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Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer, said the law firm Perkin Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the 2016 election results. (Associated Press)

FBI tried to 're-engage' dossier writer after it started anti-Trump probe

After FBI chieftains targeted President Trump as a possible Russian agent in May 2017, they also reached out to an old informant, ex-British spy Christopher Steele, creator of the much-disputed election-year dossier, according to new congressional testimony. Published January 16, 2019

File - In this May 9, 2018 file photo, Attorneys Eric Dubelier, right, and Katherine Seikaly, left, representing Concord Management and Consulting LLC, walk out of federal court in Washington, after pleading not guilty on behalf of the company, which has been charged as part of a conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. A federal judge on Monday reprimanded Dubelier, saying his references to Looney Tunes and Animal House in recent court filings are inappropriate.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Russian firm's defense attorney rips judge for coming to Mueller's aid

The attorney for a Russian firm on Tuesday lashed at U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, saying her tongue-lashing at a hearing the previous day triggered "a flow of hatred in the form of voicemail and electronic mail from self-proclaimed patriots" who made death threats. Published January 8, 2019

Michael Cohen is again adamantly denying that he secretly traveled to Prague in August 2016 to meet aides of Russian President Vladimir Putin and arrange hush payments for hackers who broke into Democratic Party computers. (Associated Press/File)

Hillary's agents pushed anti-Trump Prague tale before -- and after -- 2016 election

Hillary Clinton's election-year opposition research team pushed the infamous Prague-Russia-Trump story before and after it first emerged in the 2016 dossier by Christopher Steele. Two years later, the Prague tale has risen again, this time compliments of McClatchy news service, bringing with it familiar denials. Published January 6, 2019

Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer, said the law firm Perkin Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the 2016 election results. (Associated Press)

BuzzFeed wins case; judge IDs new anti-Trump dossier recipients

A federal judged handed dossier publisher BuzzFeed a victory on Wednesday, dismissing a libel suit and in the process disclosing new details on how Christopher's Steele's unverified charges found their way to the corridors of power. Published December 20, 2018

In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

A tale of two Trump comrades

Paul Manafort thought he was in the clear in the summer of 2014 after meeting with federal prosecutors and FBI agents about his Ukrainian income, bank records and income tax returns. Published December 12, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters after testifying under subpoena behind closed doors before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Comey testifies that he knew little about anti-Trump dossier, Steele

Former FBI Director James B. Comey testified that he knew little about the Democratic Party-financed dossier on which his agents relied to obtain wiretaps on a Trump campaign volunteer and target other Republicans in an ongoing 28-month investigation. Published December 9, 2018