Remember the infamous dossier compiled against Donald Trump, paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, that liberals have used for months now to attack him and push the Russia collusion conspiracy theory?
Now the FBI is weighing in and officially confirming that they have not been able to verify any of the substantive claims in the dossier.
From Washington Examiner:
FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier.
The FBI received the first installment of the dossier in July 2016. It received later installments as they were written at the height of the presidential campaign, which means the bureau has had more than a year to investigate the allegations in the document. The dossier was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
The House Intel Committee had specifically requested via subpoena in August any information that the FBI had on efforts to validate the dossier.
Neither the FBI or the DOJ provided any of the requested documents. But they did tell congressional staff that they were not able to verify any of the charges of a conspiracy between the Russians and the Trump campaign contained in the dossier.
This completely blows apart the narrative liberals have been pushing.
Plus it also points out the lies of Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intel Committee, who claimed as recently as Wednesday about the dossier that “a lot of it has turned out to be true.”
“The biggest thing that I think people need to realize about the dossier is that Christopher Steele discovered that the Russians were embarked on a broad effort to help the Trump campaign before our own intelligence agencies came to the same conclusion,” Schiff told the Journal. “In the broadest outline of what he investigated, he proved more than prescience — he proved accurate in terms of the Russian involvement and what their motivations were.”
Completely and utterly false.
And not only haven’t any of them been verified more than a year of effort by the FBI, some have been outright debunked.
Some Republicans point out that at least one group of assertions, the ones concerning Michael Cohen, have been convincingly debunked. (Cohen has produced proof that he was not in the Czech Republic, or even in Europe, when the purported meeting took place.) The dossier attributed the Cohen story to a “Kremlin insider” who was “speaking in confidence to a longstanding compatriot friend.” Investigators want to know if that insider-compatriot line of sourcing provided other, equally unreliable information in the dossier.
There have been reports that the FBI used the dossier as part of its probable cause proffer to the FISA court to be able to spy on members of the Trump team.
If so, then that also calls into question those warrants and what the FBI might have said about the dossier to support it. And it should never have been used, given the opposition research nature of it to begin with, with Democrats paying for it.
But whatever the case then, the FBI and the Justice Department are certainly not vouching for the dossier now.
And once again, it shows there has been no verified information of any collusion by the Trump team with the Russians.
Meanwhile, the Clinton team actually paid money that went to Russians and a British national in violation of federal election law for information that came from Russian agents. And her team attempted to pitch to reporters information from the dossier and information that they even said came from the FSB (the Russian intelligence service).
And if that’s not collusion, what is?