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Trump: Dossier a 'Crooked Hillary Pile of Garbage'

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:15 AM

President Donald Trump Tuesday slammed a dossier compiled during the election about him as a "Crooked Hillary pile of garbage," that was used as the basis of going after his campaign.

In a tweet tagged to Fox News' "Fox & Friends," Trump tweeted:

The president did not mention in the comment which segment or guest on the show elicited the response, but the comments came following an interview involving former Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a network correspondent, and his comments concerning FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who is reportedly planning to retire this spring.

On the program, the former House Ways and Means committee chairman commented that it has been "long known" that the dossier is "bogus."

"The question is, how was it funded?" Chaffetz said. "That question was not answered yet. Second question is did they use it to go to a court and get that court then to allow them to spy on Americans? If that happens, have you gone, well, way, way beyond anything of reason and somebody should be prosecuted for that."

And if the dossier is "bogus" and there are questions about how it was funded, that raises questions on using what it contained as evidence needed for the FBI to obtain a Foreign intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant needed to eavesdrop on the president's team.

"Remember, before the Senate — before the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmen Jim Jordan, Ron DeSantis, other people were asking, how was this funded?" said Chaffetz. "You had people at the senior most level at the Department of Justice saying well, we know but we're not going to tell you."

And that, continued Chaffetz, was a "flashing red light that it was funded through more nefarious ties, perhaps with the [Hillary] Clinton campaign."

It was revealed back in October that Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the research that became the infamous dossier on Trump after the original Republican donor stopped funding it.

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President Donald Trump Tuesday slammed a dossier compiled during the election about him as a "Crooked Hillary pile of garbage," that was used as the basis of going after his campaign.
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