JRL NEWSWATCH: “It’s Time To Admit The Russia Investigation Was Illegitimate From The Start” – The Federalist/Margot Cleveland

Department of Justice Headquarters Building file photo, adapted from image at justice.gov

“… DOJ intentionally failed to inform the [FISA] court that the [DNC] … paid for the Christopher Steele dossier. That unverified and mainly false dossier formed a significant part of the government’s application for a wiretap …. I … spent nearly 25 years reviewing challenges to warrants based on claims of withheld (or false) evidence. … unlike the typical criminal case in which a defendant later has access to the warrant application … U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia file photo, adapted from image at dc.uscourts.gov[with] a FISA court order, the target cannot view the information the government used to obtain a wiretap, making FISA court proceedings ripe for abuse.  My rule of law alarms went off. … We now have an admission that the FBI used an informant to spy on the Trump campaign … before the official launch of the Russia collusion investigation. We came about these details through leaks … while the DOJ continues to ignore congressional demands for the same information. … FBI Headquarters File PhotoCrossfire Hurricane can no longer be assumed an apolitical and legitimate investigation. ….”

Click here for: “It’s Time To Admit The Russia Investigation Was Illegitimate From The Start; While claims that the FBI properly inquired [about] connections between the Trump campaign and Russia were valid to a point, that point has long since passed.” – The Federalist/Margot Cleveland