What did we learn from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the DOJ/FBI abuses on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court?
Well in research I discovered that the FISA court over the last 40 years or so has ruled in favor of the government more than 33,000 times and has only thrown out 11 cases over that time span. The term rubber stamp comes to mind.
I also found out that the Horowitz report only covered the “Crossfire Hurricane” operation by the DOJ/FBI.
Well in a stunning rebuke to the DOJ/FBI presiding FISC Judge Rosemary Collyer wrote that the IG report found “troubling instances in which FBI personnel provided information” to the court “which was unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession.”
“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. (My bold text)
What does this mean? As I already wrote, Horowitz was only covering the “Crossfire Hurricane” operation, which allegedly started in summer of 2016. But Carter Page was with the Ben Carson campaign at the end of 2015.
I have heard that there was a FISA warrant issued in Sen. Ted Cruz presidential campaign as well.
So does this mean the FBI was surveilling earlier GOP campaigns through the FISA court based on questionable foreign intelligence?
Is this what Federal Attorney John Durham meant when he stated he did not believe Horowitz’s determination on what started the surveillance of the Trump campaign?
Durham’s scope is much broader than Horowitz’s was, so Durham may have information on foreign spy agencies working through ex-CIA Director John Brennan.
We also have text exchanges between FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page discussing a senior White House aide in Dec. 2016. I’ve been told the texts concern getting a FISA warrant on Jared Kushner.
Well this breaks the camel’s back if true. Having a warrant to spy on a top aide and son-in-law to President-elect and then President Trump as he is in the Oval Office is unconscionable.
Especially when both the FBI and DOJ know the investigation is a fraud based on the Horowitz timeline laid out in his report.
Trust me as I have written often on this blog, this will end horribly for Democrats and the Obama Administration when all comes to light.