FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

No sh!t.

The Hill: When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources.

The then-No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased.

Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later would become the top deputy to special counsel Robert Mueller.

At the time, Ohr was the associate deputy attorney general. Yet his warnings about political bias were pointedly omitted weeks later from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that the FBI obtained from a federal court, granting it permission to spy on whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to hijack the 2016 presidential election.

Ohr’s activities, chronicled in handwritten notes and congressional testimony I gleaned from sources, provide the most damning evidence to date that FBI and DOJ officials may have misled federal judges in October 2016 in their zeal to obtain the warrant targeting Trump adviser Carter Page just weeks before Election Day.

They also contradict a key argument that House Democrats have made in their formal intelligence conclusions about the Russia case.  more here

 

9 Comments on FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

  1. Every one of these traitors knew that they were abusing their office to “pass Clinton’s mid-term exam” as they called it and subvert the democratic process to this very day.

    They all should be dragged from their homes and shot on the steps of the capitol.

    Is that too honest?

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  2. Remember the good old Watergate days, when John Dean got a pass for saying ‘I do not immediately recall’?

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  3. The lying liberals have such a ‘lack of memory’ until it comes time to admonish ‘Republicans/Conservatives’ about their stance or points of view.
    They are to be despised…..

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  4. Somebody should be taking a look at the “judge,” too.

    The smell of BULLSHIT should have been gagging everyone near it.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  5. @Cliche Guevara
    The point, when it comes to ‘justice’ ropes are reusable – efficiency and effectiveness – as opposed to reloads

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