The dossier was not used until now, although virtually everyone in DC was aware of it.
Now the Obama Justice Department blocked investigation into the dossier and the Trump-Putin relationship until October.
Did the FISA court elect Donald Trump? To my mind, the real scandal involves money, not sex.
Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was - allegedly - a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US presidential campaign.Alas, the Obama Justice Department was not very diligent in its pursuit of the truth: After receiving an initial rejection from the FISA court in June, the task force was stalled. Another rejection occurred in July. Finally, they got the go-ahead in October -- shortly before election day.
It was passed to the US by an intelligence agency of one of the Baltic States. The CIA cannot act domestically against American citizens so a joint counter-intelligence taskforce was created.
The taskforce included six agencies or departments of government.
This is extraordinary. For many years now, we've been told that the FISA court grants these requests routinely. Almost automatically. We've been told that, when it comes to allegations of terrorism, FISA never impedes the FBI or any other government agency.
Yet when it comes to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the FISA court suddenly became very, very, very circumspect.
We need to know who this obstuctionist judge is.
And we need to know why the Obama DOJ did not fight harder. We are told that there were only three attempts made to get FISA authorization -- in June, July, and October. Only three? That's outrageous!
[source : THAT dossier: Follow-up, Cannonfire, http://cannonfire.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/that-dossier-follow-up.html, 13th January 2017]