December 9, 2018
Obviously, we already knew they didn’t verify it because it was unverifiable.
I guess Comey isn’t comfortable lying about this particular thing under oath – like he lied about so many other things under oath – because it is so obvious.
That becomes “oh yes, we verified it” and then “but it was fake tho?”
Former FBI Director James Comey admitted that the Bureau did not verify allegations in the Steele dossier before it was cited as grounds for snooping on a former Trump adviser in 2016.
The admission came in closed-door testimony before congressional investigators that was made public Saturday evening.
The dossier contained memos alleging Russian influence over Trump and his advisers and helped authorities get permission from a special court to surveil former Trump adviser Carter Page.
It alleged that Trump did piss-sex in a bed in Moscow and was filmed by the FSB.
They don’t ever tell you that specific allegation in these articles anymore, because there was such a backlash of “oh, come on now” that they gave up.
The compilation of the Steele dossier was funded first by a conservative publication, then by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The “conservative publication” was Michael Goldfarb’s “The Washington Free Beacon.”
Yes, Michael Goldfarb is Jewish.
The Hillary Democrat that it was handed off to was Marc Ellias, who also is coincidentally Jewish.
This revelation by Comey was revealed in a Friday appearance before the House Oversight Comittee. This comes as Clinton Email Investigation is being reopened.
A federal judge Thursday called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”
Judge Royce Lamberth blasted the Justice and State Departments for responses to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit dating back to 2014 for Clinton’s Benghazi-related emails.
“At best, State’s efforts to pass off its deficient search as legally adequate during settlement negotiations was negligence born out of incompetence,” Lamberth wrote. “At worst, career employees at the State and Justice Departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this court.”
In a 10-page opinion, Lamberth ordered the government and Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group which brought the lawsuit, to come up with a discovery plan in 10 days.
Lamberth said the plan should examine if Clinton used a private email “to evade FOIA,” if the State Department attempted to settle the case “despite knowing the inadequacies of the initial search constituted bad faith,” and if State’s searches for relevant records “have been adequate.”
I suspect the plan was to evade more than FOIA. Who the hell even knows what was in those emails. The Clintons are killing people left and right, running a massive pay-to-play favors system through the Clinton Foundation, running infinity amounts of political tricks. She could have been using that server to plan another 911 for all we know.
But I don’t expect we ever will know.
And these email investigations have been blocked so many times that there is no way another investigation is actually going to mean anything unless it is a full-scale operation ordered by the executive.