Sara Carter is an investigative journalist from the old-school mold of “dig deep and leave no stone unturned.” Her work and that of the inestimable Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch have been key in bringing up the dirt in the Steele Dossier operation which was paid for (ultimately) by the Clinton campaign. You may remember this smeared Donald Trump by accusing him of consorting with prostitutes who peed on him and being a puppet of Putin’s Russia.
Turns out that the FBI knew it was all a crock but doubled down. In a rare moment of lucidity – or maybe displaying his usual ego-driven sense of self-preservation – Robert Mueller cautioned using the Steele information. The FBI pressed on and used it to brief President Obama and just about everyone else.
Documents recently released by the Senate Intelligence Committee indicate that there were strong doubts about the reliability of the Steele Dossier as early as December 2016. As the FBI and CIA worked together to create an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) to present to President Barack Obama, those in the CIA camp, according to the now-declassified interviews conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee, worried that the FBI was playing up the Steele Dossier too much.Saracarter.com
Sen. Lindsey Graham released a statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee website in which he addressed the newly declassified documents:
“This document clearly shows that the FBI was continuing to mislead regarding the reliability of the Steele dossier. The FBI did to the Senate Intelligence Committee what the Department of Justice and FBI had previously done to the FISA Court: mischaracterize, mislead and lie. The characterizations regarding the dossier were completely out of touch with reality in terms of what the Russian sub-source actually said to the FBI.
“What does this mean? That Congress, as well as the FISA Court, was lied to about the reliability of the Russian sub-source. I will be asking FBI Director Wray to provide me all the details possible about how the briefing was arranged and who provided it.
“Inspector General Horowitz’s team found this briefing document. Inspector General Horowitz and his team deserve great credit for uncovering systematic fraud at the Department of Justice surrounding the Carter Page FISA warrant. I’m also very appreciative of the Department of Justice’s release of the FBI document used to brief the Senate Intelligence Committee.”
Newly Declassified Document Indicates FBI Misled Congress on Reliability of Steele Dossierhttps://t.co/FokVCeNVYZ— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) August 9, 2020
It’s time these bastards were held responsible for their deception of the American people and their persecution of President Trump.