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Handwritten DOJ Notes Just Blew a Massive Hole in the FBI’s FISA Lies

Things keep looking worse and worse for the FBI. To be clear, it isn’t the “boots on the ground” folks there, but the powers-that-be who have been the problem.

Some of the evidence of a corrupt culture at play in the upper ranks of the FBI comes in the form of handwritten notes and testimony from now-former Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr.

In yet another report from investigative journalist John Solomon, an opinion contributor for The Hill, it’s been revealed that these notes and testimony contradict what we’ve been led to believe about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants issued to spy on the Donald Trump and his associates.

What we know is that the questionable dossier provided by former British spy Christopher Steele was a key reason the FISA warrants were issued. Officials have been unclear in regard to when exactly it was that they learned there was a problem with the dossier.

That problem is the fact that Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, paid Steele for the dossier. That in and of itself is a reason to be suspicious about the dossier’s contents.

When did the FBI know about this problem? If it was before the FISA warrants were applied for, it means agency officials either didn’t care and possibly were working with the DNC and Clinton to take down then-presidential candidate Trump.

Either situation would mean they had no problem with violating the constitutionally protected rights of American citizens. Either would show an abuse of power within the FBI — an agency the American people need to be able to trust.

Last summer, Ohr testified that as of July 31, 2016, he had started warning the FBI and Department of Justice lawyers that there were problems with the dossier. He had pointed out to them multiple times that not only had Steele expressed bias against Trump, but he was working on a project connected to the Clinton campaign.

During his testimony, Ohr said, “I certainly told the FBI that Fusion GPS was working with, doing opposition research on Donald Trump. I provided information to the FBI when I thought Christopher Steele was, as I said, desperate that Trump not be elected.”

Later, he added, “So when I provided it to the FBI, I tried to be clear that this is source information, I don’t know how reliable it is. You’re going to have to check it out and be aware.”

This bombshell piece of Ohr’s testimony had been pointed out by Kimberley A. Strassel in a piece for The Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall) back in August 2018. At the time, Strassel noted that while the establishment media tried to downplay Ohr’s importance, in his testimony, he “confirm(ed) for Congress its worst suspicions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s abuse of its surveillance and sourcing rules.”

And we have more than his sworn testimony to go by in this matter.

Solomon wrote, “Ohr’s activities, chronicled in handwritten notes and congressional testimony I gleaned from sources, provide the most damning evidence to date that FBI and DOJ officials may have misled federal judges in October 2016 in their zeal to obtain the warrant targeting Trump adviser Carter Page just weeks before Election Day. They also contradict a key argument that House Democrats have made in their formal intelligence conclusions about the Russia case.”

In January 2017, The Guardian reported that over the prior summer (2016), the FBI had first sought to obtain a FISA warrant in order to surveil Trump team members. The court initially denied the request, asking for a more narrow focus. Then in October, after Ohr’s warnings about the dossier began, a FISA warrant was issued.

And the news gets even worse. Fox News reported that some of those individuals who were warned by Ohr about the dossier being possibly tainted are now part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team.

This means that people who were informed about the problems and conflict with the Steele dossier are involved in continuing to investigate Trump and his team, based at least in part on that same dossier. They are not investigating Clinton or the DNC for their actions.

This is unacceptable and highlights an ongoing problem in our government. Trump has promised to “drain the swamp.” Some of that needs to be focused on the culture of corruption that seems to be running rampant in the FBI and DOJ.

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14 Comments
  • ROSE says:

    WOW////WHAT WILL DONE ABOUT THIS PROBLEM.????HOPEFULLY THESE CROOKS WILL TAKEN DOWN,EVER ONE OF THEM.AMERICA HAS SO MANY ENEMIES,WHICH ALL THEM TO MY WAY OF THINKING,SHOULD HAVE TO FACE A FIRING SQUAD.

  • Maurice says:

    When we these traitors start being held accountable, this goes all the way up to, and including obumass!!!

    • All Treason is what was going on Covering up all of Hillary,s Crimes about the Server Deleting Emails that was Supeneaed and destroying evidence and the FBI fully involved too and then False information to Fisa Court Judges and they have not been called to testify either What you know it is going on and notice all the years before FBI comes to Crime scenes and tell the Police we taking over I guess to hide evidence that what been going on Look at Seth Rich all things covered up and he dies too and look at the man from Hatie coming to Florida to testify against Hillary and under locked room, with 24 Guards he is to have died from self in flicked wounds or hung No way would he come to die but to Testify But they had him Killed period and many other Crimes Covered up too Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    This is so disappointing when you realize we can’t trust one of the organizations that we should be able to fully trust.

    • Michigan Man says:

      The quest for money, power, and control hasn’t any bounds. Why isn’t there any investigation of the Obama/Clinton corruption? Who is protecting them? The more that is said about Russia and Trump, the less of a possibility of anything being done to those two crooks.

  • Bob Hunt says:

    This information leads me to believe that what I have thought all along about Mueller is absolutely true, he is definitely not as intelligent as he is believed to be and more than likely believes himself to be!

  • diane says:

    lets hope this isn’t tucked away under the rugs because I believe Mueller is in on this as well !!!

  • IMJustice says:

    What are the chances that the Mueller investigation is all about the DNC and the Clintons?

  • Luciano says:

    Each one of these suspects must be prosecuted and when found guilty executed either by fire or acid during a public execution. This should deter anyone from committing these same crimes in the future

  • Frank says:

    they all should swing these corrupt predo cannibal kuru crew

  • Robert Kenneth Pavlick says:

    There are quite a few in the FBI that are a total disgrace and Comey was one of them !

  • Proud vet says:

    I have not seen one communist a.k.a. Democrat guilty of treason in this country not one have even been brought to trial! There is so much corruption in this government and one hand covering the other, it will take the American people there self to take this country back, as our military has been D bol I have not seen one communist a.k.a. Democrat guilty of treason in this country not one have even been brought to trial! There is so much corruption in this government and one hand covering the other, it will take the American people their self to take this country back, as our military has been Feminized I don’t have the spine to do what they swore to do and that’s go after the enemy within

  • fred says:

    it appears Mueller formed his group with a majority of Clinton staff knowing they were against Trump and being good democrats, they were willing help fabricate and damaging case against Trump. after 2 years they have indicted 2 people for charges of activities not related to he campaign,,,NOW after a SWAT TEAM assault on Stones private residence,, a GESTAPO type search and arrest .as to date we have NO charges against any one,,,,,as to Stones notese and papework all must be clearly authenticated before any indictments,,wonder how they will try to spin it since they have to bear the burden of truth beyond a reasonable doubt , HA HA the Democrats are the masters of false information .

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