Devin Nunes says that he has finally gotten to see the scope memo giving Mueller authorization to investigate President Trump and it’s just as Republicans have suspected and the Democrats denied that the Steele dossier was front and center.
Nunes was not able to divulge anything else because the document is still classified, but apparently, it verifies all of what the Republicans have been saying all along. The dossier was the main impetus that the FBI used to get a FISA warrant against Carter Page.
The FBI was able to listen to every phone call and read every email for a year and they found absolutely nothing.
California Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday that he has finally seen the Justice Department memo that laid out the parameters of the special counsel’s probe.
Nunes, a Republican, indicated in an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” that the Aug. 2, 2017 memo shows the infamous and unverified Steele dossier was relevant to the special counsel’s probe.
“Ultimately, that Steele dossier permeated all the way through, ultimately to the special counsel,” said Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
“I was finally able to see the scope memo,” he continued. “And remember, I had these concerns that it was based upon the Steele dossier.”
Nunes said he was unable to talk about what else is in the memo, seemingly because it contains classified information.
Democrats have tried to downplay the significance of the Steele dossier to the Trump-Russia probe. They’ve pointed out that the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele wrote and Democrats funded, was not the catalyst for the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign, which started on July 31, 2016.