Millions of Americans were outraged when they learned about the FBI using the fake news Steele dossier to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
The question that remained was how would the Trump administration react.
Jeff Sessions stepped up to the plate and delivered an announcement that the FBI did not like one bit.
Sessions declared the Department of Justice’s Inspector General would investigate possible FISA abuses in how the FBI obtained the warrant against Carter Page.
Fox News reports:
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the inspector general of the Department of Justice will probe allegations of government surveillance abuse, in light of the memos released on Capitol Hill about FBI and DOJ efforts to obtain FISA warrants to surveil a Trump campaign adviser.
“We believe the Department of Justice must adhere to the high standards in the FISA court,” Sessions said during a news conference Tuesday. “Yes it will be investigated. And I think that’s just the appropriate thing the inspector general will take that as one of the matters he’ll deal with…
… In an earlier interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sessions told host Maria Bartiromo that there would be an investigation into how the FBI used the dossier to secure a wiretap.
“Let me tell you, every FISA warrant based on facts submitted to that court have to be accurate,” he said. “That will be investigated and looked at, and we are not going to participate at the Department of Justice in providing anything less than the proper disclosure to the court before they issue a FISA warrant.”
Chairman Devin Nunes released a memo detailing how the FBI used the Steele dossier – which was paid for by the Clinton campaign – as the main evidence to obtain the FISA warrant against Page.
The memo also made it clear that the FBI did not tell the entire truth to the court in their warrant application.
They did not disclose that it the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for the memo.
That could open up high ranking officials to criminal exposure.
This investigation is a welcome step toward draining the swamp and rooting out the Deep State.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.