This is insane. Steele’s discredited primary sub-source was the subject of a counter intelligence investigation by the FBI in 2009 and had been deemed a threat to national security.
They knew this and were still able to get a FISA warrant on Carter Page https://t.co/qn5BEjE6oB
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 24, 2020
But the new release by U.S. Attorney John Durham suggests indictments on that aspect of the Justice Department’s review aren’t forthcoming.
The primary sub-source that former British spy Christopher Steele used to compile his anti-Trump dossier in 2016 was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation a decade ago, according to details authorized for release by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe.
Allies of President Donald Trump have speculated for months that Durham’s review, ordered by Attorney General William Barr, will end with top Obama-era officials in handcuffs. They have cast the Russia investigation as fundamentally illegitimate, arguing that surveillance warrants that drew on the so-called Steele dossier discredit the probe as a whole.
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WNU Editor: So the document that was used to justify an FBI surveillance warrant on a Trump campaign aide was also known by the FBI to be sourced from a suspected Russian spy who was extensively investigated a decade earlier. You just cannot make this stuff up. Russian media …. of all places …. sums it up best …. FBI used Steele Dossier to spy on Trump, KNOWING its primary sub-source was a suspected ‘Russian agent,’ DOJ reveals (RT).
Update: This is big news, and President Trump is justifiably happy …. Trump: Revelations about FBI ties to Russian spy are ‘big day’ for him (Washington Times). This is also a news story that most major mainstream media networks and pundits are ignoring.
Senate Judiciary chair Lindsey Graham releases new details about source of Steele dossier — CBS
Steele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe — The Hill
Source of Steele dossier was investigated by FBI for Russian contacts, Barr says — FOX News
Steele dossier source was investigated by FBI for Russia links, Barr says — NYPost