By Greg Holt
(The Olive) People seem to be confused, and maybe rightly so – this memo and that memo, what does it all mean? Well, if the Nunes memo was an eye opener, the Grassley/Graham memo blows it out of the water.
The Nunes memo asserted that the FBI used the fraudulent Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page. The original and successive FISA warrant applications did not reveal the involvement of the DNC and the Clinton campaign’s funding of the Steele dossier to the FISA court. These applications were knowingly fraudulent – and were signed off on by no less than; then-FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then-Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The FISA warrant application also cites a Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff – except that the fact that the information in said article was leaked to Yahoo News by Steele was not revealed, therefore the article was not a viable source.
Steele, author of the dossier used against the Trump campaign was terminated by the FBI for leaking information to the U.S. press, as noted above concerning the Yahoo News article. Yet the FISA court was oblivious to all of this as the FBI deemed it unnecessary to share this info with said court.
During this same time period, (both during and after Steele’s termination as an FBI source) – Steele was still in contact with the DOJ through Bruce Ohr who was the then-Associate Deputy Attorney General. Adding insult to injury, Bruce Ohr’s wife was at the time employed by Fusion GPS (who was hired by the DNC and Hillary for America to provide the fraudulent dossier). Steele admitted (to Bruce Ohr) a blatant bias against Donald Trump ever becoming president. Steele – “was desperate that Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” None of this information was made available to the FISA court.
Making this whole debacle even more alarming is the fact that the information used in the Steele dossier – was largely uncorroborated.
So, even after the FBI knew that Steele (a foreign agent) was an unreliable liar, this information was not disclosed to the FISA court. Would this information not be grounds to immediately discard the so-called evidence contained in the Steele dossier? Apparently not, at least not by Democratic standards of conduct.
The Grassley/Graham memo asserts that Steele either lied to the FBI, and or the dossier contained false information. Again – the FISA court was blissfully unaware of this as the FBI was knowingly using false information in their desperate and partisan witch-hunt against Trump. Yet this dossier was used as the impetus for a FISA warrant to spy on a member of the Trump campaign, and as well was used as the basis for the Mueller witch-hunt against Trump.
In June of 2017, former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress that he had briefed then president-elect Trump (in January 2017), that the information in the Steele dossier was “salacious” and “unverified” – yet that same information was used as the basis for a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
The FBI investigated the Trump campaign largely based on the “salacious” and “unverified” information contained in the Steele dossier. How could this happen if it was not a direct politically motivated attack against the Republican candidate for the presidency? Keep in mind here folks, this false information that was fed to the FISA court and upheld by James Comey and others was the primary reason for the establishment of the special counsel led by the corrupt Mueller.
Not only was Yahoo News briefed by Mr. Steele, other news organizations were also improperly briefed by Mr. Steele. This in turn establishes Steele’s motive to discredit Donald Trump in his campaign for the presidency. Journalists from the New York Times, CNN, The Washington post, and The New Yorker were briefed by Steele at the direction of Fusion GPS.
It is therefore now known that the FBI and DOJ used knowingly fraudulent information to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on American citizens who were engaged in the election campaign of Donald Trump to be president of the United States of America – this should scare the Hell out of you.
I am therefore calling on the U.S. Congress to immediately:
1. Dissolve the illegal Mueller investigation into Trump / Russian collusion.
2.Convene grand juries to indict FBI and DOJ leadership in the illegally obtained FISA warrants.
3. Convene a grand jury to indict Mr. Steele for lying to the FBI
4. Convene a grand jury to indict Hillary Clinton and the DNC for illegally attempting to disrupt and shut down the Trump campaign for the presidency.
As well, there needs to be a serious and thorough investigation into Uranium One, the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play schemes, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills involvement in the Clinton email scandal and the subsequent destruction of evidence (allowed by the FBI), and Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder among others.
If President Trump and the Republicans do not authorize and follow through on this – there is not much hope for the future of the United States. To be fair – any Republican caught in wrongdoing must also be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Criminal wrongdoing must not be winked at or tolerated in this country. Our forefathers would roll over in their graves at the indiscretions and outright lies perpetuated by the Left. It is clear that the Left will go to any means necessary to prevent Conservatives from being in control of the government.
All this author can say is this: if you trust in the Democrats – well, you are a fool.
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