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Fears of Steele Dossier 2.0 as Speaker Johnson Looks to Extend FISA into 2024 Election Season

Speaker Mike Johnson has agreed to extend Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) inside the National Defense Authorization Act, meaning the same secret courts that granted warrants to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign based on the disproven Steele dossier will be fully funded just in time for the 2024 election. Many are questioning why Speaker Johnson has not been much different from Speaker McCarthy. The answer to this question lies with the Congressional Leadership Fund, a PAC that jumped support from McCarthy to Johnson right when Johnson became Speaker. Interestingly, FEC records show the biggest donors to the Congressional Leadership Fund are never-Trump Ken Griffin and Paul Singer, the Washington Free Beacon owner who funded Fusion GPS, the organization that wrote the disproven Steele Dossier. All signs point to a 2016 repeat.

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