Opinion| Steven Ahle| After the IG in his report found 17 lies or errors in their FISA warrant applications. So, he decided to look at more applications.
He looked at 29 more to be exact and he found problems in all 29 applications. 29 out of 29. You couldn’t do any worse if you tried.
Now, do you believe me? We can’t reform the FBI, we have to eliminate it and start from scratch.
IG Michael Horowitz leaves little doubt that the FISA Court needs to be completely undone and then put back together.
And dump all of those liberals that John Roberts assigned to the court. They are just blank checks for the Deep State. Either set it up right or rip it down. One or the other.
The audit was a follow up to the investigation Horowitz just concluded. He wanted to see how wide spread the problem was and boy did he find out.
The audit is a follow-up to an investigation of the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page, the former Trump campaign aide.
A report of that investigation blasted the FBI for making dozens of errors and omissions in four applications the bureau submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The findings prompted the Justice Department to retract two of the warrants because they were based on faulty information.
The OIG review released Tuesday suggests that the FBI’s problems are widespread.
“As a result of our audit work to date and as described below, we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures in compliance with FBI policy,” the OIG said in a memo to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The OIG investigation of the Carter Page FISA applications found numerous errors with the Woods Files used in that investigation. The OIG report, released Dec. 9, 2019, found that FBI agents working the case failed to validate information from the infamous Steele dossier.
According to the latest audit, OIG investigators were unable to locate four Woods Files for the 29 FISA applications, suggesting that FBI agents never filled them out.