The FISA memo confirms that the FBI relied on the notorious and hyper-partisan Steele dossier to justify its surveillance of the Trump campaign.
The memo is about to go public, but excerpts were already leaked to news organizations.
“The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications,” according to the Washington Examiner.
The Steele dossier was funded by the HIllary Clinton campaign and the DNC via Fusion GPS.
“DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.”
The memo also reportedly details how, “Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.”
Reaction to the revelations are already rolling in.
House Intel memo key point: The FBI's Andrew McCabe confirmed to the committee that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information. Story posting soon.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 2, 2018
“It’s a disgrace what’s going on in our country, a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves,” President Trump commented moments ago.
This article will be updated as information becomes available.