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FBI Failed to Inform FISA Court that
Steele Dossier was Unreliable: Report

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Posted By: M2, 12/6/2019 6:36:20 AM

The Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that the FBI omitted crucial details in its requests for warrants to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page, saying the agency neglected to mention that some of the information the warrant applications were based on was shaky. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s yet unpublished draft report found that the FBI did not inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the controversial Steele dossier, cited in applications to spy on Page, was unreliable, according to the Washington Post.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt 12/6/2019 6:40:40 AM (No. 254141)
NR telling me something known for a year or two...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lazyman 12/6/2019 6:46:48 AM (No. 254149)
Purposely securing a warrant with false or mot disclosing exculpatory facts is a crime and not of the FBI but of the individuals working for the FBI and all persons so involved.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56 12/6/2019 7:24:36 AM (No. 254198)
If I lied to a traffic court judge and he/she found out about it, I'd expect to be on front of that judge and planning to spend a couple days as a guest of the county sheriff for defrauding the court. The FISA judges were defrauded into issuing FOUR warrants based on phony and unverified statements. Has any of them been called before the court to explain their fraud on the court? I don't think so. Which leads me to believe that the Judges were in on the plot. Which is really scary.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: fordtran 12/6/2019 7:55:25 AM (No. 254218)
"saying the agency neglected to mention that some of the information the warrant applications were based on was shaky. " Substitute "most" for "some" and "fabricated" for "shaky" to correct this sentence.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starboard_side 12/6/2019 7:56:24 AM (No. 254219)
That would therefore be a felony, as per Rod Rosenstein's own comments on the importance of signing off on a FISA warrant. And, it's been confirmed that if not for the bogus dossier, they would not be able to get the FISA warrant, period. There is ample evidence of internally warnings about the reliability of the dossier and Christopher Steele, so ignorance can't be used as a defense.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 12/6/2019 8:07:07 AM (No. 254226)
Failed to inform the FISA Court that the Steele dossier was unreliable was it? More like the FBI knowingly and willingly used a fictitious dossier to hoodwink the FISA court for the purpose of launching an illegal investigation. Wouldn't presenting BS be more correct rather than failing to note that what you presented was BS? NR tries to make it sound like some detail was missed opposed to the entire thing being a complete fraud. And let's keep in mind that until Admiral Rogers busted them they were using the NSA data base to illegally spy. The FISA court was plan "B." I still want the names of the contractors given unfettered access with no contract to perform the governments work. Fusion GPS per chance?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/6/2019 8:20:12 AM (No. 254238)
If early reports are accurate, Horowitz authored a typical IG whitewash report. Oh, there were missteps, of course, but nothing really bad, certainly not criminal. These are all people of impeccable integrity and long, honorable service to our nation. Mistakes were made. Regulations need to be tweaked; minor discipline is due - maybe even a strongly-worded letter in their personnel file, and remedial training. Nothing really to see here.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chillijilli 12/6/2019 8:30:47 AM (No. 254251)
The bedrock of Demo defense is always the same: Snafus. Nothing intentional. They know it's nearly impossible to prove intent. We can connect the dots and say You did this intentionally and they can say Nope that's not what I was thinking when I did that. Who can prove otherwise?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 12/6/2019 9:02:22 AM (No. 254301)
"Unreliable" and "neglected" are not true descriptions of the FBI's actions. They presented a total work of fiction and lied about it to cooperative judges. They are criminals.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/6/2019 9:42:27 AM (No. 254370)
Is this the profound finding and bombshell report of Mr. Horowitz? Good grief! Next, Horowitz will be finding the dossier was written on some type of paper, and leaking that to the WaPo.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 12/6/2019 10:44:58 AM (No. 254462)
Worse than that, they certified that it WAS a reliable source of information. And they knew it at the time that they were all lying. A fraud upon the FISA court. THAT should be worth a decade of prison time, all by itself. And Rosenstein signed up for it, along with Comey and more.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFNader 12/6/2019 10:47:40 AM (No. 254465)
Thank you so much for your thorough job of reporting this shocking news, M. AirHead McCardle.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: HotRod 12/6/2019 11:18:22 AM (No. 254508)
''Shaky'' must be the new political-speak for lies of commission an omission! Kind of like ''less than candid!''
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 12/6/2019 12:14:08 PM (No. 254589)
“failed to inform”, “omitted crucial details”… what benign terms for very big deliberate withdrawals of information. Don’t tell me these are just oopsies on the part of the FBI… Will never ever buy that...
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