Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes sent a scathing letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday; informing the Department of Justice that the FBI was in “clear violation” of protocol when it used the ‘Trump Dossier’ to obtain FISA warrants.
Nunes letter claims the bureau’s use of the “unverified” Clinton-financed document was a violation of the agency’s policy of only relying on “documented and verified” material when submitting FISA applications involving American citizens.
According to the Daily Caller, Nunes also believes officials inside the Department of Justice may have broken the law in their handling of the Christopher Steele-authored document.
“The accuracy of information contained within FISA applications is of utmost importance,” says the DOJ’s official guidelines in obtaining warrants to surveil Americans. “Only documented and verified information may be used to support FBI applications [FISA] to the court [FISC].”
Nunes’ letter comes as former Deputy Director McCabe is under fire over recent revelations he was responsible for leaking information to the press regarding Hillary Clinton’s email probe; raising serious questions over the bureau’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
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