SMOKING GUN! New Email Reveals What Comey Told James Clapper Knew About Steele Dossier
This is the sort of information that should have been released years ago!
We all know that the Steel dossier was bogus and that it was almost entirely, if not entirely fabricated. Yet, this was the instrument that the Obama administration used to spy on President Trump while he was still on the campaign trail.
In an email from 2017, former FBI Director James Comey told James Clapper, who at the time was the Director of National Intelligence, that the FBI did not verify the contents of the Steele dossier and was unable to sufficiently corroborate what was inside.
Nevertheless, Comey signed off on a second FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page anyway.
According to Just the News,
Comey tried to push back, suggesting Steele was deemed reliable (he actually had been terminated by the FBI for leaking by that time) and that his network included sources that might be in a position to know things (although the key source had already disavowed the information attributed to him in the dossier).
“I just had a chance to review the proposed talking points on this for today,” Comey wrote Clapper. “Perhaps it is a nit, but I worry that it may not be best to say ‘the IC has not made any judgment that the information in the document is reliable.’ I say that because we HAVE concluded that the source is reliable and has a track record with us of reporting reliable information; we have some visibility into his source network, some of which we have determined to be sub-sources in a position to report on such things; and much of what he reports in the current document is consistent with and corroborative of other reporting included in the body of the main IC report.
If you’d like to read the full memo, you can find it here.