FIRST DOJ INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON FBI ABUSES DROPPED –
Confidential sources such as Christopher Steele who provided the FBI with the bogus “Trump is a Russian Agent” fake dossier and sources that were used to help the FBI lie to the FISA Court to get them to approve spying on the Trump Campaign.
The rules were not followed, the sources and their claims were not vetted deliberately, every area that is supposed to enforce these standard dropped the ball and it seems that the pressure to violate the rules came from the top – In short – an FBI agents and a review committee to not knowingly violate the rules unless ordered to do so by the boss.
First, we found that the FBIs’ vetting processes for sources, known as validation, did not comply with the Attorney General Guidelines, particularly with regard to “long term” sources,
Second, we found that the Department’s review committee that approves the FBI’s continued use of long-term confidential sources had not vetted long-term sources in a timely manner and also did not comply with the Attorney General Guidelines.
Third, we found that the FBI didn’t provide agents with clear guidance for how to communicate with confidential sources.
Finally, we found that FBI employees were sometimes discouraged from documenting conclusions and recommendations about sources; and we identified issues with the FBI’s ability to align its confidential sources with its highest threat priorities.