Via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 01.11.18" Powerline Reports "FBI used Dossier to Obtain FISA Warrant".
Sara Carter reports that the unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from the FISA court to monitor members of Trump’s team. Carter cites “multiple sources.”To summarize, the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid a law firm to pay Steele, to pay the Russians for almost entirely unverified salacious material, paid journolists to report it, and passed it to the FBI, who used it to break the 4th amendment protections on the people in the Trump campaign at the hand of anti-Trump, pro-Clinton hacks in the FBI.
Carter also notes that Sean Hannity says he has independently confirmed the dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant. Hannity relies on three sources.
Meanwhile, Byron York reports that representatives of four congressional committees — the House Intelligence Committee, Senate Intelligence Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and Senate Judiciary Committee — have seen the documents the FBI submitted with its request for a FISA warrant. Thus, these members know whether dossier material was used to obtain the warrant.
So far, says Byron, the members and any staffers in the know have not leaked word as to whether such material was used. (As I understand it, this information is classified). Sara Carter appears to be relying on leaks from sources in the executive branch, whom she describes as “senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the dossier.”
At the end of the day, I suspect we’ll learn conclusively that unverified dossier information was indeed used to obtain the FISA warrant. And we already know the dossier information was obtained at the behest of, and with financing from, the Clinton campaign. And I think we know that at least some of the FBI agents and officials involved in the process were anti-Trump partisans alarmed at the prospect of Trump defeating Clinton.
And the Trump campaign is being subjected to a Special "Counsel" investigation regarding collusion with the Russians in the election, for which there is essentially zero evidence. Go figure.
Things that make you go hmmm. Was Seth Rich the one person reported to be killed over the dossier?
Whoa! Somebody's already been killed as the result of the dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele from questionable Russian sources and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, and possibly used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants to spy on the campaign of Hillary's opponent, Donald J. Trump?
As shocking as this revelation may be, it dovetails nicely with fear expressed for her safety by former DNC chair Donna Brazile. In a stunning interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos about her new book, Hacks, Brazile made cryptic references to murdered DNC I.T. staffer Seth Rich and revealed that afterward, she took the precautions one takes when one fears for his life.
So far, speculation about the unsolved murder of Seth Rich have been dismissed as right-wing conspiracy theories, but Brazile's references to him in the light of all that has come out about WikiLeaks, the Fusion GPS dossier, and Hillary's purchase of the DNC that rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders may be a missing piece of this whole puzzle.
We have the unsolved murder of a former DNC staffer, Seth Rich; a former DNC chair who feared for her life; and a statement by the lawyer for the founder of Fusion GPS suggesting that someone has been killed over the dossier. Would it be too much to connect those dots?
Brazile, according to Newsweek, in a piece titled "DNC's Donna Brazile Dedicated Her Book to 'Patriot' Seth Rich, Whose Death Made Her Fear for Own Life," dedicated her book in part to Rich
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Why did Donna Brazile fear for her life after Seth's Rich unsolved murder? Were these cryptic references a way of warning those who she feared might do her harm that more would be revealed after her possible demise? Only Donna Brazile can elaborate, and it is doubtful she will at this point.
Rich's murder remains a mystery, with no apparent motive – not even a robbery gone wrong. . . .