The recent IG report hammered the FBI for its handling of the Russia investigation leading up to the 2016 election. The report also found that bureau personnel made many “errors” in their FISA applications for surveillance of Carter Page.
Memo says FBI/DOJ "obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page & 3 FISA renewals from the FISC..Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI." Says McCabe, Sally Yates, Boente & Rosenstein "each signed one more more FISA applications"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 2, 2018
Seventeen “errors” to be exact, and an instance of flat-out deception:
Horowitz identified 17 errors in the applications for a FISA warrant and three renewals authorizing surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The report noted “multiple instances” of factual assertions that were “inaccurate, incomplete, or unsupported by appropriate documentation.”
Horowitz concluded that an FBI lawyer altered an email message that helped support renewal of the FISA application. A supervisory agent had wondered whether Page had served as a source for another U.S. intelligence agency, a potentially important fact when assessing the significance of Page’s meetings with Russians. In fact, Page had served as an “operational contact” for the agency, or someone who reports his contacts without being tasked. The FBI lawyer inserted the words “not a source” into the email message. While the statement may be literally true, the result was to create a false impression that Page had no relationship with the other agency.
After the IG report was released, a FISA judge demanded explanations from the FBI — now headed by Christopher Wray — for the investigation that happened under James Comey. The FBI has sent their report:
FBI Director Tells Surveillance Court He ‘Deeply Regrets’ Failures In Carter Page FISA Process https://t.co/s6kFU74NN9
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 11, 2020
Don’t be drinking anything when you read who was among those vouching for the accuracy of the FBI’s reply to the court:
The irony. Dana Boente signs, under penalty of perjury, the FBI's response to the FISC regarding the IG's findings. Boente was DOJ's signatory on one of the fraudulent Carter Page FISAs. https://t.co/j6QZpOaESO pic.twitter.com/rdjR96laIO
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 11, 2020
They’ve got to be kidding.
“As head of the DOJ-NSD it was the same Dana Boente who signed the fraudulent FISA renewal in 2017…. Go figure.” Dear @realDonaldTrump I know you are really busy, BUT it is WAY past time to get rid of Wray et al https://t.co/zKIQCqSHG0
— LisaStahl (@Lisa32686) January 11, 2020
How is this allowed
One of the ones caught lying approves of their own apology and promise not lie again? https://t.co/tR2CUuZJ2M
— james (@JimInTheCountry) January 11, 2020
“Under penalty for lying I promise I’m not lying this time.” That’s something else.
Under penalty of a really serious VHS video
— Julie H Wright✝️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Text TRUMP to 88022 (@juliew38138) January 11, 2020
What a joke this all is! https://t.co/FcY4QoZBnz
— Lily Laverne (@MLB37167) January 11, 2020
We no longer need a broom to clean up this place, we need a bulldozer… https://t.co/IqGZvsShZe
— ImAPeachment (@bubbafla) January 11, 2020
"What did this signature mean sir?"
"The signature signafies that I signed what I was signing."
— MB (@TrustIsEarnd) January 11, 2020
SMH, I have zero faith in the FISC. Why do we have this again? https://t.co/rzxsJR0XR9
— Listening To Ayatollah Apologists (@listener_t) January 11, 2020
You really can’t make this crap up! The FBI needs a total revamping!!
— Mike (@michaeljashmore) January 11, 2020
I hope they don’t get off that easy.
— John Elliott (@Chesapeake35) January 11, 2020
I want arrests not apologies for failures.
— Annie Oakley (@AnnieOa11193435) January 11, 2020
Does it seem like nobody’s ever held accountable?