Deep staters exposed…FBI officials doctored FISA Court warrant application…”Insurance policy” comes to life…During an interview this weekend, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to admit he was wrong about the FISA abuse that took place under his watch.
- COMEY: “I was wrong. I was overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and Justice had built over 20 years. I thought they were robust enough. It’s incredibly hard to get a FISA. I was overconfident in those. Because he’s right. There was real sloppiness, 17 things that either should’ve been in the applications or at least discussed and characterized differently. It was not acceptable and so he’s right. I was wrong.”
- COMEY: “I’m responsible for that. That’s why I’m telling you I was wrong. I was overconfident as director in our procedures and it’s important that a leader be accountable and transparent.”
Horowitz’s testimony and report detailed horrible FISA abuse by the FBI against the Trump campaign.
- Horowitz made clear no one at the FBI, including James Comey was vindicated by the report.
o QUESTION: “The former FBI Director James Comey said this week that your report vindicates him. Is that a fair assessment of your report?”
o HOROWITZ: “You know, I think the activities we found here don’t vindicate anybody who touched this FISA.”
- FBI leadership supported relying on the debunked Steele dossier as a central and essential aspect of their FISA application.
o HOROWITZ: “We concluded that the Steele reporting played a central and essential role in the decision to seek a FISA order. FBI leadership – FBI leadership supported relying on Steele’s reporting to seek a FISA order after being advised of concerns expressed by a department attorney that Steele may have been hired by someone associated with a rival candidate or campaign.”
- Under Comey’s watch, an FBI lawyer made up fraudulent evidence in order to get a FISA application approved.
o QUESTION: “A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. Am I stating that accurately?”
o HOROWITZ: “That’s correct. That is what occurred.”
- The FBI didn’t even meet the most basic obligations to ensure FISA applications were accurate.
o HOROWITZ: “We found that investigators failed to meet their basic obligations of ensuring that the FISA applications were scrupulously accurate. We identified significant inaccuracies and omissions in each of the 4 applications, 7 in the first application and a total of 17 by the final renewal application.”