An email published by WikiLeaks reveals that Michael Isikoff, whose article for Yahoo News based on the debunked “Steele dossier” was used to obtain a FISA warrant against Carter Page from the Trump campaign, was secretly working with the Democratic National Committee.
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange tweeted the link to the email on Wednesday afternoon.
Emails reveal that Michael Isikoff, whose Yahoo News article based on the "Steele dossier" was used to obtain the FISA interception warrant against the Trump campaign's Carter Page, was secretly "working with" the DNC. https://t.co/zsRlb9CcVm pic.twitter.com/dkc4JIV0XN
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) February 7, 2018
“I spoke to a delegation of 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine last Wednesday at the Library of Congress – the Open World Society’s forum – they put me on the program to speak specifically about Paul Manafort and I invited Michael Isikoff whom I’ve been working with for the past few weeks and connected him to the Ukrainians,” Democratic consultant Alexandra Chalupa wrote to Luis Miranda, communications director of the Democratic National Committee.
The recently released memo on FISA abuse prepared by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes states:
“The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016 Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focused on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D,C, in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.”
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