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FISA court rebukes the FBI for mistakes

December 18, 2019

  We now know according to the Inspector General report that 17 acts of what James Comey calls “sloppiness” occurred while the FBI was applying for a FISA warrant so they could spy on an American citizen. Now a judge on the FISA court has stepped forward and rebuked the rogue agency, here is more:

The secret federal court that approves orders for conducting surveillance on suspected foreign terrorists or spies issued a strong and highly unusual public rebuke to the FBI on Tuesday, ordering the agency to say how it intends to correct the errors revealed last week by a Justice Department report on one aspect of the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the FBI made serious and repeated mistakes in seeking under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, to conduct surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser.

The FBI’s submission to the court made assertions that were “inaccurate, incomplete, or unsupported by appropriate documentation,” the report said.

Rosemary Collyer, presiding judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, said in the unusual public order that the report “calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.” She ordered the FBI to explain in writing by Jan. 10 how it intends to remedy those problems.

Collyer said the FBI’s handling of the Page case “was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor” required by the law that established the surveillance court. Judges on the court rely entirely on the government’s submissions. Because they are the only documents the court sees, the government has a heightened duty of candor, she said.

  Of course we never hear anything from the secret, unconstitutional FISA court so just the fact that a member of the court actually spoke out shows us just how serious these infractions really were.

  We have allowed the left to win the battle over the definition of certain words over the years and somehow they have managed to redefine the word “mistake.” These were not mistakes made by the FBI, they were intentional acts designed to create evidence, or to suppress exculpatory evidence, to obtain a warrant on a United States citizen for political motives and it cannot go unpunished.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. N. R. Ringlee permalink
    December 18, 2019 8:07 am

    This shall all be fleshed out in a series of civil suits where individual DoJ personnel will be held to account for clear violations of civil rights. They cannot hide behind their department when it becomes a clear case of intentionally excluding exculpatory evidence and “modifying” evidence. They will have to stand as individuals and defend as individuals. That will be a very expensive and painful process. They fully deserve that.

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  2. peter3nj permalink
    December 18, 2019 8:53 am

    I believe the FISA court judge is a bit late to the party.

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