Oh good. Brit Hume is doing what he can to keep some attention focused on what the Deep State tried to pull on the Trump campaign. It’s hard to do when the media is screeching about Trump trying to kill children by encouraging schools to open in the fall.
Brit shared something pretty powerful.
Much to the Democrats’ chagrin (check it out, we’re using fancy words and stuff!):
“Salacious and unverified,” said James Comey of charges in the Steele dossier. What an understatement that was. “Utter garbage” would be closer to the mark. Yet the FBI relied on it. https://t.co/9Y6XFVUDoL
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 20, 2020
From Real Clear Investigations:
Perhaps even more perplexing is that the FBI interviewers, knowing that Source E was just an anonymous caller, didn’t compare that admission to the fantastical Steele bluster and declare the dossier a fabrication on the spot.
But perhaps it might be argued that Christopher Steele was bringing crack investigative skills of his own to bear. For something as rich in detail and powerful in effect as the dossier, Steele must have been researching these questions himself as well, using his hard-earned spy savvy to pry closely held secrets away from the Russians. Or at the very least he must have relied on a team of intelligence operatives who could have gone far beyond the obvious limitations the Primary Subsource and his group of drinking buddies.
But no. As we learned in December from Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Steele “was not the originating source of any of the factual information in his reporting.” Steele, the IG reported “relied on a primary sub-source (Primary Sub-source) for information, and this Primary Sub-source used a network of [further] sub-sources to gather the information that was relayed to Steele.” The inspector general’s report noted that “neither Steele nor the Primary Sub-source had direct access to the information being reported.”
What a tangled web they wove … yadda yadda yadda.
Comey knew it was a bunch of crap and yet the FBI relied upon it. Classy.
Mr Hume, I don’t think the FBI “relied on it”, probably better said to say “they used it to their advantage to achieve an unethical end”
— Super Güero (@pablovance) July 20, 2020
The FBI was just doing the work the mainstream media ordered them to do. Corporate media is the enemy of the people.
— O.G.Maverick (@CaseyWCrews) July 20, 2020
It only matters if something is done about it.
— not important enough to blue checkmark (thank god) (@MarkMazman) July 20, 2020
Ding ding ding.
They pretended to rely on it. They knew perfectly well it was total BS..
— Lisa Jay (@ljf1967) July 20, 2020
James Comey relied on it.
— Joseph J Hantsch (@JJHantsch) July 20, 2020
Even though he knew it was, as Brit said, ‘utter garbage.’