The GOP-crafted memo released Friday confirms that the controversial Russian dossier was used to obtain a FISA warrant on at least one Trump campaign official. But there are other bombshells in the four-page document, including that Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, was personally motivated to not having Donald Trump become president.
“In September 2016, Steele admitted to [former FBI official Bruce] Ohr his feelings against then-candidate Trump, when Steele said he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president,” the memo states. “This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files—but not reflected in any of the Page FISA applications.”
This, Fox News’s Catherine Herridge said, is confirmation Steele had a political agenda.
"That information goes to the idea that Steele had a political agenda when he was gathering this information for Fusion GPS and they were being bankrolled by the DNC and the Clinton campaign," she said on "Outnumbered” Friday.
After the declassification of the memo, President Trump said Friday "a lot of people should be ashamed," adding that it's "a disgrace."
Pres. Trump says GOP memo has been declassified: "Congress will do whatever they're going to do. But I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country...A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves." https://t.co/vNb1ydyEqm pic.twitter.com/UIFcdCQ42W— ABC News (@ABC) February 2, 2018