Goodlatte Calls on DOJ and FBI to Release Information on Warrant Based on Controversial Dossier
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) called on the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide the House Judiciary Committee with all information presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to allegedly obtain a warrant based on politically-motivated opposition research.
Earlier this year, media reports indicated that in 2016, the FBI used information contained in a controversial dossier to justify a FISA warrant against Carter Page, a onetime advisor to President Trump’s presidential campaign. Former FBI Director James Comey also apparently cited the dossier “as one of the sources of information the bureau has used to bolster its investigation.” It is now known that the dossier was opposition research funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.
In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Chairman Goodlatte called on them to provide the House Judiciary Committee with all relevant information reportedly presented to the FISC used to justify that FISA warrant by next week.
The letter can be found here.