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Declassified spreadsheet shows FBI 'relied heavily on media reporting' to back up its Russia scandal claims

Added 10-12-20 09:30:12pm EST - “The FBI leaked to the media and then used the published reports to further their "investigation."” - Twitchy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Twitchy.com: “Declassified spreadsheet shows FBI 'relied heavily on media reporting' to back up its Russia scandal claims”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

There’s no question that the Democrats and the media were in on the Russian collusion hoax together; reporters were happy to run with the leaks they were getting from certain members of Congress, and those members of Congress would cite those stories to back up their assertions.

CBS News’ Catherine Herridge is reporting Monday that a newly declassified FBI spreadsheet shows the FBI relied heavily on media reporting in its investigation into alleged connections between Trump campaign members and Russia.

SCOOP #Durham: @CBSNews obtains 94-page declassified FBI spreadsheet, widely cited by IG Horowitz, but not public until now. Recently released to Senate investigators, the FBI spreadsheet was part of a broader effort to corroborate the Steele dossier claims. pic.twitter.com/tO46InBSae

While lightly redacted, the bureau spreadsheet shows the FBI relied heavily on media reporting to back up claims about Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and others.  IG Horowitz faulted the FBI over lack of corroboration + evidence of circular reporting.

IG Horowitz page 5 found dossier author Christopher Steele spoke to the Yahoo news reporter prior to publication of a September 23 article. The FBI spreadsheet cites the SAME article on page 51 as supporting evidence.  IG Horowitz also faulted the FBI for using the Yahoo

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