The project was then picked up by Democrats, who funded the work of a former British spy to create the now-infamous dossier.
The check came in July 2008, though it was a replacement for one that had been sent but never received in 2007, a Times spokesperson says.
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From Biblical sea monster references to straight news headlines, one thing is clear from the online right's coverage: Chief Justice Roberts is Public Enemy Number One.