PressTV-Ex-official confirms Russia dossier given to US govt.

An official at former US President Barack Obama’s State Department has confirmed a report by Republicans that the explosive dossier on President Donald Trump’s alleged links with Russia was given to him via a former MI6 spy and an aide to the then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

In an op-ed published by the Washington Post on Thursday, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer said that  former British spy Christopher Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had approached him in September of 2016 with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between Trump and the Kremlin.

“Steele’s sources suggested that the Kremlin not only had been behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign but also had compromised Trump and developed ties with his associates and campaign,” Winer said.

Winer added that he had made a summary of the intelligence reports at the time to…

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