In this clip of the opening segment of last night’s show, Tucker Carlson does a good job illustrating the lies media told/tells about the Steele dossier and the FISA warrant fiasco.
To anyone who watched yesterday’s Senate hearing on the IG report, the technical legitimacy of the opening of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation is the least significant fact about it. However it started, the report details how the project evolved into an illegal conspiracy by which the rights of American citizens were trampled. The story is straightforward:
- When it was opened, Crossfire Hurricane lacked authorization to spy on (surveil) anyone.
- When investigators obtained the Steele dossier they presented it to the FISA court to get permission to spy on (surveil) American citizens. They used the dossier for this purpose before they had verified any of the information it contained.” From the start the FBI illegally misled the FISA court.
- After discovering the Steele dossier was bogus, the FBI continued to use it as the primary excuse for renewing its surveillance warrant. They never told the FISA court that their justification for the warrant was no longer valid, as the law required them to do. Here the FBI persisted in illegally misleading the FISA court.
In all the IG report documents 17 substantive deficiencies, including one criminal act, in the FBI’s handling of the FISA warrant application, plus numerous failures to adhere to the related “Woods” procedures.
Thus the IG report provides the factual foundation for disputing many of the media lies we’ve been told these past three years, and Tucker Carlson is right to point this out. In combination with the Mueller report, we can now say without reservation that the Russian collusion narrative the media kept alive for so long was a complete fabrication.