Steele Offered $1 Million by FBI to Corroborate Allegations in Dossier

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On Tuesday during questioning by Special Counsel John Durham, Brian Auten, an FBI official, said the FBI offered Christopher Steele $1 million to corroborate salacious allegations in his dossier against Trump and his 2016 campaign.  Steele was unable to corroborate the allegations, however the FBI inserted the dossier into the initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on Carter Page, former Trump campaign aide.  The dossier was then used in three subsequent renewals of the FISA even though the allegations were never corroborated, according to multiple admissions by Auten during questioning.