Now a memo from the two sent to the Justice Department reveals their reasoning behind it.
It means that investigators will be able to judge firsthand whether they think claims reported by Mr Steele in the dossier are trustworthy.
The senators released their redacted memo three days after Trump declassified a four-page summary memo prepared by the staff of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
Oh dear, they have named it "FISA-Gate" and the bullshit shall flow
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Monday released an unclassified version of his recent letter to the Justice Department urging a criminal investigation into Christopher Steele, and it raises more questions about the credibility of the dossier that Mr. Steele generated in 2016.
"It appears that either Mr. Steele lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the British court, or that the classified [FBI] documents reviewed by the committee contain materially false statements", states the letter.
The Washington Examiner's Byron York in his report that Clinton associate Cody Shearer was in with Steele about anti-Trump research, and that Obama State Department official Jonathan Winer was a connection between Steele and the State Department during the 2016 campaign.
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The latest information corroborates what Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee discovered in their own memo and could subsequently undermine efforts by their Democratic counterparts to paint that initial memo as bunk.
"If you compare that version of the Grassley memo to the new version with less redactions, it's clear the redactions had nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with trying to keep embarrassing information from getting out", the source said. "On the face of the dossier, it appears that Mr. Steele gathered much of his information from Russian government sources inside Russia".
"It did so based on Mr. Steele's personal credibility and presumably having faith in his process of obtaining the information", it continues.
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The FBI said it stopped talking to Steele in October 2016 - after he had given the FBI information about Page - because of his "unauthorized disclosure of information to the press", the Grassley-Graham letter says. But it's unclear from the documents made public to date what exactly the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked Steele about his contact with media outlets and what he told agents. It also confirmed that the Russian Federation investigation didn't start with the Steele dossier.
While Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have drafted their own memo to rebut allegations contained in Nunes's original release, they may be facing an uphill battle in light of the information provided by Grassley and Graham. "The government should not be blotting out information that it admits isn't secret, and it should not take dramatic steps by Congress and the White House to get answers that the American people are demanding", Grassley said.
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