Top FBI officials stopped "enhanced validation" of Steele's credibility

Just The NewsConcerned by Christopher Steele's behavior, a frontline FBI counterintelligence agent in the Russia probe initiated an "enhanced validation" review of the informant's credibility in the fall of 2016 but was stopped by superiors, according to explosive Senate testimony made public on Friday.

The enhanced validation process would have subjected Steele's dossier and his intelligence work to experts outside the FBI counterintelligence division that was managing the former MI6 agent as he manufactured his case — later debunked — against Donald Trump for colluding with Russia.

Don't you think it might be wise to validate information before spying on a presidential candidate? Apparently not.

This entry was published Wed Jan 27 22:07:44 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-01-27 22:07:44.0. [Tweet]

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