December 11, 2021 By TheNewYorkNews
Journalists, authors and ex-White House aides took to Twitter Thursday slamming the New York Times for an explainer that downplayed the impact of the since-discredited Steele dossier on the Russia investigation into former President Donald Trump.
The story, headlined, “Why the Discredited Dossier Does Not Undercut the Russia Investigation” and written by Washington correspondent Charlie Savage, attempts to distance the dossier from the Russia investigation, saying the two are “tangential.”
“Mr. Trump and his allies have insinuated that the F.B.I. based the Russia investigation on the dossier. But when counterintelligence agents launched the effort on July 30, 2016, they did not yet know about the dossier. An inspector general report established that Mr. Steele’s reports reached that counterintelligence team on Sept. 19, 2016,” Savage wrote.