In a revealing new story on the ongoing Russia collusion scandal, the Washington Post attempts to exonerate the FBI from its own collusion scandal.
But the story is revealing, accidentally, for reasons the Post did not intend.
The investigation for the story turned up the fact the Christopher Steele — the infamous former British intelligence agent turned author of the Trump dossier, hired by Fusion GPS — met with an FBI agent in Rome in October of 2016 prior to the election.
It was during that meeting that the agent gave Steele the name of campaign adviser Papadopoulos, thereby revealing to a Democrat-paid political hack intimate details about an ongoing FBI investigation into the Trump campaign.
But no, there obviously wasn’t any collusion by the FBI.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
An FBI agent shared the name of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos with Trump dossier author Christopher Steele during a meeting in early October 2016.
That new bit of information was revealed in a column published Wednesday by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
Ignatius reports that Steele, a former MI6 agent, met with an old FBI contact in Rome around Oct. 1, 2016 to share findings from his investigation into Donald Trump’s and the Trump campaign’s associations with the Russian government.
“At this meeting, the FBI official asked Steele if he had ever heard of Papadopoulos,” reports Ignatius, who cited an official familiar with the meeting as his source.
According to Ignatius, Steele had not heard of Papadopoulos, a little-known energy consultant who joined the Trump campaign as a volunteer adviser in March 2016. He pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian nationals while working on the campaign.
Ignatius’ report reveals for the first time that an FBI agent shared information about the bureau’s investigation with Steele, who operates a private research firm in London.
The former British spy was hired in May 2016 by Washington, D.C.-based opposition research firm Fusion GPS to investigate Trump’s activities in Russia.