Then-CIA Director John Brennan endorsed Trump dossier, Bob Woodward says
[Wash Times] Then-CIA Director John O. Brennan endorsed the Christopher Steele dossier when he acquired a copy in December 2016, saying it matched the Russia collusion charges from his sources, according to "Fear," a Bob Woodward book on the Donald Trump presidency that debuted Tuesday.
A spokesman for Mr. Brennan said he never approved of the dossier. In fact, the source said, he worked to make sure it wasn’t included in the intelligence community assessment of Russian election interference.
"It wasn’t corroborated intel," the spokesman told The Washington Times. The spokesman said one senior official wanted to include the document, which would have been a mistake.
The dossier, reviled by President Trump as a hoax, is mostly ignored by Mr. Woodward in terms of its pervasive influence on the media and FBI investigators.
The book makes no mention that the former British spy’s aim was to stop the Trump candidacy and then his presidency.
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-09-12