Earlier this month, the FISA court’s top judge issued a secretive ruling. The ruling states that at least half of the FISA warrants were not properly authorized.
In fact, those warrants were admittedly invalid.
Obviously, this is big news. Apparently, this ruling was issued January 7th. However, it took a few weeks for the information to be declassified and released to the public. And I’m guessing Democrats hoped this ruling wouldn’t see the light of day.
The Federalist explains:
Judge James Boasberg, the current federal judge presiding over the FISA court, wrote in his order that at least two of the four FISA applications against Carter Page were unlawfully authorized. Additionally, according his order, the Department of Justice similarly concluded following the release of a sprawling investigate report on the matter by the agency’s inspector general that the government did not have probable cause that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power. The FISA law states that American citizens cannot be secretly spied on by the U.S. government absent probable cause, based on valid evidence, that an American is unlawfully acting as a foreign agent.
“DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, ‘if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Carter] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power,’” Boasberg wrote, referring to the final two of the four FISA applications to spy on Page. “The Court understands the government to have concluded, in view of the material misstatements and omissions, that the Court’s authorizations in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679 were not valid.”
What was the name of that pitiful book again? “A Higher Loyalty.” Was that meant to be a joke? Because we finally have some definitive proof that Comey was a political hack. Most likely he was kept in place by Obama and the Clintons because Comey played ball.
Boasberg’s ruling noted that DOJ had not yet taken a position on the lawfulness of the first two applications against Page, but was currently collecting information to assess whether those two spy applications were also invalid. The invalid applications specified by Boasberg were dated April 7 and June 29 of 2017. The false and invalid April 7 application was personally signed by James Comey, while the false and invalid June 29 application was signed by Andrew McCabe. Both men were referred for criminal prosecution by the inspector general. Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who is alleged to have offered to wear a wire against President Donald Trump, also signed off on the false June 29 FISA warrant against Page.
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Funny. This is exactly what Donald Trump told us all along. These warrants were illegally obtained so that the FBI could spy on the president. All the while, Hillary Clinton was given yet another get-out-of-jail-free card for her scathing email scandal.
We now have documented proof that the Mueller investigation didn’t exactly do things by the book. Of course, we should expect utter integrity from an investigation that wasted more than $32M and countless man hours.
However, that’s not how it went down.
As the article continues:
The FISA court order also noted that it is a federal crime for any federal official to “intentionally…disclose or use information obtained under color of law by electronic surveillance, knowing or having any reason to know that the information was obtained through electronic surveillance not authorized” by law. The following sentence of Boasberg’s ruling is redacted. Thus raising questions about whether the government used any information obtained pursuant to the now-invalid Page surveillance warrants in other cases.
The final warrant against Page overlapped with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The final three-month authorization to spy on Page was signed nearly six weeks after Mueller was appointed. Meaning that Mueller may have had real-time access to and utilized nearly five months worth of surveillance of Page during the course of Mueller’s investigation. If his office used any of the information in subsequent cases, the declaration that the final two spy warrants against Page were invalid could potentially nullify previous or future convictions sought by Mueller’s office.
Just the Beginning
This isn’t the last we’ll hear of the FISA warrants. But clearly, democrat claims are constantly debunked when their investigations are investigated.
As Boasberg isn’t done reviewing the matter either.
In his January 7 order, Boasberg directed DOJ to retain and sequester all information and evidence relevant to both the Carter Page applications, the inspector general investigation of FISA abuse, and any additional DOJ investigations related to or spawned by the inspector general’s report. Boasberg told DOJ to provide all of the required information to the FISA court no later than January 28.
All this leads me to believe the impeachment hearings are just a complicated sleight of hand. And democrats carefully execute it. If they keep us focused on impeachment, perhaps their own crooked doings will go unnoticed.
However, the Horowitz report sheds much light on the situation. Now we have John Brennan and AG Barr working through the rest of the story. The real story.
The Senate might be bored to death at the impeachment trial. But just wait. Soon, they’ll have some juicy reading material to wade through. And if we’re lucky, it will be loaded with arrest warrants.
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