The widely discredited dossier alleging that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election was used by former President Barack Obama’s FBI to spy on Trump and his campaign.
According to a bombshell report from Sara Carter, a frequent guest on Fox News with Sean Hannity has verified that the FBI used the dossier to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Trump and his former campaign officials.
Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile the dossier which made numerous unverified claims suggesting that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election.
The 35-page dossier, which was partly funded by former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee, was full of salacious claims that the FBI has admitted it cannot verify.
Clinton’s campaign and the DNC paid nearly $9 million for the dossier, raising questions about why the FBI used an unverified hit piece funded by Democrats to trigger the investigation into unproven Russia collusion.
A senior law enforcement source with knowledge of the process told Carter that the FBI using the hit piece to spy on Trump and his campaign members was “outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated.”
“(The dossier) certainly played a role in obtaining the warrant,” a second senior U.S. official with knowledge of the dossier told Carter. “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 paid anything to the source for the dossier.”
Earlier this week, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence finally received access to the full dossier and other related documents to validate them.
Last week, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote a letter to the DOJ requesting an investigation into whether Steele lied to federal authorities about key claims in the dossier.
Republicans are ramping up efforts to expose the utterly groundless dossier, and now we know Obama’s DOJ And FBI used the hit piece to spy on Trump and his campaign.