The Steele dossier probe just widened into Obama territory. Under the leadership of Representative Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee is now looking at a dozen former Obama administration officials and their possible ties with the Russian dossier. Not only are there more ties from these officials with Fusion GPs, but it appears that the knowledge of the dossier and its contents was wider spread that we thought before. Will this be helpful in determining whether or not there was actual abuse of the FISA Court? Stay tuned to see where this inquiry leads. Could it go even higher?
As Written and Reported Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are seeking information about the Steele dossier from a former Obama administration official who is married to an employee of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier.
The committee, chaired by GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of California, issued questionnaires Friday to around a dozen former President Barack Obama’s administration officials.
The Daily Caller News Foundation is told that one of the letters was sent to Shailagh Murray, a former journalist who served as senior adviser to Obama and as former Vice President Joe Biden’s deputy chief of staff.
Murray’s husband is Neil King, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who worked at the newspaper at the same time as Fusion GPS’s three co-founders, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, and Tom Catan. Murray also worked at The Journal until 2005. She joined the Obama administration in 2011.
King left The Journal in December 2016 after accepting a buyout offer. Politico reported at the time that he was joining Fusion GPS, which is based in Washington, D.C.
House Intel Republicans are exploring whether there ….
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