All the way back in 2016, as Donald Trump was preparing to take over the Oval Office, the co-called Deep State was working up one heck of a plan to stop him…or, at the very least, sow the seeds of doubt in his allegiance to our nation.
They accomplished this by insisting that Trump was some sort of Russian double agent, helped along the way by Vladimir Putin in return for secret favoritism toward the Kremlin. It was an absurd idea, and it would take an absurd plan to make anyone believe it.
Enter the Steele Dossier: A collection of 10 year old Wall Street Journal rumors about President Trump’s time with prostitutes in Moscow.
This collection of unverifiable material was then unbelievably used to generate a FISA warrant for the Obama administration’s FBI to effectively spy on the Trump campaign. This week, a newly declassified piece of information has arrived that seems to indicate that the infamous James Comey was helping keep this plan in motion.
The report released on Wednesday provides more of a window into the December 2016 debate around the ICA and how the Steele information was included — including that many at the FBI wanted to feature the Steele information prominently.
“The Assistant Director for [redacted] recounted a conversation with FBI Assistant Director for CD on December 22, and recalled the FBI’s interest in ‘weaving their dossier in the actual text of the report.,'” one line of the Senate Intelligence report reads. “Assistant Director for [redacted] stated there was no ‘visibility, at the time of the writing of the report, into the sub-sourcing dynamic for that dossier… because of the subsourcing, I felt [it] was not appropriate for inclusion in the report and would detract from the report.'”
A statement from Former CIA Director John Brennan in the Senate report said that “[i]nitially the FBI wanted it incorporated into the assessment itself.” Brennan continued that the CIA did not want to incorporate the intelligence but that “Jim Comey made a very strong case, which we didn’t object to, that it needed to accompany the assessment because it was related to the issue, and we didn’t know where the FBI’s investigation was as far as some of those things.”
Comey is the disgraced former chief of the FBI who, among other things, was unwilling to press charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over a secret email server that she had hidden in a bathroom at the State Department.