Meadows on FISA Abuses: “We Haven’t Seen the End of This”
After the Department of Justice admitted that at least two of the FISA warrants against Carter Page lacked probable cause, GOP Congressman and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Rep. Mark Meadows (NC) suggested more abuses of the FISA process will surface.
Meadows told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo,”Trey Gowdy, John Ratcliffe, Jim Jordan, and I knew — knew the facts of this. We knew that not only that that third and fourth FISA application had problems with it, but we also know that there were real probable cause concerns with the first and second one.”
“So, we haven’t seen the end of this,” he said.
Last week it was revealed that FISC Judge James Boasberg ruled that two of the warrants against Page were invalid because the Department of Justice had admitted it lacked probable cause.
“DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679 (two of Page’s warrants), ‘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. 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,” wrote Boasberg.
The ruling notes that the Department of Justice had not concluded its position on the other two FISA applications against Page, however, the agency is currently collecting information to assess their validity.
Meadows went on to slam House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), claiming he knew there were problems with the FISA warrants but refused to acknowledge them.
“Why does it matter? It matters for this reason: Adam Schiff knew that there were problems with that. He purposely went out and suggested that Devin Nunes was not correct with his analysis, just like he’s purposely going out right now spinning a narrative as it relates to Ukrainian aid being held up for some nefarious purpose,” Meadows said.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who appeared with Meadows on the segment and agreed with what he said.
“Schiff, [James] Comey, [Andrew] McCabe, the Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, they were all wrong, and those crazy House Republicans turned out to be right after all,” said Gowdy.