FBI’s McCabe was grilled for 7 long hours on Capitol Hill and managed not to answer some very probing questions. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has knowledge of the Russian dossier and how it was used to approach the FISA Court for authorization to investigate Donald Trump.
As Written By Byron York for The Washington Examiner:
There are some important things the public doesn’t know about the so-called “Trump dossier,” such as whether the FBI used information from the dossier to win court permission to spy on Americans. But the most important question about the dossier is the simplest: Is it true?
In a seven-hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly declined to answer whether the bureau has been able to verify the substantive allegations in the dossier, or even to identify a substantive allegation that has been corroborated, according to sources familiar with the questioning.
The dossier portion of the interview began with McCabe being asked if he thought the dossier met the standard of credibility the FBI required to open an investigation. McCabe said he believed it did. He said on more than one occasion that the FBI had worked hard to verify the dossier, telling lawmakers that the FBI had at one point sent investigators to London as part of the effort.
McCabe was asked to point to anything in the dossier that he knew to be true. McCabe noted that the dossier said, accurately, that the unpaid, low-level Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page visited Moscow in July 2016.
McCabe’s questioners were not impressed. Page’s Moscow trip was reported in the press at the time it happened; the simple fact that he was in Russia was not a revelation. Lawmakers reminded McCabe that Page’s presence in Moscow was long …….
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