Recently released congressional transcripts from disgraced former FBI Director James Comey shed stunning new light on the administration’s decision to use the ‘Steele Dossier’ to obtain FISA warrants; saying it didn’t need to be verified to be used in surveilling Trump campaign associates.
According to the Daily Caller, “Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress Friday that the FBI had not verified the Steele dossier prior to relying on the salacious document to obtain spy warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”
“I think I’ve dealt with warrants where you just identify that your primary [confidential informant], or primary source, has subsources, and so long as the court is aware of that phenomenon and that you’re speaking to the reliability of the primary source, to my mind, that’s a totally legit warrant application,” Comey told lawmakers.
The former bureau boss went on to say that “work was ongoing” to “replicate, either rule in or rule out” the infamous document at the time of his ouster in May 2017.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.