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Nunes Asks Current, Former Government Officials About Knowledge of Dossier

Nunes Asks Current, Former Government Officials About Knowledge of Dossier

Who knew what when?

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has sent ten questions to former and current government officials about the dossier published by Fusion GPS against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, funded by failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC. Former British spy Christopher Steele authored the dossier.

The ten questions include when they became aware of the information in the dossier and how they handled it.

Byron York at The Washington Examiner listed the questions:

1. When and how did you first become aware of any of the information contained in the Steele dossier?
2. In what form(s) was the information in the Steele dossier presented to you? By whom? (Please describe each instance)
3. Who did you share this information with? When? In what form? (Please describe each instance)
4. What officials actions did you take as a result of receiving the information contained in the Steele dossier?
5. Did you convene any meetings with the intelligence community and/or law enforcement communities as a result of the information contained in the Steele dossier?
6. When did you first learn or come to believe that the Steele dossier was funded by a Democrat-aligned entity?
7. When did you first learn or come to believe that the Steele dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and/or Hillary for America (Clinton campaign)?
8. When did you first become aware that the Steele dossier was used to obtain a FISA order on Carter Page?
9. Was President Obama briefed on any information contained in the dossier prior to January 5, 2017?
10. Did you discuss the information contained in the Steele dossier with any reporters or other representatives of the media? If so, who and when?

Nunes wants his answers by March 2 and if that doesn’t happen, then “the Committee will initiate compulsory process.”

At first we thought only a few people at the FBI knew about the dossier, but eventually learned officials at the DOJ and State Department also knew about it.

The FBI terminated its association with Steele after spoke to the media about their relationship. However, he maintained relationships within the DOJ, including a friendship with then-Associate Deputy Attorney general Bruce Ohr, who received demotions because of his wife working with Fusion GPS.

Former FBI director James Comey held a meeting with Obama on January 5, a few weeks before Trump’s inauguration. Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. The Daily Caller reported that Comey briefed Obama on the dossier at that meeting. BuzzFeed published the dossier four days after that meeting.

Nunes released his memo earlier this month that alleges the FBI used information from the dossier to receive FISA warrants to spy on members of Trump’s team despite the fact that Comey described the dossier as “salacious” and “unverified” to the Senate. Yet, Comey also said the department “included the dossier allegations about Carter Page in the FISA applications because Mr. Steele himself was considered reliable due to his past work with the Bureau.”

The information in the dossier has largely remained unverified to this date.

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Comments

Is lying to a congressional committee illegal like lying to the FBI is?

Is Mueller pursuing anything on the Democrat side of this “collusion” investigation.

Or is it just a blatant witch hunt?

    pfg in reply to Paul. | February 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    They won’t lie directly. They’ll simply lie in a manner which is not a provable lie. Such as, “Not that I can recall,” “No, that document with my signature on it doesn’t refresh my memory,” “Lots of things were going on in the office at that time so’s it’s hard to put things in the right order; my memory is rather clouded about those events.”

    maxmillion in reply to Paul. | February 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    In addition to people lying, when the questions are sent out like this you also invite collusion among the respondents in formulating answers.

TITLE 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
18 U.S. Code Chapter 79 – PERJURY, 1621. Perjury generally
18 U.S. Code Chapter 47 – FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS
STATEMENTS, 1001 – Statements or entries generally, 1018 – Official certificates or writings, 1031 – Major fraud against the United States, 1038 – False information and hoaxes, 1039 – Fraud and related activity in connection with obtaining confidential phone records information of a covered entity

Looks like Nunes and Grassley are the only weapons we have. The rest are preoccupied with how to give amnesty in one form or another or chasing marijuana violators. Too bad that we can’t swap Sessions for Nnes.

Something smells in the city state of DC, and it ain’t bad cheese.

regulus arcturus | February 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm

They know almost all of the answers to these questions, and will use these responses to submit to DOJ (concurrent with, or immediately after the IG report), for referral of criminal charges against these individuals.

This is a reverse setup – deep state is now in the crosshairs, and this is one of the final elements before deep state indictments start flying.

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