Comey Last Year: Steele Dossier ‘Not a Critical Part’ of the FISA Application
BAIER: "You called the dossier unverified, salacious. Why did you use that to the FISA court to ask for surveillance for Carter Page? Not only use it but you led with it a bulk of that FISA application deals with that dossier. Why?"
COMEY: "Yeah. That’s not my recollection. Bret. And I don’t know that the FISA application has been released. My recollection was it was part of a broader mosaic of facts that were laid before the FISA judge to obtain a FISA warrant.
BAIER: "It was a lot more than the dossier in the FISA application."
COMEY: "My recollection was there was a significant amount of additional material about page and why there was probable cause to believe he was an agent of a foreign power. And the dossier was part of that but was not all of it or a critical part of it. My recollection —"