IG’s Report Reveals 4 Spurious Allegations as Basis for FBI Spying on Trump Campaign Aide

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Comment by Jim Campbell

January 17th, 2020

Is there anyone among us who doesn’t take the title of this article seriously?

Horowitz’s report says he did not find any “documentary or testimonial evidence” that political bias influenced the FBI’s decision to seek authority to surveil Page in Operation Crossfire Hurricane, the code name the FBI gave to the investigation.

TheForeign Intelligence Surveillance Courtconsiders applications by the U.S. government for approval of electronic surveillance, physical search, and other forms of investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes.The court’s proceedings are secret, and the federal judges that sit on the court are appointed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

Key Takeaways

Horowitz’s report exposes 17 flagrant errors, omissions, and misstatements in the four FISA applications related to Page, any one of which is inexcusable.

The fact that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was apparently misused to target a presidential…

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