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The FISA Court has issued an order in response to being deceived by the FBI, and they have rebuked the FBI for misleading them. That’s nice. I guess that makes it a tad more difficult for Schiff, Comey, et al., to lie about what the FBI did.
THEREFORE, the Court ORDERS that the government shall, no later than January 10, 2020, inform the Court in a sworn written submission of what it has done, and plans to do, to ensure that the statement of facts in each FBI application accurately and completely reflects information possessed by the FBI that is material to any issue presented by the application.
I’m sorry. This sounds a little too much like a “sternly worded letter,” if you know what I mean. No teeth. They disclose what the FBI did, but then tell the FBI to propose their own solution. Haven’t we had enough of flagrantly dishonest agencies policing themselves?
One caveat. The court demands that by today, 20 December 2019, the FBI complete a declassification review of a previous order from the court demanding answers to certain questions the court had regarding actions of an attorney in the Office of General Counsel. That’s the guy who altered the email to misrepresent the status of Carter Page as a government informant. The Court states it expects to release that document with minimal redactions subject to that declassification review.
So, today perhaps, we can expect a little more color than was provided by the IG report on what was going on at the FBI.
Reserving judgment until the details are released but, so far, not impressed!Published in