What we know and don't know about the Trump-Russia dossier

How did American intelligence officials come to brief President Obama, President-elect Donald J. Trump and lawmakers about supposed Russian plans to try to blackmail Trump? There are far more questions than answers.

But here is a look at the story so far. What we know • Last year, a Washington political research firm, paid by Trump’s Republican rivals, hired a retired British intelligence officer to investigate the candidate’s ties to Russia. • After it became clear that Trump would be the Republican.....

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