FBI’s FISA application for Carter Page: 51 violations, 9 false statements

FBI’s FISA application for Carter Page: 51 violations, 9 false statements
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[Ed. – And yet the IG concluded the investigation itself was properly predicated.  It took procedural violations and nine false statements to make a case for surveillance to the FISA court?  No wonder John Durham has his doubts.]

To understand just how shoddy the FBI’s work was in securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting the Trump campaign, you only need to read an obscure attachment to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.

Appendix 1 identifies the total violations by the FBI of the so-called Woods Procedures, the process by which the bureau verifies information and assures the FISA court its evidence is true.

The Appendix identifies a total of 51 Woods procedure violations from the FISA application the FBI submitted to the court authorizing surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page starting in October 2016.

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A whopping nine of those violations fell into the category called: “Supporting document shows that the factual assertion is inaccurate.”

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