‘Lack of Confidence in FBI’s Procedures’ – DOJ IG Audit of 29 FISA Warrants Finds Errors with All of Them

FBICristina Laila – The DOJ’s Office of Inspector General on Tuesday said in a report it still has a “lack of confidence” in the FBI’s FISA procedures.

Horowitz’s office found errors in all of the 29 FISA applications it reviewed during an audit as follow-up to an investigation of the bureau’s illegal spying of Carter Page.

Horowitz previously admonished the FBI for making “17 significant errors and inaccuracies” when it sought and obtained a total of four FISA warrants on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

The OIG released a report on Tuesday revealing the FBI’s FISA abuse is still a widespread ongoing problem. Continue reading “‘Lack of Confidence in FBI’s Procedures’ – DOJ IG Audit of 29 FISA Warrants Finds Errors with All of Them”

Spygate Could Make Watergate Look Like A Third-Rate Burglary

Chris Farrell – The Spygate scandal is shaping up to be the most significant political abuse of government power in history. And it may be even larger than people expect.

The investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of the FBI’s Russian collusion investigation – or as President Trump prefers to call it, the witch hunt – continues to expand. Durham reportedly opened criminal investigations last fall. And unlike the narrow Justice Department Inspector General’s review of the abuse of the FISA process, Durham is looking into the questionable activities of other government agencies, in particular the CIA and its former director John Brennan. Continue reading “Spygate Could Make Watergate Look Like A Third-Rate Burglary”

FBI Collected Nearly One Billion Records in Top Secret Program That Likely Was Used for Political Purposes

FBIJoe Hoft – An FBI Agent who ran a warrantless spying program recently revealed that the FBI spent millions on  a program that he believes was used for political purposes.

According to JusttheNews.com:

The FBI agent who ran the bureau’s warrantless spying program said Wednesday he warned ex-Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe that the program was a useless waste of taxpayer money that needlessly infringed Americans’ civil liberties but his bosses refused to take action. Continue reading “FBI Collected Nearly One Billion Records in Top Secret Program That Likely Was Used for Political Purposes”

Republicans Confirm Incoming Criminal Referrals Against Mueller Prosecutors

muellerTyler Worley – During an interview with Just The News, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Ted Cruz confirmed House Republicans are planning to send criminal referrals against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution team.

Having examined witness reports and other new documents released by the FBI, Cruz and his team of Republicans now claim to have evidence that Mueller’s team misled the courts during their investigation.

“We’re now going through these 302s, and we’re going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this report together,” the lawmaker said.

“It’s a lie. A total lie,” he added. Continue reading “Republicans Confirm Incoming Criminal Referrals Against Mueller Prosecutors”

 FBI Used ‘Briefing’ with Trump, Flynn to Gather Evidence for Crossfire Hurricane Operation

flynnJim Hayek – The FBI under James Comey underhandedly sent a senior member of the team investigating alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to conduct a standard official FBI security briefing for presidential campaigns with then-candidate Donald Trump and his then national security advisor, Michael T. Flynn.

Unbeknownst to both Trump and Flynn, that FBI investigator memorialized that briefing, which included exchanges with Flynn and Trump, in an official document that was added to the Crossfire Hurricane case file probing the Trump campaign over unsubstantiated and ultimately discredited charges of Russian collusion.

The FBI file documenting the August 2016 briefing describes two questions asked by candidate Trump as well as comments from Trump and Flynn and exchanges with the briefer from the FBI who was not identified to either Trump or Flynn during the briefing as working on the Crossfire Hurricane team probing Flynn and other members of the Trump campaign. Continue reading ” FBI Used ‘Briefing’ with Trump, Flynn to Gather Evidence for Crossfire Hurricane Operation”