Senators Request Criminal Investigation of Russian Dossier Author

Two Senate committee leaders claim the former British spy misled feds…

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(The Hill) Two Republican senators are asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into Christopher Steele, the author of a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking that they investigate if the former British intelligence agent lied to federal authorities.

“I don’t take lightly making a referral for criminal investigation. But, as I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” Grassley said in a statement.

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Graham added that “after reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter.”

The letter is the first known criminal referral from any of the congressional investigations into Russia’s election interference.

As part of their request, the two senators passed along a memo tied to “certain communications between Christopher Steele and multiple U.S. news outlets.” They did not publicly release the memorandum, which is classified.

The referral is the latest sign of partisan splintering of the Judiciary Committee’s wide-ranging investigation into Russia, the 2016 election and potential political interference of the FBI…

The Justice Department isn’t required to open up an investigation in response to Grassley and Graham’s letter…

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  • Eddie

    They first need to investigate the FBI and the Obama DOJ how can we trust the FBI after they let Hillary skate on her crimes

    • R G

      Put Mulder and Scully back in charge. They’re the only ones that know the “truth is out there”!

    • Raymond Galan

      well if you have that prove of her crimes this could be solved in no time,just go to the fbi and give it to them.

      • ipsd48

        As Comey already laid out her crimes, and then exonerated her (4 months before the investigation was complete) it’s evident that there is plenty to charge Hillary with…………..as well as sweep up others, including Obama

    • Raymond Galan

      well then your liveing in the wrong country,if you dont trust our 1st line of defence which is the fbi,cia and the DOJ.that said you tell me which crimes has hillary been charged with?Do you know when trump keeps repeating lies, upon lies upon lies the gulible person in will believe it because its repeated so much that you except it as fact.trump knows this and nyou fall for it continually.His base does not care about the truth or the facts.its all about the man,what ever he says its for you 100% right.Love your country and the instutions which were founded on liberty for all men.Dont follow man,its the same when people become cult followers tthat all ended in disaster.

    • Raymond Galan

      idiot i did not know that obama owned the DOJ? how much did he pay for it?wow thats something new in the govt.

    • Raymond Galan

      you have proof hillary comited crimes or is what you here from her political enemies,the bottom line PROOF no proof no nothing.

  • Gregg Parker

    If his actions are criminal, then what do you call the actions of the people that commissioned it, paid for it, and distributed it?… (that’s a rhetorical question)…

    • R G

      But they were just following orders from the Queen.
      Hee hee hee hee hee. 😉

      • Gregg Parker

        “Gieves, grab me a toothpick.. I seem to have a small finger lodged in my molars”…

        • R G

          And you don’t know where that finger’s been.

          ROFLMFAO

    • ipsd48

      Yet Steele is a British citizen. As such he is NOT subject to US laws or jurisdiction.
      He was hired for a specific purpose and gave the left exactly what they paid for. If ANY charges are brought they should be against the FBI who illegally used that dossier to launch and investigation, the media who made no attempt to verify the facts and the democrat party who stooped so low as to pay for a totally unauthenticated dossier

      • Gregg Parker

        The EO from Feb 2017 and the other issued at the end of the year change that understanding completely. He is part of a criminal corruption scheme. All parties and all associated entities are subject to the full extent of the governing crime. He is already guilty and what proceeds is mere spectacle.

      • Raymond Galan

        trump the boos and his cronies all liers,if they were so inocent why have they all lawyered up and try to smear mueller,only gulity people do that.

        • ipsd48

          Same can be asked of Obama and HIS 40 thieves. He lawyered up before the 2008 election.

  • Joseph Abraham

    And I don’t believe they will open up an investigation into this matter, because it may implicate someone other than a Republican. Another note of concern wasn’t it John McCain, Lindsey Graham’s BFF who turned the dossier over to the FBI/DOJ?

    • CCblogging

      Yes, McCain gave it to Comey.

  • Bruce Walters

    How about the person who commissioned the dossier, Hillary Clinton.

    • Jjb54

      That head will roll, as these people will NOT GO DOWN ALONE.

      Unless they wind up, ” Death due to suicide, with 2 bullets to the back of the head … ” Then ” Dead men tell no tales. “

      • R G

        Yeah that kind of thing seems to happen quite a bit with that club.

        • Jjb54

          Sad but true. I even had one very liberal friend, finally ” see the light “, when I showed how many people are DEAD, related to the Clinton’s … and what was going on w/the people, just before they had their ” accident “.

          His statement was typical:
          ” Why are we not being told this sh … t ??? ”

          My answer: ” You are used to being spoon fed. Time to grow up and engage your own brain. ”

          He did not like the answer, but realized there was nothing he could say.

          • R G

            Wow a liberal that becomes “speechless”!? Now there’s a sight I’d love to see.

          • Jjb54

            It does happen, a very great ” once in awhile “.

            As I am fond of saying:
            ” This was once, don’t expect it again for awhile. ” 😉

          • Randall Hart

            That’s what is wrong with most libs, they don’t think independently and only get info from lib media.

        • ipsd48

          Along with ALL their records ‘disappearing’

    • Randall Hart

      Cinton foundation is a criminal organization and all involved need to be imprisoned. Then those in fbi that have conspired to overthrow our government need to be dealt with.

  • R G

    Woooo boy!!! That Clitoon fund will be draining PDQ to pay all the high price lawyers and gov. bribe “takers” to try and keep the Hillree cartel out of prison. Luck has it that Gitmo is still functioning so there will be plenty of room for the club members.

    • Mountain_Dew_518

      Clinton will be doing a whole lot of blackmailing to continue receiving $$ to keep them safe, but in the end she will throw them under the bus if they do not pay up.

      • Randall Hart

        The undertakers will be buying more vacation condos.

  • george capra

    But when the DOJ will prosecute those who initiated and paid for the lies against Trump, why Doj do not prosecute Obama,Hillary Clinton and all those Government criminals that worked for Obama and Hillary ?

  • Askjrsk

    That would be Hillary, hanging her is fine by me. Rawhide.

    • Mountain_Dew_518

      Rollin, rolling, Rawhide. Just could not resist singing it.
      I agree with you hanging is fine with me as well!

      • Askjrsk

        I know! Huh? Hillary — the new HANGTOWN FRY. Rollin’ Rollin’
        Big wheels keep on turnin’
        Proud Hillary keeps on burnin’
        Rollin, rollin’ rollin’ on the river boat queen…..

        • Mountain_Dew_518

          Laughed so hard I choked on my coffee. This is hilarious. Thank-you so much for this laugh!!!

  • george capra

    Where is that promise Trump made to the people before election , if I will be President you [ Hillary Clinton ] will be in PRISON ???????
    Is he also a LIAR like Hillary and Obama ????

    • Erik V Johnson

      Just Bcuz She’s NOT in JAIL ( as of yet ) DOEN’T Mean, Eventually She Will…This Is Where ONLY Time Will Tell and Making STUPID Comments DOESN’T HELP YOU CASE…just sayin

      • george capra

        It was not a stupid comment, all ready passed 1 year and nothing about those criminals ,why the DOJ waste time and millions of $$$$ with Russia investigation when is no evidence in that case but with Obama , FBI , DOJ , Hillary Clinton , Erick Holder and so many other criminals there are overwhelming proof and evidences to prosecute them and put them in prison , but nothing is happening , Hillary will candidate again for a position in US Government and every thing will be just like before the election, Corruption at highest level.USA Government is the most corrupted Government in the world. Look how many law breakers are working there.

    • Lee Martinsen

      It takes time, especially when Trump has to wade through the corruption put in place by Hitlary and Osama.

      • george capra

        I will believe that when I see it, it is all like ” one hand wash another, or you scratch my shoulder and I will scratch your ,

      • Randall Hart

        We don’t have time for some of her crimes. Statu of limitations are up in February on some.

        • ipsd48

          No statute of limitations on treason

          • george capra

            ipsd48 Randall Hart •
            No statute of limitations on treason;
            No statute of limitation on murders committed by Hillary and Bill’s killers to cover up their criminal and treason acts.

    • ipsd48

      What about the promises of the Obama moles that swore to ‘uphold and defend the constitution of the United States’?

      • Raymond Galan

        do you have proof the Obama was in cahoots with putin and his opertives.Every one has a boss and there boss was trump.His lawyers advise him to keep quiet just deni, deni and lie.

  • Erik V Johnson

    What Seems to be the REAL FACTS Are…How LONG It Takes to Get Around to Finding Out Things…just sayin…Now It Will…NO DOUBT… Take MORE Months or Years to Find This Out…( like Pillary’s E-mails 2020 ) It’s Obvious ” Some One Some Where ” Is Hoping ” Things ” Will be Sweep Under the Rug and or FORGOTTEN…

    • R G

      Fear not . That heep of dirt under the rug is rather LARGE , and I’m sure many will be tripping over it.

    • Leibe ist reise

      Actually, a pillory would be fitting for her. Would love to be there to see her humiliation.

  • swed

    The FBI and DoJ are a bigger bunch of crooks than the MOB, at least the MOB has a code of ethics.

  • Paul Williamson

    They should be opening up a criminal indictment on Trump, Donnie boy, little Ivanka, and her corrupt husband Kushner- lock up these treasonous criminals!!

    • bill14729 .

      Ha, Ha, on what grounds keep drinking the Kool-aid and it won’t be long hillary will be in jail

    • Lee Martinsen

      You, Paul Willemshit, are a FU%*ING MORON. They have been trying to find dirt on Trump for well over a year now. DumbocRATS wasting money to try and divert attention to the crimes committed by Hitlary Rotten Clinton.

      • Raymond Galan

        get your head out of your ass,no one does anything without the bosses permission mueller got 2 indicments and 2 guilty pleas and more to come,muler proved they had ties to russia and who did they work for TRUMP he is guilty as they.

        • bev

          I guess you dont follow what is happening. wowowowo-nothing found that relates to Trump. The 2 that mueller indicted were doing what they were doing BEFORE Trump so it is only these 2———-guess when you love queen Hillary you have wishful thinking about something happening to Trump

        • Randall Hart

          None of these indictments have anything to do with Trump. One is money laundering and Hillary uses same places. The Other is lying to fbi and is why Trump fired him.

          • Raymond Galan

            hillary has not been indicated for money laudering its trumps boys,and the ones caught lieing were manfort,gates,flynn, and papadapulos.all trumps cronies.When you people dont have a factual answer you allways deflect to hillary,obama,bill and go back as far 20 years.lets stick to the present.

          • Randall Hart

            Just wait it will happen, it’s known fact that same off shore backs are still used by Clinton foundation. Flynn received his security clearance by Obama. Murder doesn’t have statue of limitations. Hillary’s emails are not 20 yrs old.

        • ipsd48

          Neither of those ‘indictments’ had anything to do with Trump or the Trump presidential campaign. In fact, Mantafort is now suing Mueller for illegal search and seizure.

          • Raymond Galan

            wishfull thinking,the seizure was ordered by a federal judgand its very hard to get one for these types of cases.When the judge ordered that seizure it was because mueller had proof the gates and manafort were laudering soviet money.It all points to money laudering.Ask your self why did they all lie.Because they were covering a money trail.

          • ipsd48

            The wishful thinking is on your part. No evidence to support those false claims

          • Raymond Galan

            same with hillary no evidence to charge her.20 years wasting tax money and nothing.

    • Leibe ist reise

      For what? Over a year of Mueller’s ‘investigation’ has found no verifiable evidence of wrongdoing on the Trump side, and the other side have all been scrambling to cover up the verifiable evidence that it has accidentally been uncovered in the process. Face it, fool, your queen is now a has-been, and your old slavery party, taken over by those like Chucky and feebleminded Nancy, who have no accomplishments other than try to obstruct and ‘resist’ everything that is now helping the middle class and minorities, will be remembered by enough to ensure the party’s demise, hopefully with the RINO party close behind. The whole system has degraded into a corrupt failure, time for a real change.

      • Jeff Willette

        Well said !!!

    • IMSweetOlBob

      Paul:
      Jealousy is a terrible thing to live with, isn’t it ? Your “Little Donny” has been stunningly successful in his business and is continuing that success in being President. Despite all the lies, false charges, innuendo, attacks on his wife and daughter, and the political blockading of everything his administration has tried to do by spiteful democRATS.
      What a shame some of that success hasn’t rubbed off on you or at least on some of the clowns like Schumer, Flake , and Franken .
      Oh well, I guess that’s life, huh ?

    • Randall Hart

      The treason is only in your psychotic mind. Please do yourself and your family some good and go back on your anti psychotic meds.

    • ipsd48

      For what? Not being part of the ‘deep state’ ?

  • mr. y

    one rope for him,Hillary, et alBill,Schiff,Schumer,Pelosi

  • Jacob Welty

    They should also launch an investigation into Roy Moore’s accusers. The slander they committed undoubtedly cost a godly man election to the Senate where we desperately needed him. I would not be surprised to find that they were hired by the top democrats in the country for the sole purpose of discrediting him.

    • ipsd48

      The Alabama AG has already launched one.

  • old_salty_dawg99

    The DOJ and FBI first need to be purged of all Obozo appointees and Hirees. Then once they are gone then they should investigate not only Steele but all those who have had anything to do with the Dossier. That includes McCain’s pal and those who used it for FISA warrants.

  • Donovan Blaylock

    If you pay a hit man, you are just as guilty of the crime.

  • Barry

    Since when did Graham care about justice? This is probably to draw attention away from something much greater… a sort of a diversionary tactic. Swamp inhabitants which Graham is numbered among cannot be trusted, nor the FBI.

  • Ron Alford

    First of all, President Trump needs to get rid of ALL Obama holdovers in the FBI, DOJ, and everywhere else in order for justice to work like it has to.

  • ipsd48

    This is what happens when govt becomes an army of bureaucrat equal to, or larger, than the military retained for national defense

  • Rai

    Paul:Jealousy is a terrible thing to live with, isn’t it ? Your “Little Donny” has been stunningly successful in his business and is continuing that success in being President. Despite all the lies, false charges, innuendo, attacks on his wife and daughter, and the political blockading of everything his administration has tried to do by spiteful democRATS

  • John

    Investigate the crooked investigators. I wish there would be a political reality version of Orange is the New Black starring BHO, HRC, Comey, Lynch, and the cabal of corrupt FBI/DOJ hacks and other Obamanites who perpetrated fraud , targeted political opponents and profited from bribery, collusion or deals often with our enemies. If the whole truth comes out, there will be many who will need to be brought to justice and the propagandists collaborators will be brought down.

  • 2 cents

    I hope President Trump heeds his own advice and brings his own drinks to any meetings.