FBI Agrees To Turn Over Documents Relating to Dossier

Oct 27, 2017

In an interview on Wednesday, Speaker Ryan accused the FBI of “foot-dragging” and “stonewalling.” Congress has repeatedly, for months, sought answers and documents related to the dossier showing Donald Trump in a terrible light. On Thursday, Speaker Ryan announced that the FBI had contacted his office and “informed us that they will comply with our document requests, and that they will provide the documents that Congress has been asking for by next week.” The funding for the dossier was exposed this week after the law firm handling legal work for the Clinton campaign released Fusion GPS from its privacy agreement. The funding came from the Clinton campaign and flowed through the campaign’s legal firm. The campaign’s FEC filings did not disclose the expenditure as for research. It hid the funding under “legal services.” The investigating committees in Congress went to court two weeks ago to demand that two years worth of bank records for Fusion GPS be turned over to Congress. Congress will now investigate the FBI’s assessment of credibility of the dossier. As well as the role that the dossier played in the FBI’s decision to seek a FISA warrant to investigate the Trump campaign in the months and weeks leading up to the election.