Current info, not decades old.
Once they figured out Halper's surreptitious recording of Page/PapaD was not going to give them what they needed, they had to move to PLAN B:
They had to use the STEELE DOSSIER.
The CH team had to **hide** from their own superiors that Steele was working for the Clinton campaign & his subsource giving him the "C. Page is a Russian agent!" info hadn't been interviewed.
So the FISA Court grants the warrant, never hears that all this stuff is unverified & Steele works for Hillary.
FBI has already been spying on Page & Trump's campaign/transition team for THREE MONTHS by then.
He tells them he DISAVOWS all these allegations of Carter Page being any kinda Russian agent. He **insists** he did not tell Steele any of this as 'intelligence', they were RUMORS, scuttlebutt, idle talk!
And it was all BULLSHIT.
So none of his SOURCES had to be interviewed, he could be the 'source' himself!
McCarthy pointed out this was simply NOT DONE. You **had** to interview primary sources & verify their info.
But we were told Steele was just so HONEST & competent, 2nd & 3rd hand stories would get this job done!
I'll tell you what we found out.
STEELE LIED HIS ASS OFF TO THE FBI.
His own primary subsource **denied** everything he passed them for that Page warrant.
Steele **claimed** his Page info came from this source.
IT DID NOT.
It was...some minor DC think-tank researcher connected to the Brookings Inst. named Igor Danchenko.
I wanted definitive proof.
It didn't show until today.
Patience is a virtue.