Second Dossier now added to FBI investigation surrounding surveillance abuse.
All of America has likely heard about the Trump Dossier alleging collusion between he and Russia as well as the fact that the information contained within is unverified. This unverified information was used to obtain surveillance warrants against Trump’s then presidential campaign manager in order for the opposing party to spy essentially. This infamous Dossier was compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele and funded by the DNC and Clinton foundation.
That however isn’t the only Dossier that was compiled and collected by the FBI as we are now hearing of a second Dossier which was also the work of Steele and unverified. Regardless of wether any of it turns out to be true doesn’t negate the fact that surveillance warrants were illegally obtained and clear collusion occurred between the Democratic Party and top ranking officials at the FBI.
In amongst all the hubbub of the State of the Union and the release of the FISA abuse memo, there was a big piece of information that almost got lost. You have no doubt at this point heard of the dossier of unverified claims put together by former British spy Christopher Steele that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton with information likely from Russians.
But did you know that there was a second dossier from the Democrats that somehow made its way into the hands of the FBI and is being used in their investigation?
The Guardian reported on Tuesday that the FBI is in possession of both dossiers and is looking into whether any of the information is true. The agency is in the midst of an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
This second document, like the first, is highly controversial. For starters, its author is Cody Shearer — a political activist with strong ties to the Clinton administration in the 1990s. He has no experience in intelligence, which makes his involvement with a document that could reflect badly on Trump look suspiciously partisan.
And this second dossier came by way of Christopher Steele too.
Things get murkier. Christopher Steele, the ex-British intelligence officer who authored the first dossier, gave the new “Shearer memo” to the FBI in October 2016. Apparently, he received Shearer’s work from an unidentified American contact and handed it over to authorities in an effort to give the FBI more evidence for its investigation. Steele noted that he couldn’t vouch for the claims in the second dossier, however.
So if people didn’t think they could verify his dossier, wow lo and behold, here is a Clinton operative with the same information to back him up. But of course, none of it, actually verified.
This tactic was similar to what was alleged to have been done in an application for a FISA warrant against Page. the FBI allegedly used a Yahoo article with information that originated with Steele in order to try to corroborate the Steele dossier to the judge but didn’t tell him it also came from Steele.
Because the information from the Democrats hired Fusion GPS, Steele worked for them, and the information allegedly came from the Russians, this is why one could argue the Democrats colluded with the Russians and paid for Russian information. The paper trail for the payments has not been laid out yet but that bombshell may yet be coming.
“We know now without a shadow of a doubt that the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, paid Fusion GPS and Steele to acquire this dossier, which required colluding with Russian operatives and Russian nationals,” Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) told Breitbart in a radio interview last November.
Rep. Devin Nunes reiterated that collusion charge on Friday after the release of the memo. Continue Reading