Last week, former British spy Christopher Steele admitted that he had obtained a significant amount of the information he used in the infamous dossier, from a website hosted by CNN where the public was allowed to post unverified claims, accusations and statements.
We also know that the unverified dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign at Trump Tower.
If you recall, Trump claimed he was being spied upon and everyone said he was paranoid but was eventually proven true.
After the release of Mueller’s final report, a number of Trump allies are claiming that many of Mueller’s cases were based upon false statements made during the investigation or to Congress.
Fox News – Bulk of Mueller cases against Trump associates based on false statements – After Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s exhaustive probe concluded — complete with 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants and 500 interviews — Trump allies stressed that not only did the investigation find no evidence of collusion with Russia, but most of the resulting criminal cases against campaign figures were largely based on false statements made either during the investigation or to Congress.
Of the six Trump campaign associates indicted in Mueller’s sprawling investigation, five were charged with violating U.S.C. 1001—or making false statements.
They include: former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos; former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn; former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates; former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen; and former Trump adviser Roger Stone…
If the dossier was based on unverified information and was wrongly used to obtain the FISA warrant and wrongly used to generate the special counsel investigation, then it should be no surprise to find out that many of Mueller’s cases wee also based on false statements.
It also needs to be noted that the initial task given to the Mueller investigation was to investigate the allegation of Russian election interference and collusion between Donald Trump, his campaign and Russia.
The indictments of Trump’s associates were all outside the initial scope of the investigation, thanks largely to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – draw your own conclusion.
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