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DOJ Rules Comey’s FBI Had ‘Insufficient Predication To Establish Probable Cause’ In FISA Scandal


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The Department of Justice says that the FBI under disgraced former Director James Comey should have discontinued its secret surveillance on a member of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election because it had “insufficient predication to establish probable cause.”

“Thanks in large part to the work of the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, the Court has received notice of material misstatements and omissions in the applications filed by the government in the above-captioned dockets,” the letter stated. “DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, ‘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.'”

Reuters reporter Brad Heath highlighted the newly declassified letter that the DOJ sent the secret court in December, writing: “This is a big deal. The Justice Department is conceding that two of the four FISA applications it used to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page were not lawful, and it’s not defending the legality of its other two applications.”:snip:

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Sharyl Attkisson Speaks Out
Former CBS investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson continues her lonely battle against illegal surveillance by the FBI and DoJ. 

 

There are many books, TV shows, and movies about once-revered FBI agents portaying them as heroes.  But after revelations concerning Donald Trump, Richard Jewell (accused of the Atlanta Olympic bombing), and well-respected journalist Sharyl Attkisson, people might be reconsidering. Maybe FBI should stand for Fear, Beware, and Intimidate, while DoJ, the parent company, should stand for Department to Obstruct Justice.  Granted, many do their jobs well, but the leaders at the top are definitely suspect to having an agenda. 

American Thinker had the privilege of interviewing Sharyl Attkisson, a whistleblower of sorts, about her reaction to the current climate regarding the FBI/DoJ and the lawsuit she filed. She is an investigative reporter who hosts the syndicated TV news series “Full Measure,” as well as an author publishing a new book that details the death of news, to be released right after the election.  

As a CBS investigative reporter, Attkisson worked on the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals that occurred under the Obama Administration.  In 2011, government agencies began to monitor her for having the audacity to dig into the facts of these fiascos. Using the curtain of national security, the DoJ went on the offensive, including a playbook to actively target journalists with electronic surveillance.  Tasked to carry out these investigations was the FBI.:snip:

 

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