in the vicinityVideoRep. John Ratcliffe: Mueller report shows, Steele dossier is ‘totally false and fake”
House Judiciary Committee member Rep. John Ratcliffe says everyone who reviewed the dossier has some explaining to do.
A top congressional Republican, told Fox News that Special Counsel Robert Müller ‘ s report shows the salacious Steele dossier used by the FBI, surveillance guaranteed in Russia-the probe was “false and fake,” questioning the origin of the investigation in the Trump campaign.
“The question is,” it was a correct predicate?” Texas Rep., John Ratcliffe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Monday on “The Ingraham angle.” “It was to believe probable cause that there is a conspiracy or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia? So, that is the question that needs to be answered.”
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Ratcliffe said he is one of the few, the legislature, in the view of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications to the FBI for approval to conduct surveillance in the Russia probe. He said, these applications relied heavily on a dossier, as it claims debunked about the Trump campaign, the relations to Russia, compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele.
“Trey Gowdy, and I — I — the two Republicans who have had the opportunity to see that the probable cause evidence, to see all of these FISA applications in unredacted form, and she turned the so-called Steele dossier, which was completely false and wrong, and now Bob Mueller says that it was wrong, and wrong,” said Ratcliffe.were think
He added: “Now, to be fair, just because Bob Mueller found that there is no evidence of a conspiracy, or any evidence of collusion, was that it could not be the probable cause.”
Still, Ratcliffe said the officials at the Ministry of justice as the former FBI Director, Jim Comey, former FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe, and former Deputy attorney General Sally Yates “got to have a lot to explain.”
It comes amid renewed scrutiny on the genesis of the FBI probe. Attorney General Bill Barr has said he is reviewing the origin of the Russia-investigation of the FBI and the Department of justice, including the question of whether the surveillance was “reasonable.”
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Ratcliffe, as pointed out in the dossier, said that a one-time-Trump-campaign consultant, Carter-side was “in the middle of a well-developed conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.” But did not find Müller’s sample to secure evidence of the claim, saying “the investigation had not proven to interfere with the site in coordination with the Russian government in its efforts, the 2016 presidential elections.”
“Carter’s page was never accused, be he charged never. The idea that he was a Russian agent was a joke,” Ratcliffe said.
The FBI needed probable cause to counterintelligence investigations at the end of July 2016. According to Müller ‘ s report, the FBI initiated an investigation, whether the persons in connection with the trump campaign, in coordination with the Russian government on December 31. July of 2016. The report said it was asked by a foreign government official, contacted the FBI about a conversation with trump-campaign adviser to George Papadopoulos, the Russia had discussed the hashes of the Democratic E-Mails with the official.