Oooooppsss....it's like shooting fish in a barrel.
" The bureau used the dossier’s accusations as the basis for four warrants to surveil Trump aide Carter Page during the 2016 campaign and early months of the Trump Presidency. The 57 pages of notes from the source interviews make clear that the FBI knew the dossier was junk as early as January 2017.
Former British spy Christopher Steele, whose dirt-digging was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign, based nearly all of his dossier allegations on information from one unidentified “primary subsource.” The FBI didn’t corroborate the Steele dossier’s claims prior to its first application to surveil Mr. Page in October 2016, and it didn’t get around to interviewing the source until nearly four months later."
The initial investigation was opened because of intelligence received from a Australian diplomat. The IG determined that the reason was valid. The dossier was not junk. It had 2 facts in it. It correctly stated that the Russians were interfering in our elections which was not known outside of intelligence or law enforcement circles. It correctly pegged a Russian embassy worker as a spy and Moscow was forced to withdraw him.
Carter Page left the campaign in late September and warrants were not obtained until October. They were not spying on the Trump campaign. We still have not seen the warrants the FBI used so we do not know whether the Steele dossier was the only source.