In the most recent WikiLeaks dump, there was an email sent from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.) to FBI Director James Comey. The MSM has so far side stepped this but it is not something you want to ignore. Check it out.
The March 6 email seems to lend credibility to claims that some officials within the Obama administration were complicit in soliciting information about then-candidate Trump through means that were dubious, at best.
On February 28, 2017, the Washington Post reported that the FBI reached an agreement a few weeks before the Presidential election to pay the author of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging a conspiracy between President Trump and the Russians, Christopher Steele, to continue investigating Mr. Trump.
The article claimed that the FBI was aware Mr. Steele was creating these memos as part of work for an opposition research firm connected to Hillary Clinton.
The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends.
It is additionally troubling that the FBI reportedly agreed to such an arrangement given that, in January of 2017, then-Director Clapper issued a statement stating that “the IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions.”
According to the Washington Post, the FBI’s arrangement with Mr. Steele fell through when the media published his dossier and revealed his identity.
Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, concluded the email with a formal request for all records related to the FBI’s interactions with Steele.
Grassley also hinted at the appearance of impropriety, requesting, in addition “all FBI policies, procedures, and guidelines applicable when the FBI seeks to fund an investigator associated with a political opposition research firm connected to a political candidate, or with any outside entity.”
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 7, 2017