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On the Russia Investigation

Former Republican Senate leader Bill Frist on Robert Mueller and his investigation:

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b412d43e4b05127ccf2cb65/amp

Former FBI and CIA director in support of Mueller:

Comparison of Mueller’s staffing to that of Ken Starr, who investigated Clinton:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-witch-hunt-special-counsel-mueller-clinton-lewinsky-starr-20180718-story.html

A summary of the investigation so far:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mueller-investigation-trump-russia-probe_us_5b4cdda5e4b0e7c958fe3141

The memos Comey released after leaving FBI did not contain classified information:

The investigation began because a Trump campaign staffer blabbed about hearing from the Russians that they had possession of HRC’s emails.

On the makeup of Mueller’s team

  • Lawyers tend to be dems, agents tend to be republicans, and we only know about some of the lawyers
  • Law/policy prevented Mueller from considering political leanings

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/mar/21/donald-trump/fact-checking-donald-trumps-claims-about-Mueller/

Alberto Gonzales (attorney general under GW Bush) in support of Mueller and the investigation

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/402619-alberto-gonzales-defends-mueller-after-trump-attacks-he-is-a-man-of

Politifact article debunking key Garrett assertions

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2018/aug/02/fact-checking-fox-news-analysts-pro-trump-book-rus/

Snopes articles on Steele Dossier:

https://www.snopes.com/tag/steele-dossier/

National Review / Andrew McCarthy on the FISA application and the Steele Dossier

– Steele dossier not verified before use in FISA app

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/carter-page-fisa-applications-fbi-steele-dossier/

Brennan Center against McCarthy opinion, above

– Steele dossier met probable cause standard for FISA app

– Steele did not know he was working for DNC/Clinton

– Russia investigation already underway and Carter Page no longer with Trump campaign when FISA application first submitted

https://www.brennancenter.org/blog/fbi-wouldve-been-derelict-not-use-steele-dossier-carter-page-fisa-warrant

Vanity Fair article from early 2017 with the backstory of the Steele dossier.

– The FBI got the dossier from Steele, not DNC/Clinton

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/how-the-explosive-russian-dossier-was-compiled-christopher-steele

Wikipedia entry on the Steele dossier; seems to be thorough and well-sourced.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump%E2%80%93Russia_dossier