GOP Senate Intel Chair: There Were “Sound Reasons” Why Judges Issued FISA Warrants on Carter Page
Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC)
Chairman of the Senate Intel Committee Richard Burr (R-NC) said on Tuesday there were “sound reasons” why the judges issued FISA warrants on Carter Page.
The newly released Carter Page FISA docs, although heavily redacted, reveal the FBI and DOJ relied on Hillary’s phony dossier and liberal media reports as ‘evidence’ presented to the court in order to wiretap Page.
The FBI omitted the fact that the dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC.
This is not only criminal, but unconstitutional, says investigative reporter, Paul Sperry.
FBI’s failure to disclose the role of Clinton campaign in FISA app not just criminal but UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Affiants & certifiers KNEW her role AT THE TIME, yet deliberately blinded 4 FISC judges to material facts that speak to the integrity of the source & credibility of evidence
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 24, 2018
The Carter Page docs also confirm House Intel Chairman Nunes’ FISA memo to be accurate.
In fact, the highly respected investigative journalist Byron York says the FISA warrant docs support Nunes’ memo.
When FISA application was released, critics who slammed the Nunes memo last February started slamming it again. But there’s a problem: It’s almost entirely accurate, and the FISA memo supports that view. https://t.co/CDAKVIXJSO
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 23, 2018
Even the argument the FBI thought Carter Page was an agent of the Russians doesn’t hold water. Carter Page was never charged or arrested for being a Russian spy, furthermore, not too long ago Page was actually helping the FBI take down Russians.
So now the FBI expects us to believe Carter Page flipped and became an agent for the Russians…yet they never arrested him?
Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe and Sally Yates all signed the FISA applications even though Hillary’s fraudulent Russia dossier was used as a pretext to obtain the warrants.
According to Senator Burr, these are “sound reasons.”
“I don’t think I ever expressed that I thought the FISA application came up short. There (were) sound reasons as to why judges issued the FISA,” Burr said to CNN.
It gets worse…
Senator Burr is so entrenched in the swamp, he said, “If the American people ever learned anything from its release [Carter Page FISA docs], it’s that there was great justification to the courts as to why the FISA application was approved.”
Senate Intel Cmte Chair Burr on why the Carter Page FISA application: “If the American people ever learned anything from its release it’s that there was great justification to the courts as to why FISA application was approved.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 24, 2018
This shouldn’t be too surprising as the Senate Intel Committee is full of Trump-hating snakes.
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intel Panel attempted to set up a private meeting with dossier author Christopher Steele via a lawyer for a Russian Oligarch.
Daniel Jones, a former staffer for Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a member of the Senate Intel Minority, works for Fusion GPS, the oppo research firm that commissioned Steele to compile the 35-page dossier.
Other Trump-hating RINOs on the Senate Intel Panel include Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Susan Collins (R-ME).
Senator Burr is a disgrace.