The Department of Justice (DOJ) has determined that the FBI, under fired and disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, should have ended its secret surveillance on a member of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election because of “insufficient predication to establish probable cause.”

That means there was no reason for the FBI to spy on Carter Page, and when they realized it, they should have ended it, but they didn’t.  These are professional law enforcement people, so there’s no way they can argue they didn’t know what they were doing was bogus.  If this is right, then everything they did after obtaining the FISA warrant was illegal.

It also means that everyone involved is in Heap Big Doo-Doo!

Reuters reporter Brad Heath took to social media to highlight the freshly declassified letter that the DOJ sent to the FISC court:

“DOJ told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in December that it now thinks ‘there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause’ to substantiate two of its four applications to wiretap ex-Trump aide Carter Page.”

“Thanks in large part to the work of the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, the Court has received notice of material misstatements and omissions in the applications filed by the government in the above-captioned dockets,” a letter stated. “DOJ assesses that with respect to the applications in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17-679, ‘if not earlier, there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [Carter] Page was acting as an agent of a foreign power.’”

“This is a big deal. The Justice Department is conceding that two of the four FISA applications it used to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page were not lawful, and it’s not defending the legality of its other two applications.”

Heath posted a part of the letter:

“The government further reports that the FBI has agreed ‘to sequester all collection the FBI acquired pursuant to the Court’s authorizations in the above-listed four docket numbers targeting [Carter] Page pending further review of the OIG Report and the outcome of related investigations and any litigation,’” the letter continued. “The government has not described what steps are involved-in-such sequestration or when it will be completed. It has, however, undertaken to ‘provide an update to the Court when the FBI completes the sequestration’ and to ‘update the Court on the disposition of the sequestered collection at the conclusion of related investigations and any litigation.’ To date, no such update has been received.”

“DOJ told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in December that it now thinks “there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause” to substantiate two of its four applications to wiretap ex-Trump aide Carter Page.”

“Judge Boasberg says in a newly-declassified order that DOJ has ‘concluded, in view of the material misstatements and omissions, that the Court’s authorizations in [two Page FISAs] were not valid.’ DOJ didn’t take a position on whether the other two were lawful.”

“The Court understands the government to have concluded, in view of the material misstatements and omissions, that the Court’s authorizations in Docket Numbers 17-375 and 17- 679 were not valid,” the letter added. “The government apparently does not take a position on the validity of the authorizations in Docket Numbers 16-1182 and 17-52, but intends to sequester information acquired pursuant to those dockets in the same manner as information acquired pursuant to the subsequent dockets.”

Here’s what I think really happened.  During the 2016 election, Dutch intelligence sent an email they obtained between then-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and a Russian government operative.  The email showed Wasserman Schultz telling the Russian individual not to worry because Lynch (Attorney General Loretta Lynch) has made sure that Hillary will not be prosecuted.

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Allegedly, Comey and others in FBI and DOJ freaked out and worried that the Russians were going to exploit the email, so the Obama administration had Comey do what Democrats always do; they projected it onto a Republican, in this case, Donald Trump and his campaign.

Comey began the bogus story of Trump-Russia collusion, and the rest is history.

There’s just one problem.  The email did legitimately come from Dutch intelligence, and it was a product from Russia, but the email was a hoax.  The Russians are known for disinformation, and Comey fell for it hook, line, and sinker, and he used the full force of the US FBI to cover up what he thought was a scandal that would harm Hillary Clinton in the election.

When the FBI discovered the email was a hoax, they should have admitted it, said “my bad,” and moved on with promises of starting policies that would make sure it would never happen again.  But they didn’t do that.  Comey worried if Trump won the election and found out what he did, he’d be in big trouble.  So, instead, he decided to double down on the lies and attack Trump and his campaign so that he wouldn’t win.

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If all of this is true, I hope to God James Comey goes to prison, because he put the country through hell to save himself from embarrassment over being a dope who fell for a Russian disinformation campaign, and once he went down that road it got a life of its own and got away from him.  If true, Comey should have come clean.

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