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Carter Page Loses Libel Case Over ‘Steele Dossier,’ Russia Probe

Feb. 11, 2021, 10:58 PM

Former President Trump adviser Carter Page on Thursday lost a defamation lawsuit he brought in Delaware over Yahoo News and Huffington Post articles describing a federal investigation into his potential contacts with Russian officials.

Delaware Superior Court Judge Craig A. Karsnitz dismissed the case, which concerned characterizations of the law enforcement probe—and of the so-called “Steele dossier,” reporting on then-candidate Donald Trump’s suspected ties to Russia—that appeared in an article by reporter Michael Isikoff and several other online posts.

“The article simply says that U.S. intelligence agencies were investigating reports of plaintiff’s meetings with Russian officials, which plaintiff admits is ...