Tuesday, August 4, 2020

FBI Document a Train Wreck for Anti-Trump Dems

Despite the finical ties to the DNC and Clinton campaign, and shoddy, politically-motivated reporting, some progressives are desperate to revive the charges in the Steele dossier.

John Solomon, an opinion contributor at The Hill, explains:

The main trigger was a lengthy interview in June with the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, which some news outlets suggested meant U.S. officials have found Steele, the former Hillary Clinton-backed political muckraker, to be believable. 

“Investigators ultimately found Steele’s testimony credible and even surprising,” Politico crowed. The Washington Post went even further, suggesting Steele’s assistance to the inspector general might “undermine Trumpworld’s alt-narrative” that the Russia-collusion investigation was flawed.

For sure, Steele may have valuable information to aid Justice’s internal affairs probe into misconduct during the 2016 Russia election probe. His dossier alleging a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow ultimately was disproven, but not before his intelligence was used to secure a surveillance warrant targeting the Trump campaign in the final days of the 2016 election.  

Investigators are trying to ascertain what the British intelligence operative told the FBI about his sources, his relation to the Democratic Party and Clinton campaign, his hatred for Donald Trump, his Election Day deadline to get his information public and his leaking to media outlets before agents used his dossier to justify a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on ex-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Before Trump haters revive the Steele dossier, consider this: FBI agents painstakingly researched every claim Steele gathered about possible collusion and assembled their damning findings.

The findings were damning for Steele – not Trump.

Wielding the immense power of the U.S. intelligence apparatus, up to 90 percent of the dossier’s claims were either wrong or not able to be corroborated. 

AAN Staff
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