The White House on Friday agreed to the release of a highly-anticipated memo asserting that the Justice Department left critical facts out of an application for a surveillance warrant against a former Trump volunteer campaign adviser.
The almost four-page memo, which was written by the GOP on the House Intelligence Committee, says that FBI and DOJ knew that the disreputable Steele dossier had been funded by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee when the organizations applied for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant in order to surveil Carter Page.
However, that information was omitted from the September 2016 application for the warrant.
The memo also states that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told congressional investigators that they would not have been granted a FISA warrant against Page if it had not been for the dossier.
The campaign and DNC’s law firm, Perkins Coie, hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS in May 2016 to get opposition research on Donald Trump. Fusion then hired former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump’s communications in Russia.