Monday, July 23, 2018
LINDSEY GRAHAM: DOSSIER ‘HAS PROVEN TO BE A BUNCH OF GARBAGE’
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a top member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that the Steele dossier “has proven to be a bunch of garbage” and that the FBI has verified “almost none of it.”
Graham was commenting on the dossier, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC, in the wake of the Department of Justice’s release of FBI applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The four applications — an initial application and three renewals — show that the FBI relied heavily on the dossier to obtain the warrants. The dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, claimed that Page met secretly with two sanctioned Kremlin insiders during a trip to Moscow in July 2016. Steele also accused Page of being the Trump campaign’s contact to the Russian government. (RELATED: DOJ Releases Carter Page FISA Applications)
Page has vehemently denied the allegations. On Sunday, President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that the applications showed that the FBI “misled” the federal courts and that the government “illegally” spied on his campaign.
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