Sunday May 31, 2020

Separating fact from fiction in the fallout from Mueller’s magnum opus

Myths about the Mueller investigation abound. Marion McKeone dispels five of the most common ones

31st March, 2019
Robert Mueller

1: The claim: the Mueller investigation was triggered by a ‘fake dossier’ compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and commissioned by the Clinton campaign.

The truth: this claim is false. The FBI began an investigation into possible Russian interference with the 2016 election in July 2016 after they were contacted by their Australian intel counterparts.

Two months earlier, Australia’s top diplomat in Britain, Alex Downer, was socialising at the Kensington Wine Rooms when...

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