I am still struggling with the fact that the super-secret FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Court appears to be thoroughly corrupt and its leadership totally politicized….
How else can you explain the fact that the FISA Court held no evidentiary hearings and sanctioned no Department of Justice attorneys for perpetrating a fraud on the Court when it applied for the Carter Page surveillance warrants, knowing that certain information was misleading, if not outright false?
When the Court was presented with proof that an attorney, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, knowingly and materially falsified exculpatory evidence to continue government surveillance on Carter Page, the Federal District Court Judge, James Boasberg, sentenced Clinesmith to 12 months of probation, with no time behind bars. The Judge was quoted as saying…
“Anybody who has watched what Mr. Clinesmith has suffered is not someone who will readily act in that fashion. Weighing all of these factors together — both in terms of the damages he caused and what he has suffered and the positives in his own life — I believe a probationary sentence is appropriate here and will therefore impose it.”
Somehow, the physical, mental, and financial burdens imposed on Carter Page seemed irrelevant and to matter little to the Judge.
Considering that the falsity of the Democrat-manufactured scandal was known at the time that the warrant was renewed on three additional occasions, the line of Department of Justice and FBI employees awaiting punishment should have filled the courtroom. Especially when two of the four warrants were invalid because the government made "material misstatements" in obtaining them. But, in a one-sided star chamber proceeding, there was nobody advocating for Carter Page, who was falsely accused of being a Russian Agent.
That Judge Boasberg continues to serve as the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a scandal.
Why Boasburg needs to go...
According to a previously classified secret FISA Court document, authorized for public release on April 26, 2021, and signed by Boasberg, the FBI continued its abuses of the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program, including searching for information on innocent U.S. citizens who were not associated with any crime.
Boasberg wrote, “The Court continues to be concerned about FBI querying practices involving U.S.-person query terms, including (1) application of the substantive standard for conducting queries; (2) queries that are designed to retrieve evidence of crime that is not foreign-intelligence information; and (3) recordkeeping and documentation requirements.”
While Boasberg ordered the FBI to revamp its FISA procedures, nobody appears to have been held accountable. Perhaps because others saw an attorney commit one of the most egregious acts, that of falsifying evidence against an innocent individual, and receive little more than a slap on the wrist.
Boasberg's words ring hollow, “While the Court is concerned about the apparent widespread violations of the querying standard … it lacks sufficient information at this time to assess the adequacy of the FBI system changes and training, post-implementation.
But it gets worse…
Mary B. McCord, the former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division in the Department of Justice, is now named an “amicus curiae” (friend of the court) for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Normally, Amici are appointed by a Court to provide unbiased expert testimony to help guide the Court’s actions.
Despite her review of the deeply flawed FISA applications against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page, her participation in the efforts of House Democrats to impeach former President Donald Trump, an attorney mired in several Democrat scandals and substantial wrongdoing, she has now been appointed as an advisor to the Court. Ironic, to say the least.
Moreover, McCord served as legal counsel on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s security review after the Capitol riot. Anther even shrouded in secrecy where the name, position, and circumstances of a police-involved shooting was hidden from the public, as was the cause of death of Officer Sicknick, which was falsely cited by the Democratic House managers arguing for then-President Donald Trump's impeachment.
Not only did a Judge issue a search warrant for attorney Rudy Giuliani’s electronic devices – when a subpoena with voluntary compliance would have been appropriate – it appears that the devices may contain privileged information regarding Giuliani’s clients, including Donald Trump, both as President and an individual. Funny, the FBI refused to take those electronic devices associated with Hunter Biden's laptop allegedly containing evidence of criminality.
But even more shocking may be the government’s admission, according to Giuliani, that they surveilled his computer account when he may have been defending President Trump against false and frivolous impeachment charges.
Rudy Giuliani said federal investigators seized material from his iCloud while he was representing former President Donald Trump during his impeachment. The DOJ told my lawyer they secretly went into my iCloud account in 2019.
“I think they should be investigated for blatantly violating my Constitutional rights, the president’s Constitutional rights in the middle of the impeachment defense,” Giuliani said. “They invaded -- without telling me -- my iCloud. They took documents that are privileged, and then, they unilaterally decided what they could read and not read.”
Manhattan federal prosecutors have been investigating Giuliani in connection with his lobbying work in Ukraine in 2019. The focus of the probe is on his efforts to oust the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, according to the New York Times. <Source>
Marie Yovanovitch is linked to a Soros-led group with interests in Ukraine and may have been involved in using the U.S. government to quash or re-direct certain Ukrainian investigations. Likewise, Biden’s confession of coercing the Ukrainian government to fire a particular prosecutor during an investigation of Hunter Biden’s activities, Giuliani was also hip-deep in Ukraine, where corruption and big money are the norms.
That the Court may continue to sign off on warrantless searches despite substantial DOJ and FBI wrongdoing should be problematic to all Americans.
Given McCord’s involvement in several cases of unpunished Democrat misfeasance, malfeasance, and non-feasance, and the upcoming persecution of Trump and Trump supporters by the Biden administration, this appointment should have never have been made.
The Court should be reformed, Boasberg should be retired, and the Democrats need to be defeated before they destroy America from within.
We are so screwed,