The “Obamagate” scandal keeps getting worse for Democrats.
Finally, Americans are learning the truth about what the Obama administration and the FBI did to spy on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
But Donald Trump found out one bombshell about Barack Obama’s crimes that he couldn’t believe.
Christopher Steele’s dossier supposedly outlining a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to steal the 2016 election became the fuel for the media conspiracy theories about Russian collusion.
The FBI used the dossier as the central piece of evidence to get a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Thanks to disclosures by the Department of Justice, Americans now know that the main source for the dossier was under a counterintelligence investigation by the FBI for being a national security threat.
The Daily Caller reports:
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation on the primary source for dossier author Christopher Steele, and considered obtaining a warrant to wiretap him in 2010, according to a document released Thursday.
The FBI was also aware of the information about the source, identified elsewhere as Igor Danchenko, by December 2016, according to the document.
“This is the most stunning and damning revelation the committee has uncovered,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement after releasing an FBI memo about the dossier source.
The document shows that the FBI considered a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant of Danchenko years before the bureau relied heavily on information that he had provided Steele, a former British spy, to obtain FISAs against Carter Page.
When the FBI applied for the final three warrants to spy on Carter Page, the Bureau knew that the source for the dossier was a Russian operative feeding a foreign spy who was paid by the Clinton campaign for disinformation.
The FBI withheld all of this information from the FISA court judge, which could be a major criminal offense.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.