Judicial Watch announced this week it has uncovered startling new evidence that former British spy, Christopher Steele was in Barack Obama’s pocket long before Fusion GPS set out in its failed attempt to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
The courts compelled the FBI to release over 70 pages of highly redacted official records concerning Steele and his part in the infamous dossier the Clinton campaign used Democratic National Committee funds to fund.
According to the documents, in which Steele is referred to as “Confidential Human Source” (CHS), he revealed his relationship with the FBI in a conversation with a third party. That relationship is confirmed by at least 11 documented payments from the FBI to Steele in 2016. The document also shows the FBI admonished Steele for “unknown reasons” early in that year.
Sarah Carter reported in February 2018 that Steele began working for FusionGPS after he started compiling information on then-candidate Trump. That work for FusionGPS is irrefutably connected to the Clinton Campaign and Democrat National Committee.
The official admonishment mentioned in these most recent papers verifies that Christopher Steele was (CHS) or spy for the FBI in early 2016. If he hadn’t been working for the FBI as a spy he couldn’t have been admonished by the agency.
Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have also reported that Steele was working on his dossier before the Clinton Campaign paid Fusion GPS hired him.
While documents don’t reveal the dates and amounts of payments to Steele from the FBI, they show he was under contract with the Bureau as early as February 2016. The released FISA documents Judicial Watch now has in its possession show Obama’s FBI contracted Steel to start work on his dossier long before the Clinton and the DNC paid Fusion GPS for the same.
Back in January of this year, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Grassley issued a criminal referral regarding Steele’s involvement in the dossier to the Department of Justice. That referral confirms that allies of the Obama administration indirectly paid Steele for what they believed to be damaging information on candidate-elect Trump. The referral states in part:
It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility … there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility.
The picture forming from these most recent revelations is that Steele was a close associate of several direct allies and confidants of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Those include Jonathan Winer, a current State Department official who worked under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the State Department’s “Special Envoy for Libya,” and Sidney Blumenthal, close friend and advisor to Hillary Clinton.
The documents were turned over in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice. That suit was to obtain records that showed communication and payments between former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, his private firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
These newly disclosed documents make plain that former FBI Director Comey and former President Obama were deeply involved in the payment of FusionGPS for the unverified and false Steele dossier. It is important to remember that FISA warrants were issued based on that information.
The Obama administration weaponized its intelligence agencies to target political opponents. James Comey who answered directly to Obama authorized criminal section and the payment of foreign actors to attempt to bring down Trump.
To make matter worse, Steele’s unverified report was used illegally to obtain the FISA spy warrant against Trump and those close to him. There is a direct line that connects Steele, to Clinton, to Obama. All roads lead to Obama and lead back to a bogus report illegally obtained through funds channeled through the Democrat Party.
Carter report in February states: “the report was information that came from a sub-source who ‘is in touch with (redacted), a contact of (redacted) of (redacted) a friend of the Clintons, who passed it to (redacted).”
It seems President Trump knows what he’s doing when he says he will issue an executive order to bring this information “unredacted” to the American people. And no wonder Chuck Shummer and other Democrats have suddenly become chief defenders of the FBI.
~ Freedom News Report