Christopher Steele Used John McCain To Funnel Claims To James Comey, Says Report

  

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Via:  badfish-hd-h-u  •  9 months ago  •  6 comments

Christopher Steele Used John McCain To Funnel Claims To James Comey, Says Report

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The controversial report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz into the FBI’s investigation into   Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign revealed many concerning details. One was that   Christopher Steele’s dossier was used in the case to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to secure a wiretap on former Donald Trump campaign official Carter Page after the DOJ found no probable cause to do so. The report also revealed that late Senator   John McCain   provided former FBI Director   James Comey   with reports from Steele after the FBI terminated the former British intelligence officer as a source,   Breitbart   reports.


McCain reportedly gave Comey five new Steele reports that were not previously in possession of the FBI, although it’s not clear if McCain knew at the time that Steele was no longer an FBI source. Regardless, the new reports were allegedly obtained by McCain from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. Fusion GPS was notably hired for anti-Trump opposition research by the president’s opponents in the primary.



“Several weeks later, on December 9, 2016, Senator John McCain provided Corney with a collection of 16 Steele election reports, 5 of which Steele had not given the FBI,” the IG report reads. “McCain had obtained these reports from a staff member at the  McCain Institute . The McCain Institute staff member had met with Steele and later acquired the reports from Simpson.”


The Steele dossier as a vital part of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign, at least in terms of the FISA. Writing for   The Washington Post , Erik Wemple highlights that Horowitz concluded that much of the material in the Steele election reports could not be corroborated, which squashed the hopes of pundits like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who put their faith in the report. In addition, Horowitz concluded that there were certain allegations that were inaccurate or inconsistent with information gathered by the FBI. The information that was corroborated related to time, title, and location information, much of which the report noted was publicly available.

“The ubiquity of Horowitz’s debunking passages suggests that he wanted the public to come away with the impression that the dossier was a flabby, hasty, precipitous, conclusory charade of a document,” Wemple wrote, noting that MSNBC viewers were likely “blindsided” by the news.

The IG report also revealed that the FBI found “potentially serious problems” with Steele’s dossier as early as January 2017.




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Release The Kraken
1  seeder  Release The Kraken    9 months ago

John McCain knowingly back channeled Russian disinformation from a discredited foreign agent. If he was alive today justice would best be served by caging him for his crimes against this country.

His legacy is a stain.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Release The Kraken @1    9 months ago

“The ubiquity of Horowitz’s debunking passages suggests that he wanted the public to come away with the impression that the dossier was a flabby, hasty, precipitous, conclusory charade of a document,” Wemple wrote, noting that MSNBC viewers were likely “blindsided” by the news.

The IG report also revealed that the FBI found “potentially serious problems” with Steele’s dossier as early as January 2017.

And yet some here still believe that some of the dossier is true and that the rest has not been unproven.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Release The Kraken @1    9 months ago
His legacy is a stain.

It truly is a shame that a man that endured the time as a prisoner of war could not stop his vitriolic hatred of Donald Trump, a political neophyte and Washington DC outsider, from tarnishing his previous reputation.   He allowed that hatred to consume him and it did irreparable damage to a previously stellar reputation.   I didn't always agree with his decisions, but did have respect for them and him at one time.  That respect has disappeared.

 
 
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