Washington DC (ECWd)-
The Department of Justice Inspector General’s FISA report has been released and can be downloaded at this link.
While there is a lot to absorb in over 475 pages of information, a few statements do jump out upon initial review.
- Relevant Information Inaccurately Stated, Omitted, or Undocumented in the First Application Our review found that FBI personnel fell far short of the requirement in FBI policy that they ensure that all factual statements in a FISA application are “scrupulously accurate.”
- We identified multiple instances in which factual assertions relied upon in the first FISA application were inaccurate, incomplete, or unsupported by appropriate documentation, based upon information the FBI had in its possession at the time the application was filed.
- Omitted Papadopoulos’s consensually monitored statements to an FBI CHS in September 2016 denying that anyone associated with the Trump campaign was collaborating with Russia or with outside groups like Wikileaks in the release of emails;
While there are dozens of what appear to be damning statements in this report, the above is just a few from the first few pages. While it is a lot to read, we urge everyone to read it for themselves and then compare these findings to what you hear from the media.