Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, revealed that Mueller’s secretive special counsel “second scope” memo was nearly entirely based on the unverified and now debunked Steele dossier. “[Mueller] used the dossier for the second scope memo. DOJ, FBI stonewalled us. Mueller stonewalled us. Now we’ve finally been able to see it,” Nunes said in an interview with Fox News. This “second memo,” which lays out still secret investigative targets for the collusion/delusion investigation, still remains mostly redacted in which its full-throated fabrications remain secret.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee revealed more details about the now-concluded special counsel investigation’s guidelines, saying on Thursday that Mueller’s second scope memo was based on the unverified Steele dossier nearly in its entirety.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News he’d reviewed still-classified materials related to then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s memos outlining the breadth of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation. He said the bulk of the information in the second scope memo came from the dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who was hired by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through funding from the Clinton campaign and the DNC during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Nunes claimed today that the allegations about Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort in the second scope memo were based on the dossier.