(National Sentinel) Corruption: Republicans in the House and Senate are trying to find out if the corrupt, politicized Obama Dept. of Justice took a bogus “dossier” on then-GOP presidential contender Donald J. Trump before a secret court in order to justify spying on the Trump campaign.
The Daily Caller reports that GOP leaders in both chambers want to know if the phony dossier was used as real “evidence” to obtain surveillance warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court, which meets in secret and whose proceedings are not publicized:
The FBI used the dossier to secure permission to monitor the communications of Trump associate Carter Page, based on U.S. officials briefed on the Russia investigation, CNN reported in April.
The latest inquiries began Oct. 4, when the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence subpoenaed Fusion GPS, a political opposition research firm based in Washington, D.C., to appear before the committee and turn over bank documents. The committee is also seeking all Justice Department applications before the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, also called the FISA court, to determine if any of the applicants rely on information from the dossier.
On Oct. 4, Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asked FBI Director Chris Wray if his agency, well before his arrival as its head, may have improperly presented the dossier before the FISA court. At the time, FBI Director James Comey presided over the bureau and Attorney General Loretta Lynch oversaw the Justice Department.
Behind the dossier’s creation was Fusion GPS, a Democrat-aligned opposition research firm that hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele to gather data on Team Trump. The resultant 35-page dossier was full of salacious and outrageous claims, none of which have ever been substantiated.
In fact, Steele himself has said none of the data can be verified.
Politicizing the FBI, Justice Department, State Department and other federal agencies charged with federal law enforcement and intelligence-gathering to this extent is unprecedented in the modern era and is a huge scandal that, of course, the so-called “mainstream” media is ignoring because…Obama.
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