The probe into the origins of the Russia hoax has been off the front pages in recent weeks due to the Coronavirus crisis but the investigation continues.
And there have been some explosive revelations.
The FBI knew the Steele Dossier had disinformation in it as long as three years ago, but somehow this fact was never leaked to the press.
The Daily Caller reports:
ANALYSIS: The FBI Knew The Steele Dossier Contained Russian Disinformation Three Years Ago — Somehow It Never Leaked
At some point in 2017, the precise month is not clear, the FBI obtained evidence that Russian operatives fed disinformation to former British spy Christopher Steele.
That stunning revelation came on Friday, and not through a leak, as did so many of the anti-Trump and pro-Steele stories that have come out since the dossier was published in January 2017.
Instead, the disclosure was the product of an intense GOP-led fact-finding campaign to force U.S. intelligence officials to declassify information that the FBI had on Steele and his notorious dossier.
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, the two Republicans who jogged loose the new information, noted the disparity in the type of information that has leaked out of the Trump-Russia investigation in the three-plus years since it began.
“For years, the public was fed a healthy diet of leaks, innuendo and false information to imply that President Trump and his campaign were part of a Russian conspiracy to spread disinformation,” they said in a statement upon the release of three footnotes from the Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report on the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign.
This is absolutely outrageous.
The FBI got played—the Steele Dossier was Russian disinformation.
We suspect that Comey, McCabe, Baker, Strzok, and Page knew all along.
But they didn’t care because they were out to get the President. https://t.co/VmrzX0sN14
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 11, 2020
Obama admin opened an investigation into opposing party during an election w/o any reliable evidence, then spied on it w/fraudulent warrants, & then the holdovers leaked snippets to a pliant media to try & impeach. I'd love to hear why this isn't a genuine Watergate-like scandal
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 11, 2020
Make no mistake, people will go to jail when this is over.