12.11.2019 0

FBI debunked Russia allegations against Trump in Jan. 2017 but hid it from court, kept spying going

The FBI did not interview sources of Steele dossier that falsely accused Trump of being a Russian agent until Jan. 2017, after FISA warrant was renewed:

The FBI did not begin the process of validating information from former British spy Christopher Steele that was used as the basis for false Justice Department and intelligence agency allegations that President Donald Trump and his campaign were Russian agents until Jan. 2017 when it began interviewing Steele’s sources, months after spying warrants had already been obtained on the campaign and renewed after the election. And yet, per Horowitz, the FBI’s “receipt of Steele’s election reporting on September 19, 2016 played a central and essential role in the FBI’s and Department’s decision to seek the FISA order.” Without Steele, they had nothing. And without his sources, he had nothing. But here’s the real kicker. Even with all of these discrepancies and contradictions, that if known at the time might have stopped the spying dead in its tracks and meant there was no FISA application, Horowitz remarkably finds that the FISA applications were all allowable under the law. Hearsay is allowed. Political gossip is allowed. They might as well use rubber stamps. Probable cause is whatever the agents and their supervisors believe it is. Meaning the problem is FISA itself and the weak standards of evidence used to obtain top secret surveillance on American citizens. What do you think?

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