Mueller Takes Over "Trump Dossier" Probe After Intel Committee "Hits A Wall"

Tyler Durden's picture

Now that the FBI and investigators from the Senate Intelligence Committee have given up on trying to verify the contents, Reuters is reporting that the infamous "Trump Dossier" hot potato has passed to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team.

According to Reuters, Mueller has taken over the FBI inquiry into the dossier after it was widely reported earlier this year that the FBI failed to verify its most salacious allegations, but still used it to justify launching an investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Three sources with knowledge of Mueller’s probe said his investigators have assumed control of multiple inquiries into allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the election to benefit Trump, a Republican.

 

Russia has repeatedly denied any meddling in the election.

The timing of the story is interesting, considering that only a few hours ago, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr admitted that the committee’s investigators had given up on trying to corroborate the document's allegations.

During a public update about the status of the committee's investigation, Burr said that the committee’s efforts to investigate the dossier’s allegations had “hit a wall” because it’s been unable to interview the dossier’s author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

Without Steele’s cooperation, Burr said, the dossier’s contents and provenance, as well as the identity of its financial backers, appear impossible to verify up until it was first turned over the FBI in June 2016. The tacit suggestion here is that the only thing stopping investigators from publicly confirming that the dossier’s allegations have been debunked is the hope that Steel may one day come forward with the smoking gun that could lead to the downfall of a president…an eventuality that appears increasingly remote.

in case they forgot, Reuters reminds readers that its reporters had been briefed on the dossier’s contents before the election, but, like most media outlets at the time, decided not to report it because it couldn’t be verified.

Reuters added that since then, several US intelligence agencies have said they’re taking the allegations seriously.

In summary, Mueller’s “takeover” of the Russia dossier investigation is really just another hail mary in the hopes that Steele or somebody else will come forward with something, anything, that could verify the document’s assertions.

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Raffie's picture

Time for Mueller to pull out his magic crayon to write better fiction.

oDumbo's picture

Why do we tolerate the insanity and obstruction of the delusional left?  Do we not entertain you?  It's getting hard to believe this world is not entirely composed of an evil few and a busload of fucking retards.  There is no there there, stupid.  Let it go before the moderate left slowly walks away from your crazy party. 

NoDebt's picture

This just became a permanent investigation into Trump.  I figured they'd drag it out for maybe 2 years, but no.  If Trump is in for 8, this Mueller guy will still be going for all 8.  NEVER going to end.

 

Manthong's picture

  

The fact that the Steele cock and bull story was given anything other than a widespread sarcastic rebuke is testimony to the idiotic and venal nature of the Democrats and the Lamestream Media.

The fact that Mueller would look into it at all reveals a lot about his real motives and agenda.

The bum and all of his Obama vermin should be fired ASAP.

 

mc888's picture

Yeah, nice retirement for Mueller. Like a freekin hamster on a wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

Zorba's idea's picture

...in other news, General Francisco Franco is still dead.

sodbuster's picture

Awesome! Thumbs up for the Franco reference- thought I was the only one that remembered that!

ebworthen's picture

"...evil few and a busload of fucking retards."  Seems that way, doesn't it?

That dossier is not a "hot potato", it's a cold foam one with signs of blight, manufactured in the U.K.

General Titus's picture

I believe that though the evil george Soros does fund these anti-american communist terror groups, they are hiding the fact that Obozo & KKKlinton are also

We are in the intitial stages of a war against our nation.

Longus Dongus's picture

Delusional left? Not that they're not delusional. But you do realize that democrats didn't appoint special counsel suck mule peter. Democrats don't have any power to appoint shit. Republicans appointed counsel suck mule peter, they knew the Russians dindushit. Yet they all say, "yeah they done it" the cocksuckers are colluding with the democrats to undermine a sitting prez from their own party.

vato poco's picture

the multifactional ruling party will not tolerate outsiders. never has, never will. has anyone really looked into exactly why Perot dropped out of the race - the race he was going to win; oh yes he was - back in 1992??

Trump obviously has bigger balls than Perot ever did. the MRP will never ever rest until they get him, or he leaves office in 2024

General Titus's picture

How about the prosecution of Hillary Uranium to Russia KKKlinton as Comey exonerated her before the evidence was presented?  And remember Comey stated under oath that he was the leaker as he wanted a special prosecuter investigation of Trump and Mueller happens to be a comrade of Comey's

NoDebt's picture

It's stunning to me that the loser of the election gets to permanently investigate the winner.  WITH NO CRIME COMMITTED BY THE PERSON BEING INVESTIGATED NOR ANY PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN ONE COMMITTED.  Jezuz, even with Watergate there actually was a crime committed that kicked the whole thing off.

 

Anunnaki's picture

Comey and Meuller take family vacations together

oncefired's picture

They are probably Closet Homos, the vacations allow them to slip away unnoticed. Ugly Thought....Don't think about it to much!

phatfawzi's picture

what a fucking joke, to think these fucks are wining and dining on our dime pretending they are doing something worthy. 

cheech_wizard's picture

More like whining and dining...Just saying.

phatfawzi's picture

my bad, must be the whisky. 

drendebe10's picture

Mueller is likely a cunton shill which automatically establishes tbeturd as a traitorous lying corrupt bastard who needs to have his skin sand papered off, then buried in salt.

Blue Steel 309's picture

This jew is why there was an Auschwitz. Had the USA been carpet bombed to oblivion, I am sure our Japanese interns would have starved to death too. I am also sure they would not have spent trillions of dollars on Hollywood movies propagandizing that it was a deliberate SHoah. The Japanese have self respect and morals.

QQQBall's picture

When it gets passed to the Klintones, it will have gone full circle. My god, I passed CNN last hight durin ga MFL commercial break and they were on about Russia and FB? Who buys commercial time on CNN, EQuifax?

General Titus's picture

Lock em up! And that includes "I know nothing" Wasserman-Shultz, Comey the "Leaker", the KKKlintons, Lynch, Rice, Obozo, etc etc

I'd love to see them all breaking rocks all day for the rest of their traitorous miserable and evil lives

LetThemEatRand's picture

"Burr said that the committee’s efforts to investigate the dossier’s allegations had “hit a wall” because it’s been unable to interview the dossier’s author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele."

Funny how the immense power of the US government to retrieve and interview witnesses only falls short when convenient.

uhland62's picture

The US government has not been elected to tell every person on earth where to go and what to do. Only US people have elected the government and if they want to have power over every person on earth, these will have to be allowed to vote. 

The US government is also dumb. They think that everyone who posted comments about Hillary's deficiencies, above all her desire for war against Russia, is a Russian or at least Russian paid.

There are people in many countries who have experienced the heavy hand of US power and ogle dilution of US power. That leads to finding the positives in Russia and China, because a global US power monopoly is frightening. Whether comments achieve anything is another matter, but people like me tend to do what they can. Never been to Russia, don't speak the language. Yes, I pointed out Hillary's deficiencies, never praised Trump though - and they are looking for people like me now because our arguments had more traction than Podesta's. 

chunga's picture

I'm still stuck on the maverick outsider making believe for 7 weeks he'd never heard of the offer from Assange via Rohrabacher of proof the Russians weren't involved. Has wikileaks ever been wrong on anything?

We know he's heard about it now because he acknowledged it and his mighty tweet gun remains silent along with every single moron fraud on this "intelligence committee". It's all fake, all of it.

Number 156's picture

American democracy at work.

General Titus's picture

Liberal communist Golden Showers and all!

Anunnaki's picture

I love Trump’s retort to watching two Russian whores piss on each other in the same bed Obumfuck stayed in

“Not me. I’m a germophobe”

VideoEng_NC's picture

At this rate Mueller will be investigating Trump's father fior Russian ties.

General Titus's picture

Komrade Mueller is going to prosecute Trump for using Russian Dressing!

fleur de lis's picture

Mueller is a sleaze.

He knows very well that his buddies were willing participants in the 911 murders in NYC.

Why doesn't he solve that one.

In the end it won't matter because too many people know about that vile hoax and when half of the perpetrators croak the evidence will surface in the form of letters, photos, receipts, etc.

 

Duc888's picture

 

 

This investigation is done.  Mueller got smoked, he went beyond the legal parameters of inquiry and fell in his own shit trap by including non factual nefarious "evidence".  In short, he tainted his own pool of evidence so this whole shit show will be tossed out.

vintage512's picture

what the people allow ...is what will continue

Avichi's picture

That is "BIG NOTHING KAHUNA BURGER" SUCKERS !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnb_3ibUp38

 

Royale with Cheese Please !

Rebelrebel7's picture

One of the  liars in  chief is in command.

E pluribus unum.

vienna_proxy's picture

let this continue. mueller and his 50+ Clinton lawyers are committing crimes all over the place. then Sessions will swoop in and investigate the investigation. nothing like catching someone in the act, then the winning begins..

Dre4dwolf's picture

sessions is afraid of his own shadow , hes only going after small fish 

RovingGrokster's picture

I wish.

I'm sure Mueller's a crook, just like Comey, but prosecuting them for it is a far stretch- would make me smile if it ever happened, though

Anunnaki's picture

How the fuck is this any of Mueller’s concern

Dre4dwolf's picture

Because while hes running the ever expanding fake investigation against Trump whos purpose is to only inhibit his agenda and essentially overturn the election by limiting the will of the people by sucking political wind out of Trumps sails...... democrats also want their agent to cover up their own corruption/misconduct.

 

WTFUD's picture

Trump appears happy to let this run, otherwise he need only send Dana Rohrabacher to collect proof from Assange ( who's offered it ) and put this BS to bed.

Herdee's picture

Golden Showers Edition.

rejected's picture

Boy, the parasites are shameless when it comes to sucking tax dollars for little or nothing.

This special counsel shit is all scam. Can anyone imagine how much dough this guy and anyone associated in the farce are raking in?

Apeon's picture

Adding to their Retirement too

Catahoula's picture

Fire the cocksuckr if he fucks with pardon power. Fire the cocksucker anyway!

Dre4dwolf's picture

That "wall" they hit was the perpetrator.

Cant actually hold anyone in our own government accountable so the real investigations have to be taken over by the clowns running the circus.

More popcorn is needed.

california chrome's picture

Muler is the ugliest living white man.
Inside and out.

ClickNLook's picture

Only a sith deals in absolutes.

Apeon's picture

Comey, Clinton, Menendez-----++++++++++

dr kill's picture

He had his face done by the guy John Kerry recommended.