With every passing week it becomes more and more apparent there was corruption and collusion in the 2016 election cycle. It just wasn’t with Donald Trump.
The Grassley-Graham memo has confirmed what many of us had suspected for months: The FBI did in fact use the Steele dossier as the key — if not sole — “new” evidence for its FISA application.
Or, to put it another way, our top law-enforcement bureau used a piece of partisan propaganda filled with Russian disinformation to secure a FISA warrant to spy on U.S. citizens on American soil.
This leaves us with only two possible conclusions. Either the senior level of both the national intelligence community and the FBI are incompetent (which is not inconceivable, after reading fired FBI director James Comey’s Twitter feed and hearing former CIA director John Brennan’s flip-flopping media appearances).
Or they knew exactly what they were doing in using the unsubstantiated dossier as a core intelligence document (remember, it was used as briefing material for both President Obama and his National Security Council) and a thin excuse to spy.