Tag: Christopher Steele

Report: DOJ’s Bruce Ohr Shared Unverified Dossier Intel with Prosecutors Now on Mueller Team

In 2016, DOJ official Bruce Ohr shared details from his meetings with anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele with his colleagues, including senior FBI officials and prosecutors now assigned to the Mueller investigation, according to Fox News.

In August, Ohr testified behind closed doors to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees where he discussed details of his 2016 meetings with Steele. It was during that testimony that he confirmed he shared information from Steele with then-deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, then-FBI attorney Lisa Page, then-FBI agent Peter Strzok and the man now known as Mueller’s “pit bull” Andrew Weissmann.

“Andy McCabe, yes and met with him and Lisa Page and provided information to him. I subsequently met with Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, and eventually (an FBI agent),” he testified. “And I also provided this information to people in the criminal division specifically Bruce Swartz, Zainab Ahmad, Andrew Weissmann.”

Fox News reports:

“According to online bios, Bruce Swartz was identified as a deputy assistant attorney general. Andrew Weissmann was chief of the DOJ Criminal Division’s Fraud Section before becoming a senior prosecutor on Mueller’s team handling the case of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. According to a May 2017 New Yorker profile, Zainab Ahmad worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York and took a leave to work for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Justice Department’s Washington headquarters. Ahmad is now assigned to the special counsel’s investigation.”

For the full story, click HERE.

Ep. 876 This is the Make or Break Moment

n this episode I address President Trump’s most important fight – the border wall. This is the make or break moment for President Trump. I also address the stunning revelations about prominent Republican’s roles in the scheme to take down the Trump team. Finally, I address another privacy scandal brewing at Facebook and what it means for you.

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Disgraced Comey Attacks Fox News, Trump, GOP After Congressional Interview

Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey spoke with reporters after his interview today with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees and hurled insults at Fox News, President Trump and Republican lawmakers.

“So another day of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele dossier. This while the President of the United States is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI and attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense at all?” Comey said to reporters.

He then attacked Republicans and Fox News, saying, “Republicans used to understand that the actions of a president matter, that words of a president matter, the rule of law matters, and the truth matters…At some point, someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country.”

Comey also attacked Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge. When asked if he bears any responsibility for the FBI’s reputation taking a “big hit,” the former FBI director responded, “No. The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit because the President of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly, and in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense! That’s a tragedy. That will be undone eventually, but that damage has nothing to do with me.”

 

Comey to Congress: It was “Not Necessary” to Validate Sources in Dossier

Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Friday that it was “not necessary” to validate the sources in the anti-Trump dossier before citing the document in an application to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.

The Daily Caller reports:

According to a transcript of Comey’s testimony released on Saturday, the former FBI chief also asserted that it was “not necessary” for the FBI to assess the sources that dossier author Christopher Steele used to compile his report, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign.

“I think I’ve dealt with warrants where you just identify that your primary [confidential informant], or primary source, has subsources, and so long as the court is aware of that phenomenon and that you’re speaking to the reliability of the primary source, to my mind, that’s a totally legit warrant application,” he said.

Comey told lawmakers that “work was ongoing” by the time he was fired on May 9, 2017, to “to replicate, either rule in or rule out” as much of the dossier as possible.

He said that by the time he was fired on May 9, 2017, he “still didn’t know whether there was anything to it,” referring to the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin.

Comey agreed on Dec. 2 to testify behind closed doors after initially filing a lawsuit to avoid the questioning because he believed his testimony would be “selectively leaked.”

Comey told lawmakers that Steele was a “reliable source with a track record” and left him with little concern as to how the former British spy gathered his information.

In the interview, Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told Comey about testimony from Justice Department attorney Salley Moyer, who asserted there was a 50-50 change that the FISA warrants on Page would not have been approved without the dossier.

“If she testified — and I’ll represent to you that she testified that the FISA court — it was 49-51, maybe 50-50, that the FISA court would have approved the warrant without the Steele dossier.”

Comey also said he had no concerns about the process in which the Page FISA warrant was obtained.

“Did you then or do you now have any concerns about the process that occurred around the Carter Page FISA?” a Democratic lawmaker asked Comey.

“I do not,” he replied.

Read the full report HERE.

August 17, 2018: Ep. 787 The Implosion Begins

In this episode I address the coming liberal implosion as they run out of people to attack using their identity politics weapons. I also discuss a major secret the FBI and Justice Department appear to be hiding in the Spygate scandal. Finally, I address some persistent myths about socialism which are impacting the thinking of the next generation.

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