Earlier penetration attempt targeting the Obama administration?
“‘one of the craziest’ the veteran agent had seen in two decades of handling sources.”
“They lied their ass off to the Congress.”
Plus: FBI deputized Steele to target Flynn two months earlier?
“they were wiped in early January 2017.”
“there were ties between Russian intelligence and a presidential campaign – the Clinton campaign…”
“I’m not going to be the Republican Christopher Steele.”
“No response to a request for comment.”
“McCabe told the OIG he did not remember giving those instructions, and could not tell us why he might have done so.”
“The chairman has no credibility left.”
“became frustrated…when Comey notified Congress…the FBI was reopening the Clinton email investigation”
Plus: Steele discussed working for the Trumps a few years earlier?
As read by Adam Baldwin!
“…reviewed over one million records”
“… desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not becoming the U.S. president.”
“…the investigators’ sense that he offered new and important information, may dampen expectations among the president’s allies”
“I’m willing to make it clear if we need to.”
Hannity: Barr already has the IG report on the FISA warrant.
“They wanted Trump’s team to know they did not think Steele’s information was credible”
“…will not answer questions”
Sometimes a review is … just a review?
“that confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s…dossier to justify securing a…(FISA) warrant
Now it can be told!
“…the Inspector General’s final report ‘is going to try and deeply undermine’ Steele”
Things just got interesting
“…its publication was the original sin.”
Graham to Comey: See you soon!
“Because they were maybe setting him up.”
“When the day of reckoning is on the horizon, he chooses to lose his voice.”
“That breakfast took place amid ongoing FBI concerns about Russian election interference…”
“FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press, and then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA’s”
“Investigation names…are designed to refer to facts, ideas, or people related to the investigation.”
“Grassley also asked the Justice Department to arrange for Ohr to be interviewed…”
“I did what duty demanded I do.”
“I knew it was funded first by Republicans.”
“I said it was important that we not give them the excuse…”
Trump not too crazy about Flynn, but thinks he deserves better than Comey.
Trump: Comey should be prosecuted for leaking.
“The Justice Department cannot credibly investigate itself…”
Masking, unmasking and masquerades
“I did not expect them to be shared with anyone in the U.S. government.”
“officials have not found ‘direct’ evidence of a kill-capture plot”
Smooth move just when violent crime has been rising
So much for bipartisan cooperation.