The House Intelligence Committee has finally released the FISA memo.
The controversial memo outlined to what extreme the Justice Department and FBI abused secret surveillance practices during the Russia investigation.
Now, new details have been revealed after the document was made public—and the findings are worse than originally thought.
Not only was the Steele dossier (an anti-Trump dossier compiled by former M16 agent Christopher Steele) used as an essential play during the investigation, it was also revealed that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would not allow a warrant from the FISA court without control of the dossier.
Furthermore, the document states the FBI had clear evidence that Christopher Steele was the author—and that he had a strong bias against President Trump.
The four FISA surveillance applications were signed by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, and Rod Rosenstein—all members of the government who have been known to work against Trump.
The origin behind the dossier was revealed as well.
The originally cryptic origins of the Steele dossier were known by senior DOJ and Justice Department agents—but left out from the FISA memo.
The memo also alleges the political origins of the dossier were paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC—but does not disclose that the clandestine court signed off on the warrant request.
But most shocking of all may be the revelation the FBI helped to fund the Steele dossier.
Washington Examiner reported:
* The FBI authorized payments to Steele for work on the dossier. The FBI terminated its agreement with Steele in late October when it learned, by reading an article in Mother Jones, that Steele was talking to the media.
The FBI and Justice Department mounted a monthslong effort to keep the information outlined in the memo out of the House Intelligence Committee’s hands. Only the threat of contempt charges and other forms of pressure forced the FBI and Justice to give up the material.
Once Intelligence Committee leaders and staff compiled some of that information into the memo, the FBI and Justice Department, supported by Capitol Hill Democrats, mounted a ferocious campaign of opposition, saying the release of the memo would endanger national security and the rule of law.
But Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., never wavered in his determination to make the information available to the public. President Trump agreed, and, as required by House rules, gave his approval for release.
For now, the information has been made public by the President and Republican Representative Devin Nunes of California.
But the memo seems lacking considering the vast array of information the FBI discovered during their investigation—leading many to wonder if the Intelligence Committee will soon release more.
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