The bureau failed to disclose the partisan nature of the dossier to the FISA court.
Meanwhile, in the swamp, the whole Trump/Russia collusion fiasco continues to simmer in the background. The latest revelation is that former FBI general counsel James Baker met with Democrat National Committee lawyers to discuss the Russia investigation and the infamous Christopher Steele dossier before the bureau secured a FISA warrant to surveil Donald Trump’s campaign. Yes, that would be theClinton/DNC-funded dossier that formed the primary basis for the FBI’s warrant request. In fact, Baker met with the same private DNC law firm — Perkins Coie — that served as the passthrough for Clinton cash to get to Fusion GPS for that dossier.
It would seem uncorroborated “evidence” is a theme for Democrats to smear a political enemy.
The Hill’s John Solomon further explains the significance: “It means the FBI had good reason to suspect the dossier was connected to the DNC’s 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.”