Judicial Watch: FBI Knew McCain Leaked Steele Dossier, Now Blames Coronavirus For Not Releasing Documents

Barack Obama
Barack Obama


ouldn’t you know it, as documents from the Russia collusion hoax are finally being made public, the Department of Justice has suspended its electronic Freedom of Information Act operations. Yesterday, Judicial Watch released a joint status report in its FOIA lawsuit for records about Justice Department officials Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr. The Ohrs were heavily involved in the anti-Trump Steele dossier.

Judicial Watch was conveniently told by the FBI’s Assistant Section chief of FBI Records/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) that it is unable to continue searching for documents. Employees who would conduct the search “have been designated as not mission-critical and sent home as of March 17, 2020.” Chief Michael G. Seidel added while they “anticipate” its staff will return to work on March 30, “this situation remains fluid and will be regularly re-assessed as circumstances change.”

On Tuesday of this week, Judicial Watch announced its receipt of “138 pages of emails between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.” In the records, it is revealed that the FBI, under the Obama administration, was aware that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) had leaked the Steele dossier. One email from January 10 of 2017, Strzok said the Steele dossier version published by BuzzFeedwas “identical’ to the version given to the FBI by McCain and had ‘differences’ from the dossier provided to the FBI by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and Mother Jones reporter David Corn.”

Judicial Watch reported additional information from the emails such as “FBI agents mocking President Trump a few weeks before he was inaugurated. In addition, the emails reveal the Strzok communicated with then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about the ‘leak investigation’ tied to the Clinton Foundation (the very leak in which McCabe was later implicated).” Anyone out there still believe there was no agenda to disrupt Trump’s presidency?

The Department of Justice did not respond to Judicial Watch’s December 2017 request for all communications between Strzok and Page, which then led to the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in January of 2018. Judicial Watch states that the FBI “has only processed the records at a rate of 500 pages per month and has refused to process text messages.” Therefore, “at this rate, the production of these communications would not be completed until at least late 2021.”

But wouldn’t you know it, they now get to blame a global pandemic for pushing it out even further.


  1. And the dog ate their homework.

  2. Ron, support the WTC7 campaign by A&E9/11Truth. This corruption is not just resident in the US but rooting out must surely start there.

  3. Thank count on their credibility being lost even more than it already is.

  4. The more this drags on, no one will be brought to justice. If they could do this to a candidate for President just think what they can do to us if they wanted to. Its so scary to realize that the FBI, CIA and all can and do almost anything they want and are able to lie and stonewall their way out of it. All of the IG’s and special prosecutors are in the justice field too and most likely will do anything to protect a “brother.” And then you have John McCain. The man was a waste to this country and the state that he represented. He damn near sunk an aircraft carrier by himself. If it wasn’t for his dad, he would have never been in the position in which he found himself. It was always about John and no one else. That is quite plan when you look at the actions of his daughter. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Despots all. American hero my ass.

  5. Seriously?? Both McCain and Graham leaked this to the F.B.I. we’ve known this for years…, this is not new news. It’s also why McCain was such a royal pain in the a $$ the last two years of his life.

    It’s a known fact he sent an aide to London to pick up the Dossier.

  6. “So McCain committed treason and sedition”…..again?!?

  7. Could not stand McCain but wouldn’t go that far. His family didn’t deserve what happened to him.

  8. and obama lead it!!

  9. The FBI did a ludicrously awful job of investigating the Oklahoma City Bomb that was born in Sanilac county, Michigan, and the Militia Culture permeating it. There were TWO militias up there. (1) The CITIZENS Militia, with 85 year old Hattie Farley, which OPPOSED the Sheriff and the “Good Old Boys” and (2) The violence prone, RACIST, PRO-sheriff “element”.
    Sanilac county Sheriff Virgil Strickler was BFF and business partner with David Rydel, “commandant” of the “united States Theatre Command” militia which is named in the FBI “Project Megiddo” report for Y2K. Strickler let the Rydel militia use the department’s shooting range. LOUD explosions on the Nichols farm were repeatedly reported to Strickler, So what do you know! when the Feds raided the farm the evidence was cleaned up. James Nichols stated in his speech at the Dearborn Centennial Library that the FIRST person he wanted to talk to was Strickler, which he did BEFORE talking to the FEDS. James was welcomed home as a HERO when he was released from Federal custody. All described in Nichols’ book “Freedom’s End”

  10. I hope the worms have reached McCraps brain by now…

  11. I agree. It is about time that swamp is cleaned out also.

  12. I keep hearing that it was all the administrators. That the FBI is full of nothing but good agents. Really? Why did these good agents not stop this when it was going on? They certainly knew something was happening. Why are these good agents not coming forth to testify now?

  13. Wow! What a surprise! NOT! The FBI is now using the excuse of COVID-19 as an excuse for additional slow walking every page requested. IF they really wanted to comply with the court, they could have turned over the complete total documents requested. They are hiding their activities to protect their agents and the former Obama administration. They know they could have finished complying with the request by now IF they honestly wanted to. Is there still corruption in the FBI??? Looks like it.

  14. Have you ever had reason to question the actions of your supervisor or boss? What did you do? Did you stay quiet to protect your employment?

  15. The corruption also went all they way to the Obama Oval Office.

  16. Thats why “no Name” was executed,,,and the world is better off without him!!!

  17. All they care about are their paychecks, raises, promotions and pensions.

  18. Miltary needs to do their Constitutional duty.

  19. Thank you, Greg! Suggestion for article: Who Owns Our U.S. Media? China invested heavily in our news network stocks. And globally. Example: CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS… Are they Mouthpieces for China? We need to know who owns the highest percentage of stocks in our media. That will explain why Trump is being attacked beyond reasonable criticism.

  20. Criminals are gonna commit crimes. Go get ’em, Mr President. We want them strung up worse than you do.

  21. Oh, BTW, Q+ sent me.

  22. That is Plan B if Plan A is thwarted. Best to use Plan A which is by the book and wakes up the American people to the reality of just how controlled, corrupt, and evil their government has been.

  23. Yes but two things are more important than that: (1) making sure the American people understand just how horrific this was and (2) getting the head(s) of the snake identified, exposed, and chopped off.

  24. Some believe even Hussein had his marching orders. Where is the head of the snake?

  25. ‘No name’.

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