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FBI Director Tells Surveillance
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In Carter Page FISA Process

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 1/11/2020 4:12:40 AM

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the federal surveillance court in a letter Friday that he “deeply regrets” the bureau’s many errors in the process to obtain surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. “The FBI has the utmost respect for this Court, and deeply regrets the errors and omissions identified by the OIG,” Wray wrote in a letter to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). A judge on the FISC ordered the FBI on Dec. 17 to respond by Friday with a roadmap on how the bureau plans to address the problems identified in a Justice Department inspector general’s (IG) report regarding applications for warrants to wiretap Page.

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"failures" is not the description I would have preferred, but it's a start.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: doctorfixit 1/11/2020 4:21:25 AM (No. 285090)
Outrageous. The FISA Courts are complicit in the coup. FISA is just as much Deep State as the Obama KGB-Gestapo that Wray leads. Get rid of the "intelligence community". FISA-NSA-CIA-DOJ-FBI-DIA-DHS-ATF-IRS-EPA. O-U-T.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 1/11/2020 5:00:48 AM (No. 285104)
Apologizing for the FISA court abuses and promising to 'never, never' be bad again is not enough. Fixing the institutional lapses will not 'make whole' those whose rights were violated nor will it restore public trust in the federal alphabet organizations. There must be full disclosure with criminal sanctions and personal monetary penalties. Repealing the laws which have given cover for spying on our own citizens while necessary will not prevent use of such technology in the future. But draconian punishments now might at least give pause tomorrow.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jj1319 1/11/2020 5:17:37 AM (No. 285108)
FTA: The training will include a test “to confirm that personnel understand the expectations and the materials,” as well as certification for FBI employees who have completed the training,,, Well, okay then. As long as there is a test.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/11/2020 5:20:32 AM (No. 285109)
Christopher Wray is another Deep State member. He was requested by Rosenstein. I think it is time for him to be replaced. Hopefully, in Pres. Trump's second term, he will be gone.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 1/11/2020 5:32:20 AM (No. 285114)
He regrets his den of thieves getting caught.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/11/2020 6:32:21 AM (No. 285141)
Calling this an error is total lip service and if the Agents didn't know that unverified information is not probable cause they should be in another line of work like Wray.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: George R. 1/11/2020 6:58:34 AM (No. 285148)
Chris Wray is a cover-up artist! A deep-stater without allegiance to the US or any conscience! Damn his despicable soul!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoosierblue 1/11/2020 7:05:49 AM (No. 285150)
Oh, In that case, it makes every thing you did ok. Sorry we brought it up. (Send them to prison)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/11/2020 7:09:50 AM (No. 285156)
I deeply regret his being the head of the FIB.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: blueline 1/11/2020 7:23:40 AM (No. 285171)
I see what you did there #9; and I like it. The FIB shall be the name for this bunch of snakes.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 1/11/2020 7:28:15 AM (No. 285178)
I'm sorry we got caught in our corrupt attempt to overthrow this President and I'm sorry you got exposed for either your incompetent actions or your own corruption
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nimby 1/11/2020 7:30:07 AM (No. 285182)
What are you doing about it?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chillijilli 1/11/2020 7:59:58 AM (No. 285210)
Oh, I get it now: "There may have been a profusion of snafus that all worked in our favor, but that doesn't mean we are corrupt."
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Reply 14 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/11/2020 8:00:47 AM (No. 285212)
Actually, better make that “No Regerts”....
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MattMusson 1/11/2020 8:02:59 AM (No. 285213)
Peter Parker said it best: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. The FBI, DOJ, CIA and FISA Courts have been found unworthy.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: walcb 1/11/2020 8:06:54 AM (No. 285216)
" applications for business records pursuant to 50U.S. C. § 1861 , et seq. , must, prior to submission to the Court, be reviewed for accuracy by the case agent and must be verified as true and correct under penalty of perjury" OK then the penalty for perjury is a slap on the wrist. Is that about right?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 1/11/2020 8:12:07 AM (No. 285222)
Sure they do. We need the top three layers of the FBI and the participating FISA judges to go to jail and if we make any errors by throwing an occasional honest one in jail, we deeply regret the error. When you have a nest of roaches under your kitchen stove, they are ALL guilty.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/11/2020 8:26:57 AM (No. 285241)
Since he already deeply regrets it, was he also shocked and dismayed? Puzzled even? What about sadly grieved?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: curious1 1/11/2020 8:54:39 AM (No. 285267)
Hangings. There have to be hangings for those involved or firing squads. An apology in insufficient..
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Reply 20 - Posted by: sw penn 1/11/2020 9:13:28 AM (No. 285284)
FBI Director Tells Surveillance Court He ‘Deeply Regrets’ Failures In Carter Page FISA Process Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. When the government asks the government if the government can spy on a citizen, what do you think the government is going to say? Get rid of this whole anti-Constitutional system.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/11/2020 9:19:10 AM (No. 285291)
Yeh. It hurts him more than he hurt the country. Sure.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Shmowry1 1/11/2020 9:36:23 AM (No. 285313)
Where do I sign the petition to abolish the FISC?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/11/2020 9:43:37 AM (No. 285326)
So, has somebody finally impressed on this man's brain that the public wants him GONE? Sick to death of all thse baloney excuses coming from him, not when we know he doesn't mean them. That agency has no honor or credibility left and he is wasting time with his dithering about cleaning things up. I really want him gone, and I am sorry Trump is dragging his feet about this.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/11/2020 9:43:59 AM (No. 285327)
He deeply regrets getting caught.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: gop_guys 1/11/2020 9:45:42 AM (No. 285330)
President Trump has made statements that he has no confidence in Wray. He may wait for his re-election To dispose of him. I would do it today! 63 million plus would strongly support the decision.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/11/2020 10:03:27 AM (No. 285366)
I suggest we make him YUGELY regretful for upending this country with a completely false process that almost anyone not biased would question by FIRING him with prejudice. Only a NEW FBI director with a MISSION to correct this and prevent it with legal penalties (new law) and a process that REQUIRES outside approval (perhaps presidential approval and responsibility and guilt) for certain actions. The next time the FBI and DOJ plan to dip their toes in the electoral process, they should KNOW that the chance of electrocution is VERY high.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/11/2020 10:07:40 AM (No. 285373)
How does one apologize for the acts of others? Why isn't he firing all employees who were involved in the FISA deception, or at least flipping them to name their bosses who gave them orders to deceive the court? Why isn't he naming names of the FISA court judges who participated their deception? Watching Chief Justice John Roberts' actions, in this court that is his responsibility, is very revealing!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: lisa belanger 1/11/2020 10:10:54 AM (No. 285379)
je will be gone after the nxt election if trump wins
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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/11/2020 10:28:37 AM (No. 285399)
Procedural changes will not fix corruption, illegality, bias, greed, power hungry, and dishonesty, Mr. Wray. Every institution has it. The only way to fight it is for management to fire those responsible---but those in the DOJ and FBI are the ones corrupt, including Chris Wray, who was hired to cover it all up. Sure the FBI respects the FISA Court, as the court is nothing but a rubber stamp that does what the FBI wants. Trump is already impeached, nothing to hold him back, so please fire Wray. Then I respectfully request attention to Mr. Barr and Mr. Durham, who have accomplished nothing. We are told endlessly about their impeccable reputations, but I haven't SEEN anything. I hope we are not being Hubered again, but alas, it appears that is the case. Aside, I am totally unimpressed with DC's impeccable reputations, self awarded.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone 1/11/2020 11:41:56 AM (No. 285508)
A bogus apology, as this current FBI Director who apologized was not even leading the FBI when the FISA abuse by the James Comey led FBI headquarters partisan group took place. So he has nothing to apologize for.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: clayusmcret 1/11/2020 12:59:08 PM (No. 285580)
But they don't regret it deeply enough to hold anyone legally accountable.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: judy 1/11/2020 2:25:03 PM (No. 285627)
How about compensating the victims who filed bankruptcy, lost their homes & reputations. Nunes notified the courts months ago & did nothing.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: john56 1/11/2020 2:29:23 PM (No. 285634)
Dear Director Wray: Okay. That's fine. Your friends, the FISA Judges.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: cold porridge 1/11/2020 2:39:26 PM (No. 285643)
This is ridiculous. These idiots must really think we are dumb. "Training" will accomplish nothing. The problem is not that they didn't know the rules and laws, it is that they purposefully evaded them. They are corrupt, and no little classroom lectures are going to change that. Pathetic.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Italiano 1/11/2020 6:36:13 PM (No. 285783)
Accept his apology, then string him up.
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