Trump Re-Ups Claims That Dossier Is 'Bogus,' Citing 'Fox And Friends' Report

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Trump falsely wrote. "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits".

And if the dossier is "bogus" and there are questions about how it was funded, that raises questions on using what it contained as evidence needed for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain a Foreign intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant needed to eavesdrop on the president's team.

President Donald Trump is spending the holiday weekend away from Washington, though that's clearly not going to stop him from partaking in his favorite morning activity: watching Fox & Friends and tweeting about it. FBI CANNOT (after all this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. "FBI TAINTED.' And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!", Trump tweeted.

Trump has renewed his criticism of the FBI as pressure mounts over the Russian Federation investigation and people with links to the Trump campaign are being charged with crimes.

After the news of Baker's reassignment, Politico reported that Baker had communicated with a Mother Jones reporter just prior to last year's election.

That "fact" cited by Perez - that anti-Trump Republicans originally funded the dossier - has been ruled "false" by fact-checkers.

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A former Trump campaign manager later stated Tuesday that the president's tweets were important to make sure there was no bias within the country's top law enforcement agencies.

Caputo also admitted Trump's message could be upsetting to some, but that it was necessary.

Clinton did help fund research for the dossier. Its murky origins have been revealed to include a Republican donor who hired political intelligence firm Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS was already conducting such work for the right-leaning Washington Free Beacon.

While the research for the dossier was originally aimed at finding information on the entire field of GOP candidates, it alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow that eventually became the focus of the project.

Allegations contained within the dossier that former Trump advisor Carter Page met with Russian officials in the months before the 2016 election were subsequently confirmed by Page himself during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.