Former Secretary of State John Kerry is officially under investigation for his role in handling the discredited Steele dossier.
In Rep. Devin Nunes’ memo, it was revealed that senior officials at the Justice Department and FBI used the dossier compiled by former MI6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele to obtain a warrant from the FISA Court to spy on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Steele was hired by the Clinton-connected firm Fusion GPS to commission the anti-Trump hit piece.
Obama allies in the DOJ and FBI also failed to notify the court that Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS more than $9 million to fund Steele’s efforts.
This entire scheme triggered the Russia investigation against Trump, and the Committee wants to know what Kerry knew about the dossier and if he took any action with it.
Nunes said he believes Clinton ally Jonathan Winer gave Kerry — who was leading the State Department — the dossier after he had met with Steele.
When Kerry reviewed the memos from Steele’s dossier, Nunes said he has reason to believe he then handed it over to Obama-Clinton confidants at the FBI and DOJ.
This laid the foundation for the Russia probe and the Trump-Russia collusion theories.
During an interview on Feb. 7 with Fox News, Nunes told host Laura Ingraham that Kerry had been briefed by Winer on Steele’s dossier as well as a “second dossier” compiled by Clinton ally Cody Shearer.
”There were comments over the weekend from people from within the State Department that said John Kerry had been briefed on the dossier–the new dossier whatever this new dossier is and that they also provided it to the FBI,” Nunes said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 7, 2018
Nunes and GOP lawmakers are gearing up for phase two of their investigation into abuses of power in the Obama administration.
Kerry officially being under investigation proves that the highest levels of the Obama administration likely played a role in using the dossier to launch the Russia probe against Trump.
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