Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham Request DOJ Investigate Trump Dossier Author

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

They want the Justice Department to investigate Trump dossier author Christopher Steele to find if he lied to federal agents.

The media is largely pretending there’s no reason to investigate the Trump dossier author.

That part where the FBI claimed they are capable of investigating when someone lies to them is especially rich. Everyone knows Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI but everyone also knows that there is zero chance that she will ever be criminally investigated for doing so.

The Hill reports, “GOP senators request criminal investigation of Trump dossier author.

Two Republican senators are asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Christopher Steele, the author of a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking that they investigate if the former British intelligence agent lied to federal authorities.

“I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” Grassley said in a statement.

Graham added that “after reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter.”

The letter is the first known criminal referral from any of the congressional investigations into Russia’s election interference.

As part of their request, the two senators passed along a memo tied to “certain communications between Christopher Steele and multiple U.S. news outlets.” They did not publicly release the memorandum, which is classified.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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