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January 03, 2020

Margot Cleveland: The IG Missed Another Lie by Steele in the "Dossier"

And the FBI also told the same lie in their four FISA applications.

Left-leaning politicians and the press spent more than three years pushing the Russia collusion hoax. Yet, following the inspector generalís release of his 478-page report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse, after making quick mention of the top-line findings, the media moved on. As a result, much has been missed, including one significant misrepresentation contained in all four of the Carter Page FISA applications--an inaccuracy even the IGís team overlooked.

Two passages, separated by more than 50 pages, when read together reveal an eighth significant inaccuracy and omission from the first FISA application, and one repeated in the later three renewals: Steele's sources and sub-sources were not ones he used or developed during his time with the British intelligence service MI6, contrary to the impression created in the FISA applications.


This detail was dropped in a footnote in the IG report, following this text: "Steele told us he had a source network in place with a proven 'track record' that could deliver on Fusion GPSís requirements. Steele added that this source network previously had furnished intelligence on Russian interference in European affairs."

The relevant footnote, footnote 214, then read: "Steele told us that this source network did not involve sources from his time as a [redacted] and was developed entirely in the period after he retired from government service." The redacted language undoubtedly referred to Steele's British intelligence work.

So Steele represented first that his super-sources were ones he had developed while at the MI-6, and would presumably have been vetted by MI-6 -- adding a veneer of credibility.

And the FBI and DOJ represented to the FISA court that these sources had been developed while Steele was at MI-6.

But now it turns out Steele lied, he had developed these bullshit sources as a private freelancer working for Russian oligarchs, and the DOJ and FBI lied along with him, and the Inspector General apparently wants to bury it.

Related: Andrew McCabe admitted that he lied about leaking to investigators -- and hence committed the crime of obstruction of justice.

He admitted it.

Where is the prosecution?

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted he misled investigators about his role in a media leak and apologized for it, according to transcripts of his interviews with investigators released Thursday.

The transcripts were released by the Justice Departmentís inspector general in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

An unidentified FBI investigator detailed his frustration with Mr. McCabe over the time he spent investigating the leak, only to discover the leak came from the former deputy director himself, according to the transcripts. Mr. McCabe had repeatedly denied he was the source of the leak, but later confessed and apologized when the investigator confronted him, the transcripts said.

So he admitted it when they showed that they had records proving he lied.

Only then did he admit it and apologize.

What a stand-up guy.

I can't wait until I'm called for federal jury duty and I get to believe what all these truth-telling straight-arrows lie to me about from the witness stand.


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