Vindicated…by Joe diGenova, former U.S. Attorney, now a legal analyst.
Nine days ago we posted a criticism of FISA: “Definition of ‘deflection’ – a FISA court that accepts unsubstantiated FBI info, then demands reforms…of the FBI”
Took a little heat from several readers who thought that criticism was unwarranted, ‘cuz they ‘necessarily’ trusted information the FBI agents provided to justify the applications.
Wenoted in return comments that no judge worthy of office accepts 2nd- and 3rd-hand hearsay evidence as ‘trusted information’…REGARDLESS of who presents it to them, especially if it’s known the information was developed by an opposing political party.
…the FISA judges knew American citizens were being targeted with illegal spying and unlawful use of NSA intercepts for several years BEFORE the 2016 election cycle.
As for the illegal spying on the Trump campaign, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers himself was the whistleblower in that scandal, and notified FISA late November 2016.
Even if FISA judges allowed glaring hearsay, provided by a political opponent, to be used to justify the initial warrant, the 3 subsequent renewals should’ve been denied.
And the unethical perpetrators should’ve been brought up on contempt charges.
FISA judges are not blameless dupes in this process; their inaction against KNOWN duplicity, and involvement in unjustifiably renewing the warrant 3 times, make them…
…co-conspirators in the hoax.
UPDATED: Dec 29, Gateway Pundit – “FISA Court Warned Multiple Times For Years About FISA Abuse and Yet Did Nothing Until Now Proving It’s Another Obama Corrupted Institution” At website Lidblog “On October 24, 2016, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers told Judge Collyer of the FISA court that there were significant issues with the way the NSA was complying with its minimization procedures. This was three days after Judge Collyer approved the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page” (bold, u/l added)
(And, we might add, two weeks BEFORE the 2016 election.)
Yeah, yeah, nothing to see here, folks…move along.