On Tuesday night, The Washington Post released a story that proves that Hillary Clinton and her campaign were the ones responsible for creating the “Trump dossier.”  But new information shows that the FBI also knew about the dossier during the very height of the campaign and considered helping fund it instead of stopping it, reports The Washington Examiner.

According to investigators it was apparently obvious that Democrats and Perkins Coie were involved in creating the “Trump dossier,” that it was not a surprise when the Washington Post broke the story.

“I’m shocked,” one lawmaker joked Tuesday night. “Who could have ever guessed?”

You can thanks one of the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, for breaking the story. The California Republican has been looking into the dossier more than anyone else, and it wasn’t until his Oct. 4th subpoena for the bank records of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that handled the dossier, that finally revealed the truth.

The next step would be for the FBI to be involved.

At the height of the presidential campaign, around October 2016, Christopher Steele, who was the foreign agent hired by Fusion GPS to compile the Trump dossier, approached the FBI and according to the Washington Post, “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work.”

Now there is proof showing that the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency was seeking to fund an ongoing opposition research project being conducted by one of the candidates in the midst of a presidential election.

“‘The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,’ wrote Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.”

The reports show in the end, that the FBI did not pay Steele, but the dossier still did not go away. In January 2017, Former head of FBI James Comey, briefed President-elect Trump (and President Obama) on the dossier’s contents.

Nunes has been trying to force the FBI to reveal just what they did with regards to the dossier. He issued a subpoena to the FBI on Aug. 24 and hasn’t received a single document since.

Now that the Clinton/DNC/Perkins Coie revelation is out, Nunes is hoping it will increase pressure on the FBI to explain what it did and did not do, with the dossier. When I asked, Nunes said what the FBI should do next on Tuesday night, “Their best option at this point is to bring all the documents tomorrow to the Capitol.”

Republican investigators have two big questions:

One, who paid for the dossier, which now seems answered, and two, did the FBI or other agencies use any information from the dossier as a basis for warrant requests before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court?  In other words, did the FBI use the dossier’s “salacious and unverified” information to make the case that the bureau should be granted that authority to conduct intercepts?

Nunes, Grassley and the Senate Judiciary Committee colleague Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have been pushing the FBI for months but so far have gotten no answers.

“When the Post story broke Tuesday night, some journalists noted that Democrats involved in the story had been lying about their role. “‘When I tried to report this story, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong,'” tweeted the New York Times’ Ken Vogel. ‘Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,’ added the Times’ Maggie Haberman.”

Now the next important question that needs to be answered is what did the FBI do with the dossier material?  Did judges make surveillance decisions in the Trump-Russia investigation based in whole or in part on the dossier? And to what degree is the “salacious and unverified” dossier the source of what we think about allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign?

BY Isabelle Weeks

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I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.

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  • deusexmachina1

    Hillary’s bagman was John McCain….

    Yes, folks, he was working for the person that he expected to win the election…

    • Sue

      It would be easier to name those NOT involved.

      • deusexmachina1

        Until we rid ourselves of the traitors in the GOP. MAGA will just be a dream….

        and I’m damn tired of waking up to this nightmare….

    • We need common sense.

      Yup, the same things he did, apparently most of his life.

      • deusexmachina1

        He’s always been an arrogant arsehole….

  • Sue

    Delusional City is a complete cesspool. Perhaps there should be a wall around that as well. A Convention of States, which was the founders tool left for us to use as an avenue stop exactly what has been taking place for decades. No matter who we put in Washington, this will continue until we use this to LIMIT their power. We have allowed them all to become Kings, Czars and Emperors and have not excercised our Constitutional right to stop them. We threw tea into the harbor for less.

  • Steve Stubblefield

    When will these that are the crooks be charged — including Clinton?

    • Evermyrtle

      Never! JESUS will be the one that will take care of the evils going on in our world, today, when HE returns!. For so many years USA seemed to be the people working with GOD to keep sanity alive and well in the world, but we are now rotten tot eh core, fighting for Satan and his vices!

    • Pat Sugrue

      Unfortunately I wouldn’t hold your breath. Until millions of Americans speak up loudly and at the voting booth we’ll see dems & repubs grandstanding on TV while wasting tewns of millions of taxpayers money for this charade

    • John Fucile

      Not going to happen in your life time Steve! The Clintons are fully coated in TEFLON! John Gotti was a small fry compared to these slimy traitors.

  • Evermyrtle

    America’s greatest enemy, is within the USA, tearing her apart, led, aided and abetted by Satan!! Remember she was settled about 525 years ago, so that GOD’S people could worship HIM, freely and now we have almost turned completely around, except a minority who still fight for THEM and strive to keep their laws alive!!!

    Revelation 21:1-2 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more.
    sea. And I, John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from GOD, out f heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband……

    To get the whole story read through verse 27, very interesting reading!!

    When we see all of these evils being legalized and forced on GOD’S people do need to have faith in HIM. HE sees all that is going on, and when the “time is right” HE will take charge! Great faith and courage is needed to be able to “wait on HIM, to act!l

    It is scary to see our innocent little children growing up and being fed this evil, we must protect them by refraining to take them to see some of the evils, available at Disney World and with people such as Hillary Clinton and those who follow and support her!

  • donl

    I believe the entire Obama Admin. were/are as corrupt as anyone could be.

  • gobrien

    Shock!!! The lying press is appalled that the lying liberals actually lied to them. Had the libs just told them the truth — they would have been more than happy to continue lying and covering up for them.

  • Truth goes 100 MPH

    Everyone keeps missing the REAL mover behind this. HINT: Obongo. Who decided on all members of the “committee” who approved the deal? It all comes back to one guy.

  • stevor

    since shillary is going down and she knows too much, don’t be surprised if she has a “mysterious accident”

  • Doris Will

    It is amazing that all of this effort and expense has all been for a Power Grab. None of it involves the betterment of the human condition. In the end They will worry about their LEGACY, and they will have no power to manipulate that. History will speak for itself. Luke 16: 19-31. Nothing that happens on Earth that is not known in Heaven. Yes, McCain went to London to get the dossier, and he also gave it to Comey, who gave it to The New York Times. All of that information came from their own admission.

  • jackw97224

    We will see but I doubt that the politicians will choose to put the commie/socialist DemonKrait liars in prison where they belong. And of course the judiciary is corrupt and the commie/socialist supremes, Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Breyer, Roberts turncoats Roberts and Kennedy would never approve of prison terms for these scoundrels. Amerika is in the pottyhouse headed for the bottom of that abyss to reside with the dregs.

  • Babsan

    McCain,DNC,Podesta should go the same way DOWN.Then comes the other Hillary crimes and then Obama/Barry,Comey,Mueller and Rosenstein are her roomies then in Guantanamo

  • higgy01

    Let’s see, the DNC (Wasserman Schultz) and Hillary’s campaign paid for the phony dossier. However, Comey was the head of the FBI at the time and, without vetting the document that McCain turned over to them, used it to get FISA wiretapping approval, then went on to exonerate Hillary from committing treason.

    • Bill

      You forgot Lynch, Rosenstein and obozo!

      • Richard Smokes

        but the list goes on and on and on.

      • Bill

        Richard, that is why President Trump says, drain the swamp!

  • Keith

    The Russians are still laughing at the greedy Democrats. They totally fooled them by appealing to their basic greed and corruption and thus got the material for the Iranian and NK bombs. When our cities are destroyed it will show up as the dust of American uranium.

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Are we really surprised that the liberals are capable of doing this? My, they used every trick in the book to get their “Leading Lady” elected.

  • AnnaGraceS

    McCain had a hand in this. He handed it to the press and more than likely paid millions to help Clinton get the goods on Trump because Trump exposed him for the fraud that he is!! #DitchMcCain. Hildabeast, Slick Willie, John Podesta, James Comey, Eric Holder, the DNC and Andrew McCabe should all be indicted for crimes against the people and TREASON!

  • Indiana Mike

    Mueller and the FBI were co-conspirators in Uranium One. Mueller even acted as the bag man in personally hand delivering a Uranium sample to Putin to enable that $145 Million bribe to be deposited into the Clinton Crime Foundation…..The Deep State will N-E-V-E-R investigate these crimes unless Trump fires them all and gets honest people in the DOS…..