Lindsey graham appeared with Maria Bartiromo and he was in a feisty mood as he roared that someone must go to prison for lying to congress.
He just released a document that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that was mountains of evidence showing that the Steele Dossier was a fake.
But when an FBI agent showed up in 2018 for a briefing he told them that there was absolutely no reason to doubt the veracity of the dossier.
In fact, there was no reason to believe it. Some of the stories that were attributed to Steele’s primary source told the FBI that they were not from him.
Furthermore, the alleged incident with the hookers wasn’t even a rumor.
The primary source said it was a joke told in a bar during a night of drinking.
That briefing was supposed to be justifying the FISA warrants for Carter Page, but of course, it was a lie.
“It was [Justice Department’s inspector general Michael] Horowitz, during his investigation of the warrant application, [who] found information in 2018 where the FBI was called on the Senate Intel Committee because people were getting suspicious about the subsource … at the Senate Intel Committee level and the FBI was sent over to brief them. And they did to the Senate Intel Committee what they did to the FISA court. They misled the hell out of them. They said there’s no evidence from the subsource to suggest that Steele fabricated anything in the dossier.”
The subsource had told the FBI that Steele embellished some of what he had told him. He told the FBI that some of the stories did not come from him even though Steele claimed him as the source.
The FBI was therefore well aware that the Steele dossier was dodgy at best. Why has it taken lawmakers to get documents they have been seeking for years?
“Somebody needs to go to jail for this. This is a second lie. This is a second crime. They lied to the FISA court. They got rebuked, the FBI did, in 2019 by the FISA court, putting in doubt all FISA applications … a year before, they’re lying to the Senate Intel Committee. It’s just amazing the compounding of the lies.”
“I’m gonna’ find out who did that briefing, and whoever it is, they’re in trouble.”