Skip to comments.Identified: The FBI agent primarily responsible for abusing the Carter Page FISA warrants
Posted on 02/24/2020 4:12:24 PM PST by Starman417
Back in December, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified that there were 17 significant "errors and omissions" in the Carter Page FISA application process:
The inspector general "identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications and many errors in the Woods Procedures" which guide the FBI's FISA process, according to the 476-page report. "These errors and omissions resulted from case agents providing wrong or incomplete information to the National Security Divisions Office of Intelligence and failing to flag important issues for discussion, Horowitz said.Horowitz found big problems in the system:
That so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked teams on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations that was briefed to the highest levels within the FBI, and that FBI officials expected would eventually be subjected to close scrutiny, raised significant questions regarding the FBI chain of command's management and supervision of the FISA process, Horowitz said.While Horowitz did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions to open the four individual investigations he was completely unable to explain how 17 "errors and omissions" could all work against Trump. That's like flipping a coin seventeen times and coming up all heads or tails. The odds of that happening are 1 in 131,072.
Clearly it was bias.
Case Agent 1, as described in the IG report, is Stephen Somma.
The Justice Department inspector general referred FBI agent Stephen Somma for disciplinary review after an investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.A number of names had been written in May 2019 about by Mollie Hemingway and she did include the perp.
Somma, a counterintelligence investigator in the FBI's New York field office, was identified only as "Case Agent 1" in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, released in December. Sources told the New York Times that Somma is that official. The FBI did not comment on the report. Somma was primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions" during the process of obtaining FISA warrants to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016 and 2017, according to Horowitz.
Somma badly wanted a FISA warrant on Page
According to the IG report, he was the FBI agent who initially sought a surveillance warrant against Page. Somma pushed for a FISA warrant almost immediately after the FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016, the IG said.And he got one- badly
He was referred for disciplinary review? WTF? There are only two possibilities here. One is astonishing incompetence from Somma up to the highest levels or it is pure political bias. Both are frightening.
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Low level patsy.
And what will happen? NOTHING!!
exactly, needs to be flipped
Everyone who signed the application needs to be held accountable.
Paging AG Barr....please put the bagpipes down.
More likely he stays quite and then the DOJ goes easy on him.
Its not like anyone is getting up in Director Wray's grill about it either.
Trump should fire that smug SOB and have him escorted off the premises.
I'm in this up to my neck.
I've got to find somebody, a victim when the time comes. If I don't, I'll be it.
Sam Spade, "The Maltese Falcon."
Letter of reprimand, right?
Wherever are those Biden and Whistleblower Hearings we were promised Post-Impeachment?
First thing first. “...He was referred for disciplinary review? ....”
So what was the result? Did they throw the book at him and make him flip on who put him up to this? Do did they just slap his hand and let it slide to bury it?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Nope! A promotion.
Oh, they found their goatscape.
Barr is not to be found.
Wheres that tough-Talking Lindsey Graham?
Nothing - nada - zilch.
“So what was the result? Did they throw the book at him and make him flip on who put him up to this?”
As the Aussies say they did f-— all.
He has. He is actively covering for him. If you are depending on Barr, you are depending on a broke stick.
They can't even hide this BS anymore, and they don't care. Deep State Barr is protected by Mitch "the turtle" McConnell and other senate republicrats who have a deep interest in protecting and preserving the Deep State. Can't lose the gravy train and all that power.
Deep State Barr reports to the republicrat deep staters in the Senate. They don't serve POTUS Trump.
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