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FBI's wiretap of Trump campaign triggered by anonymous call
The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 12/15/2019 6:29:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

The Justice Department’s report on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe is the first official account of sources relied on by Christopher Steele to write a dossier that damaged President Trump, energized the FBI and ultimately proved to be untrue.

The Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that an anonymous phone call with a Steele source provided the unverified conspiracy theory to trigger a Trump campaign wiretap.

Mr. Steele talked to the FBI but refused to reveal his murky network. But the FBI was able to locate his “primary sub-source.” After interviewing the Moscow-based person three times in 2017, the results “raised significant questions about the reliability of the Steele election reporting,” the IG report said.

The primary source told the FBI that what he conveyed to Mr. Steele “was just talk.” He never knew for sure the identity of one call-in source who became instrumental in Mr. Steele’s dossier.

That contact is described by the IG as sub-source Person 1 and by Mr. Steele in his dossier as “Source E.” In a 20-minute phone call with the primary source, Person 1 provided the critical allegations — a Russia-Trump conspiracy — that persuaded the FBI to seek a year’s worth of wiretaps on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page. Mr. Steele later would describe Person 1 as a “boaster.”

The IG described Source E as running a Russia-U.S. organization in the United States at the time. Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, handled Mr. Steele and gave Source E’s identity to a Justice Department official.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backfirehurricane; chrissteele; christophersteele; crossfirehurricane; deepstate; fbi; fusiongps; glennsimpson; impeachment; montgomery; orbis; person1; russia; sourcee; spygate; steeledossier; trump; ukraine
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1 posted on 12/15/2019 6:29:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

anonymous is a euphemism for KNOWN C A PAWN.

when will they pay for murdering JFK?


3 posted on 12/15/2019 6:41:42 PM PST by Diogenesis ( WWG1WGA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What did Comey know and when did he know it.


4 posted on 12/15/2019 6:44:17 PM PST by hercuroc
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There’s no such thing as an anonymous call. The FBI can trace any call. We could give an anonymous call about Hunter Biden and have them follow up on that if they want to play that game.


5 posted on 12/15/2019 6:45:54 PM PST by BipolarBob (No border walls. No voter IDs. No Electoral College. You figured it out yet?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Boy, that anonymous dude sure gets around.


6 posted on 12/15/2019 6:46:04 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

First time we’ve heard of this...Yes?


7 posted on 12/15/2019 6:46:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
IOW, there was no call.

8 posted on 12/15/2019 6:48:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m pretty sure the feds were “wire tapping” Trump a good while before this.

Iirc, it began before he officially announced his intention to run.


9 posted on 12/15/2019 6:49:03 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The call went to whom?? Let’s go CIA....Brennan.


10 posted on 12/15/2019 6:49:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did the anonymous caller cough, cackle, shriek, wheeze and bark?


11 posted on 12/15/2019 6:50:16 PM PST by digger48
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The REAL reason to spy on Trump was PURELY POLITICAL.

Illegal, unprecedented, but hey, why should democrats allow the smelly American deplorable people to decide what’s good for them, when such Superior Minds are available right there in Obama and his “Third Term” partner Hillary?

They had to win, damn it. NOT Trump.

The ends justify the means. Forever criminal.


12 posted on 12/15/2019 6:51:51 PM PST by Alas Babylon! (The prisons do not fill themselves. Get moving, Barr!)
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To: Diogenesis

Btt


13 posted on 12/15/2019 6:53:36 PM PST by KSCITYBOY (The media is corrupt)
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To: Sacajaweau
leno-obama-listens-to-all-americans
14 posted on 12/15/2019 6:54:34 PM PST by timestax
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shtf
15 posted on 12/15/2019 6:56:52 PM PST by timestax
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To: BipolarBob

Burner phones are anonymous.


16 posted on 12/15/2019 6:57:26 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Alas Babylon!

Lost in all this is that the democrats running against Hillary were subjects of surveillance, as were republicans. As the campaign distilled down to Trump and Hillary they poured all the sources into Trump. Then after Trump won, those resources continued an even more intensified surveillance operation for nefarious intent.


17 posted on 12/15/2019 6:58:48 PM PST by blackdog
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I’m pretty sure the feds were “wire tapping” Trump a good while before this.

That's a pretty good bet. Obama was listening in to several prominent people beginning in his first term. Maxine Waters even bragged about it at the time but few understood the real significance.

18 posted on 12/15/2019 6:59:20 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No it wasn’t. It was triggered in the offices of the Hillary campaign as a tactic


19 posted on 12/15/2019 7:01:16 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Makes me wonder what they did to ensure the 0bama victory.


20 posted on 12/15/2019 7:01:16 PM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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