The recently released Democrat memo was supposed to make President Trump look bad, but it backfired. It actually corroborated many of the claims made in the GOP memo about abuses of power, the Steele dossier, and suppression of information.
On Saturday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes released a point-by-point repudiation to the Democrats memo, which he said corroborates major claims in the Republican memo.
The Democrats memo confirms the most important aspect of the GOP memo: the dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele was heavily relied upon in application to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Nunes pointed out that the Democrats memo, commissioned by House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, does not dispute that the dossier was the main reason the spy warrant was granted.
That is vital because it means the FBI wouldn’t have been able to obtain a warrant from the FISC without the dossier, which eventually laid the groundwork for the entire Russia investigation.
The Democratic memo also revealed the FBI failed to inform the FISC that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee gave more than $9 million to Fusion GPS to fund Steele’s operation.
That was another major claim in the GOP memo, and now we know Democrats do not dispute that.
The Steele dossier claimed that Trump and other campaign officials conspired together to collude with Russia to undermine the Clinton campaign.
The Democrats memo doesn’t reveal of a shred of evidence supporting that claim.
So the Democrats memo confirms the FBI never told the secret court that Clinton and the Democrats paid millions for the dossier.
It confirms the dossier was vital to getting a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign beginning in Oct. 2016, which eventually triggered the entire Russia investigation.
The Democrats memo also doesn’t provide any evidence that collusion occurred, another major rebuke to what liberals have claimed for more than a year.
Source: Washington Examiner