FISA Condemns FBI in Russia Probe; Demands Reforms by January

FISA Condemns FBI in Russia Probe; Demands Reforms by January 1

Wow. As reported by The National Review, “In a rare public order issued Tuesday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court condemned the FBI for the errors and omissions in its application to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and gave the bureau until January 10th to propose reforms to prevent future abuses.”

Just last week the Intelligence Community Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, released a report which included 17 “significant errors and omissions” in the warrant application used to spy on Page. In its statement, the FISA 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…

“Therefore, the Court orders that the government shall, no later than January 10, 2020, inform the Court in a sworn written submission of what it has done, and plans to do, to ensure that the statement of facts in each FBI application accurately and completely reflects information possessed by the FBI that is material to any issue presented by the application.”

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