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Here Are The 7 Biggest Bombshells In The House Intel Memo On FISA Abuses

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A four-page memo compiled by House Intelligence Committee Republicans says the FBI relied on information collected by an unreliable source, whose work was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, to obtain a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign associate named Carter Page.

Here are some of the most shocking bombshells outlined in the memo, which summarizes information compiled by congressional Republicans.

The memo, which President Trump agreed to declassify Friday, states that the FBI did not tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) a lot of crucial information about the dossier it was citing as evidence when the bureau sought a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor Page

In September 2016, ex-British spy Christopher Steele–who compiled an infamous dossier filled with unfounded claims about President Trump–told Yahoo News about Page’s visit to Moscow. Yahoo News subsequently published a story about this trip. The FBI then cited this Yahoo News report, sourced entirely by Steele, as evidence in its initial FISA warrant application to corroborate information the ex-British spy compiled in his dossier. The FBI incorrectly asserted to the court in its application that Steele did not provide information to Yahoo News about Page’s Moscow trip. British court filings, however, show Steele admitted he met with Yahoo News in September 2016, two months before the FBI got its initial warrant, to discuss the trip at the direction of Fusion GPS.

The FBI did not tell the court that information cited in its warrant application was gathered by an individual who was being paid by Trump’s political opponents.

The bureau was aware that Steele was working for Fusion GPS, a research firm that was hired by Perkins Coie, a law firm Hillary Clinton and the DNC were making payments to. The DNC and Clinton campaign paid Steele $160,000. The FBI knew about these financial connections and chose not to reveal that to the court when seeking the warrant.

In December 2017, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified before the House Intelligence Committee that the FBI wouldn’t have sought a warrant without Steele’s dossier.

The FBI obtained the initial FISA warrant to surveil Page on October 21, 2016 after he visited Moscow and reportedly spoke to a Russian official who had expressed support for Trump in July 2016. The warrant was renewed three times for the full extent allowed of 90 days each, totaling 360 days under surveillance.

Former FBI director James Comey signed one of the three renewal applications on behalf of the FBI, and McCabe signed one. Then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then-acting-DAG Dana Beonte, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed at least one or more of these renewal applications on behalf of the DOJ.

With each of these renewals, the FBI choose not to disclose to the court that it had relied on information funded by Trump’s political opponents in its quest to surveil a Trump campaign member.

The FBI dismissed Steele as a source for violating FBI protocol by bragging about is relationship with the bureau to reporters. On October 30, 2016, just nine days after the bureau obtained a warrant to surveil Page, Mother Jones published a story revealing Steele’s relationship to the FBI. The bureau then dismissed Steele for bragging about his connections to reporters — a clear violation of FBI protocol — which made him an unreliable source.

When the bureau sought the aforementioned 90-day renewals, however, the FBI did not tell the FISC the initial warrant relied on information from a terminated source who flouted his connections with the bureau to media.

Throughout the process of obtaining the initial warrant, then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele to dig up dirt on Trump. At the firm, she helped conduct opposition research on Trump and his associates. The FBI did not disclose this to the court.

Ohr was demoted within the DOJ in December 2017 after it was discovered he had concealed meetings with Steele and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. During these meetings, Steele confided in Ohr that he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected.” The FBI knew about Steele’s political bias against Trump, but did not make this known to the court.

via thefederalist.com

7 COMMENTS

  1. The whole lot of them have committed treason and should be punished according to the limits of the law. If an ordinary American had done anything similar they would be facing death. These people are so arrogant, they never thought they would be found out. Well guess what? They have forgotten who their real “Boss” is. President Trump was chosen by God to lead this country back from ruin and for them to counter God’s will was just plain stupid!!

    • Cherie you are absolutely right , these democrats are communists , they are anti God , they are anti Semitic . By the laws of our constitution , treason is punishable by death , which by the way is exactly what should be done. They’re liars , they’re thieves , case in pt , how does Pelosi , a ten year congressthief with a 194,000$ salary manage to be worth 100 million? Absolutely worthless

  2. I think it was divine intervention that gave this country Donald Trump I think you will be successful and draining the swamp God bless America and God bless president Donald Trump!

    I too agree with Cherie I think it was divine intervention that gave this country Donald Trump I think you will be successful and draining the swamp God bless America and God bless president Donald Trump!

  3. The take down of america was planned right after WWII as disclosed by the FBI agent Cleon kcousen in 1951. Published in ” The Naked Communist”.. See chapter XII and the 45 tasks that have almost been completed, see goal #35 and you will see and understand how close we are. (#35 Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI!!!!

    “WAKE UP AMERICA, USA” We must reverse all 45 goals immediatley!! Do it PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!

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