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Lindsey Graham: The FBI “Lied to Congress” About Steele Dossier

In an interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo this weekend, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said there would be some interesting developments in Congress’s investigation of the Obama administration’s Trump/Russia probe this week. Graham, whose committee has been instrumental in releasing declassified documents from the days of the Russia investigation in recent days, said that the public would soon realize just how deceitful the FBI was in pursuing Trump and his campaign associates.

What did the FBI say to Congress?” asked Bartiromo. “Because I remember John Brennan in testimony to — in front of Trey Gowdy. And he said to Trey Gowdy, we did not use the dossier. It was a small part of the overall mosaic. What about the FBI and what it told Congress? Is lying to Congress a 10-year felony, as Trey Gowdy has said on this program?”

“So, stay tuned. Next week, you are going to learn more,” Graham replied. “Not only do we now know that the FBI lied to the FISA court about the reliability of the dossier. They told the court that the subsource was truthful and cooperative and Russian-based. The truth of the matter is that the subsource was American-based. He was an employee of Christopher Steele, who was on the payroll of the Democratic Party. And he told Christopher Steele, this is all a bunch of hearsay. And when the FBI understood that the dossier was no longer reliable, they continued to use it. But we also now have found — and this will come out next week — that Congress got suspicious about the Russian subsource and the reliability of the Steele dossier and that members of Congress asked to be briefed about it.

“I will tell you next week what I found,” Graham promised. “And here is what I think I’m going to be able to show to the public. Not only did the FBI lie to the court about the reliability of the Steele dossier, they also lied to the Congress. And that is a separate crime.”

According to released records, Graham is referring to Igor Dancheko when he mentions Steele’s subsource. Dancheko may sound like a perfectly Russian name, but he is in fact based at the Brooking Institute, a wholly American think tank. He doesn’t have any special connection to the government in Moscow, certainly. Moreover, he was up front with Steele about his dossier: That it was simply based on rumor and innuendo – nothing you could base a case on, much less a FISA warrant. But of course, that didn’t stop Steele, the Clinton campaign, the DNC, or the FBI from trying.

“The intelligence community did not want to include the dossier in the intelligence assessment provided to President Trump about the 2016 campaign because they didn’t trust it,” Graham said. “So, they started asking questions at the FBI in 2018 about the subsource and how reliable this information was. And I found the notes that the FBI used to prepare that briefing. Mr. Horowitz told us about them. I found them.

“Stay tuned next week,” Graham repeated. “You’re going to find, not only did the FBI lie to the FISA court, they lied their ass off to the Congress.”

Let’s hope there are consequences for that blatant perjury.

(Not that we’re going to get our hopes up.)

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  1. Thanks for keeping me posted. My work colleague and I often discuss politics, we have a hot conversation, since we have different views. He is a designer and has a creative approach in everything, even in politics. When he cannot defend his point of view, he gets angry and transfers his anger to work, which helps him create unique website designs. Thanks to one of these, the digital agency won a very important tender.

  2. Ok. So the Dems did this and they also did that – it’s
    time to quit talking and take some action –
    PROSECUTE ASAP ! That will show everyone the
    truth and should give Trump the landslide he
    deserves !!

  3. The F.B.I., can’t be trusted any further than you can throw an elephant, which is not very far, I am sure. They are still corrupt and being led by a coverer upper Chris Wray, another person that lies his ass off about everything. If the F.B.I. ever comes around or the Justice Department plead the 5th and refuse to talk to them without your attorney. Otherwise, everything you say will be twisted , revised , rewritten until it looks good on paper and they will try to charge you with lying to them. This seems to always be the M.O., of these people. Try to get you in a lie, even if you did not tell them a lie. Unless you can prove exactly what you said beyond a shadow of a doubt, they’ve got you. They are still operating in 1960, where they had to go back to the office and type up all the reports. That is why there are two of them, so they can agree between them what was said, even if it was not said. It is two against one. That is why never talk to any police without a lawyer. All it can do is hurt you and never help you. “REMBER”, your 5th amendment and use it always.

  4. When are American Citizens going to witness EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW applied to the FBI and every single government official that has deliberately violated the law on more than one occasion and LIED to Congress and the American people repeatedly. We have all WITNESSED their lies on National TV, we just watched NADLER interviewed and with Riots, Looting, Property Destruction- Fires burning all around and he said nothing was going on, only Peaceful Protesting. We saw compulsive liar Schiff change the words of the phone call transcript between President Trump and the Ukraine President then read HIS VERSION TO CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY… When are we going to recognize and acknowledge the FACTS and the TRUTH?
    We cannot correct, change or erase problems of the past, with thoughtless, emotionally, politically driven actions of today. However, we can utilize the past to insure we don’t repeat the same mistakes, and at the same time, utilize the goodness in those same people that made those mistakes. We can’t change our beginning, nor where we’ve been, but we can start where we are, and effectively change our future.
    CORONAVIRUS has severely hampered ability to think clearly, utilize common sense and rationalize decisions. Lawlessness will never solve injustices, only add to them. Decisions VOID of politics WILL stand the test of time. Let’s try to remember:
    WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL..
    GOD BLESS OUR GREAT NATION AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.
    ❤️🇺🇸🙏

    • DC: As long as the Democrats have any power in Washington DC, They will continue to lie, go after Republicans and Conservatives and will say or do anything to those that oppose their leftist agenda. The FBI is corrupt, as we have seen. You hear people say “All FBI agents are not corrupt”. Well, their part in the corruption is they seem to be willing participants in a cover-up and protection of the highest levels in their organization. I am a retired police lieutenant. If the higher ups in my department would have been as corrupt as the top FBI and DOJ officials, I would have done all I could to stop their agenda and arrest them if I could legally. Sadly, it appears many FBI agents knew what was going on and went along or ignored what was blatantly happening to President Trump and to America. Democrats don’t care. If you think the mayhem in the cities is bad now, just wait to see what happens if the democrats win in 2020. Get your friends and constituents out to vote against the democrat radical left wing, anti-American agenda. God Bless America.

  5. I would like to know just WHEN the Republicans are going to get off their butts and do something. I have been hearing that the Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists have done this and done that and that they are trying to do some other stuff and yet not a single Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists have been brought up on charges. They have lied, cheated, and stolen and as of the date of this article, NOTHING has been done. God forbid Biden wins the election all of this will just be swept under the rug just as it has been for the past. What the hell is the matter with the Republican Party, DO SOMETHING, DO ANYTHING. All they do is talk and talk and talk. The Special Prosecutor John Durham is supposed to be digging up all kinds of things including Criminal Action. When the hell is he going to make this thing happen. Again if Biden by some chance wins all of this evidence will be just locked away and no one will ever go to jail. I know that he wants to be sure of what he has but there must be some part of this thing that can be brought out and Criminal Charges Pressed against somebody.

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