Lindsey Graham hinted that there is a major story on the FBI and the warnings they received about Christopher Steele’s credibility.
He was not able to get into specifics but he says that is because those documents aren’t declassified yet. But he did say that the FBI received warnings from five and possibly six different sources, who questioned Steele’s credibility.
We do know two of them.
One is Bruce Ohr and the other is former State Department employee, Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016. This is huge because officials in the FBI and DOJ swore in their FISA applications that the information was verified when instead they knew that multiple sources warned them it lacked credibility.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Friday that U.S. officials received as many as six warnings that dossier author Christopher Steele was an unreliable source of information regarding President Donald Trump.
Graham discussed the assessment of Steele during a radio interview with host Sean Hannity, but he stopped short of describing all of the information regarding the former British spy because much of it is classified.
“There’s four events that I’m aware of, five actually, where the system was informed that Christopher Steele was an unreliable informant when it came to Trump,” Graham told Hannity.
“Some of them I can’t tell you yet until we get this stuff declassified. But I think it’s going to be five; it may be six,” the South Carolina Republican added later.
Republicans have accused the FBI of abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by relying on Steele’s unverified reports in applications to wiretap Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser.
The bureau obtained four warrants to spy on Page, the first of which was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.