The Deep State is alive and well and living in Washington, D.C.
The person who has been designated as the person to clean up the mess is the FISA Court is its biggest abuser, having rammed through warrants to spy on Carter Page and the Trump campaign.
David S. Kris, a former assistant attorney general for national security, was also an outspoken critic of Rep. Devin Nunes and other members of Congress who accused the FBI of shady dealings in getting the FUSA warrants approved.
Kris was a driving force behind the FISA warrants, and now the FISA court has picked him to clean up the mess he created.
This should put an end to the FISA court as it is about due form reauthorization. That reauthorization should now be denied.
Because of his defense of the FBI throughout this process, Kris is a poor choice to clean up the mess the FBI made of the system.
Devin Nunes said the only choices that would be worse than Kris would be Comey, McCabe, or Schiff.
Kris, who served at the Justice Department from 2009 to 2011, asserted in his writings during the Trump-Russia probe that Republicans had “falsely accused” the FBI of misleading the FISC in its wiretap applications.
He also accepted the FBI’s assertion that there was probable cause to believe that Page was a foreign agent of Russia — an allegation that was all but debunked by the special counsel’s report and the inspector general’s report.
“It’s disturbing that Page met that legal standard and that there was probable cause to conclude he was a Russian agent,” Kris wrote in an essay March 1, 2018, at Lawfare, a blog operated by the Brookings Institution.
Kris’s assessment — which echoed that of many Democrats and liberals in the media — accepted the FBI’s claim at face value that Page was a Russian asset. The FBI made the assertion in four applications to the FISC to wiretap Page. The basis for the allegation was the Democrat-funded Steele dossier.