An unredacted version of the FISA memo has just been released by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.
What is revealed?
It appears Christopher Steele, author of the bogus “Trump dossier,” lied to the FBI about his media contacts. Also, *after* the FBI knew Steele was the source of the media stories, they LIED to the FISA court & *still* presented the Isikoff article to them.
From BizPac Review:
The memo, addressed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, shows more about the FBI’s relationship to Christopher Steele, the ex-Brit spy whose name is attached to the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier.
See the much less less-redacted version of the memo in photos below…
Here’s a breakdown of what the less-redacted memo says:
A Hillary Clinton associate’s name, Sidney Blumenthal, pops up over and over…
CBS News has more:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says a recent memo written by the attorney general to Justice Department heads that instructs them not to communicate with Congress without pre-approval from the Justice Department Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) is almost certainly illegal.
The Iowa Republican told Jeff Sessions in a letter Tuesday that his recent memo “does not appear to comply with existing law,” and he asked Sessions to revise the memo accordingly. Sessions, who apparently told the heads of DOJ divisions that they should not communicate with “senators, representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination and consultation with OLA” — has made cracking down on leaks a key part of his tenure at the DOJ. He held an entire press conference on the subject last year, saying, “This culture of leaking must stop.”
Grassley, who has prioritized whistleblower protections in his time in the Senate, said that while he appreciated DOJ’s efforts to speak from a coordinated front, he fears Sessions’ letter may violate the law and prevent critical information from reaching Congress. Grassley pointed out that Sessions’ memo doesn’t address the rights of DOJ employees “to make protected disclosures directly to Congress.”
More from Breitbart:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday released a memo referring Trump dossier author Christopher Steele for a criminal investigation that revealed that a friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton fed information for the Steele dossier.
According to Grassley and Graham’s memo, which is heavily redacted at the request of the FBI, a foreign source gave information to friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton, who then gave it to an Obama State Department official, who then gave it to Steele.
Grassley and Graham’s memo stated:
One memorandum by Mr. Steele that was not published by Buzzfeed is dated October 19, 2016. The report alleges [redacted], as well as [redacted]. Mr. Steele’s memorandum states that his company ‘received his report from [redacted] US State Department,’ that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub-source who ‘is in touch with [redacted], a contact of [redacted], a friend of the Clintons, who passed it to [redacted].
“It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility,” Grassley and Graham wrote.