(NationalSentinel) Congress: The Deep State has another problem now not named Donald J. Trump: Sen. Charles Grassley, the long-serving Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Grassley is the first major Senate Republican besides Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul to punch back against the establishment – with the government and within his own party – to ask some obvious questions regarding that phony-baloney Trump “dossier” published by Buzzfeed and reported by CNN after it had circulated in D.C. media circles for months without substantiation. (RELATED: The intelligence community’s ‘spy revolt’ with the Trump administration is a PSYOP designed to perpetuate the military-industrial complex)
According to The Hill, Grassley wants to know what agreements and allegiances the British spy who supplied the dossier – which was filled with allegations and insinuations that the Russian government had all sorts of ‘dirt’ on the president – the FBI made with him:
In a Monday letter to FBI Director James Comey, Grassley asked for records pertaining to any agreements the agency may have had with Christopher Steele. The MI6 agent wrote an explosive memo on behalf of Trump’s political enemies alleging that the Russians had compromising information on the president.
Comey briefed Trump on the existence of the memo in a private meeting in January.
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Shortly after, several news organizations published the unverified allegations, which the White House denied.
In late February, The Washington Post reported that the FBI reached an agreement with Steele whereby the British spy would continue his investigation on behalf of the bureau.
“While Trump has derided the dossier as ‘fake news’ compiled by his political opponents, the FBI’s arrangement with Steele shows that the bureau considered him credible and found his information, while unproved, to be worthy of further investigation,” the Post reported at the time.
Grassley is pushing back and demanding the FBI provide information pertaining to its use of the British spy, whose salacious allegations have infuriated Trump and his allies.
“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” Grassley wrote.
“It is additionally troubling that the FBI reportedly agreed to such an arrangement given that, in January of 2017, then-Director Clapper issued a statement stating that ‘the [intelligence community] has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions.’”
First and foremost, The Hill‘s report is intentionally incomplete; the dossier is fake, because again, though it had been circulating among Washington’s establishment media for months prior to the Nov. 8 election, no one published it because no one could verify a damned thing in it. Buzzfeed published it, though it mentioned several times nothing has been or could be verified, but that was part of a media op to ‘get the dossier out there’ so the discredited mainstream media could all reference it by simply reporting on the fact that it had been published and thereby constructing another layer of doubt within the #nevertrump community.
But for publishing the dossier, Buzzfeed may have taken a fatal one for the team: The publication is being sued for libel by Russian firms listed in the dossier as having somehow been involved in gathering damaging info on Trump for Moscow. That, apparently, isn’t true either. (RELATED:Rand Paul: ‘Someone needs to go to jail’ over fake Trump dossier leak–Video)
In any event, this is certainly one aspect of the continuing Deep State operation against the Trump administration that needs to see the light of day, and we applaud and support Sen. Grassley’s effort.