Judicial Watch discovered the FISA Court held no hearings on the surveillance warrant applications from the FBI that was based on Christopher Steele’s ‘dirty dossier”. Three of the warrants were executed after President Trump was elected. The fourth renewal of the warrant was signed under Mueller’s reign, implicating him in using the fraudulent document.
Rod Rosenstein, the top official in the Department of Justice (DOJ) overseeing Robert Mueller’s investigation, is being impeached for failure to comply with House oversight requests. The House conservatives further chastised the DOJ and Rosenstein for withholding embarrassing documents, knowingly hiding information, abusing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, and failure to comply with Congressional subpoenas.
A House intelligence committee report revealed that researchers were paid $50-million by donors from California and New York to create the discredited Steele dossier in order to oust President Trump. The Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funded the dossier. George Soros was also linked as a donor in the scheme. The dossier was used improperly by the FBI in seeking a federal court order for surveillance of Americans during the campaign.
US: Democrats published a rebuttal memo to the FISA memo released by Republicans who alleged that the FBI and DOJ had abused the FISA system in obtaining the warrant. The Democrats’ rebuttal omitted several key points such as: former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe’s testimony that the FISA warrant would not have been sought without the infamous dossier, and it ignores the fact that the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the dossier.