Investigative reporter Sara Carter on the Obama-era FBI using FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. From Wednesday's edition of Hannity:
SEAN HANNITY: Sara, let's start with your report. Let's stay on the facts here.
I spoke to three people, two congressional members, one person in the DOJ. They all confirmed at different levels that 100 percent the dossier was used at least in part, one person said was significantly a part of getting the FISA warrant. What are you reporting tonight?
SARA CARTER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I'm reporting the same. I have spoken to a number of sources, one senior law enforcement official, and another in the DOJ, and the dossier was absolutely used as part of the FBI's ability to gain a warrant to basically spy on members of the Trump campaign.
So this was definitely used as evidence. It was part and parcel to other evidence, I believe, that they were trying to collect. But the dossier was definitely used.
And what's concerning here, Sean, is the fact that we know coming from the mouths of members, senior members of the FBI who testified both Comey and McCabe, that the only part of the dossier they were able to confirm that was actually factual was that Carter Page had actually traveled to Moscow. Everything else in the dossier apparently they did not talk about that, they did not confirm. It's unsubstantiated or they found out to be false.
So, this is very alarming and I think that there are a number of sources that are alarmed about this, particularly people within law enforcement who are concerned that they were using this dossier to find a way to look into the Trump campaign...
HANNITY: All right. Sara, let's go back. Fusion GPS never verified the dossier. Remember, they tried to withhold who paid for the dossier and banking records associated with the dossier. They've not exactly been truthful, honest and helpful, and this is what they deal in.
CARTER: No, they haven't. And actually, it wasn't until October when the "Washington Post" first revealed the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign had paid millions of dollars to Fusion GPS to basically go after this Trump/Russia collusion narrative and that's when they hired Christopher Steele and that's when Christopher Steele went back to some of his old cohorts, people that he had made contact with when he was a former spy in the FSB.
And this is why these concerns have been raised. I mean, the Russians could have very easily, according to my sources in the intelligence community, known right away it was being paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. They could have used it for their own propaganda purposes. It appears they have.
And now, what we're seeing is, what was the amount of this systemic abuse? Was there systemic abuse with the FISA warrant? Is it just related to the Hillary Clinton campaign or does it go beyond?