On Friday, the memo was released from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who serves as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Democrats and the mainstream media fought relentlessly to prevent the memo’s public availability, attempting to characterize doing such as risking national security and severely eroding the foundation of the intelligence community.
Following the memo’s release, it is now clear that they were attempting to cover up extensively damaging information pertaining to the Russia Investigation and key members of the previous administration.
The Russian Dossier is a compilation of documents that has served as the substantial basis for the Russian Investigation. This dossier was compiled by Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele.
This was not an independent investigation, but rather opposition research subsidized by the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. This opposition research was then given to the FBI, within Obama’s Department of Justice, and used to obtain a FISA warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to install a “wiretap” monitoring the Trump campaign, specifically targeting volunteer Carter Page. This monitorization lasted for a year.
In September 2016, Steele told a senior Justice Department official that he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected. He also included that he was “passionate about him not being president.”
This reveals that the FBI’s main source of the information behind the Russia Investigation is a liberal who desperately wanted to prevent and terminate Trump’s presidency.
Allegedly, the Justice Department did not discover the bias behind their submitted information until later in October 2016. They began to examine its level of considerable bias, but proceeded to move forward with the Russian probe, despite the realization that the accusations were politically motivated.
Not only did they continue, but they omitted this bias in their application to obtain a warrant. “Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele,” the memo expresses. It then continues, recording that Steele expressed his “desperation” to stop Trump from winning the election in September 2016.
“This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files,” the memo states. It also adds that the Department of Justice and FBI did not include the bias behind Steele’s investigative manner “in any of the [Carter] Page FISA applications.”
“During this same time period, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump,” the memo notes. “Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.”
The Democratic Party, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice continued seeking and obtained a court order, despite this clear bias.
In addition to their application, they omitted the bias. This manipulated and mislead the court to grant approval for Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI to spy on an American citizen and monitor an opposing political campaign.
“Consistent with requirements under FISA, the application had to first be certified by the Director or Deputy Director of the FBI,” the memo explains.
“It then required approval of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General (DAG), or the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division. The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC. As required by statute (50 U.S.C. §1805 (d)(1)), a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause.”
“Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one,” the memo says. “Then-DAG Sally Yates, then acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.”
This memo revealed that the entire Russia Investigation is nothing more than a political stunt established by the Democrats, desperately attempting to remove Trump from the White House. Not only have they engaged in highly unethical and scandalous behavior, but they have also wasted tax payer dollars to subsidize their McCarthyism. It is complete madness.