Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper intentionally leaked sensitive details about the ‘Trump Dossier’ to CNN and misled Congress about the issue, says a bombshell new report.
According to a recent report released by the House Intelligence Committee, Clapper intentionally leaked the now-debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ to CNN’s Jake Tapper and possibly lied to Congress about the revelation.
As reported by the Federalist, “Clapper not only leaked information about the infamous Steele dossier and high-level government briefings about it to CNN, he also may have lied to Congress about the matter.”
“Clapper flatly denied ‘discussing[ing] the dossier [compiled by Steele] or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists,’” said the House’s report.
“Clapper’s discussion with Tapper took place in early January 2017, around the time IC leaders briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele information,’ a two-page summary of which was ‘enclosed in’ the highly-classified version of the ICA,” it adds.
Read the full story at The Federalist.
BOMBSHELL: Clinton-Financed Russia Dossier USED TO SPY on Trump Campaign
The unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from a secret court to monitor members of Trump’s team, this reporter has learned.
A large portion of the evidence presented in the salacious 35-page dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. However, the FBI gained approval nevertheless to surveil members of Trump’s campaign and “it’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” said a senior law enforcement source, with knowledge of the process.
Multiple sources told this reporter that the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISC. The sources also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic “FISA abuse.”
“(The dossier) certainly played a role in obtaining the warrant,” added another senior U.S. official, with knowledge of the dossier. “Congress needs to look at the FBI officials who were handling this case and see what, if anything, was verified in the dossier. I think an important question is whether the FBI payed anything to the source for the dossier.”
Read the full report at saraacarter.com
CLINTON COLLUSION: FBI Given SECOND DOSSIER by Longtime Clinton Aide
The FBI’s never-ending investigation into allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials has received a second anti-Trump dossier from a longtime Clinton insider; raising further questions over the DNC’s secretive role in the ongoing probe.
According to the Guardian, the Department of Justice was given the unconfirmed material by Cody Shearer, a former journalist with close connections to President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State -and President Trump’s opponent in the 2016 election- Hillary Clinton.
“The second memo was written by Cody Shearer, a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s,” writes the Guardian. “Unlike Steele, Shearer does not have a background in espionage, and his memo was initially viewed with skepticism, not least because he had shared it with select media organizations before the election.
The revelation comes as Congressional investigators and lawmakers struggle to find answers regarding the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
This week, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a bombshell FISA memo, reportedly showing widespread abuse of FISA courts to surveil on American citizens -even those with close ties to the Trump campaign.
It’s unclear if the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ served as the basis for these FISA warrants.