So what happens to Russia Gate? It backfires. The Trump/Russia Dossier also known as The Steele Dossier that alleges collusion between Trump and the Kremlin was funded by a Republican, The DNC, and the Clinton campaign.
The Steele Dossier alleges "that the Russian government has been 'cultivating, supporting and assisting' President-elect Donald Trump for at least 5 years and "endorsed by Putin" gained compromising information about him, with the aim of 'encouraging splits and divisions in the western alliance.'" Which is, of course, baseless.
What is interesting to note here is the reports that Steele himself briefed various MSM outlets on what the dossier is all about. Also note that the MSM didn't verify any of the claims by the dossier and by Christopher Steele.