“A Ridiculous Choice” – FISA Court Sparks Firestorm, Appoints Conflicted, Anti-Trump Attorney To Oversee FBI Fixes

Update: President Trump has also noticed the ridiculous choice of Kris as FBI overseer…

 

The President appears to be referencing Maria Bartiromo’s report from earlier this morning:

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Sharyl Attkisson, via SharylAttkisson.com,  reports that on Friday, the FISA Court posted an order naming anti-Trump lawyer David Kris to “assist the court” in assessing the FBI’s response to the court-ordered cleanup of lapses and abuses identified by Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz.

In a report released last month, the IG found FBI officials violated rules, policies and law in their applications to wiretap former Trump volunteer Carter Page. Horowitz testified the FISA surveillance process needs to be fixed “from top to bottom.”

To some, the appointment of Kris is as mysterious as why the FISA Court’s judges failed to flag the FBI abuses on their own.

In social media posts, Kris has called Republican Congressman Devin Nunes “a politicized, dishonest [Intelligence Community] overseer who attempts to mislead.”

“The Nunes memo was dishonest,” said Kris.

“And if it is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy.”

He tweeted that Trump and his advisors should be “worried” that the “walls are closing in on him” regarding the Mueller probe.

Kris also bought into the now-disproven conspiracy theory about Trump colluding with Russia and Putin.

But even more importantly, since that time, Kris has advocated for President Trump’s removal.

Kris’s vocal opinions on President Trump and politics present numerous, obvious conflicts of interest.

 

In addition, Kris writes for the anti-Trump blog “Lawfare” and called Lawfare’s chief, Benjamin Wittes, “incisive.” Wittes is the man who wrote of the need for an “insurance policy” against Trump prior to Trump’s election.

[O]ur democracy needs a health insurance policy…The courts have a few obvious advantages, starting with hundreds of independent judges of both parties whom Trump cannot remove from office and who don’t have to face his supporters in forthcoming elections…The goal…will be to offer a systematic defense of the values the Coalition of All Democratic Forces holds in common and to have the ability to respond rapidly to actions that threaten those values: to forestall such actions in court as long as possible, to whittle them down, and to block those that can be blocked. The goal is to use the courts to render Trump’s antidemocratic instincts as ineffectual as possible.

Benjamin Wittes, blogger, “Lawfare,” Oct. 24, 2016

Wittes is also a friend of ex-FBI Director James Comey who was referred for criminal charges for mishandling and leaking government information in his anti-Trump efforts. (The Justice Department passed up charges, with officials stating they didn’t believe Comey meant any harm.)

IG Horowitz flagged 17 mistakes in the FBI’s surveillance applications against Page and testified, “I think it’s fair for people to … look at all these 17 events and wonder how it could be pure incompetence.”

Likewise, one could look at the FISA Court’s appointment of Kris to help fix things… and wonder whether it could be pure incompetence.

The latest FISA Court action could be construed as a moment of chilling charity in the ongoing questions about how these abuses could have occurred, and the challenges with fixing them.

“He’s not going to do anything because in the end Kris doesn’t believe there was anything wrong with what went on at the FBI,” said a former law enforcement official.

“His selection by the FISC is how bureaucrats protect themselves and could care less about the American people or the Constitution.”

Additionally, House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes’ told SaraACarter.com Sunday, that:

It’s a ridiculous choice. The FBI lied to the FISC, and to help make sure that doesn’t happen again, the FISC chose an FBI apologist who denied and defended those lies. The FISC is setting its own credibility on fire.

Read the FISA Court order naming Kris below:

via zerohedge

35 comments

      1. I am a lawyer and former Marine Officer and am disgusted at & with the corruption within the Fed Gov’t which apparently includes Chris Wary-Wray and the FISA Court.
        I no longer believe in the FBI and am sickened by the FBI’s lack of effort to expose the Nazi SS tactics of “Father Comey” and his corrupt little bunch.
        LISTEN:
        While Comey was deciding whether to indict Hillary for misuse of classified documents, COMEY'[S OWN CHIEF OF STAFF, CHUCK ROSENBERG HAD JUST EARLIER CONVICTED SOMEONE FOR THE SAME CRIME BASED UPON NO NEGLIGENCE, NO INTENT NECESSARY TO CONVICT FOR MIS-USE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS.

        It is time to pump out the huge septic tank which has been masquerading as our Federal Judiciary and Law Enforcement.

  1. Apparently the FISC is taking the American public to be too stupid to see with clarity that the true deep state is really being exposed and it just might be the FISA court that needs to be rebuilt by an the Supreme court by firing all of the judges on the FISC.

  2. These guys are so transparent. Does anyone really believe the FISA court was not in on the scam with the FBI?
    Paul (above) is absolutely correct in his assessment and solution to the problem.

  3. FISA needs to be done openly , fairly , honestly not by one judge but by the Supreme Court Justice . This fisa is a sham ! Who decided we need a so-called abortion of this caliper ?

  4. This entire matter becomes more absurd as it goes along. Really folks, can you not see the “Soap Opera”-ish nature of this total crock of Bull? I’m watching, with a jaundice eye, what this President is going to do with this entire matter. I have some serious questions: If the Mueller report exonerates him and the coup attempted has more than been proven, why has not one of these CIA, FBI, and/or Obama people been indicted for sedition? Why does the Trump Administration permit a John Kerry, Obama, and HRC to have secrete meetings with leaders of foreign countries in clear violation of the Logan Act with no repercussions? Lastly, how does the President and his people not move against anyone who has clearly made threats of violence against him? They should be arrested, prosecuted, and spend some time being bars. Are we just seeing another distraction approach to the globalist agenda? I hope not but think about it ????

  5. Paul is correct; but the appropriate action is to impeach all FISC judges ( currently serving and those who have served since the first FISA Application in 2016) and impeach Chief Justice Roberts who has managerial responsibility for all FISC Judges.

  6. FISA was born corrupt, is corrupt and serves
    no known purpose, other than fabulous jobs,
    great salaries, nice perks and retirement all
    the envy of municipal jurists. Drain the Swamp,
    time to get rid of FISA all together. Pray. Amen.
    God Bless America Read A Bible. Psalm 128.

  7. I believe it’s time to shut down the entire operation. They have proven that they are not self-regulating even though it’s an organization dominated by Judges, you know, those people that are supposed to be governed by the Law and totally support the Laws of America. Seventeen mistakes are ridiculous and a slap in the face of any government agency, but what do they do? They hire an attorney that hates Trump and makes excuses for their incompetence. Absolutely amazing. Just close the entire system down if they are not capable of applying the Laws in their own processes and feel that it is acceptable to abuse the general public. Wray must be thrilled by the selection. I’m 99% certain that he wears a black hat. I never agreed with his appointment from the beginning.

  8. Can Trump fire him? I would think he could. This is the best example of the Deep State. Why would they chose this man unless they hate Trump so much that they don’t care what it looks like. Remember this for your vote in 2020. Vote Republican in 2020 or lose your liberty and your country.

  9. The only way this gets fixed is to abolish this court and come up with something that works. These judges are just as corrupt as the rest of the left.

  10. The Clintons have been investigated by pro Clinton people or Clinton and Obama appointees. I hope precedents are being set here. Soon maybe some anti-Clinton people will be in charge of investigating them.

  11. This just goes to prove that the FISA court is as crooked as the dummycraps. This is a bogus appointment. You don’t appoint someone who abused the system to repair the system. That is like trusting the mechanic that screwed up you car to figure out what is wrong with it. FISA court should fix this appointment or recuse themselves and have new judges named. They are part of the problem, not the repairman

  12. Chief Justice John Roberts appointed every FISA court judge [there are eleven] and ALL are anti-Trump right up to the Senior judge Rosemary Collyer, as is the Chief Justice. That’s why it took over two years for the FISA court to “suddenly” be outraged they were lied to. The FISA court has known for a very long time that the Christopher Steele”dossier” was phony but went along with it to undermine President Trump and his administration.

    Chief Justice Roberts should resign. He is NOT a fair and impartial justice. FBI Director Christopher Wray should resign, he’s not a fair and impartial FBI Director, The FISA court should be abolished or at least those justices who approved those four FISA warrants to spy on the Trump administration should resign.

  13. They do not want their kingdom messed with, hey have it too good, so they appoint a guy who will let everything “slide” and not disrupt their “benefits.” That way it stays “business as usual” without changing the way they have been operating over the last decade.

  14. This is another commi move by the criminals in government to destroy our country and drive us into a bloody civil war. Even Chicago knows that you need someone disconnect from everyone connected to a investigation to get a true fair investigation.

  15. A snake from the same pit assigned to fix the snake problems from the same pit. Now that makes sense for a country with a two tiered Justice System.

    Why don’t you Hire a guy Like
    sheriff David Clark who knows the law and how to enforce it.

    WRAY has got to go, Maybe a liberal like sit in at the FBI? Or Wrays House like they did to Tucker? WAFJ

  16. Wow! I guess it’s time for the FISA court to be done away with and it looks like we should have term limits for the Supreme Court, too.

  17. I always said the FBI never lied to the FISA court. The FISA court was complicit. This BS secret should have never been allowed to exist in America ever. You can thank that incompetent dumb ass George Bush for that. They are all a part of the Deep State swamp doing it’s satanic best to destroy America. Hang every one of these Treasonous SOB’S!!!!

  18. “The Nunes memo was dishonest,” said Kris.

    “And if it is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy.”

    And just how is spying on an American citizen who is running for president an essential element of our Democracy??

  19. Just when you thought the Patriots were beginning to identify the swamp creatures so that they can be prosecuted or, at a minimum, removed from office, the FISA court appoints one of the coup conspirators to “advise” it about “reform”. This is the fox guarding the hen house! When, dear God, are we going to see people in handcuffs? What kind of crime do you have to commit in Washington DC before you are even indicted? Give Trump 4 more years to drain this cesspool!

  20. We cant beat them , they own the lawless system, cut one head off and three more grow in its place . Revolution # 2 Bring back the guillotine, line them all up. I regret that I have but one life to give to my country.

  21. Another fox put in place to protect the henhouse. When are we going to get honest people with HONOR
    put in these spots. Is Killery that powerful that this kind of stuff continues. I still don’t understand why Comey,
    Clapper, Strozk and the rest aren’t in jail yet or at the very least defending themselves in court. In the meantime
    Pelosi is dangling impeachment papers and laughing up her sleeve. WTF. Is this what we pay huge amounts of
    money for?

  22. Yup, that is why trump talks a out cleaning up the swamp. Trump really is a pretty amazing person. We are lucky to have him

  23. Here we go again another anti-Trump atty drug out of the swamp to head up the FISA abuse investigation. Can we all laugh if it weren’t such a serious matter at how the government protects its own rather than bringing them to justice. I think it is time We the People demand the two tier system be removed.

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