Pres. Trump Slams FBI Over Use of Unverified 'Dossier' in Russia Probe

US President Donald J. Trump. NICHOLAS KAMM  AFP  Getty Images

Perez was responding to a tweet from President Donald Trump, who called the dossier a "pile of garbage".

It was recently revealed the Clinton campaign and DNC funded some of research behind it creation.

The dossier was a collection of unverified claims about alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. "And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!"

Trump commented on the dossier after former Congressman Jason Chaffetz dismissed the document as "bogus" in an interview on Fox & Friends, pointing to reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to reveal who funded the opposition research document.

WOW, @foxandfrlends "Dossier is bogus. The question is, how was it funded?"

The 35-page dossier, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, asserted Russian Federation and the Trump campaign had been working together for years to sow divisions in the American electorate.

The Trump administration and GOP lawmakers have criticized the veracity of the Steele dossier, asserting that it was compiled on behalf of the Clinton campaign and used by the FBI to investigate the Trump campaign.

Republican donor Paul Singer initially hired Fusion GPS through the Washington Free Beacon to conduct opposition research on Trump and other candidates during the 2016 Republican primary, but that research was unrelated to the dossier.

Compiled for his Republican and Democrat opponents, the dossier also claimed Trump had been compromised by Russia's FSB spy agency when he was secretly filmed with prostitutes at a hotel in Moscow.

Following Trump's election, GOP Sen. Both Trump and Obama were briefed on the document's allegations in December 2016.

Trump and congressional Republican leaders are ramping up their criticism of the FBI, in an effort to discredit special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

"I think that there is probably some credibility to the content", Dearlove told the BBC.

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