In Stunning Public Rebuke, FISA Court Slams FBI, Says Worried About ‘Other Warrants’

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court slammed the FBI on Tuesday in a rare public statement over the agency’s handling of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page’s warrant application and subsequent renewals, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In order to appreciate the seriousness of that misconduct and its implications, it is useful to understand certain procedural and substantive requirements that apply to the government’s conduct of electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes,” reads the statement.

The punchline: “The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the OIG report, was antithetical to the hieghtned duty of candor” required by federal investigators, adding “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 information contained in other FBI applications is reliable,” wrote the court, which called the recent watchdog report from the DOJ’s Inspector General “troubling.”

The court ordered the government, by January 10, 2020, to explain what steps it’s was taking to prevent such lapses in the future.

 

Former FBI Director James Comey admitted on Fox News Sunday that he was “overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and Justice had built over 20 years,” adding “It’s incredibly hard to get a FISA. I was overconfident in those because he’s right, there was real sloppiness. Seventeen things that either should have been in the applications or at least discussed and characterized differently. It was not acceptable, so he’s right, I was wrong.”

Read the statement from the FISA court below:

via zerohedge

6 comments

  1. Since 99% of all FISA requests are approved, maybe it’s time to review a few of the past requests to see what else they have done besides illegally spying by the likes of Samantha Power and Susan Rice against hundreds of Americans? How did James Comey go from a man known for “Truth, Integrity, Honesty and Impeccable Character” to a SLEAZY LEAKER in the media just days after being fired? That says a lot about this corrupt asshole. It’s time he goes to prison for his ugly crimes of omission and his “pretend” mistakes. Just how does the head of the FBI overlook “17 errors” in the filing of 4 FISA request?… He makes J. Edgar Hoover look like a saint… Comey bowing his head in shame and quickly admitting to his guilt was not because of his so called “integrity” but because he got caught…BIG TIME! If Comey is not sent to jail he should be forced to give back every dollar he earned on his book and give it to charity.

  2. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t you people responsible for assuring that any “evedence” that’s brought to you is indeed legitimate? Agree with everyone else, if the fisa court is that easy to bullsh*t, maybe we need to restructure!

  3. Comey has almost destroyed every bit of faith Americans have in the FBI. I am a registered Democrat and think he belongs in JAIL! Hillary Clinton would have fired him if she was elected. And she belongs in Jail to say the least. The Impeachment circus must be stopped immediately! It has no merit whatsoever. Get back to governing, or get OUT of government.

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