- “Only documented and verified information” may be used in Department of Justice surveillance applications, according to FBI internal guidelines.
- The FBI relied on an unverified dossier of opposition research against President Donald Trump to apply for a warrant, according to House Republicans.
- “Only documented and verified information may be used to support FBI applications [FISA] to the court [FISC],” according to the guidelines.
Adam Schiff continues to declare that the FBI and DOJ did nothing unethical in using the Hillary dossier in getting a FISA warrant. So, reporter Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller decided to find out if that was true and he gave the statement 4 Hillarys.
It now appears that FBI and DOJ guidelines were ignored in order to cash in on Peter Strzok’s “insurance policy” in case Hillary lost the election. Guidelines specifically state that the information used in getting a FISA warrant must be verified and obviously it wasn’t.
Rep Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee pointed that fact out to AG Jeff Sessions in a letter that Sessions will ignore. Nunes pointed out that they have violated their own protocols.
This entire story is beginning to smell like five-day-old fish. This was never a serious investigation. This was just used as a backdoor entrance into the Trump campaign. People need to be held accountable. People need to be charged. And most importantly, people need to go to prison. Otherwise, it could happen again.
“Evidence presented to the court does not have to be rigorously proved or corroborated. But it does have to be plausible and credible — not just rumor or hearsay,” Steven Aftergood, the director of the Project on Government Secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The FBI can cite information that the bureau has not fully verified or corroborated as long as the source for the information is made clear and an assessment of the reliability of the information is included in the application.
But the court was never notified that the source of the dossier was Hillary Clinton and the DNC. No judge would issue a warrant knowing that. The FBI and the DOJ went out of their way to hide that fact from the FISA judges.
And they did not it no fewer than four times.