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Thursday, May 16, 2019

A high-level dispute over which senior government officials pushed the unverified Steele dossier amid efforts to surveil the Trump campaign has broken out into the open again, after it emerged that Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if the FBI and DOJ's actions were "lawful and appropriate."

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Comey, a former FBI director, sent an email to subordinates in late 2016 indicating Brennan, a former CIA director, wanted to include materials from the dossier in the intelligence community assessment, known as the ICA, Fox News reported.

A former CIA official speaking on Brennan's behalf is disputing the assertion. The former official told Fox that Brennan and James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence, opposed Comey's push to include Steele dossier information in the ICA.

The dispute pits two former intelligence community officials against each other at a time when the Justice Department is investigating how government agencies like the FBI and CIA handled the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele authored and the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funded.

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#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 12:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Brennan, Clapper, and Comey should all be tried for conspiracy, treason, and sedition.

Lock them up.

#1 your desperate deflection is noted.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 01:20 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019

Someone dumb enough to pay the expenses of people actively killing American soldiers is, well, pretty damned dumb.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-16 04:46 PM | Reply

Zed, that deflection was bizarre, even for you. At least try to stay within the same area code as the thread you are so desperate to avoid.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-16 06:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Brennan, Clapper, and Comey should all be tried for conspiracy, treason, and sedition.
Lock them up.
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Won't happen. Hillary sent them all microfiber wiping cloths to help them tidy up.

#5 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2019-05-16 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Brennan, Clapper, and Comey should all be tried for conspiracy, treason, and sedition.
Lock them up.
#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Said no bernie voter ever.

#6 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-16 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I just did, and I caucused for Bernie in Utah....he won.

and you can't reconcile that I want political conspirators locked up?

That's your problem, not mine.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-16 06:32 PM | Reply

bernie doesn't want comey locked up.

he also told you to vote for hillary, stupid.

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-05-16 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Brennan, Clapper, and Comey should all be tried for conspiracy, treason, and sedition.
Lock them up.
#2 | POSTED BY comrade sheeple/IraLieburg

This isn't your mother Russia Boris.
Here in America we don't throw patriots in jail, comrade..... just treasonous scum like Orange Adolf and his spawn.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-16 06:47 PM | Reply

If only you all had one neck.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-18 12:13 AM | Reply

#7 I call BS liar.

If you weren't such ------ troll we might be able to give you the benefit of the doubt when it comes to unverifiable claims.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-18 12:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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