Skip to comments.FBI restricts information obtained from Carter Page FISA surveillance
Posted on 01/25/2020 7:50:58 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
The FBI has restricted all the evidence obtained through the wiretapping of former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page.
Revealed in a Jan. 7 filing by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that was made public on Thursday, the government said the bureau chose to sequester all collection the FBI acquired pursuant to the Courts authorizations to grant a warrant and three extensions for the electronic surveillance of Page, a U.S. citizen who was suspected of acting as an agent of Russia but was never charged with any wrongdoing.
The filing, signed off by presiding FISA court Judge James Boasberg, further stated that the "sequester" would remain in place until the completion of a further review of the DOJ inspector general report on the Page FISA warrants and the "outcome of related investigations and any litigation."
"The government has not described what steps are involved in such sequestration or when it will be completed," Boasberg wrote. "It has, however, undertaken to 'provide an update to the court when the FBI completes the sequestration.'"
Boasberg's filing made headlines on Thursday for showing the Justice Department conceded that there was insufficient evidence to justify the last two of four orders covering the final several months of electronic surveillance of Page during the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. The initial order came in October 2016, and the electronic surveillance stretched into the summer of 2017 with a trio of extensions at three-month intervals. It remains unclear whether the Justice Department believes the first two orders targeting Page were similarly flawed.
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(Runs and hides)
Are those bagpipes Im hearing?
It is now going to be evidence in an entirely different kind of investigation. A criminal proceeding.
A “heads on pikes” kind of proceeding.
Not good enough. All cases must be dropped
Not the ones dealing with who approved and signed the warrants.
I do want those heads on pikes.
A FISA warrant is used to get information for a counter-intelligence investigation. Its such a blatant violation of a targets constitutional rights that the evidence really cant be used in a criminal trial even if everything is done properly.
FISA is unconstitutional star chamber.
No place in our constitutional representative republic.
Their only punishment: they can’t further abuse the illegally obtained information which has already been leaked extensively. Nothing changes, our elite law enforcement squad will just keep on doing outrageously unlawful things with the wink and nod approval of the court and seemingly the Attorney General.
I agree. Im just pointing out that I dont think there are amy criminal cases where FISA evidence was used to get a conviction.
FISA was once a good tool to protect America and the left destroyed it and bastardized it to become a political tool. Heads should be rolling if they are not on pikes or still attached to a rope on a tree.
That horse has already left the barn...
Don’t they need to track down every place the evidence from the surveillance was used? Shouldn’t it affect cases which could not have been made without this surveillance?
i was agreeing with you
But that’s kinda the point and I don’t have a cogent argument for you but the FBI uses a process called parallel construction where they develope two lines of evidence one that was obtained legally but in reality is cherry picked or augmented some sort of evidence gained Via illegal surveillance or other shenanigans , the parallel track, that FBI hides from the discovery process. Any case they had fisa warrants most likely has this augmented parallel track. Apologies for the ad hoc nomenclature to describe poorly their scam
Sounds about a decade too late.
So the TH I is pulling all the details to cover somebody’s guilty ass. Time to disband the FBI and start over again. In between use the agency budget to build the wall.
The way it works is the FISA phone, email, text etc. intercepts are used to get the names of potential players and info that they can then claim they acquired the info through proper methods.
Im talking the ones that have already been pursued
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