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You Don't Say: FBI, Justice Dept Unable to Verify Trump-Russia Dossier

© REUTERS / Aaron P. BernsteinU.S. President Donald Trump arrives with Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn at the U.S. Capitol to meet with House Republicans ahead of their vote on the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn at the U.S. Capitol to meet with House Republicans ahead of their vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Having spent over a year pouring over the document known as the ‘Trump Dossier’, the US government investigators predictably can't find a shred of truth in it.

The US Justice Department and FBI seem to have failed to verify the so-called 'Trump Dossier' which allegedly details the US president’s ties to Russia, according to the Washington Examiner.

The US House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the FBI and US Justice Department on August 24 this year demanding "any documents, if they exist, that memorialize DOJ and/or FBI efforts to corroborate, validate, or evaluate information provided by Mr. Steele and/or sub-sources and/or contained in the 'Trump Dossier.'"

In this September 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. - Sputnik International
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However, neither of the agencies has provided documents in response to this subpoena, the newspaper reports, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The 'dossier' is a 35-page document penned by former British spy Christopher Steele, who was hired by a Washington-based company called Fusion GPS. It was published by BuzzFeed in January and contains an assortment of unsubstantiated claims about Trump participating in activities that could make him vulnerable to Russian blackmail.

"There have been many questions surrounding the dossier. Who paid for it? Who were its sources? Did the FBI use it as a basis to request a secret court's authorization to spy on Americans? But the most important question about the dossier is the most basic one: Is it true?" the Washington Examiner inquired.

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This development comes after Congressman Adam Schiff told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that most of findings in the dossier turned out to be true.

Russia has repeatedly refuted allegations that it meddled in the 2016 US election, calling them "absolutely groundless" and noting that Moscow never had contacts with the Trump campaign team.

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