Former anti-Trump government officials James Comey and Andrew McCabe pushed to have this tainted dossier included in an intelligence community assessment of Russia meddling in the election.
U.S Attorney John Durham is seeking the emails, call logs and other communications of former CIA Director John Brennan as part of a broad investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, according to a report.
The New York Times, citing three sources familiar with the matter, reported that Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, is looking at the role that Brennan played in assessing that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election specifically to help Donald Trump.
Durham also wants to know about Brennan’s views of the Steele dossier, the Democrat-funded opposition research that alleged a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Brennan has said that the CIA did not use the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, in its assessment regarding Russian interference in the election.