(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) Former special counsel Robert Mueller said during sworn congressional testimony in 2019 that he and his team did not analyze the Steele dossier during his investigation into the Russian collusion hoax.
The admission seemed to reveal a massive oversight in Mueller’s two-year, $32 million investigation because the FBI used Christopher Steele’s unverified and libelous dossier as the sole evidence to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, the Epoch Times reported.
Two counterintelligence agents, Brittany Hertzog and Amy Anderson, testified that Mueller tasked them with investigating two sub-sources who Danchenko used to compile the dossier on Steele’s behalf.
Anderson stated that Mueller had assigned at least five agents to investigate the dossier.
Anderson and Hertzog looked into two sources, Olga Glakina, a Russian citizen who lives in Cyrus, and Charles Dolan, a long-time Clinton operative. Anderson interview Glakina in Cyprus and learned that Dolan had ties to high-ranking Russian officials in the Kremlin.
She advised Mueller’s team to further investigate Dolan, but her superiors quashed the suggestion and destroyed her memo that contained the report.
Steele said another dossier source, Sergei Millian, provided its most essential claim: that presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation.”
Apparently Millian also planted the idea that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee’s emails and gave them to Wikileaks in order to boost Trump’s campaign.
Mueller said Millian refused to meet with his team, but Millian claims that he offered to speak with Mueller’s team several times and in at least two places, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Neither Danchenko nor Steele ever spoke to Millian, though Danchenko said he told Steele he had spoken with Millian. Without Millian’s claims, the Steele dossier had no basis.