Former FBI Director James Comey admitted that the Bureau did not verify allegations in the Steele dossier before it was cited as grounds for snooping on a former Trump adviser in 2016.
The dossier contained memos alleging Russian influence over Trump and his advisers and helped authorities get permission from a special court to surveil former Trump adviser Carter Page.
During his testimony Friday, Comey repeatedly professed ignorance regarding FBI investigations into Trump campaign associates in the weeks prior to the 2016 election.
Asked by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) what the FBI did to confirm the Steele dossier, Comey indicated that effort was still underway months after the warrant to surveil Page had already been granted and renewed. – READ MORE