- The Washington Times
Monday, July 23, 2018

President Trump argued early Monday morning that the Russia dossier launched the “totally conflicted and discredited” Mueller investigation.

The president pointed out that it was the opposing Democratic Party who backed the dossier.

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Mr. Trump quoted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton who called for the White House to declassify more of the dossier during an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Monday. Mr. Fitton also claimed that classifying the document was an attempt to cover up inappropriate actions by intelligence agencies targeting the president.

Mr. Trump called the dossier a “disgrace to America” and demanded that the Justice Department “drop the discredited Mueller Witch Hunt now.”

The FBI released over 400 pages of documents related to the investigation into the Trump campaign late Saturday. While much was redacted, the information provided showed that the controversial dossier was a main element in the request to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

The Russia dossier was written by former British spy Christopher Steele. The accusations in the document were unverified when published in full by BuzzFeed news during the 2016 election.

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