Update: FBI Official Under Criminal Investigation For Falsifying Carter Page Docs is ‘FBI Lawyer’ – WaPo Stealth-Deletes Strzok Connection
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham announced this week that he will hold a public hearing on Dec. 11 featuring Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
And the Deep State-media complex is already spinning ahead of the IG report on FISA abuses which is expected out before the hearing on Wednesday December 11th.
CNN reported Thursday that one FBI official is under criminal investigation for altering surveillance documents on Carter Page.
New updated reports on this FBI official reveal it is a ‘low-level FBI lawyer’ and WaPo stealth-deleted the portion of its report claiming the individual worked underneath former counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok.
Fox News reported:
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI’s secretive surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser — enough to change the substantive meaning of the document, according to multiple reports.
The new evidence concerning the altered document, which pertained to the FBI’s FISA court warrant application to surveil Page, is expected to be outlined in Horowitz’s upcoming report. CNN first reported the news, which was largely confirmed by The Washington Post.
But the Post, hours after publishing its story, conspicuously removed the portion of its reporting that the FBI employee involved worked “beneath” Peter Strzok, the FBI’s since-fired head of counterintelligence. The Post did not offer an explanation for the change, which occurred shortly after midnight. Earlier this week, the DOJ highlighted a slew of anti-Trump text messages sent by Strzok when he was leading the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the probe into the Trump campaign.
“The person under scrutiny has not been identified but is not a high-ranking official — they worked beneath former deputy assistant director Peter Strzok, according to people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss material that has not yet been made public,” The Post wrote in its now-deleted paragraph.
In February of 2018, then-Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) released a 2-page FISA memo revealing who signed off on the FISA application and three subsequent renewals on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
The FBI and DOJ obtained one FISA warrant in October of 2016 and three subsequent renewals on Carter Page, and the fourth and final FISA renewal was signed in June of 2017.
As required by law, a FISA order must be renewed by the FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause.
Despite being spied on for nearly one year, Carter Page was never charged with a crime, so what did the FBI present to the FISA judges on Carter Page that was so damning that it prompted the judges to grant a total of FOUR FISA warrants?
Read the list of FBI, DOJ officials who signed off on all four FISA applications on Carter Page here.
The unnamed low-level FBI lawyer under criminal investigation is rumored to be Sally Moyer, Kevin Clinesmith — we will find out soon!
Recall, TGP previously reported on Sally Moyer after she was caught texting “F*ck Trump” as she filtered evidence from Hillary Clinton’s devices.