New Evidence Suggests Coordinated Effort Between Clinton Camp, State Dept on Dossier
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New reports show there may have been a circle of contact involving the Clinton campaign, Obama state department and figures involved in the Trump-Russia dossier.
Martha MacCallum and Ed Henry reported that a foreign source gave information in the dossier to an unnamed Clinton associate, who gave it to the Obama administration, who passed it on to Steele, and "around and around."
Judge Andrew Napolitano said he keyed-into an otherwise unremarkable reference in the FISA Memo, which referred to former MI6 Agent Christopher Steele as a "longtime FBI asset."
Steele, the former British spy who is said to have compiled the Trump-Russia dossier, could have an "interesting problem," according to Napolitano.
Napolitano said that at that time, the FBI was "conducting a fraudulent and deceptive investigation" of Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified emails.
He said the FBI and Justice Department fought to keep the memo from daylight and added that Steele's mention as a "longtime FBI asset" may indeed have been why.
Napolitano said the United States, New Zealand, Great Britain, Australia and Canada have an agreement where they can share intelligence information with one another, but at the same time have sworn not to "cherry pick" which foreign agents they use for intel.Article continues below
He said that if Steele was chosen to contribute intel to the American document while he was an MI6 agent, London could prosecute him for espionage.
"If before he left MI6, he was an FBI asset... [he] has an enormous problem on his hands," Napolitano said, noting 2009 as a key starting point for his work with American entities.
He said the reason for the charges would be the fact that Steele then would've been a spy for England while simultaneously acting as one for the United States.
Napolitano said such conjecture explains why American agencies did not want the memo to be released.
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