Dan Bongino: Newly released FBI documents on Steele dossier, FISA applications are ‘devastating’
Dan Bongino digs into Bruce Ohr interview records released by FBI
The Justice Department releases memos from interviews with DOJ official Bruce Ohr which confirm extensive contact with British ex-spy Christopher Steele. Fox News contributor Dan Bongino reacts.
Fox News contributor and “Spygate” author Dan Bongino said newly released FBI documents are “devastating” for those who initiated the Trump-Russia investigation in 2016, claiming an “information laundering operation” is being uncovered.
“There was an effort to target the Trump team with information that was factually inaccurate, that he was colluding with the Russians,” he said on “Fox & Friends”Friday, alleging that Christopher Steele‘s dossier was a “front” so that the false information could be used to obtain a surveillance warrant.
The FBI formally documented the apparent anti-Trump bias of Steele, a British ex-spy, shortly after the November 2016 presidential election — yet despite the red flags, continued to use his unverified dossier in multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals, according to records obtained by Fox News. While much of the information confirmed by the release had previously been reported by Fox News, the FBI documents nonetheless paint a damning picture, Bongino said.
The partially redacted documents, first obtained by Judicial Watch, also revealed that top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr maintained contact with Steele for at least six months after Steele was fired by the FBI for unauthorized media contacts in November 2016. The records further confirmed that Ohr knew of Steele’s anti-Trump bias before the 2016 election.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday evening. “I know personally there’s a lot more out there.”
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