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Fusion GPS founders to publish book on Trump's relationship with Russia

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The co-founders of Fusion GPS, the political research firm behind the infamous "Steele Dossier," are coming out with a book about President Trump's alleged ties to Russia in November.

Background: The book, titled "Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation," is written by former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who commissioned former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele in 2015 to conduct opposition research for the conservative Washington Free Beacon. Steele's work was later funded by the Democratic National Committee and Simpson himself after November 2016.

Trump threatens to strip Justice Department official's clearance

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President Trump defended on Friday his decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance and said he'll be taking away Bruce Ohr's security clearance "very quickly... I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace."

The backdrop: Ohr worked at the Department of Justice as associate deputy attorney general until late 2017, the Washington Post reports. His wife Nellie, who Trump also went after on Friday, is a "Russia specialist who has done some work for Fusion GPS."