Posted with permission from Lifezette

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham referred former British spy agent Christopher Steele of the "Trump dossier" fame to the Department of Justice for possible prosecution.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is chairman of a justice panel subcommittee, that Steele be investigated for misleading Congress while under oath. The maximum punishment for misleading the federal government under oath is five years.

Grassley and Graham included an attached classified document describing "certain communications between Christopher Steele and multiple U.S. news outlets regarding the so-called 'Trump dossier' that Mr. Steele compiled on behalf of Fusion GPS for the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee and also provided to the FBI."

The dossier included multiple salacious claims about Trump's conduct during a business trip to Russia.

Steele's sources included persons linked the Russian government.

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