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UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY :

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BLATANT FALSEHOODS:

How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump

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How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump

By SCOTT SHANE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

January 11, 2017

New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/ donald-trump-russia-intelligence.html

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WASHINGTON  Seven months ago, a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele won a contract to build a file on Donald J. Trumps ties to Russia. Last week, the explosive details  unsubstantiated accounts of frolics with prostitutes, real estate deals that were intended as bribes and coordination with Russian intelligence of the hacking of Democrats were summarized for Mr. Trump in an appendix to a top-secret intelligence report.

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The consequences have been incalculable and will play out long past Inauguration Day. Word of the summary, which was also given to President Obama and congressional leaders, leaked to CNN Tuesday, and the rest of the media followed with sensational reports.

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Mr. Trump denounced the unproven claims Wednesday as a fabrication, a Nazi-style smear concocted by sick people. It has further undermined his relationship with the intelligence agencies and cast a shadow over the new administration.

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Late Wednesday night, after speaking with Mr. Trump, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, issued a statement decrying leaks about the matter and saying of Mr. Steeles dossier that the intelligence agencies have not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable. Mr. Clapper suggested that intelligence officials had nonetheless shared it to give policymakers the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security.

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Parts of the story remain out of reach  most critically the basic question of how much, if anything, in the dossier is true. But it is possible to piece together a rough narrative of what led to the current crisis, including lingering questions about the ties binding Mr. Trump and his team to Russia. The episode also offers a glimpse of the hidden side of presidential campaigns, involving private sleuths-for-hire looking for the worst they can find about the next American leader.

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The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnates past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort. The person described the opposition research work on condition of anonymity, citing the volatile nature of the story and the likelihood of future legal disputes. The identity of the donor is unclear.

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Fusion GPS, headed by a former Wall Street Journal journalist known for his dogged reporting, Glenn Simpson, most often works for business clients. But in presidential elections, the firm is sometimes hired by candidates, party organizations or donors to do political oppo work shorthand for opposition research  on the side.

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After Mr. Trump emerged as the presumptive nominee in the spring, the Republican interest in financing the effort ended. But Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton were very interested, and Fusion GPS kept doing the same deep dives, but on behalf of new clients.

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In June, the tenor of the effort suddenly changed. The Washington Post reported that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, apparently by Russian government agents, and a mysterious figure calling himself Guccifer 2.0 began to publish the stolen documents online.

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[Educator-Gold] UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY : INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM : LIBERTARIANISM : BLATANT FALSEHOODS: How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump

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