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originally posted by: dashen
Starting in December 2016, FBI staff
participated in an interagency effort to assess the
Russian government's intentions and actions concerning
the 2016 U.S. elections. We learned that whether and
how to present Steele's reporting in the Intelligence
Community Assessment (ICA) was a topic of significant
discussion between the FBI and the other agencies
participating in it. According to FBI staff, as the
interagency editing process for the ICA progressed, the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) expressed concern
about the lack of vetting for the Steele election
reporting and asserted it did not merit inclusion in the
body of the report. An FBI Intel Section Chief told us
the CIA viewed it as "internet rumor." In contrast, as
we describe in Chapter Six, the FBI, including Corney
and McCabe, sought to include the reporting in the ICA.
Limited information from the Steele reporting ultimately
was presented in an appendix to the ICA.
originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne
Right, but this is not because of bias. These are like clerical errors or something that could have happened to anyone. There was no conspiracy against Trump - some errors were simply made.
If anyone is bother reading this thing it is very clearly laying out that every single person involved in this fisa application business personally expressed strong urgency in keeping Trump out of office and or subverting him when he was elected.
DOJ watchdog finds no bias in launch of Trump-Russia probe, but uncovers ‘significant’ FBI errors
Priestap also told us that he originally
wanted to assign the investigation to a Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) other than
Strzok because, although he had confidence in Strzok's counterintelligence
capabilities, he had concerns about Strzok's personal relationship with Lisa Page
affecting the Crossfire Hurricane team. According to Priestap, he told Steinbach
about his concerns and Steinbach was supportive of his decision to remove Strzok
from the team, but his decision was overruled by McCabe. Steinbach told us that
he had concerns about Strzok and Lisa Page working together because he was
aware of instances where they bypassed the chain of command to advise McCabe
about case related information that had not been provided to Priestap or Steinbach.
Priestap and Steinbach said they did not know why McCabe kept Strzok assigned to
the investigation. Strzok told the OIG he did not ask McCabe to keep him on the
investigation and does not know whether Lisa Page requested Strzok remain on the
investigation in conversations with McCabe. We found no evidence that Page made
any such request of McCabe.