The Justice Department recently announced it uncovered more problems with the integrity of FBI wiretaps on American citizens. That after serious abuses were exposed in the FBI’s wiretapping of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign volunteer. Amid the scandal, some Democrats and Republicans are pressing to eliminate the secretive court put in place decades ago […]
The following is an excerpt of my article at JustTheNews.com. Amid scandal and abuse, reforming the FISA surveillance system will not be easy. But without systemic reform, the secret court at the heart of the government’s surveillance authority may not even survive. “I don’t even give [the secret FISA Court] a 50-50 chance” of survival […]
Former National Security Agency "secret squirrel," George Kroner, explains why, despite Congressional threats, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court isn't likely going anywhere.
At least two of the FBI's Dept. of Justice-approved wiretap applications have been deemed invalid. That means related government surveillance of ex-Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page was improper and possibly illegal. The problematic wiretap applications were signed by James Comey, Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein. The Justice Department says the FBI lacked probable cause to […]
Attorney David Kris tweeted: "Trump has to go" Kris writes for and promotes the anti-Trump blog Lawfare Lawfare's founder wrote of needing an "insurance policy" if Trump were elected 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 […]
U.S. Attorney General William Barr continues to give provocative new details about the investigation being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham regarding the intelligence community's behavior in the Trump-Russia probe. In an interview on Fox News Wednesday, Barr said that Durham's criminal probe is not confined to looking at federal agencies: he's also looking at […]
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 […]
The following is an excerpt of my news analysis in The Hill. What will Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s latest investigation reveal? Will Congress hold hearings about it? Will former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe actually get indicted? After all, it’s said that a motivated prosecutor can “indict a ham sandwich” if he […]