CNN: FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation
Washington (CNN)The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.
The dossier has also been cited by FBI Director James Comey in some of his briefings to members of Congress in recent weeks, as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation, according to US officials briefed on the probe.
This includes approval from the secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to monitor the communications of Carter Page, two of the officials said. Last year, Page was identified by the Trump campaign as an adviser on national security.
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Update #1: FBI used Trump dossier to help get warrant to monitor ex-aide: report (The Hill)
Update #2: Obama, Comey Relied On Discredited Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant On Trump Campaign Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: This is what the FBI built their case on? No wonder this entire investigation went nowhere?!?!?! But more revealing to me .... the entire media narrative of the past few months on Trump and the Russians is now quietly disappearing. As I have said more than once .... for this story to continue we have reached the point where anonymous sources and concrete evidence must come forward .... but not surprisingly .... no evidence is being presented, and more importantly .... all the anonymous sources that have been quoted widely in the past few months have now all but disappeared.