NEWSWATCH: “Democrats for Eavesdrop Abuse; Their intel memo confirms the FBI used Clinton research to spy on Carter Page” – Wall Street Journal Editorial

“… the memo confirms … the FBI used an opposition-research document paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee as part of its application to surveil Carter Page … associated with the Donald Trump campaign. … the Democrats do not dispute that the Steele dossier was the FBI’s only source in its initial FISA application for its allegation that … Page met with suspect Russians in Moscow in July 2016. … [It] makes no attempt to rebut … [what] former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe told Congress[,] that the FBI would not have sought a surveillance warrant without the dossier. … [It] confirms that the FBI withheld from the court the partisan provenance of the dossier. … the precise language the FBI used in its initial application [even appears] in a long, obfuscating footnote. … * * * The only definitive evidence of political ‘collusion’ … is that the Clinton campaign paid … Steele to troll … Russian sources for dirt on … Trump. The FBI then used this dirt as a reason to spy on … Page and anyone he was communicating with. …”

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