The alleged and unproven claim of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia centered in large parts on the mysterious and controversial dossier British ex-spy Christopher Steele.
Now, recently declassified documents further show the dossier was even more unreliable than previously thought.
“It is clear to me that the memo regarding the FBI interview of the primary subsource in January 2017 should have required the system to stop and reevaluate the case against Mr. Page,” said Lindsey Graham who declassified the documents. “Most importantly, after this interview of the subsource and the subsequent memo detailing the contents of the interview, it was a miscarriage of justice for the FBI and the Department of Justice to continue to seek a FISA warrant against Carter Page in April and June of 2017.”
Washington Examiner says the new documents undermine the more “salacious allegations” against Trump:
Steele’s dossier claims to have a source described as a “close associate of Trump” and attributes to this person some of the more salacious allegations about Trump, including the claim about Trump and prostitutes at a hotel during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. The newly released FBI notes cast doubt on these salacious allegations, noting that the primary subsource said that “for this story, Christopher Steele was given the names of the management at the Ritz Carlton” and that the primary subsource “said that he reported Trump’s unorthodox sexual activity at the Ritz as ‘rumor and speculation’ and that he had not been able to confirm the story.”
To read more about the dossier and the newly declassified documents, click here.