What did Comey know, and when did he know it?

On March 20, 2017, then–FBI director James Comey told Congress that the FBI was formally investigating whether there were contacts between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.  We later learned that the alleged basis for this investigation was the Steele Dossier.  Since then, we've also learned that the information in the Steele Dossier was fake. The big question now is, when did the FBI know that the whole investigation, which severely handicapped Trump's first term, was baloney?  The answer, based upon newly released documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, is that by mid-February 2017, Comey knew or should have known that the Steele Dossier was a hoax perpetrated by the Hillary campaign. To go back a step, we know from Inspector General Michael Horowitz's December 2019 report that the FBI relied upon the Steele Dossier both to spy on Carter Page and to investigate the  Trump campaign.  The...(Read Full Post)
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