DoJ Inspector General Horowitz has issued a new report with even more abuses.
The FBI lies to the courts, knows it, doesn’t correct the record and it just gets worse. There doesn’t seem to be much punishment which means that at least some of these judges don’t mind.
The new report is here:
Techno Fog has more details HERE:
To put this into context, in December 2019, after IG Horowitz detailed substantial issues with the Carter Page FISA applications, the FISA Court noted that the misconduct was serious and ordered the FBI to conduct remedial measures to fix the problems of the FBI’s own creation. The FBI promised to take corrective action.
One can’t help but speculate that the FISA Court won’t do much about these latest issues, aside from ordering the FBI to conduct more training. After all, the then-presiding judge of the FISA Court, Judge Boasberg, refused jail time for FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith after he altered an e-mail and lied about Carter Page’s relationship with the CIA.
Knowing the history of the FISA Court excusing government misconduct, we present the same question now that we did after the Clinesmith sentencing: What does it say about the FISA Court’s “heightened duty of candor” if there aren’t heightened punishments for violating that duty?
And we have one final question – one that has applied to Director Wray for the last few years: how could the FBI Director allow these abuses to continue?