DNC Lawyers Met With FBI on Russia Before Warrant
John Solomon, writing for The Hill, explains:
Former FBI general counsel James Baker met during the 2016 season with at least one attorney from Perkins Coie, the Democratic National Committee’s private law firm.
That’s the firm used by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to secretly pay research firm Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence operative, to compile a dossier of uncorroborated raw intelligence alleging Trump and Moscow were colluding to hijack the presidential election.
The dossier, though mostly unverified, was then used by the FBI as the main evidence seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting the Trump campaign in the final days of the campaign.
The revelation was confirmed both in contemporaneous evidence and testimony secured by a joint investigation by Republicans on the House Judiciary and Government Oversight committees, my source tells me.
This confirms the FBI had good reason to believe the dossier amounted to an opposition-research effort to defeat Trump.
Agents failed to disclose that information in court when the bureau applied for a FISA warrant to bug Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Evidence the FBI used partisan "intelligence" to justify spying on American citizens has prompted increasing numbers of Republicans calling on President Trump to declassify all of the FBI's documents in the Russia collusion probe.