For a long time it has been bandied about that the Obama administration, the FBI and DOJ used opposition research known as the Trump dossier was used illegally to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
But recently, the New York Times published an article that said the true source of the warrants was bit player Papadopoulos had gotten drunk and spouted off to the Australian ambassador and that caused the FISA warrants to be issued. The NYT must have been very disappointed when the DOJ suddenly reversed course and released the complete records.
In two closed-door meetings with Republicans, House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told lawmakers that he had seen evidence that he has seen clear abuse of the Obama FBI and DOJ has committed abuse of the FISA court by using the unsubstantiated opposition research paper bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to obtain warrants against members of Trump’s campaign workers. That is outrageous that the fake Trump dossier was used as “probable cause” when none of the dossier has even to this day been confirmed.
Fox News reported:
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows clear “abuse” of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the conversations, raising more questions about whether the controversial anti-Trump dossier was used by the Obama administration to authorize surveillance of advisers to President Trump.
The California Republican made his comments in private meetings with GOP colleagues as he tried to round up votes in favor of renewing a key section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as Section 702, which eventually passed in the House on Thursday.
Before the vote, Nunes told GOP lawmakers they could trust him that he has not seen abuse of that section of the law dealing with foreigners, but that other sections of the law have in fact been misused by government officials to conduct surveillance of Americans. Nunes vowed that he plans to address his concerns by trying to share the evidence with the entire House later this month, after the debate over Section 702 is complete, according to the three sources familiar with the conversations.
Nunes said that he would “read all 435 members of Congress into major abuses with other areas of FISA and will read members in ASAP”.
Both Sean Hannity and journalist Sara Carter have confirmed that sources have told them that the dossier was used to be able to spy on Trump campaign workers.
Sara Carter reported:
Multiple sources told this reporter that the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISC. The sources also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic “FISA abuse.”
Here’s hoping that Comey will share a cell with Barack Obama.