Presiding FISA judge James Boasberg likely suspects that Barack Obama’s administration was probing the Trump campaign and other political figures for useful information. Attorney Joe DiGenova is convinced that a bunch of the FISA warrants were sought “for the purpose of targeting.”
FISA Judge suspects deep state shenanigans
Last week, the presiding Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, James Boasberg, ordered the Justice Department to cough up the names of every target for each surveillance application file recently audited by the DOJ’s inspector general. Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova believes that’s because the FISA Court “suspects” a disturbing pattern. Deep State operatives in the Federal Bureau of Instigation appear to be up to some sneaky shenanigans like “seeking out political information through surveillance orders.”
“Do you know why the court did that?” DiGenova asks. “Because the court suspects that they’re all political figures or people connected to political figures.” That means “the FISAs were done for the purpose of targeting.” Targeting, like the aiming of a “weapon,” right at the President. “So that they could get political information, unmask the people, and then leak the information,” he said Monday in an interview.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz released some disturbing preliminary findings from an audit report that revealed shockingly widespread departures from official procedure, going back as far as his team looked, which was 2014. Each and every file they looked at had serious problems indicating serious incompetence, corruption, or both.
Deep State ‘experts’ tapped Carter Page
DeGenova’s remarks support what Republican House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes recently told One America News. According to Nunes, the findings uncovered by IG Horowitz indicate that the FBI were seasoned “experts” by the time they set their sights on Carter Page. Everything they dug up from the Page wiretaps was leaked “to the media right before election day.”
In his latest review, Horowitz pulled a sample of files to spot check. Not just any files at random, he had some particular suspects he wanted to closely examine. Nobody is saying what the criteria were, only that Horowitz focused on a “judgmentally selected sample of 29 applications.” They didn’t all come from Washington, D.C., either. They were selected from “eight FBI field offices out of 700 total filings.”
Once the judges got a look at Horowitz’s latest report, they had a conniption. Presiding Judge Boasberg demanded that by June 15, he wants to know the name of every one of the targets. He also wants “a sworn declaration about the results of the analysis.” Along with that, the FBI needs to explain which of the things that were either lies or left out entirely would have had an effect on whether or not the application was granted. The Bureau is to “assess to what extent the applications had material misstatements or omissions.”
DiGenova summed up his interview by noting that as far as he can tell, “the government has been abusing the FISA system to monitor politically targeted suspects “since almost the beginning of the Obama administration.”