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FBI reliance on discredited ‘Trump dossier’ could be a problem for Mueller

CNN reported that U.S. investigators conducted electronic surveillance on Manafort both before and after the election under a FISA court warrant

(National SentinelFalse Charges: If the FBI relied all or in part on a discredited “dossier” containing salacious charges against President Donald J. Trump in order to obtain FISA court warrants so agents could conduct surveillance on him and his campaign last year, it could present big problems for special counsel Robert Mueller.

In fact, today’s charges against one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are in danger of being tossed out of court if the FBI did indeed rely on that document to launch its national security investigation last year, in which Manafort — among others — was targeted, InfoWars‘ Jerome Corsi writes.

He notes further:

On Sept. 19, 2017, CNN reported that U.S. investigators conducted electronic surveillance on Manafort both before and after the election under a FISA court warrant.

The CNN article cites only unnamed sources, strongly suggesting the leak was based on an illegal leak to the press that could end up being traced back to the FBI, to Mueller’s Special Counselor office, or to both.

Under the “fruit of the poison tree doctrine” established by the Supreme Court in Fourth Amendment illegal search and seizure cases, the FBI and/or Mueller may have compromised their entire investigation of Paul Manafort by either using the fraudulent “Russia dossier” paid for in part by the FBI, or by illegally leaking information derived from the FISA-authorized electronic surveillance to CNN and other mainstream media publications known to be partisan “Never Trump” mouthpieces.

CNN noted further that the secret FISA warrant was obtained by agents after Manafort became the subject of an investigation that started as long ago as 2014 under then-FBI Director James Comey and began focusing on Manafort’s work in consulting with Ukraine.

“Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive,” CNN reported.

“Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, which is leading the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications,” the CNN report noted further.

As for the leaking, on Friday information was passed along — likely from the Mueller team — to CNN noting that an indictment was forthcoming on Monday.

That leak, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told Fox News on Sunday that such leaking was illegal.

“In the only conversation I’ve had with Robert Mueller, I stressed to him the importance of cutting out the leaks,” Gowdy told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s kind of ironic that the people charged with investigating the law and the violations of the law would violate the law.”

Gowdy, himself a former federal prosecutor, added: “Make no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy.”

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