John Solomon: FBI’s Investigation into Trump Campaign Began Before They Had a Formal Predicate

‘The rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation’

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SOLOMON: "I’m putting the finishing touches on a column I think will come out tomorrow revealing two important things. The efforts to begin targeting and reaching out to trump campaign officials to gain intelligence on Russia that would ultimately justify the investigation began weeks and months before the FBI had a formal predicate and that’s very important. The rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation. The F — predication is July 2016 and I show there were contacts going on by people identified as informants and people who provided information and began much earlier than July 31. That’s the first part. Second part is as the investigation was just starting to ramp up, there are internal FBI documents showing FBI talking about the White House taking over the investigation and fears the Justice Department was going to leak and their own personal fear — "

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