What Sean Hannity is calling the “biggest scandal in American history” is a chain of events, could have been stopped by Attorney General Jeff Session.
Hannity is putting the blame for long and drawn out Russia collusion investigation on Sessions because he recused himself from the investigation.
Now, however, documents that have been released to the American people show that the entire investigation stood on a flimsy foundation, at best, and it should have been the Attorney General’s job to blow the whistle in such cases.
In his Opening Monolog on Monday, Hannity laid out the facts that he believes show a broken Justice department, and a “missing in action” Attorney General and news media:
“The Department of Justice has released documents used by the government to justify the FISA surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump.
The materials released by the DOJ include an October 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to wiretap Page as well as several renewal applications. It is highly unusual for documents related to FISA wiretap applications to be released.
Though heavily redacted, the documents show that the infamous and unverified Steele Dossier was a major component of the 2016 surveillance warrant. The dossier, which was opposition research funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, contains salacious allegations against Trump. It was also a major component used to justify subsequent renewals.
The visible sections of the released FISA documents do not indicate the dossier was ever verified. Instead, the FBI claimed that Steele was ‘reliable’ based on his previous work.
The FISA records also reveal that a September 2016 Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff was a significant part of the government’s warrant application.
But London court records show, and Republicans emphasize, that Steele briefed Yahoo News and other reporters in the fall of 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS — the opposition research firm behind the Steele Dossier.”
Hannity went on to discuss how egregious a disruption in justice many of the actions surrounding this investigation are.
“We have confirmation that America’s top-secret FISA system was totally abused for political gain by top echelons [sic] of [federal law enforcement],” Hannity said.
“Jeff Sessions, where are you? Your nation needs you to do your job tonight,” he said.
“Your federal government has been using opposition research to spy on a political campaign,” Hannity said. “This should rock the soul of every American in the country.”
H/T: Fox News