Bob Mueller and James Comey and Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama all have some explaining to do after the long-awaited release of the Nunes memo.
The memo is devastating to be sure.’
The worst part:
Steele told Bruce Ohr that he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being President.
Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce 0hr, a senior DOJ offcial who worked closely with Deputy Attorneys General Yates and later Rosenstein. Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing 0hr, documenting his communications with Steele. For example, in September 2016, Steele admitted to 0hr his feelings against then- candidate Trump when Steele said he was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not, being president. This clear evidence of . Steele bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI les but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.
But there is more
“During this same time period, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.
According to the head of the counterintelligence division, Assistant Director Bill Priestap, corroboration of the Steele dossier was in its infancy at the time of the initial Page FISA application. After Steele was terminated, a source validation report conducted by an independent unit within FBI assessed Steele?s reporting as only minimally corroborated. Yet, in early January 2017, Director Comey briefed President-elect Trump on a summary of the Steele dossier, even though it was according to his June 2017 and unverified. While the FISA application relied on Steele’s past record of credible reporting on other unrelated matters, it ignored or concealed his Anti-Trump financial and ideological motivations. Furthermore, Deputy Director McCabe testified before the Committee in December 2017 that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.”
Wow. Pretty devastating. Full memo here.