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Subject: Re:OT: And the wing nut argument... ...falls apart.
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 16:07:16 -0600 (CST)
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Alan Baker<> Wrote in message:
> ...that the FBI didn't tell the FISA court about the origin of the 
> dossier...
> 'Republican leaders are acknowledging that the FBI disclosed the 
> political origins of a private dossier the bureau cited in an 
> application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, 
> undermining a controversial GOP memo released Friday and fueling 
> Democratic demands to declassify more information about the bureau?s 
> actions.'
> <
> 'Democrats pounced on public comments over the past day by House 
> Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and intelligence 
> committee member Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), arguing that the GOP memo's 
> failure to mention a key footnote in the FBI application shows how the 
> party has cherry-picked classified facts to protect President Donald Trump.'
> 'The memo released Friday by the Republican-led House Intelligence 
> Committee excoriated FBI leaders for what it described as a crucial 
> omission in that application: The fact that the dossier, compiled by 
> former British spy Christopher Steele ? was financed by the campaign of 
> Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.
> ?Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the 
> renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, 
> or any party/campaign in funding Steele's efforts, even though the 
> political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and 
> FBI officials,? the memo alleged.
> But in an appearance on "Fox & Friends," Nunes was asked about reports 
> over the weekend that the FBI application did refer to a political 
> entity connected to the dossier. It is unclear precisely what language 
> the application might have used.
> Nunes conceded that a "footnote" to that effect was included in the 
> application, while faulting the bureau for failing to provide more 
> specifics.'
> What's really weird is that all you wing nuts hang on every word that 
> they broadcast on Fox News...
> ...but somehow missed this.
> :-)

The footnote only indicated the dossier was compiled at the
 direction of a law firm "who had hired an identified U.S. person"
 now known as Glenn Simpson.

No mention of Hillary or DNC.

You somehow missed this.