Ah, the infamous Steele Dossier. Republicans, specifically those who are most loyal and enabling to President Donald Trump, have been adamant that the dossier is bogus and unreliable and proves nothing since we very first learned of its existence in January of 2017.
The document deals with some of Donald Trumps’ sexual exploits and financial dealings, and he’s not going to come out of this looking good the more from it that is proven true.
Enter Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who just confirmed three key facts from the Dossier, according to Dana Milbank from the Washington Post. Milbank has identified three key facts from the Steele dossier that special counsel Robert Mueller has now corroborated.
“White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the latest filings ‘tell us nothing of value that wasn’t already known,’” Milbank wrote. “That’s true in the sense that recent findings essentially corroborate much of the 2016 ‘dossier’ by former spy Christopher Steele.”
Milbank specifically points out that Robert Mueller’s findings mirror the dossier’s allegation that Michael Cohen had an “ongoing secret liaison relationship” with the Kremlin, which includes working to build a Trump Tower in Moscow into the middle of 2016 and then lying about it.
Milbank further explains, “The new revelations about Cohen also show that the dossier correctly identified Putin lieutenants Dmitry Peskov and Sergei Ivanov as the ones managing the Trump campaign for the Russian government,” he says.
Peskov is now the Press Secretary for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and has recently admitted to his deep ties to Cohen. (Source). The dossier says that in August 2016 Peskov was “scared sh*tless” about the hacking of the DNC getting exposed and pinned on him.
Milbank eplains that five former Trump aides have now pleaded guilty in Mueller’s investigation, and many now see it as “perfectly plausible that Trump himself, as former aide Sam Nunberg put it, ‘may very well have done something during the election with the Russians.’”
You can the entire WaPo report here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/