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March 31, 2020

Major Errors Found In All 29 of the FISA Warrants The IG Has Reviewed

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The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General has a "lack of confidence" in the FBI's procedures to validate information used to obtain spy warrants on American citizens, the watchdog said in a report released Tuesday.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found errors in all 29 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications that were subject to the review.

The audit is a follow-up to an investigation of the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, the former Trump campaign aide.

A report of that investigation blasted the FBI for making dozens of errors and omissions in four applications the bureau submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The findings prompted the Justice Department to retract two of the warrants because they were based on faulty information.

The OIG review released Tuesday suggests that the FBI's problems are widespread.

"As a result of our audit work to date and as described below, we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures in compliance with FBI policy," the OIG said in a memo to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

As part of the review, the OIG reviewed documents known as Woods Files for 29 applications filed from between October 2014 and September 2019.

FBI agents and officials are supposed to provide proof in the Woods Files for every factual statement made in applications submitted to the FISA Court in order to show that the applications are "scrupulously accurate."

The OIG investigation of the Carter Page FISA applications found numerous errors with the Woods Files used in that investigation. The OIG report, released Dec. 9, 2019, found that FBI agents working the case failed to validate information from the infamous Steele dossier.

According to the latest audit, OIG investigators were unable to locate four Woods Files for the 29 FISA applications, suggesting that FBI agents never filled them out.

The OIG audit also identified "apparent errors or inadequately support facts" in the 25 applications that were available for review.

Years ago, Sharyl Atkisson reported that the FBI had ignored the required Woods Procedures, but of course the media was too invested in defending their Deep State sources and side-pieces to take any interest.

FISA hearings are ex parte -- one sided. There is only a prosecutor; there is no defense attorney present to challenge or question the claims made to the judge.

That's why the Woods Procedures specify that each and every claim made in the
FISA application be so thoroughly proven that even if there were a defense attorney present to challenge every claim, the judge would still find that the claim was too well supported to be questioned.

Instead of following the law -- and a critical law, too, because the law requiring this "extreme vetting" is what permits an otherwise unconstitutional exercise of power to be considered "constitutional" -- the FBI tossed this Constitution-protecting requirement into the Fuckit Bucket.

Here's another thing to consider: The Deep State deliberately mischaracterized what was plainly a criminal inquiry into Trump as a "counterintelligence" inquiry precisely because they knew they could "cowboy" their way around the rules and do any damn thing they wanted through FISA, and no one would ever check up on them.

Throughout this, most of the Enemy Propagandist media has not only defended government-employed criminals, but have relentlessly attacked and slandered actual whistleblowers and critics for pointing out that there were major illegalities afoot.

Trust your government masters, and trust your Enemy Propagandist media which is in bed with your government masters -- frequently literally in bed with them.

300 You vote for FISA because you want to stop terrorists in the local "mosque/restaurant/social center" from blowing up your neighborhood.

You get the FISA courts approving the FBI to listen in to your political gathering, because you MAGA hats have a lot of guns, you know.

This is how government works. Always. In every way. Stop giving them power.

Posted by: Ted K.

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