(National Sentinel)Â False Charges: If the FBI relied all or in part on a discredited “dossier” containing salacious charges against President Donald J. Trump in order to obtain FISA court warrants so agents could conduct surveillance on him and his campaign last year, it could present big problems for special counsel Robert Mueller.
In fact, today’s charges against one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are in danger of being tossed out of court if the FBI did indeed rely on that document to launch its national security investigation last year, in which Manafort — among others — was targeted,Â InfoWars‘ Jerome Corsi writes.
He notes further:
On Sept. 19, 2017, CNN reported that U.S. investigators conducted electronic surveillance on Manafort both before and after the election under a FISA court warrant.
The CNN article cites only unnamed sources, strongly suggesting the leak was based on an illegal leak to the press that could end up being traced back to the FBI, to Muellerâ€™s Special Counselor office, or to both.
Under the â€œfruit of the poison tree doctrineâ€ established by the Supreme Court in Fourth Amendment illegal search and seizure cases, the FBI and/or Mueller may have compromised their entire investigation of Paul Manafort by either using the fraudulent â€œRussia dossierâ€ paid for in part by the FBI, or by illegally leaking information derived from the FISA-authorized electronic surveillance to CNN and other mainstream media publications known to be partisan â€œNever Trumpâ€ mouthpieces.
CNN noted further that the secret FISA warrant was obtained by agents after Manafort became the subject of an investigation that started as long ago as 2014 under then-FBI Director James Comey and began focusing on Manafort’s work in consulting with Ukraine.
â€œSome of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive,â€ CNN reported.
â€œSpecial counsel Robert Muellerâ€™s team, which is leading the investigation into Russiaâ€™s involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications,â€ the CNN report noted further.
As for the leaking, on Friday information was passed along — likely from the Mueller team — toÂ CNN noting that an indictment was forthcoming on Monday.
That leak, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., head of the HouseÂ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, toldÂ FoxÂ News on Sunday that such leaking was illegal.
â€œIn the only conversation Iâ€™ve had with Robert Mueller, I stressed to him the importance of cutting out the leaks,â€ Gowdy told â€œFox News Sunday.â€ â€œItâ€™s kind of ironic that the people charged with investigating the law and the violations of the law would violate the law.â€
Gowdy, himself a former federal prosecutor, added: â€œMake no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy.â€
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