Loretta Lynch looks to be the Obama official facing the longest prison stretch of anyone at 25 years. It’s five years for every case of FISA fraud. James Comey is next at 20 years.
That’s because the Director of the FBI and the Attorney General must sign off on every FISA application. There were four successful applications and one unsuccessful one and Lynch would have signed off on all five. Comey was fired prior to the fourth and final application against Carter Page.
When you sign off on the application, you are swearing that you have confirmed the evidence you present to the FISA court.
Last night on the Laura Ingraham Angle on FOX News, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, John Yoo, noted that Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed off on most all the FISA warrants during Obama’s last couple years in office (emphasis added) –
As somebody who’s worked on FISA applications, I can tell you how high it could go because under the FISA law itself the Attorney General has to approve the FISA application. So if the Steele dossier, which we now know was completely made up, was used as a basis for the FISA application, then you have somebody that was high up in the FBI that had to approve that. Somebody high up in the Justice Department had to approve that. Ultimately the Attorney General [Loretta Lynch] has to approve that.
And then a second thing we haven’t touched on yet is that appears that the FBI attempted to send undercover informants and agents to infiltrate the Trump campaign. There’s a whole other set of laws that are called the Attorney General guidelines which are supposed to only allow that in very, very rare circumstances. So I assume the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General and maybe FBI Director Comey all had to sit in on that decision and approve it…