(Gateway Pundit) According to the Senate Judiciary criminal referral, Steele lied to the FBI about his contacts with the media such as Yahoo News and Mother Jones. Steele previously told the FBI that he had not spoken to the media.The referral for possible criminal charges sent from the Senate to DoJ is a gift that keeps on giving.
Grassley reveals the FBI KNEW Steele lied about his contact with media outlets, yet they DID NOT disclose this very pertinent information to the FISA court.
The referral is for dossier-fabulist Steele, for lying about his contacts with media.
That would make him eligible for charges of lying to the government under 18 USC 1001.
Bonus points: the FBI knew he was lying, and failed to inform the FISC about this fact. That makes then-Director of the FBI Comey, and whoever signed the FISA affidavit from justice - probably Rosenstein - guilty of misprision of felony, under 18 USC 4, for not reporting the fact of that felony to the court.
If Comey and the DAG discussed this joint failure to report the false Steele statements, that makes it a criminal conspiracy under 18 USC 371.
That's hard federal prison time, bitchez.
Somehow, I can't help but suspect the senators were aware of this when they sent that referral to DoJ.
The prospect of hard time also has a remarkable way of loosening up tongues regarding higher-ups involved in directing the conspiracy.
Hannity seems to be locked onto the whole caper, too.