An investigative team hired by embattled website BuzzFeed and helmed by a former Obama-era FBI official has been feverishly working for six months to try to verify parts of the notoriously “unverified” Trump-Russia dossier. So far, the investigation, which is running parallel with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s politicized Russia probe, has not offered any of its findings.
Foreign Policy reports that according to “four sources familiar with different aspects of the ongoing probe,” BuzzFeed’s team of investigators at FTI Consulting — headed up by Anthony Ferrante the former director for cyber incident response at the U.S. National Security Council under the Obama administration — has been “traveling the globe on a secret mission to verify parts of the Trump dossier.”
BuzzFeed hired Ferrante and FTI in response to a lawsuit over its decision to publish the scandalous, unverified dossier, which includes some outlandish accusations, like Trump supposedly hiring hookers to urinate on a bed that the Obamas slept on, as well as an accusation that servers belonging to a company owned by Russian technology executive Aleksej Gubarev were used to hack the DNC’s computers in 2016.
The latter accusation is one source of BuzzFeed’s ongoing legal headache. Gubarev is suing the outlet for recklessly publishing the document without confirming its claims. In January, BuzzFeed was slapped with another lawsuit, this one from Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, who is similarly accusing BuzzFeed of publishing the document containing false claims about him.
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