So in essence, Hillary wrote the dossier FBI used to spy on Trump. Hillary, Obama, DNC, DoJ, FBI, State Dept., a British spy, FISC, fake news MSM, and Russia all colluded to illegally spy on Trump and his campaign. These treasonous criminals need to go to jail asap.
Mr. Steele admitted that he received and included in it unsolicited–and unverified–allegations. That filing implies that he similarly received unsolicited intelligence on these matters prior to the election as well, stating that Mr. Steele “continued to receive unsolicited intelligence on the matters covered by the pre-election memoranda after the US Presidential election.”
It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility.
The FBI repeatedly represented to the court that Mr. Steele told the FBI he did not have unauthorized contacts with the press about the dossier prior to October 2016.
Thus, the FISA applications are either materially false in claiming that Mr. Steele said he did not provide dossier information to the press prior to October 2016, or Mr. Steele made materially false statements to the FBI when he claimed he only provided the dossier information to his business partner and the FBI.
In this case, Mr. Steele’s apparent deception seems to have posed significant material consequences on the FBI’s investigative decisions and representations to the court. Mr. Steele’s information formed a significant portion of the FBI’s warrant application, and the FISA application relied more heavily on Steele’s credibility than on any independent verification of corroboration for his claims. Thus the basis for the warrant authorizing surveillance on a U.S. citizens rests largely on Mr. Steele’s credibility. The Department of Justice has a responsibility to determine whether Mr. Steele provided false information to the FBI and whether the FBI’s representations to the court were in error.
Accordingly, we are referring Christopher Steele to the Department of Justice for investigation of potential violation(s) of 18 U.S.C. 1001.
Holy shit, Grassley and Graham want DoJ to do their job and charge Steele for crimes. They want Steele to spill the beans.