Previously Redacted information from Inspector General Horowitz’s report proves that the James Comes and company at the FBI knew exactly what it was doing to President Trump.
The explosive new details were discovered in footnotes that were originally redacted from the Justice Department inspector general report that was made public in December.
One of the new footnotes shines a light on the FBI’s failure to review the “intelligence control file for Steele, a former MI6 operative that gave the FBI unverified information about then-candidate Trump after doing opposition research for Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.
Just The News Reports:
The footnote states that an FBI intelligence analyst and a supervisory special agent working on the Crossfire Hurricane probe admitted they “did not recall reviewing information in Steele’s Delta file documenting Steele’s frequent contacts with representatives for multiple Russian oligarchs in 2015.”
“In addition to the information in Steele’s Delta file documenting Steele’s frequent contacts with representatives for multiple Russian oligarch, we identified reporting the Crossfire Hurricane team received [redacted] indicating the potential for Russia disinformation influencing Steele’s election reporting,” a second footnote revealed.
Specifically, that footnote added: “A [redacted] 2017 report relayed information from [redacted] outlining an inaccuracy in a limited subset of Steele’s reporting about the activities of (former Trump lawyer) Michael Cohen. The [redacted] stated that it did not have high confidence in this subset of Steele’s reporting and assessed that the referenced subset was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations.”
That same footnote reveals a separate report to the FBI, dated 2017, “contained information … that the public reporting about the details of Trump’s [REDACTED] activities in Moscow during a trip in 2013 were false, and that they were the product of RIS ‘infiltra[ing] a source into the network’ of a [REDACTED] who compiled a dossier of information on Trump’s activities.” RIS is an acronym for Russian intelligence services.
This proves that the FBI had every reason to doubt that the allegations against Trump were false and should have never been used to support a FISA surveillance warrant.
You can read the declassified footnotes here.