Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election is now looking into the explosive dossier that details alleged ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign, sources familiar with the inquiry told Reuters.
The dossier, compiled by ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, contains unverified claims that businessmen fronting for Russian intelligence helped the Trump team sway the election. The contents also detail more salacious sexual allegations against Trump — namely, that he got prostitutes to urinate on a Moscow hotel bed — that could make him susceptible to blackmail.
The report that Mueller is taking over the FBI investigation into the dossier came just hours after the Senate Intelligence Committee said it had “hit a wall” trying to verify the document’s claims.
— David Gilbert