You would think that the FBI would be in agreement with their ex-spy about who funded dossier about Donald Trump and the Russians. Christopher Steele is on record as knowing that the funding for his ‘opposition research’ was coming from the Clinton campaign and the DNC. That does not appear to be in anything that the FBI revealed to the FISA Court. This is the court that can permit Americans to be spied upon by our intelligence agencies. The rules of evidence are clear and strict. It does not appear that the FBI was abiding by those rules.
As Written and Reported By Sara Carter:
Former British spy Christopher Steele was informed months after accepting the job to compile a dossier on then-candidate Donald J. Trump that the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee were paying the bills but that’s not what the FBI told the secret FISA court when it sought a warrant to spy on one of Trump’s campaign volunteers.
This bit of explosive information was revealed in an expose on Steele by The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer but the implications for the FBI are profound. Why? Because the bureau explicitly stated in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Application to the secret court that Steele was unaware of who backed Fusion GPS, the firm which hired him, for the research.
Steele, however, claimed in the expose titled Christopher Steele, The Man Behind the Trump Dossier that he did know who was paying his bill.
“Under the arrangement, Orbis was a subcontractor working for Fusion GPS, a private research firm in Washington,” according to the article. “Fusion, in turn, had been contracted by a law firm, Perkins Coie, which represented both Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign and the Democratic National….
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