Skip to comments.BREAKING: Spy Court Admits FISA Warrants Against Carter Page Were ‘Not Valid’
Posted on 01/23/2020 4:26:31 PM PST by bitt
The FISA court's top judge wrote in a secret ruling on January 7 that at least two of the four spy warrants against Carter Page were invalid and not lawfully authorized.
Authority granted to the federal government to secretly wiretap and spy on former Trump affiliate Carter Page was not valid, the nations top spy court noted in a secret ruling penned earlier this month. The order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which was created and authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), was initially signed and issued on January 7, 2020, but was not declassified and released until Thursday afternoon.
Judge James Boasberg, the current federal judge presiding over the FISA court, wrote in his order that at least two of the four FISA applications against Carter Page were unlawfully authorized. Additionally, according his order, the Department of Justice similarly concluded following the release of a sprawling investigate report on the matter by the agencys inspector general that the government did not have probable cause that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power. The FISA law states that American citizens cannot be secretly spied on by the U.S. government absent probable cause, based on valid evidence, that an American is unlawfully acting as a foreign agent.
DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Carter] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power,' Boasberg wrote, referring to the final two of the four FISA applications to spy on Page. The Court understands the government to have concluded, in view of the material misstatements and omissions, that the Courts authorizations in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679 were not valid.
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I thought “nothing was happening”. ???
Then why were the requests granted and why is the FISA court not issuing contempt of court citations against those that filed the documents?
Does this mean the Judges have to give back the Bribe Money??
Mistakes were made.
Safeguards have been put in place.
Training will be strengthened.
ORANGE MAN BAD
Let’s move on.
Good grief, these dopes are just now figuring this out? The most junior member of FreeRepublic has known this since January 2016. Hw much are we paying these people?
>>Surveillance under FISA is not limited to the individual targeted, as the government also surveils individuals with whom the target communicates, and individuals with whom those individuals communicate.<<
FRUIT OF THE POISONED TREE.
<<It is not known whether the government used the two-hop process on Page to sweep up information from former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, or even the president himself.<<
CASES DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. FULL RESTITUTION
Jim Jordan said this TWO YEARS ago.
I had a hard time finding the name of the Fisa judge.
It’s That Boagsberg judge, the one who appointed Kris, the Never Trumper creep to help investigate the Court.
WATCH THIS JUDGE.
split-the-difference type decision making (not necessarily exemplary).
What is anyone going to do about it?
They have to because they were in on it.
Wasn’t it based on false information from UKRAINE?
Who has been arrested?
Obama judges. Obama justice.
This seems like a subtle but key domino has just tipped.
So two were illegal, now what?
Is any swamp dweller going to be disbarred? Is any one going to be fired and loose their pension?
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