Major Leak: Report Exposes Hillary Clinton’s Dirty Trick To Defeat Trump In 2016 Election
A new bombshell leak of information from a top GOP lawmaker exposes Hillary Clinton's dirty trick to defeat then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Rep. Devin Nunes told The Hill that State Department notes indicate that the discredited Steele dossier was nothing more than a political document for the Clinton campaign to discredit Trump.
"They tried to hide a lot of documents from us during our investigation, and it usually turns out there’s a reason for it,” Nunes said.
Nunes said the papers were withheld from the House Intelligence Committee, which is why he's leaking the information now. Basically, the State Department knew the dossier was nothing more than a political hit piece against Trump, but it was still used by the FBI to justify spying on the Trump campaign.
From The Daily Caller:
The fanciful account was designed to be used as political mud to be slung during the 2016 presidential campaign, and had to be finished before Election Day, The Hill reports.
That conclusion is revealed in a written account from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s Oct. 11, 2016 meeting with former MI6 agent Christopher Steele. Steele reportedly acknowledged that his intelligence-gathering mission was nothing more than a political job for the Hillary Clinton election campaign.
The conversation between Kavalec and Steele and her account of it all happened 10 days before the FBI decided Steele’s research should provide the basis of obtaining a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, starting with former advisor Carter Page.
Kavalec wrote that Steele’s client, the Clinton campaign, “is keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8,” Election Day in 2016.
Here's more from The Hill on how despite the heavy redactions, Kavalec’s notes have major consequences:
For the first time, we have written proof the U.S. government knew well before the FBI secured the FISA warrant that Steele had a political motive and Election Day deadline to make his dossier public. And we know that information was transmitted before the Carter Page FISA warrant to one or more people whose job is so sensitive that their identity had to be protected.
That means there is little chance the FBI didn’t know about Steele’s political client, or the Election Day deadline, before requesting the FISA warrant.Documents and testimony from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS, show he told the FBI in August 2016 that Steele was “desperate” to defeat Trump and his work had something to do with Clinton’s campaign.
Kavalec’s notes make clear the DNC was a likely client and the election was Steele’s deadline to smear Trump.Likewise, there is little chance the FBI didn’t know that Steele, then a bureau informant, had broken protocol and gone to the State Department in an effort to make the Trump dirt public.
In other words, State Department documents show that the Clinton-funded dossier was nothing more than a political hit piece against Trump, but it was somehow was used by the FBI to justify spying on the Trump campaign.