Skip to comments.New information adds to questions about Russia probe dossier
Posted on 04/17/2020 2:06:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON - Newly released material raises the possibility that Russian disinformation made its way into a dossier of opposition research that the FBI relied on when applying for warrants to eavesdrop on a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump.
The new material, contained in footnotes to a Justice Department watchdog report that were recently declassified by the Trump administration, indicates the FBI was advised even as it sought the warrants that some of the information included in the dossier was not accurate or was potentially influenced by Russian disinformation.
It may add to accusations that the FBI did not take seriously enough concerns that were raised about the dossiers reliability as it investigated ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The FBI did not rely on the dossier when it opened the Russia investigation in July 2016, instead using other information about possible Trump campaign links to Russia.
But it did rely in part on the document a couple months later when it applied for a warrant to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The fact that the dossier was used at all is one of the main points of contention Trump supporters cite in challenging the legitimacy of the probe.
One of the footnotes says the FBI was alerted in 2017 that a particular allegation included in the dossier was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations.
It also cites a February 2017 U.S. intelligence report saying that an individual with reported ties to Trump and Russia had cautioned that certain allegations related to Trumps behavior during a trip to Moscow four years earlier were false and the product of Russian intelligence infiltrate(ing) a source into the network.
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I don’t see John McCain’s photo on there... But it should be. He’s as complicate as the rest of those shysters. A coup by an any other name is still a coup... And it’s treasonous.
I can already hear the MSM: that’s old news, time to move on.
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Dan Bongino just posted an interview with John Soloman:
If McCain was involved (and he was) so was Flimsey Grahamnesty.
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