After Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R) Iowa announced he would not be releasing the transcript of their 10-hour interview with the head of Fusion GPS regarding the Trump Dossier. The Democrat Vice-Chair Diane Feinstein released it herself. Putting the lie to the GOP narrative that this “fake dossier” was the cause of the Russian investigation launched against the Trump campaign/administration.
In their desperate attempt to protect the President and his minions, Senators Grassley and Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina, made a criminal referral to the Justice Department against former MI-6 Agent Christopher Steele that compiled the dossier. It should be noted that Steele is the one person known in the entire investigation that went to the FBI to report what he had seen.
The media is pouring thru the 300-page just released document. Two things we already know. By the time the FBI talked to Steele, they’d already heard much of the information through a “human source” within the Trump campaign. That source is believed to be George Popadoupolus who in a drunken state told Austrailian officials that, “Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton.” We also know that Christopher Steele, once the top Russia agent in MI-6, believed that Donald Trump, one of the two remaining candidates for President of the United States, was being blackmailed.
The dossier contains multiple avenues of potential blackmail whether it be undisclosed financial dealings with Russians or urinating hookers in a hotel room. It was likely this discussion of potential blackmail that forced Republicans to circle the wagons to protect this President, despite making themselves complicit in a Russian conspiracy. I submit that criminal referrals should be made to the Justice Department requesting criminal charges be placed against Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, who have all chosen Trump and Russia over their patriotic duty.