Tag: FISA application

Disgraced McCabe Defends FBI’s Use of Steele Dossier in FISA Warrant Application

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is defending the bureau’s use of the discredited anti-Trump dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign volunteer, Carter Page.

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reports that in an interview with New York Times reporter Adam Goldman, McCabe said, “I do believe that we adequately notified the FISA Court of the information we were using, and what we thought of the information.”

Defending the FBI’s FISA application process, McCabe said they go “into great detail about our previous relationship, what we thought of the information we were getting from him, how we understood his involvement or interest in this stuff that was in the FISA package.”

McCabe reiterated during the interview, “I do think we represented it adequately.”

“I think everyone was satisfied that we had represented that accurately and adequately in the package.”

Ross writes: “The bureau revealed in its FISA applications that Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, was likely working on behalf of individuals who wanted to prevent Donald Trump from being elected. But the application did not disclose that the DNC and Clinton campaign were the ultimate financiers. The applications also did not reveal that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had told FBI and Justice Department officials that Steele was “desperate” to see Trump lose the 2016 election.”

For the full report, click HERE.

Huge: Mueller Called Before FISA Courts after FBI Cheated on Surveillance Applications in ’02

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was summoned before the FISA courts when he was FBI director to address a “large number of instances in which the FBI cheated on sensitive surveillance warrants,” in 2002 and 2003, according to John Solomon of the Hill.

The news was revealed by former FBI principal deputy general counsel, Trisha Anderson, who testified to Congressional investigators that Mueller was asked to appear before the FISA judges over “extensive” cheating on FISA warrants.

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“It preceded my time with the FBI but as I understood it, there was a pattern of some incidents of omission that were of concern to the FISA court that resulted in former Director Mueller actually appearing before the FISA court,” Anderson told Congress.

Solomon writes:

Other sources who worked for Mueller at the time told me the court’s concerns arose in 2002 and 2003 — shortly after America was stunned by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks — when the FISC learned the FBI had omitted material facts from FISA warrant applications in more than 75 terrorism cases that dated back to the late 1990s.

Most of the omissions occurred in FBI work that pre-dated Mueller’s arrival, the sources said. But the court wanted assurances the new sheriff in town was going to stop such widespread abuses.

Mueller told the court the FBI had created a new system called the Woods Procedures — named for the FBI lawyer who drafted them — to ensure FISA warrant applications were accurate and did not omit material information, according to Anderson’s congressional interview.

For Solomon’s full report, click HERE.