CIA Expressed Concerns About Validity of Steele Dossier to FBI in December of 2016 Newly Declassified Intel Report

We as Americans have jokingly talked about how our intelligence agencies were literally at war with one another. Now we have absolute proof of that after a Declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report released information on the CIA’s concerns about the FBI’s Steele Dossier.

The report revealed that internal conversations took places between the CIA and the FBI about the Steele Dossier. In fact, the CIA during the writing of an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) on Russian election interference and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

The FBI as you now know used the Steele Dossier multiple times to re-up FISA warrants against former Trump advisor Carter Page for his alleged ties to Russia, that turned out to be false.

The First FISA application was in October of 2016, and according to a Justice Department report in 2019 from Inspector General Michael Horowitz, “relied entirely on” the Steele dossier information, and “that the FBI did not have information corroborating the specific allegations against Carter Page in Steele’s reporting..”

The FISA warrants against Page were renewed three times in January, April and June of 2017. 

However the report release for the first time on Wednesday shows that there were strong doubts over the reliability of the unverified Steele dossier even in December 2016, and that they were circulating among high-ranking officials in the intelligence community, including those at the FBI.

The following is from Fox News:

“The Assistant Director for [redacted] recounted a conversation with FBI Assistant Director for CD on December 22, and recalled the FBI’s interest in ‘weaving their dossier in the actual text of the report.,'” one line of the Senate Intelligence report reads. “Assistant Director for [redacted] stated there was no ‘visibility, at the time of the writing of the report, into the sub-sourcing dynamic for that dossier… because of the subsourcing, I felt [it] was not appropriate for inclusion in the report and would detract from the report.'”

A statement from Former CIA Director John Brennan in the Senate report said that “[i]nitially the FBI wanted it incorporated into the assessment itself.” Brennan continued that the CIA did not want to incorporate the intelligence but that “Jim Comey made a very strong case, which we didn’t object to, that it needed to accompany the assessment because it was related to the issue, and we didn’t know where the FBI’s investigation was as far as some of those things.”

A statement from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made a similar point. He said that the CIA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) were concerned that the Steele information could not be verified, but that “[w]e felt — and the whole reason particularly for Jim Comey’s part — that we had a duty to warn the president-elect that this was out there, and that was the whole point.”

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2 years ago

The FBI is far from honest and fair. It was not all made up and he admits huge mistakes in this interview, but of course, downplays them. He is lying and we see right through his double talk! The FBI, under his watch, also sat on Epstein sex trafficking criminal acts that further endangered the lives of children. We know this now with the documents unsealed yesterday. Comey will lie through his teeth until he is caught and we, the American people can see for ourselves, most of which we already have.