Report: FBI’s use of Trump dossier In court order request boosts its credibility

The controversial dossier on Donald Trump appears to have gotten a boost in credibility by the FBI.

CNN is reporting, based on inside officials, that last year, the agency was able to corroborate at least some of the claims which were then used to help justify a court request to monitor former Trump associate Carter Page.

While the news outlet notes that the amount or content of the verified dossier material is unknown, FBI Director James Comey is said to have referenced at least some of the information during recent briefings with lawmakers.

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UNITED STATES – JUNE 14: Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey speaks at a conference at the Bloomberg News Bureau in Washington DC June 14, 2004. (Photo by Ken Cedeno/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 21: James Comey (L) FBI Director nominee walks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller (R) to a ceremony annoucing Comey’s nomination in the Rose Garden at the White House June 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Comey, a former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, would replace Mueller. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

James Comey, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee as director of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), arrives to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Comey, the nominee to be the next FBI director, said interrogation techniques such as waterboarding used during his time in President George W. Bush’s administration constitute torture and are illegal. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

FBI Director James Comey, right, talks to Spain’s Interior Minister…

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