In the aftermath of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe coming to an end, more and more information is coming to light about just what the FBI knew and when. But you’ll be hard pressed to find out much of this information from the mainstream media, which prefers to sit on explosive information so as not to disturb their “orange man bad” narrative.
One of the most damning pieces of information to come to light in recent days was the revelation that the government knew that the Steele dossier, the piece of information that was used to gain a top secret warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, was fatally compromised. The question now is, will anyone go to jail for this?
Former British spy Christopher Steele authored the famous dossier at the behest of the Hillary Clinton campaign. He met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec in October 2016, only 10 days before the FBI used the dossier to get a FISA warrant. In his meeting with Kavalec, Steele admitted that his client was “keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8,” i.e. before election day.
The State Department had originally received a copy of Steele’s dossier in July 2016, received a more thorough briefing in October, and then referred the information to the FBI. But the FBI, rather than discounting the dossier as tainted by its nature as politically-oriented opposition research, used the dossier in its application for a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
Even worse, the Bureau attempted to cover up its malfeasance by classifying the notes it received from that October State Department meeting, trying to make sure that they wouldn’t be seen until 2041, well after this entire incident had faded from public memory. The clear pattern of political behavior, with FBI officials doing everything they could to help the Clinton campaign, should result in heads rolling and officials heading to jail. If no one is punished for this wrongdoing then it will set a very bad precedent and will only encourage more such behavior in the future.