Rep. Mark Meadows Sends Legal Missive to FISA Court: Review FBI FISA Abuses by Lovebirds Strzok and Page
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Republican Representative Mark Meadows sent a letter this week to the FISA Court encouraging the secret court to investigate the FISA abuses that took place under President Obama’s FBI by love birds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
John Solomon from the Hill reported the following this morning –
This week, Rep. Mark Meadows, the conservative firebrand who, along with Rep. Jim Jordan, has driven the once reluctant House leaders to dig for much of the aforementioned evidence, sent his own missive to U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer. She is chief judge of the FISC.
His letter asked the obvious question: As a separate and equal pillar of government from Congress and the executive branch, does the judiciary have concerns with the FBI’s and DOJ’s conduct?
“Based on our investigation and open source information, the FISC may have not lived up to the Constitution’s protections against unreasonable searches and seizures in approving U.S. citizens targeted without probable cause,” Meadows wrote. “We write to encourage you to investigate the possibility that FISA has recently been weaponized for political means.”
It is not unprecedented for the usually secretive court to speak. In recent years, it has released documents — usually self-reported violations from DOJ and the FBI — so the public can see when the process has been abused.
Solomon continues by discussing the silence coming from the Chief Justice and the FISA Court.
Crimes were committed but there is no evidence that the courts are doing anything to ensure justice for the protection of the courts and future Americans who will be abused as well if this is not addressed.
Meadows letter to the FISA Court reads as per the attached:
— JarradKushner – Supernatural Wisdom (@JarradKushner) October 31, 2018
In short Meadows states that the FBI left our pertinent information in their FISA Court applications for warrants to spy on Carter Page and therefore President Trump, due to the types of FISA warrant requested. In addition, Obama’s FBI, and its participants Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, hid information and were involved in a campaign to manage the media. Also, Strzok had a relationship with a FISA Court judge and both should have recused themselves from this process.
Meadows agrees with the President in that he provided everything asked by the Russia investigation and there is no collusion on behalf of the Trump team.
President Trump just made the point on @IngrahamAngle: he has made everything available in the Russia investigation because he has nothing to hide.
He’s right. There was no collusion. The notion that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia was a farce from the beginning.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 30, 2018