The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley just started an inquiry regarding the allegations about the Federal Bureau of Investigation working with the British spy who’s the “mastermind” behind the controversial so-called “research dossier” on President Donald Trump during the 2016 election cycle.
Earlier on Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to FBI’s director James Comey asking him to divulge all the records with regard to any type of agreement the federal agency may have had with the British national Christopher Steele. The former MI6 (the CIA equivalent in the UK) agent is now famous for writing a sensationalist and totally fake dossier or memo on behalf of Donald Trump’s political enemies.
The so called dossier, which I hope it costed the democrats a ton of money, alleged that the Russian government had sensitive (as in compromising) intel on The Donald, implying that Donald Trump is the Russian’s puppet, i.e. he is controlled via compromising materials and the whole nine yards.
During a private meeting in January, FBI’s chief Comey briefed Donald Trump about the contents of the so called dossier, which was proven to be a total fake shortly after, but that did not stop several mainstream media outlets from publishing the unverified allegations which were vehemently denied by the White House.
According to a Washington Post article from late February, the FBI closed a deal of sorts with that political hack and former MI6 spy through which Christopher Steele would continue his “investigative work” on behalf of the FBI. If that sounds crazy to you, well, it’s whether fake news, as usual, or the FBI going rogue, berserk or whatever.
“While Trump has derided the dossier as ‘fake news’ compiled by his political opponents, the FBI’s arrangement with Steele shows that the bureau considered him credible and found his information, while unproved, to be worthy of further investigation,”
reads the WaPo story and now Senator Grassley is pushing back and asks for the FBI to provide the American people with the information about the Bureau’s use of the former MI6 agent Steele, whose lewd claims have enraged President Trump and his allies. Sen. Grassley’s letter asks for all the FBI’s records about the British spy’s investigation and the full details regarding the agreement between the FBI and the latter, including FBI’s policies for hiring foreign investigators and whether the Bureau has actually relied on any of the intel Steele handed them over in seeking warrants:
“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends.
It is additionally troubling that the FBI reportedly agreed to such an arrangement given that, in January of 2017, then-Director Clapper issued a statement stating that ‘the [intelligence community] has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions.