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Trump lawyer sues research firm and Buzzfeed over Russia dossier Trump lawyer sues research firm and Buzzfeed over Russia dossier
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Lawyer takes action over 'Steele dossier' as more data emerges on its provenance and accuracy Lawyer takes action over 'Steele dossier' as more data emerges on its provenance and accuracy
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<strong>President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/michael-cohen-russia-dossier-buzzfeed.html">filed a defamation lawsuit</a> against Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the controversial dossier prepared by a former British spy which suggested Russia had potentially compromising information on Trump and which alluded to possible collusion between his campaign and Moscow.</strong> <strong>President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/michael-cohen-russia-dossier-buzzfeed.html">filed a defamation lawsuit</a> against Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the controversial dossier prepared by a former British spy which suggested Russia had potentially compromising information on Trump and which alluded to possible collusion between his campaign and Moscow.</strong>
The dossier portrayed Cohen as a central figure in what it depicted as a possible conspiracy. In a separate lawsuit, Cohen is also suing Buzzfeed, which <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.htQmRXBP#.woYQKXrP">published the dossier in full</a> exactly a year ago after it had been widely circulated among journalists and politicians in Washington. The dossier portrayed Cohen as a central figure in what it depicted as a possible conspiracy. In a separate lawsuit, Cohen is also suing Buzzfeed, which <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.htQmRXBP#.woYQKXrP">published the dossier in full</a> exactly a year ago after it had been widely circulated among journalists and politicians in Washington.
https://twitter.com/MichaelCohen212/status/950900224087724037 https://twitter.com/MichaelCohen212/status/950900224087724037
In other key developments on the dossier, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Counsel_investigation_(2017%E2%80%93present)">seen as central to the investigation</a> into possible collusion led by special investigator Robert Mueller: In other key developments on the dossier, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Counsel_investigation_(2017%E2%80%93present)">seen as central to the investigation</a> into possible collusion led by special investigator Robert Mueller:
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<li><em>Buzzfeed</em> editor-in-chief Ben Smith used a New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/opinion/im-proud-we-published-the-trump-russia-dossier.html?_r=0">opinion column</a> to defend his decision -- exactly a year ago -- to publish the Steele dossier in the public interest.</li>  <li><em>Buzzfeed</em> editor-in-chief Ben Smith used a New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/opinion/im-proud-we-published-the-trump-russia-dossier.html?_r=0">opinion column</a> to defend his decision -- exactly a year ago -- to publish the Steele dossier in the public interest.</li>
<li>Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, took the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-releases-testimony-of-glenn-simpson-whose-research-firm-fusion-gps-was-behind-trump-dossier/2018/01/09/15da150a-f562-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?utm_term=.710f4c744e8e">highly unusual step</a> <em>(Washington Post)</em> to publish in full <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/read-the-full-transcript-of-glenn-simpsons-senate-testimony/2700/">the testimony</a> of the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn R. Simpson, in which he defended its provenance, the skills of former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and his motives.</li>  <li>Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, took the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-releases-testimony-of-glenn-simpson-whose-research-firm-fusion-gps-was-behind-trump-dossier/2018/01/09/15da150a-f562-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?utm_term=.710f4c744e8e">highly unusual step</a> <em>(Washington Post)</em> to publish in full <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/read-the-full-transcript-of-glenn-simpsons-senate-testimony/2700/">the testimony</a> of the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn R. Simpson, in which he defended its provenance, the skills of former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and his motives.</li>
<li>Earlier, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley had taken the equally unusual step of <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senior-republican-refers-trump-dossier-author-for-possible-charges/2018/01/05/ead4585e-f0af-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?tid=a_mcntx&amp;utm_term=.f7f90b366a56">seeking a criminal investigation of Steele</a>, alleging he had lied to the FBI over his contacts with the news media about the dossier.</li>  <li>Earlier, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley had taken the equally unusual step of <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senior-republican-refers-trump-dossier-author-for-possible-charges/2018/01/05/ead4585e-f0af-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?tid=a_mcntx&amp;utm_term=.f7f90b366a56">seeking a criminal investigation of Steele</a>, alleging he had lied to the FBI over his contacts with the news media about the dossier.</li>
<li>A new report by Senate Democrats, being published later today and <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/politics/trump-russia-election-interference.html?_r=0">previewed here</a> by the <em>New York Times</em>, says Russian interference in the 2016 election fits into a pattern of meddling which stretches back nearly two decades.</li>   <li>A new report by Senate Democrats, being published later today and <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/politics/trump-russia-election-interference.html?_r=0">previewed here</a> by the <em>New York Times</em>, says Russian interference in the 2016 election fits into a pattern of meddling over nearly two decades. The report tracks Russian efforts in 19 countries and offers more than 30 recommendations to safeguard the American electoral process.</li>
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