The Russia collusion investigation is a crusade to drive Donald Trump from office.
Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to dig up evidence to use in order to impeach the President.
But Attorney General Jeff Sessions is about to turn the investigation upside down.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has found evidence of a crime.
He fired off a letter to the Justice Department that laid out his belief that Christopher Steele had lied to the FBI about his contacts with reporters, and that Clinton family hatchet man Cody Shearer and Obama State Department official Jordan Winter were funneling information to him for the second memo he wrote.
The Daily Caller reports:
“There is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility,” Graham and Grassley wrote to Wray and Rosenstein.
Much of their letter refers to Steele’s contacts with media outlets prior to the 2016 election. Steele has disclosed in court filings in London that he held off-the-record meetings with reporters at several news outlets prior to the election.
The Grassley-Graham referral suggests that Steele misled the FBI about contacts he had with reporters about the dossier. A four-page memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday contains similar hints about Steele’s disclosures about his contacts with the press.
That memo suggests that Steele, an ex-MI6 officer, did not tell the FBI that he met reporters in September 2016 to discuss an investigation on Donald Trump that he was doing on behalf of Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was in turn working for the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Steele met with Michael Isikoff, a reporter at Yahoo! News who wrote the first news article based on information from the former British spy. That article was cited along with the dossier in the FBI and DOJ’s application for a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
But according to the House Intel memo, Steele “improperly concealed from and lied to the FBI” about his contacts with reporters, including Isikoff.
Steele’s dossier, which includes 17 memos in all, was published on Jan. 10, 2017 by BuzzFeed.
But according to Grassley and Graham, Steele wrote another memo — one dated Oct. 19, 2016 — that was not part of the BuzzFeed dossier.”
If Attorney General Sessions decides to pursue criminal charges against Steele it would turn the Russia investigation on its head.
It would show that the dossier – which was the basis for obtaining a FISA warrant – was put together by a liar.
Will Attorney General Sessions pursue criminal charges against Steele?
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