After being fired by President Trump, James Comey has been lurking in the shadows.
As FBI Director he protected Hillary Clinton from prosecution and targeted President Trump with his phony Russia investigation.
And now, nearly a year since his firing, new evidence has exposed his biggest secret.
Recent months has revealed the fact that the infamous anti-Trump Russia dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
That same dossier was used to acquire a FISA surveillance warrant on certain members of Trump’s campaign.
But a report from The Daily Caller has shown the document used to obtain the warrant was used incorrectly.
The FBI’s internal guidelines for obtaining a surveillance warrant stated that “only documented and verified information” may be used in warrant applications.
That is problematic for James Comey and the FBI considering that the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was not verified by the FBI.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“The FBI’s internal guidelines for obtaining secret surveillance warrants against Americans say that “only documented and verified information” may be used in warrant applications.
That would seem to pose a problem for the FBI, since the bureau relied on the infamous and unverified Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, pointed out the inconsistency between the FBI’s guidelines and its reliance on the dossier last week in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Nunes noted a passage in the FBI’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide which states that “the accuracy of information contained within FISA applications is of utmost importance.”
“Only documented and verified information may be used to support FBI applications [FISA] to the court [FISC],” reads an unredacted version of the guide, dated Oct. 15, 2011.
But national security experts and former FBI officials say that verification of each and every fact mentioned in FISA applications is not necessarily required.
“Evidence presented to the court does not have to be rigorously proved or corroborated. But it does have to be plausible and credible — not just rumor or hearsay,” Steven Aftergood, the director of the Project on Government Secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.”
This is intensely problematic for James Comey, who was the Director of the FBI at the time the FISA warrant was acquired.
It also shows even more justification for his firing, which liberals were furious about at the time it happened.
James Comey clearly operated with a political agenda while serving as FBI Director.
He protected Hillary Clinton during the investigation into her email server but allowed a FISA warrant to be issued against President Trump’s campaign based on nothing more than a politically motivated dossier.
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