Politico: Trump Just Tweeted More Mueller Probe Lies

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump renewed his complaints Monday about the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, writing online that it was triggered by a now-infamous dossier of salacious but unverified information detailing ties between Russia and the president’s campaign.

Contrary to Trump’s Monday morning tweet, the newly declassified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court wiretap application shows that investigators did not base their request solely on the infamous dossier, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and funded in part by Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, but also on other sources of information.

And while Trump claimed Monday that it was the Steel dossier that set off Mueller’s probe, it was in fact the president’s decision to fire then-FBI Director James Comey that prompted deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel to lead the investigation.