Skip to comments.Russia collusion bombshell: DNC lawyers met with FBI on dossier before surveillance warrant
Posted on 10/03/2018 7:56:46 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Congressional investigators have confirmed that a top FBI official met with Democratic Party lawyers to talk about allegations of Donald Trump-Russia collusion weeks before the 2016 election, and before the bureau secured a search warrant targeting Trumps campaign.
Former FBI general counsel James Baker met during the 2016 season with at least one attorney from Perkins Coie, the Democratic National Committees private law firm.
Thats the firm used by the DNC and Hillary Clintons campaign to secretly pay research firm Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence operative, to compile a dossier of uncorroborated raw intelligence alleging Trump and Moscow were colluding to hijack the presidential election.
The dossier, though mostly unverified, was then used by the FBI as the main evidence seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting the Trump campaign in the final days of the campaign.
The revelation was confirmed both in contemporaneous evidence and testimony secured by a joint investigation by Republicans on the House Judiciary and Government Oversight committees, my source tells me.
It means the FBI had good reason to suspect the dossier was connected to the DNCs main law firm and was the product of a Democratic opposition-research effort to defeat Trump yet failed to disclose that information to the FISA court in October 2016, when the bureau applied for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
This is a bombshell that unequivocally shows the real collusion was between the FBI and Donald Trumps opposition the DNC, Hillary and a Trump-hating British intel officer to hijack the election, rather than some conspiracy between Putin and Trump, a knowledgeable source told me.
Baker was interviewed by lawmakers behind closed doors on Wednesday. Sources declined to divulge his testimony, other than to say it confirmed other evidence about the contact between the Perkins Coie law firm and the FBI.
The sources also said Bakers interview broke new ground both about the FBIs use of news media in 2016 and 2017 to further the Trump case and about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins conversations in spring 2017 regarding possible use of a body wire to record Trump.
The interview was one of the most productive we had and it opened up many new investigative leads, one source said.
Another said Baker could not answer some questions about FBI media contacts, citing an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department inspector general into alleged illegal leaks, during and after the election, about the Trump collusion probe and other matters.
These revelations illustrate anew how much the FBI and Justice Department have withheld from the public about their collaboration and collusion with clearly partisan elements of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, Fusion and Steele, that were trying to defeat Trump.
The growing body of evidence that the FBI used mostly politically-motivated, unverified intelligence from an opponent to justify spying on the GOP nominees campaign just weeks before Election Day has prompted a growing number of Republicans to ask President Trump to declassify the rest of the FBIs main documents in the Russia collusion case.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Freedom Caucus leaders Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), veteran investigator Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and many others have urged the president to act on declassification even as FBI and Justice Department have tried to persuade the president to keep documents secret.
Ryan has said he believes the declassification will uncover potential FBI abuses of the FISA process. Jordan said he believes there is strong evidence the bureau misled the FISA court. Nunes has said the FBI intentionally hid exculpatory evidence from the judges.
And Meadows told The Hills new morning television show, Rising, on Wednesday that there is evidence the FBI had sources secretly record members of the Trump campaign.
Theres a strong suggestion that confidential human sources actually taped members within the Trump campaign, Meadows told Hill.TV hosts Krystal Ball and Ned Ryun.
John Solomon is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work over the years has exposed U.S. and FBI intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal scientists misuse of foster children and veterans in drug experiments, and numerous cases of political corruption. He is The Hills executive vice president for video.
Hope these sources are accurate.
OK, this is banana republic stuff. These criminals need to visit the gray bar hotel and soon.
Can I say it?
If correct - HUGE.
These fools never thought that she would lose....
Frankly, I have long stopped paying attention to 'bombshells' but the rumor mill is active on multiple fronts.
tomorrow morning press conference my guess it involves this
Gitmo’ needs a new wing of cells anyway...
John Solomon, along with Sarah Carter, has been a 100% solid reporter.
If this is accurate, it’s the beginning of the October surprise, and so huge that it will erase all memory of “Watergate.”
A massive conspiracy of high treason with no controlling legal authority in sight that’s not loyal to the left or compromised
Hugh and series
If true.....you can say BOOM!
Solomon is always 100% accurate.
Who is at Perkins-Coia? Hillary accolytes like Lanny Davis.
Sending info to the FBI. Directly.
Hillary colluded with the FBI to destroy Trump by a hoax dossier, used tk get warrants to spy, etc.
This is the biggest bombshell of the entire saga....
My god shut this crap down and pardon everyone connected
Good thing we have a tough AG... oops, never mind.
“John Solomon, along with Sarah Carter, has been a 100% solid reporter.”
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