Kirsters Baish| A report was released which revealed that the FBI actually offered former MI6 spy Christopher Steele cold hard cash last year in order to corroborate the false information that was published in the infamous “Trump dossier.” Now, we are left with some very troubling questions about the integrity of the FBI and their commitment (or lack thereof) to the truth.
In April, the New York Times reported that Steele’s personal contact with the FBI explained to him that if he was able to “get solid corroboration of his reports, the F.B.I. would pay him $50,000 for his efforts, according to two people familiar with the offer.” They also explained that “Ultimately, he was not paid.”
Now, we move to December 13 of this year. The House Judiciary Committee questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the accusations that the agency offered to pay Steele to corroborate with the fabricated dossier. Rosenstein’s response was nothing short of ridiculous.
Fox Business Network reported that Rosenstein stated, “I’m not in a position to answer that question.” He went on to explain that a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing would be a much more “appropriate” place for him to talk about these kind of matters.
The line of questioning was dropped immediately by the committee. Anyone looking for real answers to these important questions was unhappy to say the least. Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano was vocal about his displeasure.
While speaking with FBN’s Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.,” Napolitano stated, “I would have grilled him and subpoenaed an answer out of him because the American public has the right to know.”
We really do deserve some answers, especially because evidence has suggested that the FBI has used the same fabricated dossier in order to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant on President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
In April, The Daily Caller had reported, “(T)he FBI reportedly relied on the dossier in a September application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. A Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court judge granted that warrant, meaning that the court agreed there was probable cause to believe that Page was working as an agent of the Russian government.”
Why would the FBI utilize a fake dossier in order to target President Trump’s campaign? Don’t they realize that without solid facts they are screwed? Is this dossier tied to former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok? This is the same man who sent text messages to his mistress last year which referred to an unspecified “insurance policy” against Trump being elected.
Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review questioned, “Was the Steele dossier, in effect, the ‘insurance policy’ Agent Strzok had in mind?”
While it’s definitely a possibility, we are not sure because the FBI has not decided to release any information to the public yet.