A new report revealed on Monday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) admitted over the weekend that contrary to what his memo alleges, the “FBI application did refer to a political entity connected to the dossier.”
According to Politico:
“Republican leaders are acknowledging that the FBI disclosed the political origins of a private dossier the bureau cited in an application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, undermining a controversial GOP memo released Friday and fueling Democratic demands to declassify more information about the bureau’s actions.”
While Republicans argue that their memo shows anti-Trump bias at the FBI and Justice Department, Democrats say Republicans committed the very sin — omitting crucial facts — of which they accuse the FBI.
“Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials,” the memo read.
According to Politico, Nunes admitted to the Democrat’s argument this weekend while appearing on “Fox & Friends”
“A footnote saying something may be political is a far cry from letting the American people know that the Democrats and the Hillary campaign paid for dirt that the FBI then used to get a warrant on an American citizen to spy on another campaign,” Nunes said on “Fox & Friends.”