Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released a memo Tuesday detailing stark allegations against the Hillary Clinton campaign that had only been hinted at in the prior weeks.
Here are the allegations
The Grassley memo says that associates of the Clinton campaign had been supplying damaging information to Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial “Trump dossier” that was later used to justify the surveillance of Trump campaign officials during the election.
“It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility,” the statement read.
“…there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility,” it claimed.
The allegations substantiate accusations made by various allies of the president that the Clinton campaign had some culpability for the faulty intelligence that was used for the FISA authorization.
Democrats have argued that the surveillance ordered against Carter Page, who had been a member of the Trump transition team, was only in part justified by the information in the “Trump dossier.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who helped author the FISA memo, responded that if there were a stronger case against Page that they would not have used the dossier as the central and first piece of evidence against him.
The Democrats have drafted a 10-page rebuttal memo that will be released pending authorization from President Donald Trump.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Tuesday about the release, “I knew as we kept building up to this… we had the story nailed, that we were 100 percent right.”
Here’s video of Nunes talking to Ingraham
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