Guest views are now limited to 12 pages. If you get an "Error" message, just sign in! If you need to create an account, click here.

Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Have posted here and there on FISA in the past few days.....so why not a thread....

FISA  came to life right after... 9-11 as part of the Patriot act....allowing free reign for the 3 letter agencies to go after the bad boys.......

Given the atmosphere at the time even the rights of US citizens were avoided out....for the sake of safety.......like letting the fox guard the chicken coop....

 

Pretty clear to see the illegal surveillance used in 2016 by the Obama DOJ against a political opponent....

 

Now this is up for renewal.....and per usual the bozos we elected are trying to throw something together at the last minute....before a scheduled week off.......(dumb asses were actually going to leave w iij th everything going on......at least that  changed)

 

FISA needs to be rewritten.....as is it tramples each citizens individual rights....your rights......The House passed a crap bill......I sure hope the Senate doesn't buy into it......we need something......but not this....need to run.....Congresswoman Gabbard can explain this in 4 minutes......wouldn't it be great if your Representative communicated with constituents as well as she does.....Trump could learn some social media lessons fro this girl.......listen and you will understand the FISA concerns... CL 

 

 

 

  • Thanks 2
  • Downvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
Menu
Washington Examiner
 

FISA court grants DOJ a FISA reform extension due to coronavirus

 

March 25, 2020 - 10:26 PM
 
1_th.jpg?crop=360:203,smart&width=360&height=203&fit=crop

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted the Justice Department a weeklong extension pushing back a deadline to provide details about its court-ordered Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reforms, citing the coronavirus outbreak.

 

“The government, through counsel, orally requested a one-week extension of the time to provide such information, in view of modified staffing and telework practices occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak,” FISA court presiding Judge James Boasberg wrote on Wednesday. “Accordingly, the government’s time to provide such information is hereby extended.”

The deadline was moved to April 3.

 

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report in December that criticized the DOJ and the FBI for at least 17 “significant errors and omissions” related to the FISA surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and for its heavy reliance on British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s salacious and unverified dossier. Steele put his research together in 2016 at the behest of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was funded by Hillarious Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee through the Perkins Coie law firm. The DOJ watchdog also critiqued the FBI for not passing along information gleaned from its confidential human sources to the court.

Earlier this month, Boasberg demanded the Justice Department provide the court information related to a host of proposed FISA reforms, including a copy of the updated confidential human source checklist and information on whether the informant’s handler must verify the informant’s reliability prior to FISA filings; a description of the responsibilities the bureau’s lawyers have throughout the FISA process; an illustration of the agency’s plans for improving the verification of information in FISA applications; updates on what steps FBI agents out in the field had taken to take bigger roles in the FISA process; and a walk-through of the DOJ’s Office of Intelligence Oversight Section’s process for making sure FISA applications are complete and accurate.

 

The judge also asked the Justice Department for a report on “improving DOJ proactiveness in ensuring the completeness of FISA applications,” including “whether the government believes formalized guidance should be provided to DOJ attorneys to ensure their diligence in soliciting the types of information that were improperly omitted from the Page applications and, if so, how and when DOJ plans to provide such guidance.”

 

In addition, Boasberg’s opinion ordered that “no DOJ or FBI personnel under disciplinary or criminal review relating to their work on FISA applications shall participate in drafting, verifying, reviewing, or submitting such applications to the Court.”

 

All the FBI employees mentioned in the FISA report were referred to the bureau's disciplinary arm, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers last month.

 

Boasberg said that “the frequency and seriousness" of the errors found in the Page FISA warrant process "called into question the reliability of the information proffered in other FBI applications."

 

The judge noted the government has been “undertaking multiple remedial measures” in response to Horowitz’s report and to court orders. But Boasberg noted that “the errors the OIG pointed out cannot be solved through procedures alone” and said the Justice Department and the FBI “must fully understand and embrace the heightened duties of probity and transparency” in secret court proceedings.

 

The outbreak of the coronavirus, of which there have been more than 66,000 cases and at least related 947 deaths in the United States, has disrupted other matters concerning the Justice Department. For instance, a hearing the House Judiciary Committee scheduled with Attorney General William Barr for the end of the month was postponed because of the pandemic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington Examiner
1152 15th St NW, #200
Washington, DC 20005
202-903-2000

Copyright © 2020 Washington Examiner.
All Rights Reserved.
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.