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IG Horowitz: ‘We do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures’
Sara carter ^ | 3/31/20 | Sara Carter

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 agency’s 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 Trump’s 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 Page’s 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 Justice’s (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 2019—which 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fisagate; ighorowitz; woods
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To: Revel

To quote Bruce Willis...

Welcome to the party Pal..

if he is just now figuring this out nothing will ever come of this.

21 posted on 03/31/2020 11:35:42 AM PDT by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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To: Revel

Wray will be all ocer this. An interoffice memo asking people to please follow rules will be issued. Problem solved, we can all move on now.

22 posted on 03/31/2020 11:43:22 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: montag813
These rogue traitors are no less damaging to the United States...and NOTHING is happening to them.

And I doubt that anything ever will happen regarding criminal charges.

The whole doj and fbi are corrupt and many {if not most} are criminals.

The few that are not complicit, are knowledgeable and too lazy/fearful or protective of their pensions to speak out.

Criminal, complicit or cowards, take your pick, but there are no heroes in that group of swamp dwellers.


23 posted on 03/31/2020 11:44:56 AM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
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To: Vendome
And I have ZERO confidence you will ever prosecute anyone of consequence in this matter....

You nailed it. No one will be prosecuted, no one will go to jail and America will suffer as a result.

24 posted on 03/31/2020 11:48:05 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: JohnnyP

Always get paid.
Can’t fire.
Can’t evaluate their work’
Always get salary increases.

25 posted on 03/31/2020 12:12:06 PM PDT by ActresponsiblyinVA
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To: Jack Black

Then what is the point of his position.

Serious question...

26 posted on 03/31/2020 12:13:26 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me
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To: Vendome

So many insipid bums covering for criminal bums. This is getting very tiresome.

27 posted on 03/31/2020 12:20:58 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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To: DesertRhino

They already have procedures, regulations and laws on the books which mean nothing. Adding more and not enforcing the old laws is akin to closing a screen door on a submarine, it’s just more insanity.

The DOJ/FBI are not going to do anything to these traitors and in my book establishes themselves as government entities that can never be trusted again, like the IRS and ATF, walking, talking, criminal clusterf*&^s agencies. The Get Out of Jail card will continue to be played. The DOJ/FBI considers equal justice under the law to be good for PR but otherwise is not to ever be the policy practiced at any government agency.

28 posted on 03/31/2020 12:27:57 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: Revel


They are ALL Liars

They Defrauded the FISA Court

They Are ALL CRIMINALS and Belong in PRISON for LIFE!

nothing to see, move along.

29 posted on 03/31/2020 12:46:12 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: truthkeeper

I believe they are on recess, both House and Senate.

30 posted on 03/31/2020 1:45:58 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: drypowder


31 posted on 03/31/2020 2:39:22 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: Revel

If anybody is still expecting any prosecutions out of these Clown College graduates, they are in for a long wait. Best Americans can do is carefully save the relevant releases as PDFs for future use - so the MSM can’t hide the crimes.

32 posted on 03/31/2020 2:42:46 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: Revel

Inspector General Michael Horowitz just said this to cover his @ss. Remember there are other investigations going on still, even in this pandemic environment. What better time to do this when all eyes and ears are on something more pressing?

Horowitz report in December 2019 resulted in exactly what?

33 posted on 04/01/2020 4:21:51 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = USSR; Journ0List + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey)
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