Breaking: Christopher Steele has won a case in D.C. against three #Russian oligarchs who sued him over his dossier. Judge Epstein dismissed their defamation suit and ruled the #Trump dossier is protected by first amendment and public interest. My story: theguardian.com/us-news/2018/a…
Lawyer for Russian oligarchs says they will appeal and disagree with Epstein "on a number of points". Steele's attorney Christy Hull Eikhoff tells me the ruling is "thorough, well-reasoned and firmly supported in the law"
Hull Eikhoff: "We will continue to defend against baseless attacks on Chris [#Steele] and Orbis and hope that the result of this case will be a lesson to those who seek to intimidate Chris and his company." Asked if that includes President #Trump, she replied: "We mean everybody"

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Sep 28, 2018
Exclusive: #Russian-American tycoon who donated c.$300K to #Trump was in extensive contact with senior #Kremlin official during summer 2016 - my story with @NBCNews and Dossier Center theguardian.com/us-news/2018/s…
Simon Kukes told Russian ex-ambassador he was involved in "strategy development" for #Trump campaign, and sent photos to Moscow of his 29-year-old girlfriend posing with candidate Trump and Mike Pence theguardian.com/us-news/2018/s…
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A few thoughts on today's extraordinary meeting. Vladimir #Putin hinted that the FSB does indeed have #kompromat on Trump. Putin said he didn't know about #Trump's 2013 visit to Moscow, therefore this material can't exist. A non sequitur. Conclusion: there is a tape
Putin's offer to cooperate with Mueller is playful trolling. Mueller's agents won't be travelling to #Moscow anytime soon. In 2006 the Kremlin offered to cooperate in the Litvinenko murder probe. UK detectives visited Russia and were given the run-around, used as pawns in PR game
The limits of British diplomacy were woefully exposed. Theresa May had asked #Trump to raise the novichok poisoning of the Skripals and the death of Dawn Sturgess. Trump didn't and appears to have forgotten about them. No mention today of (alleged) #Russian state murder ops
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