An explosive FISA memo de-classified by President Trump Friday morning reportedly shows the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ was used as a cornerstone in the government’s efforts to surveil the Trump team in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
According to Fox News, the memo contains testimony from high-ranking officials that the ‘Trump Dossier’ served as the basis for FISA court approvals by the FBI and DOJ to spy on “at least one member” of the Trump campaign.
The memo also revealed an ongoing relationship between dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, whose wife was employed by Fusion GPS in May of 2016.
“The memo shoes that after former British spy Christopher Steele was cut off from the FBI, he continued to pass information, as did Fusion GPS, through Justice Department Official Bruce Ohr,” writes Fox News.
“It also claims the FBI and DOJ used media reporting to lend credibility to the dossier, while the firm behind the dossier, Fusion GPS, briefed major American news outlets to include New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, New Yorker, Yahoo and Mother Jones,” the site adds.
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