Paul Ryan Says FBI Will Turn Over Long-Sought 'Trump Dossier' Documents

Tyler Durden's picture

Shortly after House Speaker Paul Ryan finished extolling his triumph over a group of 20 intransigent blue-state Republicans who opposed a budget bill passed by the House on Thursday, the Republican leader dropped a surprising revelation about the House Intelligence Committee’s push to subpoena the FBI for records pertaining to the infamous “Trump dossier.”

As the public’s perception of the dossier’s credibility has deteriorated further following this week's revelation that it was financed by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, the FBI is finally acquiescing to the House Intel committee's monthslong campaign to obtain the records. The agency said it will provide the documents to Nunes & Co. by next week, Ryan said.

After Ryan accused the agency of “stonewalling” and “foot-dragging” during an interview published on Wednesday, the FBI contacted his office and promised the requested materials would be readily provided, Politico noted.

“The FBI got in touch with us yesterday afternoon and they have informed us that they will comply with our document requests, and that they will provide the documents that Congress has been asking for by next week,” Ryan said.

Releasing the documents will allow the House to ascertain their credibility,and also how they factored into the DOJ’s decision to launch an investigation into allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. But more important, the release of the documents appears to be part of a shift in the DOJ's behavior toward cooperation and transparency. On Tuesday, the DOJ released an FBI informant from a gag order, enabling him to testify publicly before any or all of the three Congressional investigations into the Obama-era Uranium One deal. Revelations that the FBI Investigated possible corruption surrounding the deal back in 2010, but neglected to inform Congress, prompted the launch of the investigations.

As Axios pointed out, the release of the FBI files is important because the dossier is now playing an important role in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and Republicans want to find out more about the roles of Democrats and the FBI prior to the dossier's public release.

We now wait to learn what these documents can tell us about the dossier, specifically pertaining to the FBI’s assessment of its credibility, and how exactly it played into the decision to launch the investigation into the Trump campaign. It’s already been widely reported that the most salacious allegations contained in the dossier - which was first published by Buzzfeed in January - have been debunked.

The intelligence community decided to withhold allegations from the dossier from an assessment published earlier this year determining that Russian agents had worked to sway the US election in Trump’s favor.

Hopefully, the public will soon be made privvy to the FBI's justifications for these decisions, and others.

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Meanwhile, Fox News is reporting that Trump said he personally ordered the FBI to release an informant from a gag order to allow him to testify in the multiple Congressional investigations that have been launched into the Uranium One deal.

Ultimately, the DOJ's decision to start accomodating Congressional Republicans comes as Democrats have begun backing away from the Russia collusion narrative, as investigators have apparently come up short in their efforts to find direct evidence of conclusion that could threaten the Trump presidency. Bob Mueller's probe flounders, it appears the DOJ is working to ensure that the Russia ties of Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats receive the scrutiny they deserve.

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NoDebt's picture

Not sure.  They haven't finished writing it yet.


Not Too Important's picture

What matters is if Holder and Mueller took the Russian dossier to the FISA Court to get the wiretaps on Trump, knowing it was all fake.

Any lawyers out there? How many laws are broken when supplying false documentation to a Federal court panel of judges to obtain Top Secret National Security warrants?

And if not, we deserve to know what evidence they supplied for that warrant.

If there ever was a warrant...

Shitonya Serfs's picture

TPTB need time to review what's left in their False Flag playbook to see which distraction they can put together by next week. Corey Feldman pedo name drop might work.

JimmyJones's picture

Oh, Old Blue eyes Paul Rino finally saw the wind direction changed and now is going to be tough about them not turning over the docs.  What a piece of $hLT he is.  Paul Ryan will never be president.  He needs to be primaried out of office.  This piece of garbage will take very opportunity to knife the President in the Back.

Automatic Choke's picture

yet another chess move.

clearly, they already have it (leaked) with all accompanying materials.

if what is finally turned over is full of edits, changes, additions, etc..... it will further nail those who edited.


twh99's picture

That sounds more like what a puppy does or Hillary in her Depends laden pant suit.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

It takes until next week to attach files to email and hit send button, or to provide link to docs?!

Embrey's picture

As you suggest, it appears Obama's government played like they believed the dossier was not fake news and used it to obtain the warrant.
So, the FBI paid (or committed to pay, then reneged once the validity of the dossier was challenged) for continuing to gather dirt on the fake dossier
THEN, they hustled the dossier to the FISA (rubber stamp) court for the WARRANT
so that they could have permission TO ILLEGALLY WIRETAP everybody involved with the Trump Campaign.
But, they had to get the dossier to the press so CLAPPER & COMEY asked for, and were granted a meeting to reveal the allegations to Trump.
Thereafter, the dossier was ILLEGALLY LEAKED to the press and used to obfuscate, delay and lay LAY THE GROUNDWORK for Trump's impeachment.
These assholes are demons.

DeadFred's picture

Pretty succinct summary of the facts, especially the demon part.

Gaius Petronius's picture

More like their reputation would be ruined before the court.  Keep in mind it wasn't Comey, et al, who went before FISA court.  It was an attorney out of DOJ who probably had no idea it was fake but was also a supporter of Hillary and willing to do whatever it takes to advance her agenda.  


Embrey's picture

Everyone must realize that when Trump comes out of nowhere with a statement that rocks the swamp/establishment he already has a hard copy of the proof.
He is the fucking President. Patriots working for the government are getting the proof to him. The press, the swamp and the establishment are given a very short period of time to tell the truth OR he will reveal all.
Washington hasn't seen his type of politician in a century or so. So much that they are completely incapable of dealing with the power of the TRUTH.
They have forgotten how powerful one man telling the truth can be.

Gaius Petronius's picture

I really hope you are right.

Jim in MN's picture

You might mean Teddy Roosevelt.  We used a quote of his on our wedding invitation.  A pretty truthful fellow, and highly disruptive.

Yog Soggoth's picture

 That's why they should have replied,"next week? No I'll come over and pick them up right now! Don't they aready have them in a suitcase, or a box? Are they more than 40 lbs? Should I bring a dolly and truck? What exactly is the holdup here?" Followed by, I am calling your boss, if still dragging their feet. Never did trust Ryan.

The Ingenious Gentleman's picture

The redacted one: In........................,

DosZap's picture


Consuelo's picture



By next week you don't say...?   Surely enough time to Clapper it all up, no...?


Donny, this is what the U.S. Marshals Service is for...

NoDebt's picture

I'm sure these documents will be chock full 'o shocking revelations.  



nmewn's picture

Well at least we're moving in the right direction. 

Next up, questions for Grand Inquistor Mueller when HE was the Director of the Bureau of Matters and why he dug no further on the bribery and corruption surrounding Uranium One and RUSSIANS! besides a couple of small fish ;-)

Yog Soggoth's picture

I always wondered if the plan was to give them enough rope to hang themeselves with. That may be correct.

Slammofandango's picture

They 'Swiftboated' themselves.

E.F. Mutton's picture

"... they will provide the documents that Congress has been asking for by next week"

Right after a run to Office Depot for a Shitload O' Sharpies.

Winston Churchill's picture

Mueller has nearly finished editing it in other words.

No way the group of 8 which included Ryan werent fully briefed,in advance.

They were also complicit in the Benghazi gun running.Everybody has dirt on everybody else.

DC is a steaming pile of shit.

Mr Twitch's picture

What Americans need now is a full-on shit-slinging war.

A full-on, high octain shit-slinger, leaving not shit unexposed ! 

venturen's picture

I think Obama and Hitlery are hearing footsteps

SmackDaddy's picture

That's so disrespectful to the Fuhrer.

Still having trouble understanding why kosher conservatives and lolbergtarians are so determined to conflate modern American Marxists with those who sacrificed everything to vanquish judeo-bolshevism 80 years ago.

Maybe they are really (((Hasbara)))

Reminds me of the old leftist meme that Hitler was a failed painter who was rejected from art school.  Do an image search for "Hitler art" and then "Weimar art" and judge for yourself.

Embrey's picture


JoeTurner's picture

I can just imagine Ryan skulking back to his office mumbling to himself "f@#k f@#k Trump, Hillary was going to make me her bitch and Trump ruined everything!" 


SharkBit's picture

Bring this shit show down once and for all.  The American people deserve the truth, for once.

yaright's picture

Ah son thats not going happen this is the good Ole USA the land of lies.  All that remains is which swamp dweller will be outted ... the game will continue at all cost!

serotonindumptruck's picture

The Uranium One deal and the (now proven false) Trump Dossier are just unimportant distractions for the masses to obsess over.

Wake me up when the Justice Department begins to aggressively prosecute the numerous child molesters and child traffickers who occupy some of the highest political offices in the country.

AC_Doctor's picture

Countries currently have no extradition treaty with the United States:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and

Herzegovina, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central

African Republic, Chad, Mainland China, Comoros, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Djibouti, Equatorial

Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan,

Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands,

Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal,

Niger, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé & Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia,

Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu,

Vatican, Vietnam and Yemen.

Rex Andrus's picture

Countries whose borders the pudgycats currently respect: Vatican City, Israel, 

z530's picture

Only two in that list I would ever think of relocating to would be Maldives and Montenegro.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Macedonia might not be a bad alternative.

If I had a couple million dollars, and found myself as a primary suspect in a federal crime, I might just consider emigrating to the land of Alexander The Great.

DaBard51's picture

Vatican City?



When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

dogismycopilot's picture

RINO hunters unite against RYAN.

Charles Offdensen's picture

Once we get more info and learn that this dossier was the reason for tapping Manafort, the DOJ and congress need to set their site on Samantha Powers and Susan Rice for their unmasking of a political opponent which I'm sure will be a barn burn to watch them explain it away.

After this maybe we can get congress to find out what exactly was on Anthony Weiners laptop so we can then go after the pizza eating pedo Podesta.


JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

Based on what Trey Gowdy said it apears someone had Smantha Powers parking pass and sign-on........can you feel me

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Block all foreign IP addys.   We shouldn't have them clouding our views. 

WTFUD's picture

You got something against the Irish dude?

WillyGroper's picture

fwiw, it appears the dod has a simulated CME grid down exercise the same day the "antifa revolution" has their tantrum.


larrythelogger's picture

Holy shit. Hey Ryan, pull your head out of your ass. It's been here for months dipshit:


WTFUD's picture

Including Ryan, they're ALL in on this Charade. It took 9 months to get here so what's another week if heads roll?