House Republicans Holding ‘Secret Talks’ to Build Criminal Case Against Senior FBI and DOJ Officials

House Republicans Holding ‘Secret Talks’ to Build Criminal Case Against Senior FBI and DOJ Officials

The group was born out of frustration over the Justice Department’s refusal to explain how it used the disputed fake dossier.

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Most Americans who watched Hillary Clinton’s email scandal play out agree that she should have been indicted. The mere fact that she deleted 33,000 emails after Congress subpoenaed them should have been enough. The fact that she lied to Congress about sending and receiving top secret emails on her unsecured private server should have landed her in jail.

But she’s Hillary Clinton and to date, has gotten a free pass, and it turns out she had help from heads of the FBI headed by none other than James Comey.

Now we have the discredited ‘Trump dossier’ which is the basis of special council Robert Mueller’s investigation. It’s all a sham – a witch hunt based on lies and bias towards President Donald Trump.

As of late, we have watched Republican lawmakers point a lot of fingers and toss out a bunch of theories as to who should be held responsible for sourcing, procuring and disseminating the discredited ‘Trump dossier.’ A new report reveals lawmakers are secretly building a criminal case against top Justice Department and FBI officials for mishandling “the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia,” the GP reports.

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POLITICO reports:

A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally — mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to four people familiar with their plans.

A subset of the Republican members of the House intelligence committee, led by Chairman Devin Nunes of California, has been quietly working parallel to the committee’s high-profile inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. […]

The people familiar with Nunes’ plans said the goal is to highlight what some committee Republicans see as corruption and conspiracy in the upper ranks of federal law enforcement. The group hopes to release a report early next year detailing their concerns about the DOJ and FBI, and they might seek congressional votes to declassify elements of their evidence.

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According to the Washington Post, Comey’s FBI agreed to pay the British Spy who compiled the garbage dossier after the election to continue to dig up dirt on Trump and Russia. The FBI pulled out of this arrangement once the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele was publicly identified in media reports.

Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok played a key role in analyzing the infamous ‘Trump dossier,’ supplied by shady research firm Fusion GPS.

The move by House Republicans also signals they believe Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) may be right about how the dossier was likely used to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Trump transition officials. Below is a recap of Jordan’s theory laid out on Fox Business News with host Lou Dobbs.

Rep. Jim Jordan:

There are a couple of fundamental questions here. Did the FBI pay Christopher Steele? I asked that of the Attorney General two weeks ago he wouldn’t answer the question. Did they actually vet this dossier?… Because it’s been disproven, a bunch of lies, a bunch of National Enquirer garbage and fake news in this thing.

Did they actually check it out before they brought it to the FISA Court which I’m convinced they did. And all of this can be cleared up if they release the application that they took to the court… I think they won’t give it to us because they did pay Christopher Steele.

I think they did use the dossier as the basis for the warrants to spy on Americans associated with President Trump’s campaign… (Strzok) is the guy who took the dossier to the Fisa Court.