During his book sale interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, former FBI Director James Comey seems to have made a false claim about the Agency’s use of the Steele dossier. The memory of Comey does not line up with the chronology of events that have been previously reported. The issue is not only about what did the FBI know and when did they know it but is also about what did they use when did they use it to get warrants through the FISA Court. That is a key to the beginning of spying or surveilling on the Trump camp.
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
- James Comey made a false claim about the Steele dossier
- Comey’s timeline is contradicted by extensive reporting
- Several parties have tried to downplay the significance of the dossier to the FBI’s collusion investigation
Former FBI Director James Comey made a glaringly false claim about the infamous Steele dossier in a recent interview with ABC News.
Comey told interviewer George Stephanopoulos that the FBI was unaware of the salacious and unverified dossier until after the bureau formally opened its counterintelligence investigation of President Donald Trump’s campaign.
The investigation was opened on July 31, 2016. Comey is contradicted by extensive reporting that dossier author Christopher Steele provided the FBI with information from his dossier on July 5, 2016.
There has also been reporting that the information was almost immediately passed to the FBI’s counterintelligence division, which would later oversee the Trump probe.
It is unclear why Comey got the timeline so wrong. Several parties, including the FBI, Justice Department, and Democrats, have tried to downplay the significance of the dossier to the FBI’s collusion investigation. That’s possibly because the dossier remains largely unverified more than 15 months after it was published by….
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