Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says there is documentation proving the Steele Dossier was known to be uncorroborated and insufficient for a FISA warrant, but FBI officials pushed it forward anyway to secure surveillance on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Now, he’s pushing to have the key document declassified.
Appearing on Fox Business Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, the Senator reiterated a report by John Solomon that Christopher Steele told the State Department 10 days before the FISA warrant application that he was on a timeline for his clients to get the dossier out to the public before the election. His clients, as it turned out, were the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
He then revealed he had documentation proving the FBI knew the precarious nature of the Steele Dossier, but “corroborated” it through leaks of the dossier itself to the press. In essence, the FBI used the dossier to prove the authenticity of the dossier in order to undertake their political spying mission.
“There’s a document that’s classified that I’m gonna try to get unclassified that takes the dossier – all the pages of it – and it has verification to one side,” Graham said. “There really is no verification, other than media reports that were generated by reporters that received the dossier.”