To the editor, The recently released transcript of Department of Justice lawyer Bruce Ohr’s congressional testimony confirms that the DOJ and FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process to obtain a court order to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The DOJ and FBI sought a court order to surveil an American citizen based on the unverified ramblings of the Steele dossier, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the (Hillary) Clinton campaign.
As evidence of a supposed crime, the FISA applications relied on double or triple hearsay from unverified sources. Christopher Steele admitted he was “desperate” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.
Steele said his dossier contained “raw intelligence” that he admitted could contain untrue or even “deliberately false information.” Steele admitted his methodology for searching for information was “what we could call an open source search,” which he defined as “where you go into the Internet and you access material that is available on the Internet that is of relevance or reference to the issue at hand or the person under consideration.”
Steele admitted that “a general understanding existed that the information” in his Trump dossier, “might be Russian disinformation,” and that he “couldn’t vouch for everything that was produced in the memos.” Incredibly, the FBI used this garbage to obtain the FISA warrant.
If you only follow the biased left-wing media, you are not aware of these facts. Read publications like the Washington Examiner or Daily Signal to get all of the information. Then decide.