WSJ’s Strassel zeroes in on passage in Horowitz’s FISA report proving ‘Spygate’ plot against Trump was hatched months earlier

Someone was a lot more concerned about a Trump victory a lot sooner than we've been told

(TNS) During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his FISA abuse report, DoJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz was asked a bajillion times by Democrats whether he found any ‘deep state plot’ or ‘political motivations’ behind the Spygate probe.

Each time he was asked, Horowitz gave a similar version of this answer, paraphrasing: ‘No, I didn’t find any testimonial or documentary evidence of political bias or deep state plot’ against then-GOP candidate Donald Trump.

That seems incredulous, given the evidence of blatant anti-Trump bias documented in texts between fired FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page alone.

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But the one lingering question that has yet to be answered definitively is this: Who actually came up with the “Russian collusion” narrative? We know who implemented it, but who devised it?

The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel thinks she may have stumbled onto the answer after poring over Horowitz’s lengthy report: Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson.

In a series of tweets, Strassel lays out a central passage in the Horowitz report that highlights conflicting narratives about when the operation to spy on the Trump campaign actually began.

We know that the Christopher Steele dossier was central to the FBI’s securing of four FISA surveillance warrants against Carter Page, then a Trump campaign national security adviser.

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We know that Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS was initially hired by Daniel Jones, a former staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). to do the ‘Trump research.’

We know that the dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, but that Fusion GPS research into the Trump campaign was begun by a ‘Republican’ megadonor, Paul Singer, who financed the Free Beacon.

We know the dossier was bogus.

Sure sounds like someone was a lot more concerned about a Trump victory a lot sooner than we’ve been told. Otherwise, why go to so much trouble to target a presidential contender that had yet to secure the GOP nomination?

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