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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:08 PM

1. Because they didn't. The Steele dossier didn't start the investigation;

it had already been in progress for months by the time McCain gave it to the FBI. What really started it was George Papadopoulos' blabbing to an Australian government official in May of 2016 that Russia was in possession of emails relating to Clinton. In July, after the DNC hacking had become known, the Australians told U.S. authorities about Papadopoulos's comment, leading the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31. McCain didn't get the dossier from Steele and pass it on to the FBI until December.

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