Memo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report

The FBI released the memo that top intelligence officials, including former Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGeorge Conway responds to Trump calling him a loser: 'Perfect example of the point I was making' Trump: 'I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be' Nadler 'encouraged' by response to Trump documents request MORE, used to brief President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE on the dossier detailing Trump's possible connections with Russia, CNN reported Saturday.

The heavily redacted memo, shared Friday, is two pages long.

"An FBI source ... volunteered highly politically sensitive information ... on Russian influence efforts aimed at the US presidential election," CNN reported it saying.


The dossier, known by the name of its writer, ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, has been a subject of intense political debate around the investigation into Russian collusion and meddling in the 2016 election.

Republicans have pointed to the fact the opposition research by Fusion GPS was funded partly by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Dem strategist says Donna Brazile is joining Fox News 'for the money' CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina MORE's presidential campaign and say the ties between Fusion GPS and top federal officials prove FBI leadership was biased against Trump.

The memo shared Friday does not mention the Steele dossier by name, but does allude to it.

"The source is an executive of a private business intelligence firm and a former employee of a friendly intelligence service who has been compensated for previous reporting over the past three years," the document said, according to CNN. "The source maintains and collects information from a layered network of identified and unidentified subsources, some of which has been corroborated in the past. The source collected this information on behalf of private clients and was not compensated for it by the FBI."

The memo was released by the FBI after a suit by public records advocacy group James Madison Project, aided by Politico as a result of a judge's order.