90 Miles From Tyranny : FISA Chief Judge Blasts FBI for Submitting Intentionally False Info on Carter Page

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

FISA Chief Judge Blasts FBI for Submitting Intentionally False Info on Carter Page

The chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued a strong rebuke of the FBI’s handling of Carter Page’s surveillance application process and has given the bureau a January 10 deadline to come up with solutions, according to Fox News.

The rare public order from presiding judge Rosemary M. Collyer states, “This order responds to reports that personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provided false information to the National Security Division (NSD) of the Department of Justice, and withheld material information from NSD which was detrimental to the FBI’s case, in connection with four applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for authority to conduct electronic surveillance of a U. S. citizen named Carter W. Page,” Collyer wrote.

The order continues, “The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the [Office of Inspector General] report, was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above. 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.”

The special order comes days after the release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report which uncovered 17 “significant errors or omissions” in the FBI’s FISA applications for...

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1 comment:

  1. Rosemary M. Collyer, well, at least we now know who one of the vaunted FISA court judges are. . Records show she was appointed as a federal district judge by George Bush in 2002. Such a stunning rebuke! She should have just sent them to bed without supper.


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