Judicial Watch (JW) isn’t as shy as House Republicans and have sued the DOJ for documents that the House ends up borrowing from JW in order to advance their investigations. The latest documents were sent out by Fed Ex on Friday and we should start getting details on them no later than Monday. These documents cover the FISA warrants against Carter Page, who has never been charged with a crime.
Many suspect, as do I, that those FISA warrants were requested only so the Deep State could spy on the Trump campaign and transition team. Besides the original, there were three extensions with people like Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe and Sally Yates and quite possibly Loretta Lynch signing on to their validity, which we now know was a fabrication.
The pending document production comes in a February 2018 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the DOJ rejected a July 19, 2017, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00245)). The lawsuit is seeking:
Copies of all proposed and all final signed FISA applications submitted to the FISC relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, allegations of collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia, and any known Trump associates regardless of context;
Copies of all FISC responses to the above-mentioned applications in which the Court notified the FBI or Justice Department that it would not grant the proposed applications or recommended changes. If any such FISC responses were provided orally, rather than in writing, please provide copies of FBI or Justice Department records memorializing or otherwise referencing the relevant FISC responses;
Copies of all FISC orders relating to the above-mentioned applications, whether denying the applications and certifications, denying the orders, modifying the orders, granting the orders, or other types of orders.
JW is expecting the documents to be heavily redacted and all pertinent information may have been removed. It may require further legal action to actually find out what was in the original documents.