The secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has finally weighed in on FBI misconduct and abuses.
The court issued an order today titled: "Accuracy concerns regarding FBI matters submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court."
It gives the FBI until January 10 to explain how it will rectify the sorts of errors committed in wiretapping a U.S. citizen linked to the Trump campaign.
"When FBI personnel mislead NSD in the ways described above, they equally mislead the FISC."Rosemary Collyer, Presiding Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Presiding judge Rosemary Collyer 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."
The FBI has not issued an apology to the harmed citizen, Carter Page, whom the FBI wiretapped four times using badly flawed applications and, in one case, a doctored document. The FBI had claimed Page was the nexus between Trump and Russian President Putin. That theory fell apart and Page was never charged with any crime.
The Department of Justice Inspector General last week found three handpicked FBI teams committed critical errors, and there was a failure leadership under FBI Director James Comey.
The Justice Department previously set aside a recommendation by the Inspector General to file charges against Comey for mishandling classified documents and for leaking, in an effort to harm Trump.
The Justice Department said it did not think Comey intended to do harm or knew that he was breaking rules.
Read the Collyer order by clicking the link below:
I strongly disagree with the Justice Department considering what I know to be fact regarding this situation. I believe they have to suspend belief of what is known to find no fault with Comey's actions.
Arthur Shatz says
Hmmm, I wonder how much coverage this will get in the MSM?
What gives the justice department the right to read minds? It's the reading of Trump's mind that has our country in the predicament it's in. It was also Comey reading Hillary's mind that decided not to pursue her. Sooo, now that we're a nation of mind readers, justice is invalid and the phrase 'No one is above the law" is used only on political opponents and the only pill you are allowed to swallow is a party pill. This is not America and if it is, we are doomed.
I think the FISA court is covering it's ass. I think the Judge or Judges who approved the applications 3 times knew the dossier was bullshit and unverified. These Judges need to testify before a grand jury about how they handled this. They need to be accountable to the people like other judges. They should not be allowed complete anonymity.. They should have known by the second application what the intent of the FBI was in needing these warrants. Nothing in that dossier was really that serious to needing a warrant like this. And that's all they had.