GOP Lawmakers are seeking to make the case that the Mueller investigation and the FBI probe into Trump’s campaign was based on potentially tainted and flawed evidence connected to Hillary Clinton, reports John Solomon of The Hill.
Via John Solomon of The Hill:
Congressional Republicans are seeking to make the case that the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s campaign and possible collusion with Russia was based on flawed or politically tainted evidence connected to partisans loyal to Hillary Clinton.
The House Intelligence Committee memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that is the talk of Washington will be at the center of the argument. The release of that four-page memo is expected as early as Friday.
Another document — an eight-page criminal referral filed with the Justice Department by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — is also part of the GOP case.
Republicans believe both documents will back up arguments that evidence used to justify the FBI’s probe came from partisans loyal to Clinton, sources said. They are also expected to play into arguments from some Republicans that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia is based on false information.
“The fact that half to three-quarters of the evidence the FBI used to unleash the most awesome of surveillance powers upon Donald Trump’s inner circle came from sources tied directly to his Democratic opponent should worry us all, especially when that happened during an election,” said one senior Republican directly familiar with the evidence, describing the party’s core concerns.
“The FBI allowed itself to be used by Clinton partisans to parlay single-sourced, mostly unverified evidence into a counterintelligence probe with clear weaknesses that weren’t disclosed,” the source added.
Also according to John Solomon’s report, Republican investigators say they have evidence dossier author Christopher Steele first approached the FBI with his ‘Trump-Russia’ allegations the same exact day Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton of her criminal email investigation in July:
Republican investigators say they have evidence that Steele first approached the FBI with his allegations on July 5, 2016, the same day then-FBI Director James Comey announced he would not pursue criminal charges against Clinton for passing more than 100 classified documents through her private email server.
Crooked Hillary admitted her campaign paid for the Russia dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele (who was employed by Fusion GPS) shortly after the Washington Post published their bombshell in mid-October exposing her dirtiest political trick to date.
It is reported the FBI used portions of the phony Russia dossier to obtain a FISA warrant in order to spy on Trump’s presidential campaign.
Reports also suggest the FBI even partially paid for the Russia dossier and perhaps paid for Christopher Steele’s travel.
The FISA abuse memo is set to be released Friday and is expected to expose massive corruption in the top FBI and DOJ brass.
GOP Rep Jeff Duncan hinted the memo will reveal the FBI was weaponized by Obama officials, the DNC and Hillary Clinton to target political adversaries.
No wonder why the FBI is in panic mode!
Read John Solomon’s full report here.