This is from the Hill and FISA courts are demanding answers.
They’re accusing the FBI of misleading them, and order the agency to overhaul the system.
The secretive federal court that approved the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Tuesday accused FBI agents of creating a misleading impression about their basis for requesting a warrant and ordered the bureau to overhaul its process.
The judge gave the FBI until Jan. 10 to provide the court a sworn statement detailing how it plans to overhaul its approach to future surveillance applications.
More importantly I want to know what are those judges going to do about it. I don’t want just reforms. reforms will just lead to better ways to subvert the system.
There has to be consequences. Comey is out there still lying about his role on deceiving the courts.
So if these misrepresentations were not based on bias against the Trump administration, they must be prevalent throughout every case that has come before the FISA judges.
Where these were material and intentional misrepresentations, this should result in more than firings.
So they deferred the reforms to the very agency that caused these errors and omissions to institute reforms. Sounds so dramatic… Is this the first time this has happened?
Precisely. If bias wasn’t involved then it must be prevalent throughout…and every case must be reviews.
And if it wasn’t…then why just this one time?
I’ll bet the memos will be strongly worded and might even contain exclamation marks…
Sorry Mr Wray…not enough.
You don’t get to sweep this under the rug.
Excellent, the sink hole is opening up.
Everything you libs were told…
The FBI will certainly lose the next election.
Even worse, they will have to sit through hours of harshly worded training…
“This was not the first time the government abused its surveillance powers, nor was it the first time the intelligence court was made aware of surveillance abuses,” said Neema Singh Guliani of the ACLU. “Congress must radically reform the FISA process to increase accountability, and to ensure that there is a meaningful opportunity to challenge the government’s allegations in FISA applications. We can’t trust the secret intelligence court alone to police this process.”
Inspector General Michael Horowitz said last week that he has already opened a new review, looking at whether the FBI is complying with its duty to provide accurate information to the FISA court in seeking to conduct surveillance of Americans in terrorism and spying investigations.
Again it’s not enough to review…they don’t get to sweep this under the rug again. Abuse is well known and they were allowed to get away with it in the past.
The Carter Page plea deal is tainted.
Yep. They really need to hold people in contempt. Lying to a court is a serious offense for anyone outside of the federal government. A strong scolding is the chicken ■■■■ way out.
Is this not the PATRIOT act rearing it’s ugly head?
That’s a hell of a white washing. Unfortunately the FISA judges have done no better here in not proffering criminal charges against those who clearly fabricated evidence and hid exculpatory evidence as well as intentionally misrepresenting such things as the origin of the Steele Dossier and verification of the charges made in it.
Yes, but without Patriots…
That’s the problem. For it to work as designed would require that everyone in the system was honorable, patriotic, and without any bias at all.
We’re long past the point at which we need some FISA reform including an outside advocate to challenge every warrant request.
Most importantly everyone who was involved with the abuse in this case needs to be fired, lose all of their benefits, and be prosecuted. Make examples of them so those that follow them will fear the consequences of repeating their bad acts.