Skip to comments.Former FBI official defends investigation of Russia probe's origins
Posted on 05/17/2019 1:37:52 PM PDT by Innovative
Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the Russia probe's origins is "entirely appropriate" and brings hope for finally getting to the bottom of a controversy that has dominated the country's attention for two years.
Those were some of the main assertions Chris Swecker, former FBI assistant director, made during a Friday interview on "America's Newsroom." His comments came after a Fox News interview in which Barr said Americans should be concerned about whether "government officials abused their power."
Noting how invasive FISA surveillance was, Swecker said it was "entirely appropriate" for the DOJ to look into the use of that power during the Russia investigation.
"What's important here is to make sure that we know what happened so we can make some reforms if we need to, we can shore up some processes -- and if mistakes were made or things were done deliberately, then we can make sure it'll never happen again," he said.
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Investigate and lock up the guilty ones.
For a long time too...
The FISA court is highly suspect anyway, and to use it for an effort like this undermines it’s true mandate.
We want to avoid tipping off terrorists, so we can nab them.
Here we protected a political class, who merely wanted to facilitate a coup.
This is not exactly the sort of thing we feared, but it sure is an example of how FISA could be abused with an incredible down-side.
Sounds like what cops say after a big screw-up where someone dies.
Then three months later, the cops report that the appropriate punishments have already been meted out, so it obviously won’t happen again, and case closed.
To any who complain: “What do you have against honest cops? Fine, see how fast a cop comes when YOU need them!”
Former FBI official doesn’t want to be offd.
Rooting out corruption needs to be defended?
“Former” officials, at least those that are not former because of getting fired in the last two years, are not in danger of going to prison so they can defend the miscreants whereas the miscreants probably will be keeping their mouths shut except for a bit of mutual finger pointing.
Rooting out corruption needs to be defended?
As does the Constitution.
Even when it’s unpopular.
The “historic first black President” was a complete fraud and was never eligible.
Usurpation Day set all of the other crimes of the Kenyanesian Usurpation in motion.
What rock was this guy found under. Don’t like to see newbies at this point. It means they’re covering for someone.
Swecker retired from the FBI in 2006. Wonder whose hip he’s connected to.
Hold the FISA Judges accountable as Co-Conspirators for doing their due diligence and this will stop FAST! Judge on a Rope anyone?
Maximum penalties must be adjudicated and served.
Is it not funny how all these guys are scrambling, trying to cover their tracks in this?
No problem with that... but to use the government to nullify an election and destroy a man and degrade this country just because you can... and ignore the obvious individuals who are guilty as sin.... you’ve gone too far!!!!
You’re taking the ramblings of a former Assistant Director who left the FBI 13 years ago and is now making guest appearances on TV seriously?
It functions as a virtual rubber stamp (99% authorisation, is it not?). That alone shows that FISA judges are pre-selected, pre-disposed statists, and that the citizens have no effective advocacy to protect their Fourth Amendment rights.
I scoff at the idea that these judges were naively ignorant of what was going on.
I do too.
Judges meet up with swindlers every day, and most of them have a fifth sense about it.
They allowed these guys to completely hoodwink them.
The materials we know were in here were outlandish. Any judge reading the materials would have to question some of it. And if they questioned some of it, it would undercut faith in any of it.
And them there’s the fact that the FISA docs were disproven in public. Everyone knew these were games documents.
Why didn’t the FISA judge yank these people back into court and refer them for charges?
I like my chances more with terrorists than with unaccountable deep staters who want to frame presidents, rig elections, and overthrow the Constitution. Who, exactly, is more dangerous? The FISC should be eliminated, IMO.
It was supposedly devised to keep our officials from having to reveal sources and methods in open court.
The traitorous attorneys for the suspects, could then pinpoint the threat, and set them up for elimination.
I know where you’re coming from, but there are problems on both ends.
This situation makes it abundantly clear how stiff the penalties should be for abusing the FISA court process.
These guys should do 4 or 5 decades behind bars > IMO.
This was an abuse of power that makes Nixon’s look like he was charging an extra penny too much at a lemonade stand.