While all eyes were focused yesterday on the impeachment circus, crafted by ringmasters Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi, a more crucial hearing just down the hall was being ignored by the mainstream media, with far more meaningful ramification to our Republic, then the soap opera being performed for the viewing public.
In a rare public statement on Tuesday, the chief judge for the FISA Court finally spoke out, with a blistering rebuke of the FBI over their shoddy surveillance-application process, boarding on willful malfeasance.
The official condemnation from the court’s presiding judge Rosemary M. Collyer, gave the bureau until January 10th to remedy the countless “errors” and “mistakes” referenced within the IG report, which somehow refused to connect the dots, that this was from the outset a targeted investigation by the FBI, to smear the President.
Judge Collyer after reviewing Horowitz’s IG report drafted a 4-page summary regarding the willful mishandling wiretapping of Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to President Trump.
“The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the [Office of Inspector General] report, was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above. “The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether the information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.”
Judge Collyer continued, “As FBI Director Christopher Wray has stated, the inspector general’s report describes conduct by certain FBI employees that is unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution,” the bureau responded in a statement Tuesday night. “The director has ordered more than 40 corrective steps to address the report’s recommendations, including some improvements beyond those recommended by the IG.”
However, Collyer hasn’t yet specified what reforms the FBI must implement, in order to obtain permission to spy on an intended target under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The court so far is leaving those reforms (for now) with FBI Director Wray.
Perhaps the most troubling aspect of this entire situation is what Inspector Horowitz implied Wednesday during his second scheduled appearance on Capitol Hill that this abuse of power by the FBI in obtaining FISA warrants on Carter Page from the court, may, in fact, be much more prevalent, than first thought.
“The concern is that this is such a high-profile, important case. If it happened here, is this indicative of a wider problem — and we will only know that when we complete our audit – is it isolated to this event?” Horowitz told lawmakers during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday. “Obviously, we need to do the work to understand that.”
Horowitz acknowledged that FBI agents didn’t follow basic procedures when investigating Page, required by the Justice Department in obtaining a FISA application, such as providing accurate evidentiary support.
The FBI either willfully ignored or neglected to independently verify the information in the Steele dossier, purchased by the Hillary Clinton campaign through their opposition research firm, which was used as the prime source in obtaining a warrant against Page.
The wider issue after this disturbing revelation concerning FBI abuse of the FISA Court, is how widespread is this practice? In that, the FISA Court approves over 99% of the applications submitted by the FBI, with apparently few questions asked by the judges, who appear to be simply rubber-stamping after application that comes their way.
One can only imagine how many Carter Page’s have been victimized by this shadowy process, and how many innocent individuals may have been jailed based on faulty evidence along with a corrupt FBI.
13 thoughts on “Evidence The FBI Misused FISA Courts”
We’ve known that for over a year. Closer to two years. And Chief Judge Rosemary Collyer is JUST NOW discovering it? FOUR different FISA warrants and the incurious judges NEVER sought to question the FBI about glaring facts/issues – like the authenticity of that Christopher Steele “dossier”?
There are ELEVEN judges on the FISA court. FIVE by George W Bush, THREE by Bill Clinton, TWO by Barack Obama and ONE by George HW Bush. NOT ONE JUDGE BY Donald Trump. EVERY judge on the FISA court was put there by Chief Justice John Roberts and ALL are anti-Trump. George W Bush appointed Chief Justice Roberts. Any coincidence there are 5 Bush judges and ZERO Trump judges?
Sorry about that mother — I didn’t think you were watching — I’ve had my hand in the cookie jar before BUT no one caught me :^( (I was ONLY after those ‘awful’ republican’s — you know, the one’s that upset me) !!!
When the FBI becomes political, we loose all reasonable justice for the United States. I hope FBI Director Christopher Wray fired at least one employee to get the attention of all staff.
I certainly hope and pray that the whole truth be revealed by Judge Collyer and that even (for now) Director Wray can be trusted… we would find great disregard in having to have his work redone because of more “ errors”. It is with a heavy heart I say… I do not trust the higher ups of our beloved FBI. I hope to see those responsible, right up to the top of The Clinton Camp… punished for such an evil venture.
Those responsible should be charged!!!!!!!!What’s wrong with our system.Loosing faith.
Carter page made anti American speech’s in Russia. He was under investigation in2013 What dose that have to do with lawless and corrupt trump. It’s called republican diversions. To distract from all of trump’s crimes
KEEP IT UP YOU 2 DIRT BAGS AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE BOTH OF YOU BEING CARTED OFF OT PRISON IN HANDCUFFS. YOUR GOING DOWN A ROAD THAT YOU CAN’T WIN. THE PUBLIC IS FULLY AWARE OF ALL YOUR MISDEEDS. THEY ARE ALL COMING OUT IN THE OPEN ———–YOUR FINISHED THE BOTH OF YOU
I find it quite astounding that Comey and the other crooks that attempted to join forces with the CLINTON CABAL are now attempting to SUE THE GOVERNMENT, (WHICH HAS GIVEN THEM A VERY SPECIALIZED LIFESTYLE, ALONG WITH THE BENEFITS THAT ARE TOP IN THE COUNTRY) and stating that they were not given the “BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT” that all persons are allowed,,,,,,are forgetting that it was their own wrongdoing that brought this upon themselves!!! They, along with the Clintons and their “GROUP” deserve to be brought to JUSTICE and soon! If a “regular” citizen attempted to do ANY of the things that the Clintons and the BIG ZERO did, they would be incarcerated immediately, brought before a judge, and suffered the proper consequences! NOT THIS GROUP,,They can get by with any amount of illegalities with little or NO CONSEQUENCES!!! They ALL should have to REPAY ALL WAGES AND FUNDS PAID THEM DURING THEIR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES< INCLUDING MEDICAL, TRAVEL, AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS EXPENDED ON THEIR BEHALF!!!
Quote: “As FBI Director Christopher Wray has stated, the inspector general’s report describes conduct by certain FBI employees that is unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution,” Wrong, the FBI has been a corrupt and incompetent organization since its origins. Al Capone was taken down by the IRS, not the FBI. Ruby Ridge, Waco, refusing to stop Boston Marathon bombings, refusing to stop Muslim terrorist attack on Pulse Nightclub, smearing Richard Jewel, 20 years of perjury concerning 100% matches of hair samples. What ever happened to the investigation into why Nick Cruz was allowed by the FBI to slaughter so many at Parkland? When is anyone at the FBI going to be held accountable and go to prison?
Show me the proof.
It has gone far beyond “fixing the problem”. The only acceptable solution is the abolition of these illegal unconstitutional courts. The very existence of a secret court that can be used against American citizens in this manner as if we were pre-revolutionary war England is offensive to the very core.
Are they going to go back and see what other people who were crucified by the FBI? What are they going to do about the agents who already have abused the FISA courts. What about the judges who just rubber stamp everything? The all need to be held accountable. It seems these days these politicians, agencies of our government are following their own judgments instead of the law. It is a shame, that are trying to destroy America.
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