at least in part, far more real.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-13 06:24 PM | Reply

Sniper,

What's a fupaw? A faux pas?

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2017-10-13 08:20 PM | Reply

Except for the fact that the PROVEN part would mean that Elvis is dead and buried in Graceland. - #16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-13 11:24 AM
You mean that something (a body?) is reported to be buried at Graceland which, if dug up and 'tested', may possess DNA similar to that of Elvis. If you believe the test. Or the tester. I'm afraid that's not proven.

/removes tinfoil hat

#26 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-14 01:58 PM | Reply

@#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-13 06:24 PM
That statement says that the only thing verified is communications between non-Americans. There is no 'broad assertion' in the dossier that Russia attempted to interfere in the election. So, 'nothing' in the legal or moral or ethical sense.

#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-10-14 02:06 PM | Reply

#27

Russia Flag.

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-14 05:06 PM | Reply

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