TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Update from “Just Security” – 9.6.17

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TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow to discuss the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia, according to three Democratic members of the committee have said, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) also explaining that the committee has attempted to interview former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, but he has been “resistant.” Karoun Demirjian reports at the Washington Post.

The House Intelligence Committee has issued subpoenas to the Department of Justice and the F.B.I. in relation to the unverified dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, Rep Adam B. Schiff (D-Califf.) confirmed yesterday evening, also accusing Republicans of trying to “discredit” Steele and avoiding the substance of the allegations made in the dossier. Karoun Demirjian reports at the Washington Post.

The Steele dossier has faults, but is generally credible and offers a broad framework for understanding possible Trump campaign collusion with the Kremlin. John Sipher, a former member of the C.I.A.’s Senior Intelligence Service, provides an approximately 5,500 word analysis of the dossier at Just Security.


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