in the vicinityVideoComey or Brennan? Dispute breaks out over, urged Steele dossier
The blame game between high-level government representatives starts over, pushed the unaudited dossier weeks before President Trump ‘ s inauguration.
The introduction of a formal investigation into the origins of the Russian investigation-led by the justice Department of the toughest Prosecutor — a new round of touches behind-the-scenes “finger-pointing” at Obama administration officials had some explaining to do about the efforts to oversee the trump campaign.
A key dispute that flared this week, whether then-FBI Director James Comey and then-CIA Director John Brennan, the unaudited Steele dossier with claims of President Trump and his relationship to Russia is pushed — or both –. The dossier is more sensational claims were never justified by Special Counsel Robert Müller to the team.
DISPUTE BREAKS OUT OVER THE QUESTION OF WHETHER BRENNAN, COMEY PUSHED STEELE DOSSIER
“Amazing—James Comey says that in the year 2016, John Brennan insisted, including the dossier in their IC rating. But Brennan says: no, no, COMEY the dossier,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican, have long demanded answers about the origin of the probe, tweeted Thursday in reference to an earlier Fox News report wanted.
Add to this the meadows, and added: “you know that the truth will come to light. And now they’re all throwing each other under the bus.”
Sources familiar with the records of Fox News said that a late-2016 E-Mail chain given Comey bureau subordinates said that Brennan insisted that the dossier will be included in the intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA. The E-Mail was not made to chain to the public.
But in a statement to Fox News, a former CIA official, the blame square on Comey.
“The former Director Brennan, together with the former [Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper, are those that contain against James Comey’s recommendation, in the Steele Dossier in the intelligence report,” the official said.
Clapper previously not said that the dossier was, ultimately, in the ICA. News that Comey had informed the Trump personally in the dossier before the inauguration — supposedly, to alert him to possible blackmail, threats — leaked within days and opened the door for the media to publicize the dossier is an established claims.
Fox News has reached to Comey’s legal team twice, and if the statement of the former CIA officials, but did not receive a response on the record. Comey, who often posts on Twitter, not comment publicly on the story.
Meanwhile, another top FBI officials, in a podcast interview confirmed that he and others were worried that it might look like Comey was trying to blackmail Trump, as he first said to him, about the allegations in the dossier.
EX-FBI LAWYER: OFFICIALS WERE ‘VERY WORRIED’ TO-BE COMEY SEEMED TO BE BLACKMAIL TRUMP WITH DOSSIER
On the latest episode of Yahoo News-podcast “Skullduggery” show on Tuesday, Baker said he and others were so concerned about Comey briefing Trump on Jan. 6, 2017, “analogies” were made to J. Edgar Hoover, the former FBI Director, the needs are known to abuse his power to blackmail individuals.
“We were very concerned about the Hoover analogies, and we were determined to pass such a disaster, on our watch,” Baker said, to convey the hope, the future President, that you do not want to continue the “legacy” of Hoover’s blackmail.
The index finger assigned to comes as attorney General, Bill Barr, John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut has behavior, conduct an investigation of the alleged misconduct and the alleged abusive state surveillance.
To close, the Ministry of justice watchdog, Michael Horowitz, is also expected, its internal review, such as the dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was the backup of the original monitoring arrest warrant for former Trump aide Carter-page, in October 2016, as well as for the three extensions. Horowitz, the team the question of why the FBI is worthy as Steele a credible source, and why to use the office seemed to reinforce messages to Steele’s credibility.
U.S. attorney John Huber has not previously been claimed to be appointed by the former attorney General Jeff Sessions to critique only, monitoring violations of human rights by the Ministry of justice and the FBI, but also the handling of the investigation of the Clinton Foundation and other matters. The status of Huber ‘ s work, is not known.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, Gregg Re, and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.