The FBI is at the center of the controversy surrounding the Trump-Russia investigation.
Shocking new details have merged about the collusion that took place during the election.
And this closed door testimony just sealed the fate of the collusion investigation.
The Fusion GPS Trump-Russia dossier is the pivotal document in the entire affair.
Trump –and others named in the document – contend it is nothing but fake news.
The dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee.
It was passed along to the FBI as a legitimate intelligence document in order to kickoff the investigation – which FBI agent Peter Strzok referred to as an “insurance policy” – into Trump and his campaign.
The FBI has dodged multiple inquiries into their relationship with Steele and the dossier.
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – who Strzok referred to by name in his insurance policy text – was grilled behind closed doors for seven hours by the House Intelligence Committee.
McCabe could not tell the Committee which parts of the dossier had been verified or how it had been used.
This infuriated the Committee who emerged from the session promising more subpoenas.
Fox News reports:
“Congressional investigators tell Fox News that Tuesday’s seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contained numerous conflicts with the testimony of previous witnesses, prompting the Republican majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee to decide to issue fresh subpoenas next week on Justice Department and FBI personnel.
While HPSCI staff would not confirm who will be summoned for testimony, all indications point to demoted DOJ official Bruce G. Ohr and FBI General Counsel James A. Baker, who accompanied McCabe, along with other lawyers, to Tuesday’s HPSCI session.
The issuance of a subpoena against the Justice Department’s top lawyer could provoke a new constitutional clash between the two branches, even worse than the months-long tug of war over documents and witnesses that has already led House Speaker Paul Ryan to accuse DOJ and FBI of “stonewalling” and HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to threaten contempt-of-Congress citations against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
“It’s hard to know who’s telling us the truth,” said one House investigator after McCabe’s questioning.
Fox News is told that several lawmakers participated in the questioning of McCabe, led chiefly by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.”
McCabe also contradicted known evidence when he could not tell the committee when he learned that the dossier was financed by the Clinton campaign.
This was despite his signature appearing on documents indicating he knew exactly who funded the dossier and where it came from.
The FBI has not been able to verify any of the collusion allegations in the dossier.
What the dossier does prove is that it was the Clinton campaign who colluded with the Russians.
They hired Fusion GPS to put together the dossier and it was their operative who worked with the Russians to plant the false information about Trump.
There is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and each new bombshell in this story only serves to further vindicate the President.