Washington—The Trump administration removed several footnotes from the report on the FBI Trump-Russia investigation, providing new details, suggesting that Russia may have spread the file used to investigate the former Trump campaign aide False information.
] The newly disclosed information was previously blacked out in more than three proofing footnotes in a lengthy investigation report published in December by the Independent Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice Michael E. Horowitz (Michael E. Horowitz) Word composition.
Horowitz ’s report found that the FBI had sufficient legal grounds to investigate Russia, which was internally called the “crossfire” hurricane, but found many errors and omissions, some of which were exposed Sent to MPs on Tuesday.
Inquiry: Carter Page's eavesdrop application, Carter Page is a former Trump campaign aide and has many contacts with Russia. The newly disclosed footnotes revealed that the investigators also conducted a secret body search.
FBI investigators partially relied on the information in the claim materials of the alleged Trump-Russia contact with Russia when they proved to the judge that Page might be a Russian agent. It was conducted by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agency, whose research was funded by Democrats.
Trump and his allies tried to discredit the entire Trump-Russia investigation by confusing it with Page ’s surveillance, although this is only a small part of it, because eavesdropping depends to some extent on Defective Steele file. However, the Chief Inspector found that the file was not used as a basis for the opening of the Hurricane Crossfire in July 2016, but was later handed over to the agents engaged in the investigation.
Due to the insistence of two Republicans, footnotes were decrypted by Senators, Charles Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Both parties are critics of the FBI's voice on the Russia investigation and urged the Trump administration to make new disclosures.
The information also revealed new details about Page's investigation, including a senior official of the Ministry of Justice authorizing his physical surveillance. In addition to eavesdropping on him under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and why investigators sought permission from the judge to examine him in October 2016.
"It seems that I hope to have FISA permissions before Monday, October 17, at least partly due to the fact that Carter Page is expected to travel to the United Kingdom and South Africa shortly thereafter, and the Crossfire Hurricane team hopes to be here Prior to the trip, the FISA coverage for Carter Page was targeted. "The footnote said.
Horowitz ’s report once said that the FBI is concerned that “Russia may funnel to non-information media
” The FBI is aware of the possibility of false information in the Steele election report and This problem was solved to some extent, so some efforts were made to evaluate this. possibility. "The report said." However, given that the information we found in the FBI file was reviewed and available to the Crossfire team during the relevant period, we believe that more work should be done "to check whether this has happened. Horowitz ’s team added.
The report ’s newly disclosed footnotes provide a background for some of the concerns and resurgences that have triggered internal discussions among law enforcement officials.
For example, in June 2017, the month of the last eavesdropping renewal, The US intelligence agency received a report stating that two people affiliated with the Russian intelligence service "know that Steele's election investigation was conducted in early July 2016.
The footnote also stated that an FBI analyst told the Inspector General that he was aware of these reports, but “there is no information as of June 2017 that Steele ’s election report source network has been infiltrated or damaged .
In addition, the newly disclosed football tees indicate that the FBI team received three reports in 2017, which may expose one of the sources of the "Steel Archive" to the Russian falsehood of "defamation of US diplomatic relations." The impact of the “propaganda campaign.”
A source whose identity was still modified provided two of these warnings, including doubts about the material in Steele ’s archives about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. The report did not say anything wrong What is it, but the dossier claims that Cohen met Russian intelligence officials in Prague, which seems wrong.
The FBI was warned for the third time in 2017, apparently from another source, he said that he and Trump and Russia Those involved have claimed that it was wrong to report Trump ’s activities in Moscow during his 2013 trip, and that Russian intelligence services ’products penetrated Steele ’s source network. (February 1965, new The details of the decryption also showed that an FBI agent of the Crossfire Hurricane team received the news that the Russian intelligence service may order Steele ’s company. Target, despite the false accusations against Trump and prostitutes in the file.
Steele relied on a “primary sub-resource”, which in turn was interacting with others in Russia Talk to gather rumors and claim that the Russian government allegedly interacted with the Trump campaign.
The Inspector General ’s report found that the FBI smashed some of the most important ways of eavesdropping apps against Page with Steele The file is related. For example, in mid-January 2017, after the first of the three renewals, the FBI interviewed the main sub-resources, who questioned how the dossier portrayed his information. None of them told the court that eavesdropping on Page was allowed, and it had a new reason to doubt the credibility of the file.
A footnote stated that someone had provided intelligence to Steele ’s subgroup to Hillary Clinton. 'S campaign expressed strong support, and a series of suggestions were scattered in the footnotes, believing that one or more people who had spoken with the main sub-source were likely to contact Russia Newspapers related.
The relationship between the two countries poses a risk that the Russian intelligence service deliberately planted the wrong information in Steele ’s network. However, to complicate matters, Steele tried to understand the Russian intelligence service in Trang What is happening in the general election campaign. It seems that he needs his source to keep in touch with people who can know what happened and who have contact with those services or the Kremlin.