Washington Posts David Ignatius kan fortelle at en FBI-kilde ga informasjon til Christopher Steele, om FBIs etterforskning av Trump & russerne.
FBI skal ikke dele informasjon med utenforstående. Men faktum er at FBI behandlet Steele som en medarbeider. Det skyldtes nok at Steele tidligere arbeidet for britenes etterretningstjeneste MI6, men også at de delte samme motiv: Få has på Trump.
An FBI agent shared the name of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos with Trump dossier author Christopher Steele during a meeting in early October 2016.
That new bit of information was revealed in a column published Wednesdayby Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
Ignatius reports that Steele, a former MI6 agent, met with an old FBI contact in Rome around Oct. 1, 2016 to share findings from his investigation into Donald Trump’s and the Trump campaign’s associations with the Russian government.
“At this meeting, the FBI official asked Steele if he had ever heard of Papadopoulos,” reports Ignatius, who cited an official familiar with the meeting as his source.
Det er første gang det kommer konkret informasjon om at FBI ga Steele informasjon:
According to Ignatius, Steele had not heard of Papadopoulos, a little-known energy consultant who joined the Trump campaign as a volunteer adviser in March 2016. He pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian nationals while working on the campaign.
Ignatius’ report reveals for the first time that an FBI agent shared information about the bureau’s investigation with Steele, who operates a private research firm in London.
Det sies at FBI betalte Steele for at han skulle jobbe for dem, men det kan ha vært refusjon av utgifter.
Mye tyder på at FBI brukte rapporten om Trump til å gå til spesialdomstolen FISA og be om tillatelse til å overvåke Trump hans team.