The most common excuse for the FBI’s ridiculous handling of the of the Steele Dossier, put together by foreign spy Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton, is to proclaim that it was just “raw intelligence!” We’ve seen that idea propagated on every cable network, in ever mainstream publication, and by countless Democrat politicians.

The Daily Caller
hit on the issue today.

“It’s raw intelligence,” according to countless politicos and pundits, including CNN contributor Asha Rangappa, Democratic Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes, former CIA executive John Sipher and numerous other commentators.

The spy term, which describes information directly from a source that has not been fully analyzed, is intended to downplay the dossier’s significance to the collusion narrative. Christopher Steele, the dossier author, gathered his intelligence from a trusted network of sources, the argument goes, and provided it to seasoned investigators to analyze.

The problem is that the FBI clearly didn’t treat it as such.