FBI Stonewalling Congress On Trump Dossier

Congressional committees requests to the FBI for documents relating to the agency’s role with the dossier on President Trump are not being met.

At one point, the FBI was thinking about paying the author of the dossier for information but the deal was not finalized.

However, the FBI’s interest in the dossier’s author is drawing Congressional inquiries but the FBI, so far, is not being responsive.

Byron York of The Washington Examiner writes the FBI is the next target in the dossier case and explains the stonewalling from the agency.

In recent months, Nunes has been trying to force the FBI to reveal just what it did in the dossier matter. The intel chairman issued a subpoena to the FBI on Aug. 24, and in the time since, not a single document has been produced to the committee. The FBI and the Justice Department have spent most of that time talking about possibly complying with this or that part of the subpoena. But so far — nothing.

The same is true of Grassley’s inquiries.

York asks the key question:

The other was: Did the FBI or other agencies use any information from the dossier as a basis for warrant requests before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court? In other words, did, say, the FBI use the dossier’s “salacious and unverified” information to make the case that the bureau should be granted the authority to conduct intercepts?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to make sure the FBI is fully cooperating with Congress.