Skip to comments.Top FISA Court Judge Condemns FBI for Providing ‘False Information’ to Court, Demands Prompt Government Response
Posted on 12/21/2019 8:48:05 AM PST by george76
FISA Court questions whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.
Less than a week after Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz released his investigation detailing FBI misconduct in obtaining a FISA spy warrant on a Trump 2016 presidential campaign aide, the presiding judge of the FISA Court, Rosemary Collyer, issued a Four-Page Response Order on Dec. 17, 2019.
This unprecedented order by the FISA court condemnedand verifiedongoing wrongdoing by the FBI in the entire approach to the FISA process. Judge Collyers order also highlighted just how serious these breaches of conduct actually were, and the potential fallout that could result from the FBIs actions.
Collyer noted that the FBIs actions were so egregious that their behavior calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.
In the order, Collyer, who signed the original FISA application on Carter Page, said that the FBI provided false information and withheld material information from the Justice Departments National Security Division (NSD) and in doing so equally mislead the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
The December 2019 report by IG Horowitzwhich provides a condemnation of activities undertaken by the FBI during its pursuit of the initial Page FISA and the three subsequent renewals noted the role of FBI agents in their failure to disclose material information to the Office of Intelligence and to the FISA Court:
Collyer addressed the material email alterations made by Kevin Clinesmith, a senior attorney in the FBIs Office of General Counsel, which were used in a crucial part of the Page FISA renewals. Clinesmiths email alteration deliberately removed the fact that Page had a prior relationship with another governmental agency, and Clinesmith has reportedly been referred for criminal prosecution by Horowitz for his actions.
(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...
Shut this corrupt court of tyrants down.
Yeah sure, it was the FBI’s fault that these ACLU Trump hating judges approved crap without reviewing it!
They’ve known it was false evidence, and a lie, for two years! (Nunes memo)
Now, she’s outraged? I’m not buying it. This is the judge in a bit of CYA, after she’s been exposed as part of the coup!
I am calling CYA brand Bull $hittery on this faux, little too late to matter, outrage.
It is time that the same justice is applied to these people as the John Q. Taxpaying Public . . . .forget about the illegals . . . we are too far gone for that issue.
And then she promptly announced her retirement from the court, citing her health. More accurately, she was “warned” about her health...
Someone blew up her skirts and she says I’m outraged and outta here.”
Seems weirdly toothless to me.
This judge sounds like he wants to be honest. But a secret court cannot be fair. Never has in all
Of history. Our founders knew this
Dread Pirate Roberts just appointed a new judge to FISC - a radical leftwing judge originally appointed by hussein44 - to replace her.
But its all good - all judges are the same...right, Johnny?
Hes dirty, Jim
Nothing stopping them from issuing bench warrants.
Brilliant deduction... and, great timing...
The only remedy in government towards government is to spend more money to fix something. Any questions?
First, I agree with others, that the judge knew two years ago. In fact, Admiral Rogers reported this and was supposedly working with the chief FISA judge two years ago to “get to the bottom” of this. And yet, only now is the judge demanding answers. This is CYA. The judges were complicit.
Since Justice Roberts is over the FISC, he is also complicit.
Second, solving the problem doesn’t mean changing the rules, or adding more rules. It was already against the rules to lie to the court. The answer to fraud is jail time.
And anyway, Collier is gone now and Justice Roberts has ramrodded through an Obama pick.
So the fisa court judges didn’t notice any thing wrong over tens of thousands of rubber-stamped (by them) fisa applications...and NOW they are whining? I’d say they are incompetent boobs. They only rejected three hundreths of a percent (.0003) of the “applications”. Pretty discriminating, no??? Can you say “rubber stamp” or “kangaroo”?
Oh, my; a strongly worded letter! I’ll bet she even used bolding and italics. How they must be sheepish and remorseful.
What she DIDN’T DO is find them in contempt, refer a perjury charge, and quash the warrant.
Warned in 2015 and 2017 BY Nunes and Adm. Rogers, this comes a little late to the party.
I understand she is resigning. Great, but she let the damage to the country go forward by her (a)partisanship or (b) incompetence.
and since the surveillance was illegitimate because of the false info to obtain it- the whole impeachment should be thrown out
[[What she DIDNT DO is find them in contempt, refer a perjury charge, and quash the warrant.]]
Exactly- They aren’t serious about this at all- if they were- people would be losing their jobs, and investigated, and the whole impeachment lie would be thrown out because of the absolute bias and bold faced lies used to obtain the warrants- I don’t know what the term would be for reversing the findings of a hearing due to false information used to come to the conclusions- in a trial the judge would issue a mistrial- but whatever it is= it should be issued immediately, and everyone involved in this scam and lie should be brought up on charges of abuse of power and lying to the court for nefarious reasons-
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.