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DOJ's FISA report contradicts
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/1/2020 4:24:10 AM

New findings by the Justice Department inspector general that the FBI has repeatedly violated surveillance rules stood in stark contrast to the years of assurances from top Democrats and media commentators that bureau scrupulously handled Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants -- and prompted Republican lawmakers to caution that the FBI seemingly believes it has "carte blanche to routinely erode the liberties of Americans without proper justification." The DOJ watchdog identified critical errors in every FBI wiretap application that it audited as part of the fallout from the bureau's heavily flawed investigation into former Trump advisor Carter Page, who was surveilled in part because of a largely discredited dossier

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 4/1/2020 6:38:14 AM (No. 364657)
Also, the FISA court judges carry some blame. The last administration was the worst for the abuse of FISA. All of this to spy on the Trump campaign. It was not just the DOJ that was involved, they were carrying out orders from the Administration.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lazyman 4/1/2020 6:39:46 AM (No. 364658)
This was not a training problem but rather criminal acts. A big difference.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: OBX Pete 4/1/2020 6:44:51 AM (No. 364664)
Agree with #1 100%...………….still no indictments ! All the noise about the coronavirus is taking away the attention from the criminals. Where are you Mr. Barr......hiding behind your mask?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 4/1/2020 7:55:16 AM (No. 364712)
Yeppers. Nice. Will anyone EVER be charged and jailed? If not the Left Wins Again.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: walcb 4/1/2020 8:00:02 AM (No. 364722)
And nothing continues to happen.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/1/2020 8:00:38 AM (No. 364723)
So the problem of FISA warrants is pitched as systematic/bureaucratic, not criminal. They ALL were doing it wrong. That bubbles up to management failures but not criminality. See where this is heading? The FBI doesn't have bad (criminal) people. They have a bad system. What is CLEARLY proves is that the FISA system that allows spying on Americans should be halted. There is no way to make it work. Safeguards put on place against abuse were worthless. It is very likely that the people that used this system against a presidential candidate and president elect and president KNEW its flaws and exploited them for political purposes. They slid their actions inside the brokenness and KNEW they could never be held accountable for their behavior. This proves, yet again, the only way to be reasonably safe from government abuse to to have minimal government and to absolutely prohibit certain government actions. Government cannot be trusted and the bigger it is the more impossible it is to keep tabs on what it is doing. We have already accepted that the government is beyond fiscal accountability. We don't know where money is being spent. There is no such thing as a federal budget audit. We should require that any department that cannot produce a balanced, audited statement of spending should have their budget cut by 5% every year until it IS balanced and audited. That will never happen because they are protecting their graft. Our government has become the biggest problem and threat to our Constitutional Republic.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56 4/1/2020 9:29:21 AM (No. 364812)
The FISA judges are in as deep as pigs in the mud on this one. No hearings, just rubber stamp and you're on your way (wink, wink, nod, nod). If those judges were concerned about being defrauded, all those folks would have long ago gotten their backsides chewed out by the FISA judges. Heck, if you or I lie to a traffic court judge and he or she finds out we defrauded his or her court, we'd be "invited" to appear and probably be recommended to bring an overnight bag because we may have compllimentary housing for a few days.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/1/2020 9:46:28 AM (No. 364841)
The police forces have always gotten rubber stamping of their warrants from the courts. That goes on everywhere, every day. The only protection is staying off their radar screens.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/1/2020 10:07:32 PM (No. 365592)
I'm pretty sure Libs become Lawyers so they can learn how to skirt the law...and this case proves it!
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