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.
When we learned about the vast abuses by state government officials, I worked with my legislative colleagues, including Democrats, to end it.
Two top GOP lawmakers blasted the FISA court on Thursday for tapping an Obama official who denied any FISA abuse to head the court’s effort to address FISA abuses.
Today is the deadline Judge Rosemary Collyer set for the government to inform the FISA court of how it will stop lying to obtain secret surveillance orders. The court needs to do much more.
The IG’s report shows FBI agents intentionally excluded derogatory information to maintain the apparent credibility of the sources they used to obtain the power to secretly surveil U.S. citizens.
Page’s comments raise more questions about Stefan Halper and whether Halper’s mid-July meeting with the Trump adviser was truly ‘serendipitous.’
The report established that the special counsel’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.
Much has been missed, including one significant misrepresentation contained in all four of the Carter Page FISA applications—an inaccuracy even the IG’s team overlooked.
Perhaps this wasn’t actually the most statistically improbable perfect storm of innocent oversights and clerical errors, all of which worked against Carter Page.
The IG report concluded that several of Comey’s statements were inconsistent with statements from other federal officials, as well as evidence gathered as part of the FISA investigation.
“A lot of us look bad right now,” said Lawfare co-founder Bobby Chesney in a podcast published Thursday.
The FISC this week ordered the FBI to advise the court of what steps FBI will take to ensure their abuses are not repeated. That should just be a start.
GOP Senator James Lankford blasted the FBI’s handling of FISA applications Wednesday arguing the FBI has thrown the nation’s courts down “years of turmoil.”
The FISA Court harshly rebuked the FBI in a Tuesday afternoon order, saying FBI misconduct in applying for warrants against the Trump campaign calls all past warrant applications into question.
Nunes outlines repeated assertions from Schiff that the inspector general’s report found to be completely untrue, including the idea that ‘FBI and DOJ officials did not omit material information from the FISA warrant.’
After the release of the Department of Justice’s inspector general report, former FBI Director James Comey finally admitted he’s been misleading the country about the FBI’s integrity and reliability.
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