Skip to comments.A follow-up on the Carter Page warrant is, once again, not flattering to the FBI
Posted on 04/05/2020 4:56:44 PM PDT by Libloather
THE JUSTICE Departments inspector general has followed up his devastating December report on the FBIs securing of a secret intelligence-gathering warrant on U.S. citizen Carter Page and, once again, the news is not flattering.
In December, the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, found that the FBI supplied a secret panel of judges with unverified, inaccurate and, in one case, falsified data in support of its warrant applications regarding Mr. Page. Mr. Horowitzs new report, released March 31, makes clear that this was not an isolated incident. In 29 cases drawn from five years worth of FBI secret warrant applications, Mr. Horowitz found 25 factually flawed files, containing between five and 65 errors or inadequately supported assertions each. As for the other four cases, one file could not be located and three may have never been created. Though Mr. Horowitz reserved judgment as to whether all the inaccuracies were material, he expressed no confidence that the FBI is properly executing procedures instituted in 2001 to assure it only seeks permission for covert surveillance based on scrupulously accurate information.
Confidence is the lifeblood of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the 1978 statute that gives the FBI authority to wiretap U.S. citizens suspected of ties to foreign terrorist or intelligence organizations. The FBI responded to the latest inspector general statement by saying it has already cleaned up its fact-checking; yet more will have to be done to reassure doubters that it can be trusted with the powerful and intrusive tools FISA provides. Confidence in its use of FISA tools was flagging, both among the public and in Congress, even before Mr. Horowitz laid out the problems in Mr. Pages case.
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Don’t sweat it, Barr says it’s something we need to keep as-is and it will be managed through new really good protocols to replace the old really good protocols.
When the Deep State has lost the WaPo, then you know things are not looking up for them.
It’s my understanding that the IG only went back as far as 2008 yet the program was created in 1978. Does this mean that Obama’s FBI was the only guilty parties?
These people need to have their personal resources exposed to legal action.
The only confidence I have is that the FBIAS will continue to abuse secret courts until they are abolished.
FBI has a lack of candor?
I’m for the first time hopeful that POTUS may fire Wray before the election. He’s got the ammo to do it now.
The FBI now feels unflattered. Such a shame.
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