Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Papadopoulos' Barroom Boasts Are 'Thinner' Explanation for Russia Probe Than Dossier

Via Billy

Rep. Ron DeSantis expressed skepticism about a New York Times report which states that a former Trump campaign adviser's drunken boasts - not the Trump-Russia dossier - led to the FBI's Russia investigation.

According to the report, Papadopoulos was drinking heavily at a London bar in May 2016 when he revealed to a top Australian diplomat that Russia possessed "political dirt" on Hillary Clinton. The information was then passed from Australian authorities to their U.S. counterparts.

The Times report states that it was Papadopoulos' statements that triggered the FBI counterintelligence probe of Russian interference in the election, not the dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele.

Desantis, however, said he still has a lot of questions about the dossier and other issues surrounding the counterintelligence probe.

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