Disturbing – FISA Court States No Hearings Conducted Before Issuing Title-1 Warrant Allowing Surveillance Over Trump Campaign…

Well this is troubling on many levels.  According to a responsive filing from the FISA Court (full pdf below), there wasn’t any hearing on the sketchy FISA application submitted by the DOJ/FBI to conduct FISA Title-1 surveillance on Carter Page.

Even more disturbing, according to the secret court, it is customary to just accept and review the FISA applications as presented without judicial inquiry into the content.


(link to pdf)

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants.  (read more)

Here’s the full response from the court:

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As disturbing as this appears, this might actually begin to answer many of the questions we have carried surrounding the entire Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process.

Back in April 2017 Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, declassified a FISA court ruling that had/has massive potential implications.  The 99-page ruling, written by FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer, outlined structural issues and admissions by the DOJ and FBI about violations of search queries within the NSA and FBI database.

The term “contractors” is opaque in the ruling, and there are hundreds of redactions protecting the names of the individuals and groups who participated in the unauthorized searches.

The “unauthorized access” was primarily driven by contractors who had access to the information database and were using it in 2015 and 2016.  According to the report over 85% of searches conducted were “unauthorized” abuses of the system.  DOJ-NSD head John Carlin resigned in 2016 immediately after informing the court.

Not a single congressional hearing has ever questioned the FISA-702(16)(17) search issues. Not a single question to a single witness, specifically Comey or Yates, was ever asked them about the DOJ-NSD and FBI abuse of the FISA database.

The origin of almost all of the corruption seems to consistently circle back to the abuse of the FBI and NSA database which is very much documented and never subject to being refuted. Yet for some reason I cannot fathom, the historic FISA surveillance/search abuse issue is never brought up by anyone, any investigative authority, in any aspect of this ongoing storyline.

It all starts with abuses of the FISA system for political opposition research; yet we never hear a single voice calling attention to the DOJ-NSD and FBI abuse of this system.

Well, Sharyl Attkisson has an idea that might explain why. (prompted, just hit play):

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725 Responses to Disturbing – FISA Court States No Hearings Conducted Before Issuing Title-1 Warrant Allowing Surveillance Over Trump Campaign…

  1. Kay Cedilla says:

    Simple solution. Fire everyone, including FISA judges, and prosecute to the full extent of the law. I guarantee the new employees will be careful.

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    • StrikerDad says:

      It’s leading to a point where Martial law becomes a legitimate pathway, because the perps are part of the executive branch DOJ/FBI, essentially the highest law enforcement community, and they appear to be protected by the legislative branch–the very members of Congress who give the people their voice. With two branches in violation of criminal law one directly, the other in “aiding and abetting” and the FISA court, (the judicial branch) being the branch manipulated, that leaves only a strong executive who with the power of the military can suspend the illegal acts and remand the perpetrators to custody until this can be adequately prosecuted and the rule of law restored.

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  2. Donna in Oregon says:

    Why does anyone believe this stuff? They are lying. If it was a FISA warrant signed by a judge. There’s the hearing……when the FISA application meets the judge.

    If the DOJ didn’t have a representative there then the FISA application is the representative. Anything that is said on the application becomes the statements of the DOJ/FBI.

    Anyone that signed the application or renewal is the responsible party.

    That is why it is signed Rosenstein.

    Because it’s your responsibility, Mr. Sticky Fingers…. in pari delicto, baby (smirk)

    If the Affiant was solely responsible, then the Affiant would sign off.

    See how that works?

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    • Jan says:

      Imperatus Rex has opined that AG Loretta Lynch authorized the FISA warrant and then filed it within 7 days of issuing the warrant with the FISA court and that a FISA judge signed the FISA application on 10/21/2018. See https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1035712034350948352.html

      “The AG can order surveillance WITHOUT FISC approval. The relevant law? 50 US Code 1805:

      50 U.S. Code § 1805 – Issuance of order
      https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/50/1805

      3. Quote:

      (e)Emergency orders

      (1)Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, the Attorney General may authorize the emergency employment of electronic surveillance if the Attorney General—

      (A) reasonably determines that an emergency situation exists/..

      4. /..with respect to the employment of electronic surveillance to obtain foreign intelligence informationbefore an order authorizing such surveillance can with due diligence be obtained;

      I think AG Lynch issued an ’emergency’ warrant.
      5. All the AG needs is a ‘factual basis’, to give the order. A judge of the FISC must be informed, ‘either personally or through a designee’ and then an application made, no later than 7 days after the emergency order is made – see (B) – (D).

      Now, check the timeline.
      6. Oct 21, 2016 – the application to spy on Carter Page was made to FISC. If what I’ve outlined above is true, Lynch made the emergency order at most 7 days before – October 15, 2016. BUT she needed a pretext.

      What happened on OCTOBER 7, 2016?
      7. OBAMA formally accused Russia of meddling in the Presidential election…”, which was followed up in a Joint Statement of DHS & the DNI, dhs.gov/news/2016/10/0…, on the same day. This might explain the heavy redactions to the FISA apps.

      Andrew McCarthy, former U.S. attorney, says they never had hearings on federal warrants. We’ve been assuming that since the FISA court matters are secret and only the government is involved, judges would call for testimony of at least a responsible DOJ or FBI agent there to answer questions. We the People have been misled by the DOJ, FBI and now the AG and FISA judges

      Is Sessions so involved in protecting the office of the AG, DOJ & FBI that he accepts the unlawfulness of his predecessors and staff…kind of like no one will indict OVomit because of the damage it would do to the office of the presidency? [For some ironic reason, that isn’t stopping them from going after a duly elected President].

      I guess we now know why the FISA court should either have more oversight than just the Chief Justice or should be done away with altogether. I don’t see these FISA judges coming forward and calling out the DOJ/FBI & OVomit. As Sundance is fond of saying: who’s watching the watchers?

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  3. Why does the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court even exist? With its secret judges and routinely there are no actual hearings conducted, no questions asked of the government officials wielding this power? Is this how it’s supposed to work? If the FISC doesn’t hold hearings & approves every request made by the government …. why have this secret court at all?

    With respect to the FISA warrant on Carter Page… especially since the original request for the FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page was denied…. NO hearing when they came back again?

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