Devin Nunes is not going to let the FBI off the hook.
His memo outlined the FBI’s abuse of power in spying on the Donald Trump campaign.
And now he may have just produced the smoking gun that will send anti-Trump FBI agents to jail.
Nunes wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions detailing how the FBI violated their protocol – and maybe the law – in using the fake news Christopher Steel dossier to obtain a warrant against Carter Page.
According to the FBI’s standard procedure, only “documented and verified” information can be used in FISA warrant applications.
Nunes wrote that the FBI may have also broken the law by ignoring those protocols in using the fake news dossier.
The Daily Caller reports:
“In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, California Rep. Devin Nunes wrote that using the unverified Steele dossier violates the bureau’s requirements that only “documented and verified” information may be used in applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court.
Nunes also asserted that someone at the bureau may have broken the law by violating the procedures.
The Republican’s letter cited the most recent version of the FBI’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide to make the case…
… The FBI relied heavily on the dossier in its four applications for FISA warrants to spy on Page.
Written by former British spy Christopher Steele and funded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the dossier alleges that Page met secretly in July 2016 in Moscow with two Kremlin insiders, Igor Sechin and Igor Diveykin. The 35-page document also claims that he was part of President Donald Trump’s campaign’s effort to collude with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Page has vehemently denied Steele’s claims, which remain unverified.
Current and former Justice Department and FBI officials have confirmed that unverified information from the dossier “comprised an essential part” of the FISA applications related to Page, according to Nunes’ letter.”
Nunes’ memo stated former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had testified that the warrant could not have been obtained without the dossier.
The dossier is the key to this scandal.
Obama administration officials and the FBI used it as the basis to spy on the Trump campaign.
Tracing who used it and how it was used will unravel one of the greatest disgraces in American political history.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.