The FBI reportedly continued using the Steele Dossier to gain FISA Court approvals even after it was established that the report was biased.
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where some people don’t go to jail over this.
Gregg Re and Catherine Herridge report at FOX News:
FBI kept using Steele dossier for FISA applications despite documenting ex-spy’s bias, documents show
The FBI formally documented the anti-Trump bias of British ex-spy Christopher Steele shortly after the November 2016 presidential election — yet despite the red flags, continued to use his unverified dossier in multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals, records obtained by Fox News show.
The partially redacted documents, first obtained by Judicial Watch, also revealed that top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr maintained contact with Steele for at least six months after Steele was fired by the FBI for unauthorized media contacts in November 2016. The records further confirmed that Ohr knew of Steele’s anti-Trump bias before the 2016 election.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday evening. “I know personally there’s a lot more out there.”…
A source close to the matter told Fox News “this had the effect of putting a senior DOJ official on notice that a witness/source had an extreme bias.”
Just nine days before the FBI applied for its FISA warrant, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a source pivotal to the application, according to internal FBI text messages previously obtained by Fox News.
Matt Vespa of Townhall wonders how many heads will roll:
With Latest Trump Dossier-DOJ News, How Many Heads Are Going To Roll With Pending Report On Obama FISA Abuses?
So, how many heads are going to roll in September? Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is supposed to release his long-awaited report on Obama-era FISA abuses. The focal point centers on the DOJ’s FISA spy warrant against Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, which was secured thanks to the Clinton-funded opposition research project called the Trump dossier.
It was compiled by ex-British spook Christopher Steele. It was unverified. It was biased. And the DOJ knew it. Not only that, former top DOJ official Bruce Ohr kept contacting Steele months after it was revealed his worked was biased…
People need to be held accountable over this.
Not with wrist slaps, but real jail time.