Two senators on Thursday asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to provide all records on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter to Wray (pdf) questioned how much Russian disinformation influence had “infected” the FBIs investigation. They cited recently declassified information on the Steele dossier, which showed that a portion of the dossier likely was the product of a Russian disinformation campaign.
Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Grassley, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, asked Wray to provide by April 30 all intelligence records received or reviewed by the FBIs Crossfire Hurricane team, and related FBI records.
Crossfire Hurricane was the FBIs code name for its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. In July 2016, the FBI launched its investigation based on information contained in the Steele dossier. The dossier was produced by Fusion GPS and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the dossier.
Then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller took over the FBIs investigation in May 2017 and after a 22-month investigation found no evidence that Trump or his campaign knowingly conspired or coordinated with the Russian government to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report (pdf) on Dec. 9 that found 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the application and renewals for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that the FBI used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.