The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met with higher-level Russian officials than the aide had acknowledged, the people said.
That revelation prompted the FBI to open the counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016, one day after the breakfast but based on entirely different information.
Steele and Ohr, at the time of the election a senior official in the deputy attorney general's office, had first met a decade earlier and bonded over a shared interest in worldwide organized crime. "With Bruce Ohr, do you see him as potentially being in this pattern?"
Ohr and his wife made national headlines earlier this year when it was revealed the couple had strong ties to "Trump Dossier" author Christopher Steele and shady opposition firm Fusion GPS. But the investigation was opened because of conversations involving former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, and not the dossier, FBI and congressional officials have said.
Goodlatte was not present for the interview with Ohr, which was held Aug. 28 during the House's August recess.
This is in line with unverified information from the Steele dossier that indicated that the Russian government may have had blackmail material on Trump.
Weissman is a Democrat partisan who attended Hillary Clinton's election night party and thanked then-acting attorney general Sally Yates in January 2017 after she defied President Trump's travel ban order. Ohr's wife, Nellie, was also a contractor for Fusion GPS.
In one instance, members read from an email in which Steele wrote to Ohr that he wanted to discuss something with him informally. Hayden cautiously said it's still a "single data point" and "raw information" that would be used as a "departure point" for an investigation, not the endpoint. Both the dossier and Ohr have come under criticism from Republicans, who believe that the Federal Bureau of Investigation improperly relied on its contents in seeking surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Ohr was told Sessions and Rosenstein did not want him in the post because it involved White House meetings, the sources told the AP.
Hamilton's overtaking move on Vettel was investigated by the stewards but they took no action, deeming it a racing incident. Hamilton's sixth win of the season lifted him to 256 points, to his German rival's 226, with seven races still ahead.
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The Accumulated Cyclone Energy - a measure of the strength and longevity of a storm - is 17.5 this season when the normal is 28.7. Be prepared for a very rainy day Monday from start to finish until the wave continues to the northwest into the Gulf of Mexico.
The funeral comes after several days of public viewings for the singer, which began with two days at Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History that attracted thousands of fans and mourners from around the country.
The lovebirds first saw Hamilton together in February, but Wednesday's show actually marks Meghan's third time seeing it. She even marked the day with a post on social media, which she now no longer has due to being part of the Royal family.
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Venus, the 2000 and 2001 champion, made the third round for the 17th time with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy. I know the same thing is for her. "Unsportsmanlike conduct.???? But the men can change shirts on court", she tweeted.
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With Gruden open to dealing Mack, there was no way Davis was going to veto him after giving him $100 million to coach the team. While he's considered one of the most dominant at his position, he isn't being paid like it.
Apple also plans an upgrade to the current iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, which is internally dubbed D32, the people said. Speaking of specs, all the phones are expected to come with the usual arsenal of Apple Face ID unlock, gesture control etc.
It comes amid a row that scallop stocks have been stripped by British firms, without giving the population a chance to recover. He said he had been contacted by his French counterpart agreeing to a meeting in France.
Washington Pays Tribute To John McCain
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Over 99% of demonetised notes were returned: RBI
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Sacha Baron Cohen's cringeworthy meeting with O.J. Simpson
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