Amid the coronavirus panic, a quiet investigation has begun on Capitol Hill led by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. He’s already begun interviewing unnamed government officials. It involves accountability for the FBI’s improper wiretaps against a government citizen who happened to be affiliated with the Trump campaign. Sharyl: What can you tell me about the […]
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 […]
There’s a new report from the New York Times that U.S Attorney John Durham is seeking to obtain emails and other communications belonging to ex-CIA Director John Brennan as part of the criminal investigation into the intelligence community’s actions in the Trump-Russia probe. A caution: The New York Times cites anonymous sources (and has proven […]
If you’ve watched the current impeachment proceedings with something beyond a passing interest, you might have heard the controversy over Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) secretly obtaining and then releasing phone records of political rival Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and journalist John Solomon. Critics say such an alleged invasion of citizens’ privacy and rights for political […]
Comey says he was wrong in numerous public statements about the FBI’s surveillance of Trump campaign associate Carter Page, but says it’s “nonsense” that the errors were committed in an FBI effort to unseat Trump.
The following is an excerpt from my article in The Hill. Republicans have been making predictions for months. They say the soon-to-be-released report from Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be a blockbuster, calling out important former intelligence officials for shocking, bad-faith acts involving spying on political rivals. Democrats, on the other hand, have […]
They say a motivated prosecutor can “indict a ham sandwich.” But when it’s the Dept. of Justice and FBI judging their own– it seems like it’s not so easy.
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 […]