A few months ago, when it was becoming obvious to anyone who wasn’t a dyed-in-the-wool member of the anti-Trump “Resistance” that the so-called Steele dossier was a phony piece of political propaganda that had no business being ANY part of a government investigation, the FBI came up with an extraordinary new tale.
It turns out, the liberal media told us, that it actually WASN’T the dossier that formed the basis of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign. No, no, see, this all started when a Trump lackey named George Papadopoulos started running his mouth to the Australians about Russia having some dirt on Hillary Clinton. So, you see, it doesn’t really matter if the dossier is real or not.
You know, even though we used it to secure foreign surveillance warrants against a U.S. citizen in the middle of a presidential campaign.
Okay, fine, said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. The Department of Justice and the FBI are telling The New York Times and anyone else who will listen that the investigation started earlier and had nothing to do with this unsourced, unverified dossier (bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign). Cool. But how’s about you send us the documentation, just so we know for sure, eh?
And strangely enough, Nunes has yet to get an unredacted version of that document.
“On March 14, 2018, committee investigators were given access to a still heavily redacted version of the EC, which — as I informed Director Wray the next day via phone — was unsatisfactory,” Nunes wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and DOJ Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein this week. “The document in question is not highly classified, and law enforcement sources have apparently not been shy about leaking to the press information that the [Justice Department] and [FBI] refuse to share with Congress.”
To no one’s surprise, House Democrat Adam Shill, er, Schiff, released a statement criticizing Nunes’s attempts to simply get the truth out of our nation’s law enforcement agencies.
“With their most recent letter, the majority is continuing, and indeed ramping up, their counterinvestigations solely designed to attack the FBI and DOJ in an effort to undermine Robert Mueller and protect the president at all costs,” Schiff said. “This may suit President Trump, but it is a grave disservice to the country and our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.”
Schiff, if it is a “grave disservice” for the head of the House Intelligence Committee to demand proof that the FBI’s investigation into Trump did NOT, in fact, originate with a dossier that you know damn well isn’t worth the paper it was printed on, then something is very wrong with your concept of justice. If the FBI and the DOJ have nothing to hide, then what’s the problem?
Man, some people are going to have a long way to fall when all of this comes out in the wash.