Citing an unnamed “high-level source” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tweeted that former CIA Director John Brennan demanded the Steele dossier be included in an intelligence report requesting surveillance on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
BREAKING: A high-level source tells me it was Brennan who insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the Intelligence Report… Brennan should be asked to testify under oath in Congress ASAP.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 27, 2019
Per The Daily Caller:
The Steele dossier gained notoriety for its descriptions of Trump’s alleged sexual peccadilloes while on a trip to Russia. It was prepared by former British MI6 officer Christopher Steele and promoted by the Clinton-related Fusion GPS firm. The dossier was heralded as a journalistic scoop when first unveiled but has been largely discredited as a fraud since.
Brennan was a persistent and vocal critic of the president throughout the recently concluded investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, at one point calling Trump “treasonous” after the he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The former intelligence chief proclaimed Monday morning that he was “relieved” to discover that Attorney General William Barr’s assessment of the Mueller report did not indicate Trump had colluded with the Russians nor obstructed justice in Mueller’s inquiry into that alleged collusion.
“Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” Brennan said in an MSNBC interview. “I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election. I think that is good news for the country.”
Last August, Paul demanded Brennan’s security clearance be revoked, which the Trump administration promptly did.