Prior to 2015 the term “dossier” was unknown to many Americans, but following the Russian hoax investigation, it is now used as part of the public discourse when discussing the corruption of the FBI.
A dossier (a collection of documents about a particular person, event, or subject), was the main justification used in the FBI’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications to target former Trump campaign aide Carter Page
The partisan FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for allegedly engaging in a 2016 election inference conspiracy with Russia.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) said he does not think a surveillance warrant for former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page would have been authorized without the controversial Christopher Steele “dossier.”
Special Counsel John Durham indicted a Russian analyst, Igor Danchenko, in November for allegedly making false statements to the FBI on five occasions between June and November 2017 concerning sources of information he gave to Steele’s firm, Orbis Business Solutions, which subsequently ended up in reports to the FBI.
In opening statements, prosecutors said Danchenko, “fabricated a source” and “concealed a source” in his interviews with the FBI in January 2017, where investigators were furiously trying to “corroborate or refute” the details of the Trump-Russia dossier.
Prosecutor Michael Keilty said Danchenko’s alleged lies “corrupted” the functions of the FBI.
“Those lies mattered,” Keilty said, because the FBI was essentially duped by Danchenko, and then included his inaccurate information in applications submitted to a judge to secure the Page wiretaps.
“This case is about protecting the functions and integrity of our institutions,” Keilty said.
Shortly before the 2016 election, the FBI offered retired British spy Christopher Steele “up to $1 million” to prove the explosive allegations in his dossier about Donald Trump, FBI supervisory analyst Brian Auten testified on Tuesday,
The cash offer was made during an overseas October 2016 meeting between Steele and several top FBI officials who were trying to corroborate Steele’s claims that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to win the election.
FBI supervisory analyst Brian Auten testified that Steele never got the money because he could not “prove the allegations,” according to CNN.
Auten also said Steele refused to provide the names of any of his sources during that meeting, and that Steele didn’t give the FBI anything during that meeting that corroborated the claims in his explosive dossier.
He was a paid source for the FBI from March 2017 to 2020, a court motion by Durham previously revealed.
Durham was tapped in December 2020 to investigate the origins behind the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, Politico reported.
PureTalk – Save Big Money On Your Cell Phone Bill (Use Promo”FLSfree” to get one free month)
MYPILLOW – Save Up To 66% On MyPillow Products – Use Promo Code – FTR