Skip to comments.Developing… FBI agent under criminal investigation for altering FISA document on Carter Page…
Posted on 11/22/2019 7:24:23 AM PST by Red Badger
Quite entertaining to watch Wolf Blitzer break the news to his audience.
Anti-Trump Preet Bharara seems stunned by the news.
.@CNN reporting an FBI agent under investigation for altering FISA-related document in Russia probe. Panel, including @jimsciutto, in scramble mode. "We always knew there'd be some mistakes that would come out, but this doesn't change the reason for the investigation."
Jason Beale (@jabeale) November 21, 2019
Jim Sciutto in scramble mode
Exclusive: FBI official under investigation after allegedly altering document in 2016 Russia probe
CNN An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.
The possibility of a substantive change to an investigative document is likely to fuel accusations from President Donald Trump and his allies that the FBI committed wrongdoing in its investigation of connections between Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign.
The finding is expected to be part of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitzs review of the FBIs effort to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide. Horowitz will release the report next month.
Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham, the federal prosecutor appointed early this year by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a broad investigation of intelligence gathered for the Russia probe by the CIA and other agencies, including the FBI. The altered document is also at least one focus of Durhams criminal probe.
Its unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBIs investigation of Page and whether the FISA warrant would have been approved without the document. The alterations were significant enough to have shifted the documents meaning and came up during a part of Horowitzs FISA review where details were classified, according to the sources.
Horowitzs investigators conducted more than 100 witness interviews in their review. During one of interviews this year, they confronted the witness about the document. The witness admitted to the change, the sources said.
The identity or rank of the FBI employee under investigation isnt yet known, and its not clear whether the employee still works in the federal government. No charges that could reflect the situation have been filed publicly in court.
The Justice Department and inspector generals office declined to comment.
Horowitz is expected to release his report on December 9 and testify before the Senate two days later.
EXCLUSIVE: An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, sources say https://t.co/tLoWrRRJz8
CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2019
I wonder who's going to be our "singer." I'm thinking Baker - which would be very, very bad for them.
No, no, no. Merely some misguided underling lawyer. Nothing to see here. Move along.
It was just a “mistake”. Move on citizen, nothing to see here.
Mistakes were made...........................
The poor fellow fill certainly feel remorseful; so much so that he’ll probably commit suicide.
I smell whitewash of the worst offenders and a token pawn being offered up. I just cant see the bureaucracy actually cleaning itself up. When the turds direct reports - people like Comey and Lynch are indicted and convicted of sedition then Ill believe. One standard for us and another for the deep state jerks.
They should hang them both. Together.
Is this the face of a man that is worried?...........................
yes it doesn’t change the “reason” for the investigation....it was to bring down a elected President with a phoney investigation. Lock up all of CNN in a huge cell with Ed Buck.
A "nothing to see" scenario is unlikely.
I’d be willing to bet you are wrong. My cynicism is borne of experience. Durham will only be frustrated. Deep state will scramble to protect these cretins.
“It’s gotta be McCabe or Strzok.
I wonder who’s going to be our “singer.” I’m thinking Baker - which would be very, very bad for them.”
Conservative TreeHouse believes it is Kevin Clinesmith.
Horowitz has slow walked the FISA report ... no question. He himself is from the bureaucrat ranks and will protect the big players ... someone, lower ranking type, will be set up as a sacrificial lamb.
The Amazon Prime Documentary titled tracking Oswald was very interesting.
Nail his slimy ass to the scaffold!
Felony, why was it changed and who ordered it?
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