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2 top @FBI officials in spring 2016 informed AG #LorettaLynch of intelligence they received linking the #Russian gov to @CarterWPage months before an investigation into the Trump campaign was formally launched, according to the #IGReport.

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Lynch told DOJ #IGHorowitz that in the spring of 2016, @FBI Director @Comey and Deputy Director #AndrewMcCabe pulled her aside and shared info about Page that Lynch believed they learned from a member of the intelligence community.
@FBI @Comey The timing of the encounter between #Lynch, @Comey, and #McCabe raises questions about what actions the agencies took in connection to the Trump campaign before formally opening a counterintelligence investigation—codenamed #CrossfireHurricane—on July 31, 2016.
Coinciding with the timing of the Lynch-Comey conversation, the @FBI began monitoring @CarterWPage as early as April 6, 2016, when the field office in #NewYork opened a full counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign associate.
The NY field office monitored Page to see if #Russian intelligence officers would contact him, according to the report.

An @FBI counterintelligence officer told the IG that she drafted #NationalSecurity letters to obtain Page’s cell phone numbers and residence information.
@FBI #IGHorowitz's findings confirm the claim by @DevinNunes, who told @EpochTimes in October that there is evidence the Trump campaign was being investigated long before @FBI opened a formal probe in late July 2016.
Both @Comey and #McCabe told the #Horowitz that they do not remember briefing Lynch about @CarterWPage in spring 2016.

Comey said he did not become aware of Page until mid-2016; McCabe said he was not aware that the New York field office was investigating Page.
Comey’s lack of recollection is notable because the New York field office provided info to @FBI to be used for a “director’s note” and a separate “Director’s Brief” to be held on April 27, 2016, according to a footnote in the #IGReport.
@FBI #IGHorowitz noted that investigators were unable to question @Comey on the matter because he declined to have his security clearance reinstated.
According to the @FBI counterintelligence agent, the New York field office conducted “limited investigative activity” on the Page case before transferring it to the #CrossfireHurricane team.

Within days of taking over the case, that team sought a #FISA warrant on @CarterWPage.
#Horowitz concluded that the #FISA warrant applications on @CarterWPage contained 17 significant errors, and that the failures implicated the entire chain of command at the @FBI.
It is unclear who, if anyone, Lynch identified as the member of the intelligence community who she believed was the source of info on @CarterWPage from @Comey and #McCabe.

Notably, then-@CIA Director @JohnBrennan and then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper began…
…receiving foreign intelligence about alleged links between the Trump campaign and #Russia in the spring of 2016, concurrent with the Comey-McCabe-Lynch conversation.

@JohnBrennan has testified that he forwarded the intelligence to the @FBI.
#AGBarr appointed U.S. Attorney #JohnDurham earlier this year to investigate the origins of @FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign, among other issues. @JohnBrennan said in October that “I am supposedly going to be interviewed by Mr. Durham as part of this non-investigation.”
#SpecialCounsel #RobertMueller investigated the allegations of #Collusion between the Trump campaign and #Russia and could not find evidence to substantiate the claims.

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