The stench rising from the Obama-era intelligence community is getting worse by the day and according to John Solomon we should expect a small number of indictments to be handled down as early as this week.
Newly declassified footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report provide the most sweeping evidence to date that the Comey FBI ignored and kept from the courts red flags about problems with the Steele dossier.
(JustTheNews.com) The FBI received repeated warnings dating to 2015 that Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy it used to build a case against President Trump, had concerning contacts with Russian oligarchs and intelligence figures that might call into question the credibility of his intelligence reporting, newly declassified documents showed Monday.
The suspect sources included a person described as a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a Russian intelligence figure under separate counterintelligence investigation by the FBI, the memos show. And the red flags included a warning that Russian intelligence appeared to be aware as early as July 2016 that Steele was working on a U.S. election-related investigation, making him susceptible to misinformation…
… FBI officials urged in 2015 that Steele undergo a re-evaluation as an informant (a “validation review,” in spy parlance) after the bureau’s transnational organized crime office learned that he had received contact from five Russian oligarchs, all of whom wanted to have contact with the bureau.
“The report noted that Steele’s contact with 5 Russian oligarchs in a short period of time was unusual and recommended that a validation review be completed on Steele because of this activity,” one footnote stated.
The FBI did not complete that reevaluation until 2017, long after they had used Steele’s material for a FISA warrant, even though officials acknowledged they were aware of the red flags concerning his oligarch contacts.
The question we all know the answer to is why did the FBI ignore the available intelligence and move forward with the illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign?
Despite repeated warnings that Steele was susceptible to Russian disinformation, Obama’s intelligence agencies knowingly forged ahead relying on the Hillary Clinton-funded dossier’s false claims planted by Moscow’s intelligence services.
As Obama administration officials were closing out their work in January of 2017, they poisoned the body politic with charges that Russia had meddled in the 2016 election to help Hillary Clinton.
That allegation is still repeated today although there is significant empirical evidence that the effect of any Russian interference was minimal at worst and that the true source of the hacked Podesta (Clinton campaign chairman) and DNC emails wasn’t Russia.
First, Russian entities were charged with interfering in the outcome of the election by spending $100,000 on Facebook ads. Compare that to the nearly $1 Billion spent by Michael Bloomberg in his disastrously feeble primary run. We spent more than $100,000 on Facebook ads during that same time period.
Second, the Russian entities that were charged, were never prosecuted. They were convenient stooges for corrupt prosecutors.
Third, WikiLeaks released and took credit for the hacked emails, and denied any coordination with Russia. Why wasn’t Julian Assange ever allowed to testify about that and whatever else he might have known? (Go Deeper)
All of this was known, or should have been known, to the FBI. The fact that they ignored these facts… as they also did with the Clinton email scandal by never examining the server nor Anthony Weiner’s laptop… demands answers as to why…
Clapper: If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.
President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. I think it’s an important point when it comes to critiquing President Obama.