Skip to comments.IG Horowitz: ‘We do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures’
Posted on 03/31/2020 10:39:06 AM PDT by Revel
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released scathing findings Tuesday on his agencys review of numerous FBI applications for warrants in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court saying we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures.
The months long review was initiated last year after it was discovered that the bureau agents involved in the now debunked investigation into President Donald Trumps campaign and whether it colluded with Russia, had altered documentation and withheld vital information from the court on then campaign advisor Carter Page. The warrant obtained by the FBI was used to spy on Pages communications and was renewed three times from the time it was obtained in the Fall of 2016.
Horowitz noted in the March, 2020 report that his agents reviewed the FBI applications, and met with available case agents or supervisors who were responsible for them, to assess whether the FBI complied with its Woods Procedures for FISA applications submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The Woods Procedures were put into effect by the FBI in April, 2001. They were meant to ensure that all the information presented to the FISA Court when applying for a warrant to spy on a United States citizen was fully vetted and verified by the Bureau.
Further, Horowitz stated in the report that his investigator obtained and reviewed information from the FBI and the Department of Justices (Department or DOJ) National Security Division (NSD) about their FISA application oversight mechanisms. Specifically, in addition to interviewing FBI and NSD officials, we reviewed 34 FBI and NSD accuracy review reports covering the period from October 2014 to September 2019which originated from the 8 field offices we have visited to date and addressed a total of 42 U.S. Person FISA applications, only one of which...
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Our lack of confidence that the Woods Procedures are working as intended stems primarily from the fact that:
(1) we could not review original Woods Files for 4 of the 29 selected FISA applications because the FBI has not been able to locate them and, in 3 of these instances, did not know if they ever existed;
(2) our testing of FISA applications to the associated Woods Files identified apparent errors or inadequately supported facts in all of the 25 applications we reviewed, and interviews to date with available agents or supervisors in field offices generally have confirmed the issues we identified;
(3) existing FBI and NSD oversight mechanisms have also identified deficiencies in documentary support and application accuracy that are similar to those that we have observed to date; and
(4) FBI and NSD officials we interviewed indicated to us that there were no efforts by the FBI to use existing FBI and NSD oversight mechanisms to perform comprehensive, strategic assessments of the efficacy of the Woods Procedures or FISA accuracy, to include identifying the need for enhancements to training and improvements in the process, or increased accountability measures
And I have ZERO confidence you will ever prosecute anyone of consequence in this matter....
WHOA! That’s going to leave a mark! LOL
Yeah sport, criminal coup conspirators often “fail to follow the Woods procedures”.
Paging Bagpipes Barr...
Seditious conspiracy...hey look over there! Virus!
The farce continues. This only only more of the cleanup phase of the coup attempt.
His entire report lists poor procedures, people not following procedures, training, etc. But he somehow never mentions that it was a deliberate criminal act.
These rogue traitors are no less damaging to the United States...and NOTHING is happening to them.
If Trump needs another reason, this is a damned good one to fire deep stater FBI Director Chris Wray!
RIF the FBI. Make them reapply for their jobs.
If Trump needs another reason, this is a good one to fire deep stater FBI Director Chris Wray
Seems like a lot of “mistakes” were made. A lot of “sloppy” paperwork.
I’m wondering what percentage of the mistakes ended up implicating Hillary in some sort of way?
And what percentage of the mistakes ended up making Trump look guilty?
If you can’t fire them, pull their clearances and transfer them to BFE.
mistakes implicating Hillary 0%
mistakes implicating Trump 100%
AG Barr was supposed to testify today before the House Judiciary Committee. Under the circumstances it seems that has completely gone away. I lost track of what it was about but I think the Roger Stone matter? So it looks like the biased, inept judge, Amy something, gets a pass too.
Justice will have to be carried out by patriots, we've just about given up on you swamp asswipes.
Horowitz isn't a prosecutor, he's the Inspector General. You can be 100% confident he will not prosecute anyone, as that's not part of his job.
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