Most of the “intelligence” collected in the infamous ant-Trump dossier has been largely debunked, but its erroneous claims may have had a higher purpose than mulling over conspiracy theories.
According to investigative journalist, Sara Carter, the dossier allowed a “secret court” to gain a warrant for monitoring Trump’s team.
Though not allowed to remove or copy FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] documents, representatives of the House Intelligence Committee, Senate Intelligence Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and Senate Judiciary Committee made notes about FISA’s work according to the Washington Examiner.
If they learned that the dossier was used to justify spying on the Trump team, they haven’t yet identified themselves in any public announcements concerning the classified information.
However, according to investigative journalist Sara Carter, “multiple sources” told her that “the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the [FISA court] warrant.”
What those sources told Carter verifies hotly debated suspicions first spotlighted nearly a year ago, when Trump tweeted that he was under surveillance by the Obama administration before the election.
Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Sara Carter reports:
A large portion of the evidence presented in the salacious 35-page dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. However, the FBI gained approval nevertheless to surveil members of Trump’s campaign and “it’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” said a senior law enforcement source, with knowledge of the process.
Multiple sources told this reporter that the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISC. The sources also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic “FISA abuse.”
“(The dossier) certainly played a role in obtaining the warrant,” added another senior U.S. official, with knowledge of the dossier. “Congress needs to look at the FBI officials who were handling this case and see what, if anything, was verified in the dossier. I think an important question is whether the FBI payed anything to the source for the dossier.”
On Wednesday, Sean Hannity said he has also independently confirmed that the dossier was used to obtain the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant from three separate sources.
Sean Hannity said on Wednesday that he spoke to two congressional members and one person in the DOJ who confirmed that the dossier was used to get the FISA warrant.
Furthermore, Carter’s sources say more is soon to come. It seems more details of how FISA abuses its power is soon to emerge. If the confidential details are as “unbelievable” as Rep. Meadows says, this could turn out to be the biggest political scandal in American history.
Most of the 35-page dossier, which was put together by former British spy Christopher Steele for the liberal opposition research firm Fusion GPS, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. In spite of this, the FBI used the DNC/Clinton campaign-sponsored dossier to seek and gain approval from the FISA court to surveil members of Trump’s campaign, sources claim.
“It’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” a senior law enforcement source with knowledge of the process told Carter.
According to Carter, the sources “also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic ‘FISA abuse.’”
President Trump Tweeted on Thursday that the FISA Act “may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign.”
“House votes on controversial FISA ACT today.” This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018
Is this final confirmation that Trump was spied on by the feds during the campaign?
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