Republican senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley believe the FBI received a warrant in 2016 to monitor the headquarters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump based on “Russian disinformation. This was reported by the Daily Caller on April 16.
Politicians demanded from FBI Director Christopher Ray to provide them with documents related to the investigation of the so-called Trump conspiracy with Russia until April 30.
The FBI investigation, called Crossfire Hurricane, was launched on July 31, 2016 due to suspicions of Russian interference in the presidential election. Officials of the bureau, based on the dirt on Trump, received a warrant for surveillance of his entourage under the law on tacit surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes (FISA).
According to Johnson and Grassley, the “dossier” on the then presidential candidate, collected by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, could actually be part of “Russian disinformation. Politicians intend to find out if the FBI knew this fact.
Steele admitted earlier that his report was based on unverified facts from “random” Internet users.
In late March last year, U.S. special prosecutor Robert Mueller found no evidence of Donald Trump`s collusion with Russia. The report itself was released on April 18, 2019. Prosecutor General William Barr also stated that the American leader was not guilty.