From John Solomon at The Hill.com. Connections between Steele, his dossier, the Clinton campaign that paid for it, a Russian with ties to Putin, and a high-ranking Trump-hating DOJ official whose wife worked for Fusion GPS
(Russian Oligarch Oleg) Deripaska would get another visit from his FBI friends in New York. But this time the questions were about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Specifically, the agents told Deripaska they believed Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was secretly coordinating the election with Moscow.
Steele had planted that theory with the FBI. By that time the former MI6 agent was working for the American opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which had been hired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee to find Russian dirt on Trump. Steele’s theories, of course, are contained in the so-called Steele dossier provided to the FBI.
Ohr had his own connection to Fusion, which was paying his wife, Nellie, to work on the anti-Trump research project, according to congressional testimony.
Deripaska once had a business relationship with Manafort, but it ended in lawsuits. Despite that acrimony, Deripaska told the agents in that September 2016 meeting that he thought the theory that Manafort was colluding with Russia to help Trump win the election was preposterous.
Ohr appears to be a likely conduit from State, through DoJ, to the FBI, for the ginned up Dossier details used to get the FISA warrants.
Okay, so what?
A sitting Democrat administration weaponized its police powers and used unverified (since proven false) opposition research paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Campaign to lie to a Secret FISA Court to get permission to spy on a Republican Presidential campaign.
The same administration spied on Congress, the media, and regular Americans.
Nice country you got there. Too bad Democrats ruined it. Maybe you should pay attention and do more to get it back? Like vote Republican in 2018 so this doesn’t all disappear.
Don’t go to sleep and let Democrats back into power.