Fox's Steve Doocy falsely claims Nunes memo vindicates Trump's wiretap lie

Doocy also dubiously claims dossier was only reason for FISA surveillance of a Trump official and the FISA court was not told of the dossier's political origin​

From the February 5 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): And of course [former FBI Deputy Director] Andrew McCabe apparently did tell the [House intel] committee behind closed doors that the FISA warrant would not have been approved without the dossier. And of course, it all came down​ to when they went to the FISA court and they said, “Hey, we've got this evidence.” They never said the political ramifications of who financed the dossier that was unproven. They just kept going back and back. And essentially they lied to spy on Carter Page and anybody in his circle, which meant they could spy on the Trump organization​, and they did it time after time. And when Donald Trump sent out that famous tweet a number of months ago where they -- “Obama wiretapped me,” was he talking about this? Because if that was it, you can kind of connect those dots.


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