2019 Dec 17, 7:58pm
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A federal judge blasted the FBI on Tuesday for repeatedly submitting applications to wiretap former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page that were riddled with errors and omissions, and ordered the government to inform the court on how it plans to reform the process.The scathing four-page order from Rosemary Collyer, the presiding judge over the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), marks the first time the court has responded to the controversy, which became public last week with the release of a report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Donald Trump seized on the order, saying: 'Wow!'He quotes a Fox News report and added: 'Statement by the Court was long and tough. Means my case was a SCAM!' Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office had identified at least 17 significant errors and omissions during the application process, including the altering of an email by an FBI lawyer.The inspector general said that as the FBI sought to renew those warrants, it withheld from the Justice Department - and, in turn, the surveillance court - key information that the watchdog said cut against the premise that Page was a Russian asset. The order from the judge is a rare public statement from the court, which operates mostly in secret as it receives applications from the FBI and Justice Department to eavesdrop on American soil on people it suspects of being agents of a foreign power.
Fake outrage. The court is a rubber stamp for domestic terrorism by bureaucrat fiat.
Lying to the court is the problem. Anything going to happen to those who deliberately fabricated and withheld exculpatory info from the court?
FISA established under Carter. Reagan,Nixon,Bush 1 & 2 & Trump have done nothing to stop FISA.