Two top Republicans are calling on the Department of Justice investigate whether criminal charges should be levied against the British spy who compiled the widely discredited Trump-Russia dossier.
According to The Washington Post, 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 Christopher Steele lied to federal authorities about relaying key claims in the dossier to the liberal media.
Steele, a former British spy, was paid by Fusion GPS to compile the unverified dossier, which makes many claims that Trump may have colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election.
There is absolutely zero proof to support such an erroneous claim despite multiple investigations looking into the matter for nearly a year.
The dossier, which was partly funded by former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee, is nothing more than opposition research, which made salacious claims such as Trump consorted with Russian prostitutes during trips to Moscow years ago.
Clinton’s campaign and the DNC paid nearly $9 million for the dossier, leading many to believe this political hit piece was used by the FBI to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Trump and his former campaign members.
Grassley and Graham are seeking answers to two main questions.
First, did Steele, who was funded by Clinton and Democrat to create the dossier against Trump, leak parts of the document to the liberal media to levy attacks against Trump both before and after the 2016 election?
Secondly, was the dossier used to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump?
This could be the biggest scandal in modern political history, and Grassley and Graham are calling on the DOJ to investigate Steele and the phony dossier.
Source: The Washington Post