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Judge Nap Believes FBI Offered Spy $50K to Confirm Trump Dossier

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:12 AM

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Monday said he believes the FBI offered former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele $50,000 to confirm the veracity of the dossier he authored on President Donald Trump.

A guest on Fox Business' "Varney and Co.," Napolitano said that's the first question that needs to get answered before entertaining grand conspiracy theories.

"The FBI did have some involvement with this dossier. I believe, just from examining the public sources, that the FBI offered Christopher Steele $50,000 if he could corroborate the dossier," Judge Nap told show host Stuart Varney.

"He either couldn't, didn't, wouldn't and they didn't pay him the money. That's what I believe is going to come out," Napolitano said.

The New York Times in April said an FBI agent who met with Steele in Rome offered the spy $50K to corroborate his reports but that it was never paid out.

Steele said in a new book he co-wrote that he believes 70 percent to 90 percent of the information he gathered is true.

"So we wanna know how did the FBI get it; what was the FBI doing with it; did the FBI corroborate it; were they involved with Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence agent who is reputed to have authored this thing.

"That's not what we hire and pay an FBI to do," Judge Napolitano said.

Unclear is why the FBI would offer Steele any amount of money to confirm a dossier he authored vs. an independent source.

Regardless, Judge Napolitano was wholly unhappy with the testimony last week given by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who testified before the House Judiciary Committee that he knew the answer to the question of whether the FBI made the offer but wasn't at liberty to say.

"I would have grilled him. I would have subpoenaed an answer out of him," Judge Napolitano said.  

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