Schiff: Steele Dossier ‘Was Important’ in Securing FISA Warrant

‘If search warrant applications and criminal wiretap applications and FISA court applications could only rely on things that were proven and verified, you’d have very few of them’

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TAPPER: "Would there have been a warrant, a FISA warrant granted with the inclusion of the Steele dossier?"
SCHIFF: "I think — and the only testimony we have on this is the was a part of the complete whole of the application and all the parts born. I don’t know that I can answer that. It was important. There’s been a lot made about the fact that some of the Steele reporting at the time it was included was uncorroborated. That’s true of almost every warrant application. If search warrant applications and criminal wiretap applications and FISA court applications could only rely on things that were proven and verified, you’d have very few of them. You need to get probable cause that a crime is committed or that someone is acting as an agent of a foreign power."
 

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