Comey’s FBI had a mole in Trumpworld
The leader of the opposition research firm behind the infamous anti-Trump 'dirty dossier' told Congress last year that the FBI collected intelligence from inside the president's campaign before the 2016 election.
The agency was at the time run by James Comey, the now decidedly anti-Trump former official who has unleashed scathing criticism of Trump in his memoir
Glenn Simpson's testimony is among the disclosures in Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee release of transcripts from its investigation into the unverified collection of dirt funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
In August 2017 Simpson told committee members and staff that former British sy Christopher Steele – whom he had hired to probe Trump's potential Russia ties – told him about a meeting in Rome with an FBI agent he knew.
'Essentially what he told me was they [the FBI] had other intelligence about this matter from an internal Trump campaign source,' Simpson recalled.
Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson told a Senate committee in 2017 about a conversation he'd had with British ex-spy Christopher Steele
Steele, hired by Simpson's firm to compile the 'dirty dossier' of anti-Trump research, said he was in contact with the FBI in Rome – who told him they had a human intelligence source inside the Trump campaign
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat (right) released Simpson's interview transcript in January
Despite reporting that Steele had misspoken, Simpson's lawyer confirmed to the Senate that he 'stands by his testimony'
He said the Bureau 'believed Chris's information might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing, and one of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump organization.'
Simpson moments later said the mole in Trumpworld 'was a voluntary source, someone who was concerned about the same concerns we had. It was someone like us who decided to pick up the phone and report something.'
Simpson's words were first made public in January when California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a transcript of Simpson's interview.
Feinstein drew howls from Republicans for unsealing the record without consulting with them first.
President Trump called her 'Sneaky Dianne Feinstein' and blamed her for releasing the testimony 'in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization.'
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