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  • Audit found only minor FBI errors in FISA warrants: court filing

    08/04/2020 2:17:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 04 2020 | Marty Johnson
    An internal audit of 29 warrant applications submitted by the FBI to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found only minor clerical errors in a process that has come under heavy political scrutiny in recent years. The findings were revealed in a court filing Wednesday and stem from an independent review of the FBI's application process for surveillance warrants by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The DOJ watchdog concluded in a report earlier this year that the FBI had made over a dozen errors in its applications to look into Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to President Trump's 2016...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Explosive FBI Emails, Appearing To Reference A WH ‘Confidential Informant’

    07/20/2020 8:08:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    saraacarter ^ | Jul 17, 2020 | Sara Carter
    A top government watchdog group obtained 136 pages of never before publicized emails between former FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page and one in particular appears to refer to a confidential informant inside the White House in 2017, according to a press release from Judicial Watch. Those emails, some of which are heavily redacted, reveal that “Strzok, Page and top bureau officials in the days prior to and following President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing a White House counterintelligence briefing that could “play into” the FBI’s “investigative strategy.” Moreover, another email sent by Strzok to Bill Priestap, the Former Assistant...
  • Barr to Berman: You Won’t Resign? Fine. You’re Fired.

    06/20/2020 1:48:48 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 95 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Boom, again. – This afternoon, AG William Barr sent a scalding letter to SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, notifying him that, since he refused to gracefully resign when given a chance, he is fired. Here’s the letter: Image In case you can’t see the photo properly, here is the text: " " I was surprised and quite disappointed by the press statement you released last night. As we discussed, I wanted the opportunity to choose a distinguished New York lawyer, Jay Clayton, to nominate as United States Attorney and was hoping for your cooperation to facilitate a smooth transition. When...
  • U.S. Attorney General William Barr's letter to NY Attorney General Berman removing him from office effective today.

    06/20/2020 12:52:01 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/20/2020 | US Attorney William Barr
     
  • 9 Key Points From Newly Declassified Report Details On FISA Abuse

    04/16/2020 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 16, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified a slew of footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse. Yesterday, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified a slew of footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse. In a cover letter to Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, the Republican senators who had pushed for the declassification, Grenell noted that “transparency is now needed more than ever.” Grenell added that Attorney General William Barr concurred in the declassification decision as it relates to DOJ interests. Wednesday’s declassification follows...
  • Newly Declassified Papadopoulos Transcript Exposes Crossfire Hurricane Corruption

    04/15/2020 6:01:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    A newly declassified transcript calls into question the entire Crossfire Hurricane investigation: Why was it started, and why did it continue? Attorney General William Barr said last week that “the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness” in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Rather, “there is something far more troubling here.” “Without any basis,” Barr added in his sit-down interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, “they started this investigation of [Trump’s] campaign, and even more concerning actually is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president to sabotage his presidency —...
  • Declassified Info: DOJ, FBI Knew Trump Surveillance Was Based On Russian Disinformation

    04/13/2020 9:26:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 13, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    These facts establish the FBI used Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election as a pretext to investigate Donald Trump and the special counsel’s office was complicit in this ploy. On Friday, the Department of Justice released newly declassified information from an inspector general report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse, revealing for the first time that the FBI had received information indicating the Christopher Steele dossier contained Russian disinformation. The newly unredacted portions of the IG’s report also confirmed there was no “network of sources” backing up Steele’s reporting. While both revelations provide further fodder for attacking the Carter...
  • A follow-up on the Carter Page warrant is, once again, not flattering to the FBI

    04/05/2020 4:56:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    THE JUSTICE Department’s inspector general has followed up his devastating December report on the FBI’s securing of a secret intelligence-gathering warrant on U.S. citizen Carter Page and, once again, the news is not flattering. In December, the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, found that the FBI supplied a secret panel of judges with unverified, inaccurate and, in one case, falsified data in support of its warrant applications regarding Mr. Page. Mr. Horowitz’s new report, released March 31, makes clear that this was not an isolated incident. In 29 cases drawn from five years’ worth of FBI secret warrant applications, Mr. Horowitz...
  • Latest Inspector General Report Slams Comey’s FBI For Massive Failures To Document FISA Claims

    04/02/2020 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The inspector general detailed devastating, systematic FBI failures in executing procedures designed to ensure the accuracy of FISA applications. On March 31, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released an interim report on his audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with procedures to protect Americans’ civil rights in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act cases. Horowitz’s “Management Advisory Memorandum” detailed devasting and systematic failures by the FBI in executing the procedures designed to ensure the accuracy of the applications submitted under oath to the FISA court.Contrary to the left’s spin, the FBI’s incompetence in handling more (Most? All?) FISA cases is not...
  • IG Report Bombshell: Did The FBI And DOJ Ask Putin’s Buddy To Help Get Trump?

    01/13/2020 8:09:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2020 | Margaret Cleveland
    DOJ official Bruce Ohr called a meeting of several federal agencies to discuss ‘working with’ a Russian oligarch because of his belief, premised on the unverified Steele dossier, that Trump was corrupt. A previously unnoticed passage in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on federal surveillance abuse suggests Bruce Ohr and his compatriots were willing to bargain with a Russian oligarch to take down Donald Trump.Two-hundred-plus pages into the IG report, while discussing former Associate Deputy Attorney General Ohr’s continued contacts with Crossfire Hurricane dossier author Christopher Steele, Horowitz revealed a significant detail that to date has been overlooked: “On December...
  • Carter Page Says FBI’s SpyGate Is ‘ Just The Tip Of The Iceberg’ Hints At Future Legal Action

    01/12/2020 1:35:31 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Sara Carter.com ^ | 1-12-2020
    Was President Donald Trump’s short term campaign foreign policy volunteer Carter Page set up by an FBI informant or the informant’s handler at the FBI? On the The Sara Carter Show, Page discussed the recent revelations in Department of Justice’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report and his interview in The Federalist where questions surfaced regarding his first meeting with Stefan Halper, one of the FBI’s spies in the Trump campaign. Questions Linger Questions still loom regarding Halper’s and his FBI handler. It appears that Horowitz’s report raises more answers than questions, said Page, who was not given the opportunity to...
  • Inspector General Report Shows Special Counsel Replicated FBI Abuses

    01/06/2020 7:30:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 6, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The report established that the special counselÂ’s office was complicit in the FISA abuse, the probe was a witch hunt, and its report was a cover-up for systematic government malfeasance. Shortly after the release of the special counsel report last year, I posited that Robert MuellerÂ’s failure to investigate whether Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election by feeding dossier author Christopher Steele disinformation established that Mueller was either incompetent or a political hack. Now, with the release of the inspector generalÂ’s report on FISA abuse, we know the answer: He was both.The IGÂ’s report on the U.S. Department of...
  • 'We should all be scared to death': Mike Lee would vote to repeal FISA

    01/04/2020 7:40:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 04, 2020 07:21 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    A Republican senator said he would vote to repeal the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act following a scathing report that found serious problems in how the FBI sought to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser. Utah Sen. Mike Lee, a longtime critic of the FISA program, told One America News Network on Saturday that the audit released last month by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz was a wake-up call to "stop allowing the American people to be subjected to this type of abuse and manipulation." "We should all be scared to death," Lee said. "We shouldn't rest until FISA is...
  • Top FISA Court Judge Condemns FBI for Providing ‘False Information’ to Court, Demands Prompt Government Response

    12/21/2019 8:48:05 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Epoch Times. ^ | December 20, 2019 | JEFF CARLSON
    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 condemned—and verified—ongoing wrongdoing by the FBI in the entire approach to the FISA process. Judge Collyer’s order also highlighted just how serious these breaches of conduct actually were, and the potential...
  • SEAL who shot bin Laden says James Comey is 'human [bleep]'

    12/17/2019 6:39:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/2019 | Tim Pearce
    Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill bashed former FBI Director James Comey after the release of the Department of Justice inspector general's report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by FBI officials during President Trump's 2016 campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on Dec. 9, following his two-year investigation into the FBI's and the DOJ's use of FISA warrants to surveil Trump’s campaign for evidence of election interference collusion with Russian agents. The report outlined 17 "significant errors or omissions" by FBI officials in the FISA applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page but determined political bias...
  • Horowitz Report, Testimony Provide Historic Condemnation of FBI’s Surveillance Actions

    12/16/2019 6:22:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 16, 2019 Updated: December 16, 2019 | JEFF CARLSON
    The newly released report by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, along with his groundbreaking testimony before Congress, noted the material failures of the FBI—“not only the operational team, but also of the managers and supervisors, including senior officials, in the chain of command”—with regard to the FISA warrant application on Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The inspector general’s findings were so significant that he recommended the FBI’s “entire chain of command” outlined in his report to the DOJ for “consideration of how to assess and address their performance failures.” According to Horowitz, these failures prevented the Office of...
  • VIDEO: Compilation of Media Hyping Fraudulent FISA Warrant and Steele Dossier

    12/16/2019 9:09:31 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 16, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has issued his report revealing that the Steele Dossier was not only an unverified fraud but that it played a "central and essential role" in the FBI's decision to issue a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page. Horowitz's report also validated the memo issued by Congressman Devin Nunes in early 2018 revealing the role of the Steele report in making that warrant possible. This video takes a look at the many people in the mainstream media who not only mocked the evidence presented by Nunes but hyped the validity of...
  • William Barr Has Suddenly Become Chatty—and He’s Provided Quite an Information Dump

    12/15/2019 6:58:46 AM PST · by upchuck · 70 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Dec 11, 2019 Updated: Dec 13, 2019 | sharyl Attkisson
    In each of two video appearances, on NBC News and at Wall Street Journal’s “CEO Council,” Attorney General William Barr provided the same basic information and views about the U.S. intelligence community’s actions against the Trump campaign in 2016 and 2017. A criminal investigation is underway and being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham. Barr was motivated to make the public statements, he said, by the misreporting and confusion surrounding Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report issued on Dec. 9. It found serious government surveillance abuses but no evidence of political bias on the part of the offending FBI...
  • Shifty Schiff Tries to Play Dumb: The IG Report Revealed Things We Had No Idea About Two Years Ago

    12/15/2019 10:07:49 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/15/2019 | Beth Baumann
    For more than two years, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told us President Donald Trump has done something wrong. He didn't know exactly what but he just knew Trump was involved in some sort of wrong doing. First, it was Russia! Russia! Russia! Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller proved that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia, he latched onto Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. And that's how we're currently at the impeachment fiasco that the Democrats are ramming through the House. What's interesting, however, is Schiff is suddenly changing his tune. During a Sunday morning interview with...
  • Fox's Chris Wallace spars with Comey over Horowitz report

    12/15/2019 8:23:36 AM PST · by bitt · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/2019 | REGINA ZILBERMINTS
    Former FBI Director James Comey sparred with Fox News's Chris Wallace on Sunday over the Justice Department inspector general's (IG) report on the bureau's investigation into President Trump's campaign and whether the probe cleared the FBI of wrongdoing. Wallace pressed Comey on "Fox News Sunday" on whether the "victory lap" he said the former FBI director had taken since the report's release was justified. While Comey has claimed the report by Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz vindicated the FBI, Horowitz in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week said that "the activities we found don’t vindicate anybody who touched...