Saturday, December 23, 2017

How now FISA warrant?

Andrew McCarthy has a long review of how the FBI allegedly used the fake Steele dossier to secure a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign: "Was the Steele Dossier the FBI’s ‘Insurance Policy’?"
In conclusion, while there is a dearth of evidence to date that the Trump campaign colluded in Russia’s cyberespionage attack on the 2016 election, there is abundant evidence that the Obama administration colluded with the Clinton campaign to use the Steele dossier as a vehicle for court-authorized monitoring of the Trump campaign — and to fuel a pre-election media narrative that U.S. intelligence agencies believed Trump was scheming with Russia to lift sanctions if he were elected president. 
I'm sure the $700,000 the Clinton Foundation gave to the McCabes for a Virginia Senate seat had no effect on his objectivity and sense of fairness.  He's just like a journalist that way.


Anonymous said...

The Associated Press:
McCabe's wife, Jill, did not get $700,000 in donations from Clinton for a Virginia state Senate race in 2015.

The donations came from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's political action committee and the Virginia Democratic Party before McCabe was promoted to deputy director and a supervisory role in the Clinton email investigation.

Eric said...

You are correct: as Trump tweeted, she got the money from "Clinton Puppets" of which McAuliffe is one.

The former DNC chair knew that the Clinton campaign was buying up the DNC.

Wolf Blitzen said...

Everything in the Steele dossier is fake. And everything in Donald Trump's Twitter feed is solid. Ho ho ho.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. If you're wishing for a bicycle or a Lego Star Wars set under your tree, I do hope you get them. As for other types of toys, "No puppet, no puppet, you're the puppet."

Eric said...

Yes, Merry Christmas to you also.

I know that sometimes these discussions get a little contentious but I think most people engage in debate with good faith and we can remain friendly in the end.

Also: we can all agree that Trump should stop Tweeting.