Inspector General Report Proves Memo Issued By Rep. Schiff Was A Flat Out Lie And Rep. Nunes Was Spot On
Almost two years later the Inspector General’s report not only vindicates Rep. Nunes but proves Rep. Adam Schiff and the Democrats are deceitful liars working with the deep state to cover up their corruption.
The Inspector-General investigation having to do with the FBI abusing FISA warrants while investigating the Russian hoax has proved that Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence were 100% correct. If you forget here is the memo.
The Republicans wrote:
1. A salacious and unverified dossier formed an essential part of the application to secure a warrant against a Trump campaign affiliate named Carter Page. This application failed to reveal that the dossier was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
2. The application cited a Yahoo News article extensively. The story did not corroborate the dossier, and the FBI wrongly claimed Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, was not a source for the story.
3. Nellie Ohr, the wife of a high-ranking Justice Department official, also worked on behalf of the Clinton campaign effort. Her husband Bruce Ohr funneled her research into the Department of Justice. Although he admitted that Steele “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president,” this and the Ohrs’ relationship with the Clinton campaign was concealed from the secret court that grants surveillance warrants.
4. The dossier was “only minimally corroborated” and unverified, according to FBI officials.
All four of those points were found to be accurate by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. In contrast, the Democrats lead by Rep. Adam Schiff wrote:
1. The FBI and DOJ officials did not omit material information from the FISA warrant.
2. The DOJ “made only narrow use of information from Steele’s sources about Page’s specific activities in 2016.”
3. In subsequent FISA renewals, DOJ provided additional information that corroborated Steele’s reporting.
4. The Page FISA warrant allowed the FBI to collect “valuable intelligence.”
5. “Far from ‘omitting’ material facts about Steele, as the Majority claims, DOJ repeatedly informed the Court about Steele’s background, credibility, and potential bias.”
6. The FBI conducted a “rigorous process” to vet Steele’s allegations, and the Page FISA application explained the FBI’s reasonable basis for finding Steele credible.
7. Steele’s prior reporting was used in “criminal proceedings.”
These seven points were all found to be false. Molly Hemingway from The Federalist wrote:
Horowitz found that FBI and DOJ officials did in fact omit critical material information from the FISA warrant, including several items exculpatory to Page. Material facts were not just omitted but willfully hidden through doctoring of evidence.
The warrants were based on Steele’s dossier, which was known by January 2017 to be ridiculously uncorroborated. The renewals did not find information that corroborated Steele’s reporting. The warrants clearly didn’t allow the FBI to collect valuable intelligence. And Steele’s prior reporting was not used in criminal proceedings.
“We found that the FBI did not have information corroborating the specific allegations against Carter Page in Steele’s reporting when it relied upon his reports in the first FISA application or subsequent renewal applications,” the executive summary of the report says.
If you remember the media joined the underbelly of the FBI in ridiculing Rep. Nunes and the Republicans. On CNN James Clapper Obama’s old intelligence chief said the memo was a “blatant political act.” The Washington Post wrote that the memo was “a joke and a shame.” Lastly, the New York Times claimed the memo backfired on Republicans. Matter of fact here is the video the Washington Post made about the memo.
Well it was a smoking gun, it proved that the FBI throughout the FISA process while under the leadership of James Comey was corrupt as hell.