As we head towards President Trump’s impeachment tomorrow in the House, the secretive surveillance court broke its silence today about the biggest scandal in American history with a rare rebuke.
This is huge as this court is secret and never, and I mean never, talks openly about what it does or its procedures.
But after what Barack Obama and James Comey did to Trump, the court had no choice but to try to protect itself from what is coming.
It is probably too late to save it as all sane Americans want the court disbanded and the FISA warrants against American citizens to be made illegal. We have no choice after the abuse of power by the Obama administration.
We trusted them and they betrayed our trust.
Look, this is by far the biggest scandal in American history – spying on a presidential candidate and then lying about it for three years while leaking a false narrative to the media to try to undo an election.
This may be too little too late – we want heads to roll and Comey and Brennan and the gang will not be enough.
No, the stench from this scandal goes all the way to the top – what did Barack Obama know and when did he know it is the real question and we want answers.
“The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the OIG report, was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above,” Rosemary Collyer, presiding judge with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, wrote.
“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,” Collyer added.
“The FISC expects the government to provide complete and accurate information in every filing with the Court. Without it, the FISC cannot properly ensure that the government conducts electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes only when there is a sufficient factual basis.”
From The Wall Street Journal:
A secretive surveillance court issued a rare public order on Tuesday, rebuking the FBI for its handling of warrant applications on Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court—which operates in near total secret—called a recent watchdog report “troubling” and described the behavior of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “antithetical to the heightened duty of candor” owed to the court.
The court ordered the government to explain to the court by early next year what steps it was taking to prevent such lapses in the future. The court order comes after a critical watchdog report found serious lapses in the FBI’s handling of the warrant against Mr. Page.