Andrew McCarthy Makes Key Point About FBI Investigation: “they used the Steele Dossier; the dossier was only about Trump”…

Andrew McCarthy has a great common sense Op-Ed written today [SEE HERE].  One of the key points McCarthy makes is akin to a bull licking a NYT journalist on the face.

The NYT wrote their article about the FBI opening an investigation on President Trump ‘as if‘ that was some big revelation; however, McCarthy points out the FBI believed the Steele Dossier and used it as evidence in their FISA applications.  The Steele Dossier was only about Donald Trump, no-one else.  The fact that the FBI would believe and use the Steele Dossier is proof alone their investigation was always and only about Donald Trump.

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319 Responses to Andrew McCarthy Makes Key Point About FBI Investigation: “they used the Steele Dossier; the dossier was only about Trump”…

  1. JohninMK says:

    This is a really long article but it is right on the money. Right up the street of you guys on here.

    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/01/the-trump-russia-scam-how-obama-enabled-the-fbi-to-spy-on-trump.html#more

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    • Flight93Gal says:

      John in MK,

      A very good article that makes three excellent points and point 3 is what we all worry about–650XD chess or not…

      If this death by a thousand cuts Mueller investigation continues, the Independent voters will be influenced to not vote for VSGPDJT in 2020.
      :
      1. “The war of the deep state against U.S. President Trump continues unabated…. When any of the fake stories about Trump and Russia gets debunked and disposed, new ones are created or others intensified.”

      2. “…Obama enacted an Executive Order in January2016, shortly before , President Elect TRUMP took office and “Obama made it possible for the FBI to directly access everything they had on Trump, et al. Obama supercharged the FBI’s ability to investigate Trump”…

      3. “…Even if nothing comes off the Mueller investigations, the media reports and slander all this created may well be enough to prevent an election of Trump for a second term…”.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        I believe if it is Gods will PDJT will be re-elected. The people that believe all these lies do not deserve to even vote. Let us all be strong and back the President and pray for his wisdom and safety. God Bless BDJT!

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  2. Concernedcitizen says:

    Andy McCarthy, did you ever ask yourself why the FBI believed the dossier? Didn’t think so.

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    • Walter Thomas says:

      Someone in the FBI took the dossier to the FISA Court and presented it as the truth. McCarthy’s point is that the fact of that presentation to the Court establishes beyond the shadow of a doubt that Trump was a target and the primary target of the investigation. That is McCarthy’s big point. The FBI is on record admitting that they were investigating Trump and not just some members of his campaign. That big point directly contradicts the FBI’s denials that Trump was a target of the investigation.

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    • Invisigoth says:

      The FBI didn’t believe the dossier. That’s why they hired Steele, to lend it credibility, and when he couldn’t verify anything in it, he had to leak it to Michael Isikoff at Yahoo. The point of the dossier was to justify the ongoing spying on Trump, and if HIllary had won, this would have been swept under the rug. The interviewer was right. They’re in deep.

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    • Why are we talking about what the FBI or intel agency “believed?” No one believed it! It was a LIE to cover up illegal spying. It was their cover story in case anyone found out. That is Conservative Treehouse preschool knowledge. Come on!

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    • JohnCarlson says:

      McCarthy is the FBI’s Baghdad Bob.

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      • LULU says:

        Yes, JC. I don’t trust McCarthy as far as I could throw him. He was a #NeverTrumper before he realized which way the New Wind was blowing. Now he snags work done by Sundance and others and, voila!, it becomes his very own Breaking News…

        The only benefit: If new ears pay attention and catch on to what has been going on.

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    • ilcon says:

      McCarthy is a #NeverTrump communist.
      The damn thing was created by the FBI.
      Don’t believe a word he says.

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    • vladdy says:

      McCarthy was once a hero of mine, writing one of the early books about the danger of islam not that long after 9-11. He has slowly faded from that position, as he has consistently stood up for his buddies, caling mueller at one time all those names like “fine, outstanding, full of integrity,” etc…and since then, doing the same for one after another involved in the DOJ, FBI, or the Trump investigations in any way.

      And now — here he goes again. This time, he’s either believing or wants us to THINK he’s believing the FBI did not know the story of that fake BS put out by Nellie Ohr (sp? oh, well.) With all that’s gone on, I think we’re all pretty sure by now that, not only did all the agents involved know that was a piece of fiction ordered by Hillary, but we’re wondering now if the FISA judges were lied to (4 times!) or were in on it, too.

      And now McCarthy’s standing up for the idea that the FBI was innocently bystanding as all this developed? No way in the world do I believe that….or in McCarthy’s pieces of propaganda anymore. (Sorry, but I really DID trust him, and now feel he’s getting credit when he’s been proven repeatedly wrong…except about islam. But when it comes to the DS? No way.)

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        Sorry but I am not aware of how many fisa judges there are, but I am sure they were either all lied to or they were in on it. There is no other explanation, they need to answer for their decisions.

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  3. Fang says:

    I’m sorry, but they did not “believe” anything, they knew that they were manufacturing a “plausible” justification.

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  4. Lulu says:

    Here’s the thing. The FBI is either completely corrupt using the phony Steele dossier or incurably stupid believing the phony Steele dossier. Either way the agency needs to be shut down.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      You left out both. And add a good dose of arrogant.

      Corrupt, stupid, and arrogant.

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      • jebg46 says:

        Considering the FBI has repeatedly missed stopping horrific attacks/shootings after receiving specific warnings and having these criminals on watch lists, tells us how inept they are. Contacts to media wasn’t limited to only a few at top levels, it was deep, according to Horowitz ‘s report, hundreds at all levels. This means the entire organization is in very deep trouble.

        Still waiting for all the good rank and file to come forward!/s

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  5. Doug Amos says:

    Washington is unwinnable! President Trump has come to that conclusion. Too many slithering, slimy Obama leftovers; too many Rinos; not enough good men on his side to win the battle. Main Street can be ours; people working in good paying jobs, proud of their country, comfortable in their community, willing to embrace anyone from anywhere if they have something to give in return. This we can do; it is an honest and worthy pursuit. The criminals and parasites and low lives can have their swamp to themselves.

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    • Zorro says:

      I would love to be able to live my life separate from the swamp but we can’t. These creatures are sucking the lifeblood out of us and it will be worse when totalitarian Demosocialism takes control. They need to be feed to support the hordes crossing the borders, the foreign aid that goes to who knows who. the general waste and fraud of big government, they have their swamp creature tentacles in our pockets. They will not leave your family alone.

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    • dreamguardian007 says:

      “Washington is unwinnable! President Trump has come to that conclusion.”….. Which resoundingly supports the idea I seen posted several times that the various departments of government (that aren’t dissolved altogether) should be relocated throughout the country rather than concentrated in DC. Eg Dep’t of Agriculture to the Midwest.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Not at all. I believe this will be our nation’s finest hour. Just looked at The NY Times comments on their hack job article about this investigation. While of course there are liberal lots of dems outraged and emotional with no facts, no evidence and no truth— there are now hundreds of comments illustrating the corruption and hypocrisy in the FBI. Oh yeah, and that McCabe, Comey, Strozk all fired, etc… I recommend that all who are so very well informed by Sundance, use your knowledge and apply it to spreading some of this truth. Go blog, share the evidence, facts and information. Even if you have to endure all the nut cases and resistance drama.

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    • …Talk about the frog that doesn’t notice the pan of water he’s in slowly heating up. Enjoy your dinner….you’re next on the menu.

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  6. deeperinfo says:

    So, they (the FBI) used a fake and falsely corroborated dossier, from a concurrently discredited source (the CIA), about Trump, to get a warrant on Page, while hiding evidenc that Page was a prior cooperating witness against Russians.
    Then, when a lawbreaking FBI Director is fired on written advice from Acting Attorney General, the FBI opens an investigation against the President for that firing, and Mueller claims as Obstruction of Justice. What’s wrong with that? (Sarc)

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  7. deeperinfo says:

    So, they (the FBI) used a fake and falsely corroborated dossier, from a concurrently discredited source (the CIA), about Trump, to get a warrant on Page, while hiding evidenc that Page was a prior cooperating witness against Russians.
    Then, when a lawbreaking FBI Director is fired on written advice from Acting Attorney General, the FBI opens an investigation against the President for that firing, and Mueller claims as Obstruction of Justice. What’s wrong with that? (Sarc)

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  8. deeperinfo says:

    Did I repeat myself?
    The first one can’t be real…

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  9. Zorro says:

    One of the themes to watch for is the concept of “intent” infamously used by Cardinal Comey to explain away Hillary Clinton’s criminality. We now see it being introduced again in the spin of the Lisa Page testimony, i.e. We can’t deny any longer that surveillance and stuff was/is going on but there was no criminal intent. Intent is not part of the law.

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    • Right to reply says:

      Thing is, is Snowden told the world what was happening. Didn’t he?

      Liked by 6 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Evidence of CONCEALMENT, or attempts or actions attempting concealment, can be used as evidence of INTENT.

      Liked by 1 person

    • vladdy says:

      Interesting how, in cases of “disparate impact,” they come right out and say “intent has nothing to do with it.” In schools, if kids of different identity groups are suspended at different rates, they don’t say “but they didn’t intend to be unfair,” they say the results are all that counts, and you have to change. But when it comes to the hard left and deep state, it’s always “they didn’t intend to”? Convenient, isn’t it?

      A nice O/T p.s. is, the administration is having each dept. look at “disparate impact” decisions and having that phrase taken out of the regs wherever they can.

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  10. jeans2nd says:

    McCarthy makes an obvious observation. How prescient.

    And yet, McCarthy states in his podcast this week that the Trump Tower meeting was not a set-up.
    Of course the Trump Tower meeting was a setup. This entire durn thing was a setup, from the Dec 2015 email in the Wikileaks Podesta emails when John Podest said to setup Mr Trump and Putin as best bros to now.

    Wish McCarthy would have his facts and timeline straight. Then perhaps McCarthy might have more gravitas in his statements and writings.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      there are emails proving it was a setup! its like when they say the Dimms won 2018!! Lies…DIMMs won House…Trump won Senate! Insurance Plan was the PLANTING of EVIDENCE on Trump Campaign; Vault 7 exposed the Coup!!!

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    • Dutchman says:

      The thing that strikes me, is HAS the Mueller investigation, LONG TERM, been a success.

      This show on Fox, the MANY articles,here on CTH, all the articles written by a few good journalists, Cathryn Herrige (?) , John Solomon, etc.
      the truth is “out there”, and of coarse DJT’s tweets.

      Yes, Mueller ‘muddied the water” in the public zietgeist, but the mud settles, with time, and the water is clear.

      Mueller MAY have blocked any criminal investigation, at least SO FAR, but he certainly hasn’t kept ‘the secrets’ secret.

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      • vladdy says:

        He’s been able, in a sense, to nullify the vote of the people, by keeping DT (with the help of congress and the courts, as well as the bureaucratic DS) from putting a lot of the policy we voted for, in place. Someone needs to pay for that. Does no one in DC have the power to overcome the will of the DS?

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    • ilcon says:

      McCarthy and the rest of Internationl Communist Online (ICO) aka NRO work for the State.
      ICO is no different than CNN.

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    • Petrel says:

      jeans2nd: To back your assertion the Trump Tower meeting was an Obama Administration set-up, remember the Russian interviewee, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was denied an entrance visa, and needed the Attorney General’s Office to let her enter?

      Then, nine days after her Trump Tower meeting, she is invited by her anti-Putin, Moscow ally Michael McFaul, Obama’s Ambassador to Russia, to a Capital Hill briefing trashing Putin?

      Given Veselnitskaya is an anti-Putin activist and an ally of Ambassador McFaul, how can McCarthy claim the meeting was not set-up by the Obama Administration?

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      • Ned Zeppelin says:

        Not to mention V’s dinner out with her employer Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson the night before (planning ) and the night after (debriefing, next steps.)

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    • Donzo says:

      McCarthy seems predisposed to give the FBI the benefit of the doubt. The problem with that is there is no doubt. They knew full well there was no there there. How do we know that? Because they said so!

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  11. Right to reply says:

    Too many politicians claim to have faith, but when the greenbacks come out, money is their one true God.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Burnt Toast says:

    10 USC 1001 that the FBI frequently charges people with makes no reference to the FBI but to those who make false/misleading statements “in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive”. So Comey lying to the President is good for five years in the clink for each count.

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  13. TwoLaine says:

    Well, Golly Gee, doesn’t that make sense. Du-uh.

    I think it was Dan Bongino who said on one of his shows that there should not be 302s if it was a CI operation. 302s are FBI reports. Remember we were waiting for someones 302s to be released? I believe it was Michael Flynn’s case.

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  14. k4jjj says:

    Steele was not just some rogue Brit. He was acting in concert with the British government who were directly involved in the effort to stop Trump and, after he was elected, to overthrow him. This is why they have begged President Trump not to declassify all the FISA evidence. Why would the British government care if a rogue Brit was crucified? They are hip deep in this conspiracy to overthrow a U.S. president and there is plenty of evidence of that. The British government are the avowed and active enemies of the American people.

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    • Julian says:

      Trump is waiting for Brexit (March 29, 2019) before exposing the Brit treachery.

      Trump has told Theresa May that you better deliver Brexit as promised or I will release the FISAs now and sink your Government.

      After Brexit is completed – Trump will declassify anyway.

      It’s called leverage.

      That’s why May is continuing upon the mad path she’s in seemingly without a real plan.

      Trump has her boxed in.

      Good.

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      • vladdy says:

        I would love to believe this. It could be true, and I’ll dance in the street. But I’ve heard too many times the past two years that THIS is the deadline, THIS is all we’re waiting for now and then THIS will happen….I just can’t believe it till I see it.

        Can’t see Trump letting his reputation and the Deplorables’ wishes be harmed/ignored in order to help the Brits leave the EU.

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        • Ned Zeppelin says:

          I agree – I have assumed Trump has delayed for all kinds of reasons, one of which is to give May room to Brexit. I think we see Trump as threatening and then backing down, when his strategy is to announce the threat and then, by withdrawing, to signal his unilateral power to control the timing and the content. “Strategery,” as it were.

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      • Donzo says:

        Julian, if it’s understood (big if) Trump will declassify anyway, what is the leverage if it only assures her a few more weeks in power? May might as well go down opposing Brexit.

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  15. pnj01 says:

    If Comey had told Trump the truth when Trump questioned him about whether he was under investigation–that the FBI had been investigating him for espionage for several months without anything turning up–Trump would have said: “WHAT ARE YOU NUTS? I didn’t spy for the Russians and I want some proof that you had some basis for your suspicions. If it turns out you didn’t. I am going to fire you or at least demote you and pack you off to Butte MT in charge of cattle rustling across the Canadian border. So what did you have?”

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  16. One of the worst consequences of this unending set of leaks, false stories and bogus investigations is that I am rarely shocked now by the illegal and corrupt acts of our government. This story, that the FBI began a covert investigation of POTUS after the Comey firing is just unbelievable. Can we all imagine the brouhaha that would have occurred if this story had been published about ANY OTHER president?
    These creeps and crooks deliberately continue with intentional drip/drip/drip of false (but purportedly damaging) stories not just to convince the ignorant but to deaden the outrage of we patriots.

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    • Donzo says:

      And that is exactly why, in my opinion, it is a mistake for Trump to allow this dripdrip to continue by not declassifying the lot. I’m not convinced the average consumer of our fake news understands it is fake news. As WC Fields said, “there’s a sucker born every second” and despite our low birth rate, there seems to be plenty.

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  17. Oh Yeah, The FABRICATED—>ILLEGAL CORRUPT FBI ‘Crossfire-Hurricane’ Counterintelligence investigation was ALWAYS about Pres.Trump & Nobody Else!
    ~WHY, one might ask, Because Pres.Trump is NOT a member of the UNIPARTY, Pres.Trump represents Us PEONS, holds the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ (Intel Community) & He can reveal to what extent of CRIMES the UNIPARTY is willing to go for their desire for the ‘Filthy-Lucre’ [Hundreds of Billions of Taxpayer Dollars] is…..WHY.~

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  18. Porpaganda liar Democrats we knowThat There is NO Russians collusion,case is closed,

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  19. itsy_bitsy says:

    The Steele Dossier is all we need for proof of an attempt to destroy Trump, using phony evidence, by democrats, their mouth pieces the MSM, and their Mafia the FBI and the DOJ. I will clarify that it was not all of the FBI, just the sob’s who were running the place, and apparently still are.

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  20. LULU says:

    Without Sundance and the crew, Andy would be in Nowheresville with this story. He is one of the lazy fat cats who waits for the heavy lifting to be done by real investigative journalists like Sundance. How generous of Sundance to give this Johnny-Come-Lately a shout out. Andy may be useful for getting the story out to some of the masses if he doesn’t put them to sleep. Brevity, crispness, are not qualities you think of when you try to read him…

    Every little bit helps, Andy, but please don’t pretend this is breaking news and original thinking on your part. We know better…

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  21. Sorry, but I don’t accept the premise that the FBI believed the dossier. Andrew McCarthy’s trust in the likes of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, etc. is all very touching but rather naive. I read the dossier two years ago when it was published by BuzzFeed. It was absurd from start to finish. Anything involving the Clintons and Fusion GPS just had to be dodgy.

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