Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have prepared a memo that details the FBI’s abuses of power in order to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign.
Trey Gowdy helped put it together.
And he just stood in a front of a camera and blew the FBI’s anti-Trump conspiracy out of the water.
The Christopher Steele dossier is at the heart of this scandal.
The largely uncorroborated opposition research – which was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee – kicked off the collusion frenzy.
But was the document ever vetted, and how did the FBI use the document’s findings?
The answers to those questions are the key to understanding how the collusion investigation got started.
And during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Trey Gowdy fired off a series of hypothetical questions to clue viewers in on what those answers are.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Lawmakers have been reluctant to discuss a classified four-page memo alleging that the FBI and Justice Department abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in order to spy on Trump campaign associates, but South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy provided several clues on Sunday to what’s in the controversial document.
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Gowdy posed several questions to host Chris Wallace and his viewers that hinted at the allegations in the memo, which could be released by the House Intelligence Committee as early as this week.
“If you think your viewers want to know whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, whether or not it was vetted before it was used, whether or not it’s ever been vetted — if you are interested in who paid for the dossier, if you are interested in Christopher Steele’s relationship with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, then, yes, you will want the memo to come out,” Gowdy told Wallace.
“Do you want to know that the Democratic National Committee paid for material that was never vetted, that was included in a court proceeding?” he asked rhetorically.
“Do you want to know whether or not the primary source in these court proceedings had a bias against one candidate? Do you want to know whether or not he said he’d do anything to keep that candidate from becoming president?”
Gowdy is hinting that the FBI used unverified opposition research to spy on a Presidential campaign.
Some members of Congress who have seen the memo claim its findings are explosive.
The House Intelligence Committee will meet Monday at 5PM.
There is speculation that they will vote to send the decision to release the memo to the White House.
Donald Trump is said to favor that outcome.
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