House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has another blockbuster revelation.
He’s already uncovered massive wrongdoing with the FBI using the fake news Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
And he just released a bombshell letter that could land FBI higher ups in prison.
Chairman Nunes fired off a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions accusing the FBI of violating their own standard procedure in using the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant.
He stated that the FBI is only supposed to use “documented and verified” information to obtain a warrant.
And he also alleges someone in the FBI may have violated the law in disregarding Bureau policy.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The FISA warrants — the first of which was granted on Oct. 21, 2016 — also failed to disclose that the Clinton campaign and DNC were the funders of the dossier. Though the FBI knew that Democrats paid for the document, the FISA application stated only that the bureau “speculates” that the dossier information came from a source who sought to “discredit” Trump’s campaign.
In his letter to Sessions, Nunes is asking whether FBI protocols were changed since the 2011 guide “to allow for the use of unverified information” to support FISA applications.
Nunes also noted that violation of the 2011 protocols by presenting “false and/or unverified information” could constitute criminal conduct.
He cited possible conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and contempt of court. The Republican also flagged possible violations of 18 USC 242 and 50 USC 1809. The former statute makes it illegal to use the “color of law to conduct a targeted investigation based on the pretext of law enforcement.” The latter pertains to “surveillance conducted under color of law in a manner not authorized by FISA.”
In his original memo outlining how the FBI abused their power in obtaining a FISA warrant against Page Nunes noted that then deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified that without the dossier no warrant would have been obtained.
The Democrats response memo did not refute this charge.
Nunes new letter to the Justice Department may have uncovered the next layer of this scandal.
And it could lead to prison for someone at the FBI.