The Democrats who are already freaking out because of the failure of their impeachment hearings and today’s release of the IG report just got some more bad news. The DOJ will be releasing documents on Christopher Steele, without the massive number of redactions. Steele says that the DOJ has informed him that they would be releasing his files with none of the blackouts.
The New York Times is reporting that the decision to release the 400 pages of documents was made by AG Bill Barr, to whom President Trump gave the authorization to declassify any and all documents he thinks should be made public. No doubt those documents will show how many people warned the FBI that Steele was not credible.
Almost every word in the Steele dossier is a lie including “a” and “the.” Not one item has been proven to be true. There have been disclosures that even Bruce Ohr and british intelligence warned the FBI about Steele. Everybody can’t be wrong. And for the first time, the Deep State could not stop the truth from coming out.
Steele is poised to be a notable figure in the Horowitz report because he provided opposition research into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia which was funded by Democrats and the Clinton campaign.
Much of the Steele dossier has been proven discredited or unsubstantiated, including the dossier’s claims that the Trump campaign was paying hackers in the United States out of a nonexistent Russian consulate in Miami, and that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen traveled to Prague to conspire with Russians.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller also was unable to substantiate the dossier’s claims that Carter Page, who worked on the Trump campaign, had received a large payment relating to the sale of a share of Rosneft, a Russian oil giant, or that a lurid blackmail tape involving the president existed.
Horowitz’s report, as described by people familiar with its findings, is expected to conclude there was an adequate basis for opening one of the most politically sensitive investigations in FBI history and one that Trump has denounced as a witch hunt. It began in secret during Trump’s 2016 presidential run and was ultimately taken over by Mueller .