Those who read Rep. Devin Nunes’s House Intelligence Committee memo can be forgiven for some massive confusion when it comes to the dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and produced by former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele via Fusion GPS. The plain and simple reality is that the dossier itself had been floating around Washington for months before the general public was made aware of it.
And then there were the stories coming from those who used the thing for various reasons.
Former FBI director Comey had an initial use for the thing before he allegedly delivered the thing to President Donald Trump over a year ago.
Comey allegedly utilized the dossier to seek the initial warrant even though he would label the same dossier “salacious and unverified” eight months later during sworn testimony.
That was the first use, and why the difference in action and opinion is a matter that has yet to be explored. However, the truly bizarre delivery of sorts of the dossier was executed by Senator John McCain. McCain got the dossier from Christopher Steele, and then he…..
The timeline revealed in the memo shows that by the time McCain delivered the dossier to the FBI leadership in December 2016, the agency had not only already launched an investigation into Trump’s campaign partially utilizing the dossier but Comey himself had two months earlier signed an application using the dossier to obtain a FISA warrant on Page.
It is therefore not clear why Fusion GPS would seek out McCain to deliver to the FBI a document already being utilized by the agency to launch a probe into Trump’s campaign and obtain a FISA warrant after Steele himself provided the dossier to the FBI in July 2016.
It is also not clear whether, at the time he delivered the dossier to the FBI, McCain was aware of the origins of the information, primarily that Fusion GPS compiled the charges and that they were paid to do so by Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.
So, why would McCain be used to “deliver” the dossier? Was there a massive CYA operation in progress once Hillary Clinton was not elected president and would not be available to cover all of this up?
Inquiring minds want to know.