Former Wall Street Journal reporter Shane Harris on Friday shamed his former paper's editorial board for spreading bogus information about the infamous "Pee-pee tape" dossier compiled by former MI6 spy Michael Steele.
Responding to an editorial written by the Journal's Kimberly Strassel, in which she alleged that Steele's dossier was the crucial document that sparked an FBI investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Harris set the record straight and pointed out that the FBI had a lot more evidence of its own to warrant the need for an investigation.
"This notion that Steele's memos triggered the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign persists, even after a whole team WSJ reporters, me included, found that it’s just not true," wrote Harris, who last year left the Journal for a job at the Washington Post.
This notion that Steele’s memos triggered the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign persists, even after a whole… https://t.co/nOPzRiM6FM— Shane Harris (@Shane Harris)1515731572.0
In fact, the New York Times recently reported late last year that the FBI started looking into the Trump campaign after Australian officials told them about drunken public boasting made by former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos in which he discussed his connections to official Russian efforts to undermine the candidacy of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.