FISA Court judges have excused another year of FISA abuse by the FBI and signed off on their desire to do it again in 2021.
Americans woke up to the FISA Court in 2017 when we learned about material criminal actions that the FBI participated in during the Obama years. We also learned by 2020 and 2021 that the FBI would not investigate or prosecute 2020 Election fraud cases, convincing all Americans that the FBI was truly corrupted.
In spite of all this, we now find out that the FBI continued its criminal ways from the Obama Administration into the Trump Administration and yet the FISA Courts, who know this, decided to give the FBI another chance. The Washington Examiner reports:
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts presiding judge signed off on the sweeping surveillance powers held by federal spy agencies, a newly declassified yearly report shows, despite finding widespread violations of the FBIs rules related to handling and searching the massive number of emails and other intercepts collected without a warrant.
Judge James Boasberg, the top judge on the FISA court, issued a 67-page ruling in November, which was made public on Monday, dealing with FBI analyst searches of information on U.S. citizens in emails and other data sources that the National Security Agency has collected. Despite a number of problems highlighted by the judge, similar to those highlighted in a December 2019 ruling by the FISA court, Boasberg gave the green light to the NSAs warrantless surveillance program, authorized under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, for another year.
The program stems from U.S. tech companies assisting the NSA overseas with intercepting the communications of foreign targets some of whom are communicating with U.S. citizens. Despite improper searches by the bureau, the judge largely gave the FBI a pass, arguing many of the violations occurred before newly implemented reforms from the bureau were put in place.
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, Boasberg concluded. Under these unique circumstances, and in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the Court is willing to again conclude that the improper queries described above do not undermine its prior determination that, with implementation of the documentation requirement, the FBIs querying and minimization procedures meet statutory and Fourth Amendment requirements.
This isnt the first time the FBI lied to the FISA Court. In 2016 John Carlin lied to the FISA Court and he is now Acting Deputy AG under Biden.
Corrupt Former FBI Director James Comey knew an individual FISA Application was false but he sent it to the FISA Court anyways.
Another Memo to the FISA Court was dishonest and used to keep the corrupt fake Russia Collusion probe open.
So its really no surprise that the FISA Court is allowing the FBI to continue spying on Americans. Same as it ever was.