DOJ Rules That At Least TWO Of The FISA Warrants Were ILLEGALLY Predicated

Written by Wes Walker on January 24, 2020

It is now confirmed that the latter two FISA warrants had zero legal justification to spy on Trump associates.

The January 7th ruling by Judge James Boasberg that at least two of the four FISA warrants in question had zero legal justification. That ruling has now been formally declassified.

The FISA ruling opens up a world of legal implications for those who signed it, and for the American citizens who found themselves unlawfully surveilled by them.

Of note, this ruling only deals with the LATER two of the FISA warrants. It is still possible that the predicate for the other two could be found inadequate.

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If, in the course of investigations, the earlier two warrants are likewise found to lack legal justification that’s ‘A Big Deal. A finding like that (which spy-gate reporting has been alleging for years) would fully legitimize every accusation Trump has ever made about this being a ‘witch-hunt’ by what has been informally dubbed ‘the deep state’.

It would also crack wide open what has been described by watchdogs, some journalists and a variety of Trump supporters as the single greatest political scandal in US history. Something that has been called by Levin and others as a ‘silent coup’ — a deliberate attempt to negate the ‘disappointing’ (to some) results of a Presidential election.

Here what the DOJ’s had to say:

“DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, ‘if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Carter] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power,’” Boasberg wrote, referring to the final two of the four FISA applications to spy on Page. “The Court understands the government to have concluded, in view of the material misstatements and omissions, that the Court’s authorizations in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679 were not valid.”

Boasberg’s ruling noted that DOJ had not yet taken a position on the lawfulness of the first two applications against Page, but was currently collecting information to assess whether those two spy applications were also invalid. The invalid applications specified by Boasberg were dated April 7 and June 29 of 2017. The false and invalid April 7 application was personally signed by James Comey, while the false and invalid June 29 application was signed by Andrew McCabe. Both men were referred for criminal prosecution by the inspector general. Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who is alleged to have offered to wear a wire against President Donald Trump, also signed off on the false June 29 FISA warrant against Page.

Importantly, it is a federal crime to falsify information in such warrants, and these last two ‘false and invalid’ warrants were signed by James Comey and Andrew McCabe.

Not only was Carter Page the focus of these investigations, but so were anyone within two degrees of separation of contact from Carter Page, including Trump and his team.

Since the Mueller investigation was active during the final renewal of this Warrant, it is possible, if not probable, that some of the information used to convict Carter Page, or to acquire information that later led to that conviction (and perhaps others in Trump’s orbit) was acquired illegally.

 

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