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David Corn @DavidCornDC
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For anyone following the Strzok hearing. I've never have had any contact with Strzok. He is telling the truth.
Per @jim_jordan's question, why am I mentioned in this Strzok email? A week or two after the election, on my own accord, I shared the copy of the Steele memos I had with the FBI to see if the bureau would confirm the authenticity of the documents and its contacts with Steele.
This was part of my journalistic follow-up to the 10/31/16 story I wrote revealing the existence of the memos and reporting the FBI was investigating the allegations in the memo. I was still on the case & trying to discover more information about the memos and their allegations.
Why were there differences between the versions of the Steele memos I presented to the FBI and the version Buzzfeed posted in Jan. 2017? The version I had only included pre-election memos. The Buzzfeed version included post-election memos. This is not a big mystery.
A few months ago, @Jim_Jordan had a false conspiracy theory: the FBI had slipped me the Steele documents pre-election in order to sabotage Trump. This was not true. See:…
Now the rightwing conspiracy theory seems to be that I slipped the memos to the FBI to sabotage Trump. Also not true. They can't get their story straight.
The Strzok hearing and all the conspiracy-mongering is a distraction from the big story: Trump has tried to cover-up Putin's attack on American democracy, which aimed to help Trump.…
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