UPDATED 2:10 PM PT – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
As the world awaits the highly-anticipated release of Robert Mueller’s report, critics of the investigations are looking to get to the bottom of its inception.
Conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the FBI in an effort to pierce the veil of the resources used in the $25 million probe.
Specifically, the organization is looking to obtain all communications and payments made to the author of the anti-Trump dossier — Christopher Steele.
The former British intelligence officer was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee in order to compile his 35 page document.
Judicial Watch is now trying to determine the FBI’s involvement.
JW President @TomFitton discusses the Mueller Report: “I don’t trust Mueller to redact this material appropriately. There will be redactions designed to make President @realDonaldTrump look bad. Material that will help him will be removed & the public won’t see it.” pic.twitter.com/gRWyGXPZ6e
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) April 16, 2019
It’s already known that the FBI made 11 payments to Steele, but the details behind those payments were heavily redacted.
Conservatives suspect rogue actors at the bureau were looking to reverse the results of the 2016 election, which is something Attorney General William Barr said he’s looking into.