Declassifed footnotes show Comey’s FBI always knew the dossier was Russian disinformation


CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge posted on Twitter an April 2nd letter from the DOJ that was in response to Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley calling for the DOJ to declassify four key footnotes in Inspector General Horowitz’s report.

Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Chuck Grassley Tuesday sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr asking him to declassify the footnotes in IG Horowitz’s report on FISA abuse.

The Senators stated that the classified footnotes contradict what is publicly available in Horowitz’s report related to Crossfire Hurricane, the baseless intelligence probe into Trump’s campaign in July of 2016.

Grassley and Johnson wrote, “The American people have a right to know what is contained within these four footnotes and, without that knowledge, they will not have a full picture as to what happened during the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.”

The DOJ declassified three footnotes with minimal redactions and kept the fourth footnote completely blacked out citing, “unique and significant concerns.”

The redacted information refers to information received by a member of the Crossfire Hurricane team regarding possible previous attempts by a foreign government to penetrate and research a company or individuals associated with Christopher Steele,” Herridge reported.

One declassified footnote revealed Comey’s FBI knew the Hillary Clinton-funded Steele dossier was Russian disinformation — but they used it anyway to spy on Trump’s campaign.


“The (redacted) stated that it did not have high confidence in this subset of Steele’s reporting and ASSESSED that the referenced subset was part of a Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate US foreign relations” — Catherine Herridge wrote on Twitter.


Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview this week that there was “no basis” for the FBI’s ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ investigation into then-candidate Donald Trump. He said that what happened to Trump was “one of the greatest travesties in American history.”

Even more alarming was the pattern of events after the campaign to sabotage Trump’s presidency.

“Without any basis, they started this investigation of his campaign and more concerning actually is what happened after the campaign, the whole pattern of events while he was president…uh…to sabotage the presidency and I think that…uh…or at least had the effect of sabotaging the presidency,” he said.

It was a coup, not a conspiracy theory.


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The Prisoner
The Prisoner
3 years ago

Barr is and has been aware of this massive criminal conspiracy.

You folks out there that think China Mitch is some pro-Trump hero – did you ever consider how he blocks every single hearing which could expose the massive DC corruption? Grassley & Johnson write letters, which are ignored 100% of the time, and Mitch will not assert his authority and responsibility to oversee the DOJ during a coup. By definition, Mitch is corrupt.

herbert r richmond
herbert r richmond
3 years ago

Well what will he do, the coup is fully exposed.

I'd Rather Be A Cowboy
I'd Rather Be A Cowboy
3 years ago

Bwahaha! That pic is funny. He looks like Cornholio from Beavis and Butthead.
Back from the hospital for meds because their pharmacy is open until 2200hrs (10PM) and there are cops stationed at every entrance with masks and gloves behind plexiglass at desks.
Half of the automatic doors are off so that there is only one way in and out.
You have to sign a release that asks if you have any symptoms of coughing, diarrhea, fever, in the last 48 hours.
Everyone had masks on and you had to stand way back in the pharmacy.
Went with gloves because my blood type wasn’t on the most susceptible list.
When will mommygov that loves us so dearly let people know what blood types are susceptible?
If esteemed party member comrade Comey wants to be legendary maybe he could come out with this information.

Emily Elizabeth Windsor-Cragg
Emily Elizabeth Windsor-Cragg
3 years ago

@TomFitton, quote, “Obama knew. Clinton knew. Biden knew. Comey knew. Brennan knew. McCabe knew. Strzok knew. Clapper knew. Rosenstein knew. FBI knew. DOJ knew. CIA knew. State knew. They all knew
@RealDonaldTrump was innocent but they smeared and spied on him. Worst scandal in our nation’s history.” WHY AREN’T THESE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH SEDITION & PERJURY???