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Strzok says the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI's Russia investigation was launched

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Strzok says the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI's Russia investigation was launched

FBI official Peter Strzok on Thursday said in sworn testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI launched its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Strzok, who is being accused by Republicans of injecting anti-Trump bias into the Russia probe, faced tough questioning on the subject of the dossier over the course of Thursday's hearing.
The dossier, compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele at the behest of the research firm Fusion GPS, is 35 pages long, and alleges that the Kremlin had been "cultivating, supporting, and assisting" President Donald Trump for years under the direct supervision of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
FBI official Peter Strzok on Thursday said in sworn testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI launched its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
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