Trouble For James Comey Over DOJ’s Damning Discovery On FISA Warrant. Just when former FBI Director James Comey and his group of Anti-Trump Democrats thought the air has been cleared, the United States Justice Department watchdog finds widespread problems with FISA warrant process.
According to CNN, A new report from the Justice Department inspector general found widespread problems in the way the FBI accounted for evidence used to back up allegations in the court applications for foreign intelligence surveillance warrants.
The findings dig further into failures within the FBI in its approach to foreign surveillance of US citizens.
This new finding is coming after Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz slammed the FBI for its approach to the warrant application process and how it was used to wrongly judge American citizens in 2016 and 2017.
The Heritage Foundation reported in January that two of the FBI’s four applications for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on a Trump campaign adviser lacked probable cause and should not have been issued in the first place.
What’s more, the FBI made “material misstatements and omissions” in those two warrant applications, according to the Justice Department.
Link to full DOJ report here