Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report will reveal that significant evidence was withheld from the court in the FBI’s Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act application to gather communications on a short term volunteer for President Donald Trump’s campaign, according to sources familiar with the report.
The sources noted that Horowitz’s report will reveal that the FBI misled the court when they applied for the application and its findings contradict a past report submitted by now Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff that there was no abuse by the FBI in regard to the FISA.
Further, the revelations may lead Horowitz to spin off on a new investigation into whether or not the FBI is following its Woods procedure as required. The procedures stipulate that every fact must be vetted before a warrant is submitted to the secret court to spy on an American.
“There were omissions of evidence,” said one source. “There are significant problems discovered by Horowitz in his investigation. If Attorney General William Barr wants, he can actually withdraw the FISA as a symbolic motion, if he does not believe it’s valid.”
Here’s what Schiff issued in his memo on January, 29, 2018 and it appears that his Democrat memo was not accurate according to the sources who spoke to this reporter.
“FBI and DOJ officials did not ‘abuse’ the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process, omit material information, or subvert this vital tool to spy on the Trump campaign.
“In fact, DOJ and the FBI would have been remiss in their duty to protect the country had they not sought a FISA warrant and repeated renewals to conduct temporary surveillance of Carter Page, someone the FBI assessed to be an agent of the Russian government. DOJ met the rigor, transparency. and evidentiary basis needed to meet FISA’s probable cause requirement, by demonstrating:
• contemporaneous evidence of Russia’s election interference;
• concerning Russian links and outreach to Trump campaign officials;
• Page’s history with Russian intelligence; and
• [redacted] Page’s suspicious activities in 2016, including in Moscow.”
disputes an earlier report by House