Attorney General Barr Highlights Problems With Steele Dossier

  • 2019-05-17
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Attorney General Barr Highlights Problems With Steele Dossier
 
Attorney General Bill Barr has announced that he finds it unusual that the FBI would rely on the Steele Dossier while the mistakes contained in it are very clear.

According to The Daily Caller:

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview that aired Friday that he is investigating what role the Steele dossier played in the Russia probe, and that the salacious document had “a number of clear mistakes.”

“It’s a very unusual situation to have opposition research like that, especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes and a somewhat jejune analysis,” Barr told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.

“And to use that to conduct counterintelligence against an American political campaign is a strange — would be strange development.”

In the interview, Barr spoke at length about an inquiry he launched at the Justice Department into the origins of the Russia investigation. He told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that the investigation is also focusing on what information U.S. intelligence agencies gathered on Trump campaign associates before the FBI formally opened its investigation in July 2016.

The dossier, we know now, was funded by the Democrat National Committee and the Clinton Campaign, making its findings even more suspect.

 Source: TTN

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