Cruz: IG report shows Obama admin's stunning abuse of power

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    You're insane.
     
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    The Dossier was not the basis for the surveillance on Paige. Oh and...

    Mr Horowitz also did not find that the FBI's mistakes were intentional.​
     
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    and y'all are straight up partisan idiots.
     
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    Bullshit. IG report says otherwise:

    "Nevertheless, we found that members of the [counterintelligence] team failed to meet the basic obligation to ensure that the Carter Page FISA applications were ‘scrupulously accurate,'” the report reads. This is because the counterintelligence team used unverified hearsay from Steele — and only the information from Steele — as evidence to justify eavesdropping."

    IG Report: No FISA Warrant On Carter Page Without Steele Dossier
     
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    Yes, I am partisan. Admit it quite happily. The irony is that you are just as partisan. Self loathing is so ugly....
     
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    If you really look at details in the IG report it exposes a tremendous amount of Deep State corruption. Trump was right.

    Anyway the Justice Department is working to get to the bottom of the attempted coup of the Deep State. Some people will probably be going to jail for a degree of treason against the people of the US.
     
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    The FBI did not use the Steele dossier to open Russia probe
    A key accusation among Trump’s allies has been that the FBI predicated its investigation of Trump campaign officials Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn on information the bureau received from former British spy Christopher Steele.

    But Horowitz found that the Crossfire Hurricane team — the code name agents gave to the Russia inquiry — did not receive Steele’s election reporting materials until after the investigation had already been opened using information about Papadopoulos the team received from an allied nation.
    Inspector general’s report on Russia probe: Key takeaways
     
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    Good morning. You seem to be Head of the Damage Control Department here.
     
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    The democrats can celebrate the Horowitz report saying that the FBI started the Russia investigation properly.
    That is not the issue, the issue is the FBI's spying on the Trump campaign and illegally setting up Flynn, Popadopulous, and Carter Page.
    The Durham investigation will indict the guilty, and then the democrats can whine about a "banana republic" when they get caught.
     
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    But, hey, if stricter FISA laws come out of this, I'm cool.

    Congress Renews FISA Warrantless Surveillance Bill For Six More Years.

    But the bill newly passed by Congress opens the door to reintroducing about collection in emergency situations only—though what constitutes an “emergency” isn’t specified, leaving room for broad interpretation. In the event that about collection did resume, experts say the new legislation would allow for a far more broad implementation. Now, just mentioning a target—rather than an identifier like their email address—could get you sucked into the dragnet.

    “Not only does the bill say you have our blessing to collect communications that contain a target's email address, it also endorses collecting communications that merely contain a reference to the target,” says Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security program at New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice. “So literally if you and I sent an email to each other that had the word ISIS in it, if you and I send an email that talks about ISIS, under this bill the government is authorized to collect it.” (Assuming ISIS is a group that the NSA is specifically targeting.)

    The bill does impose a warrant requirement upon the FBI, but the way it’s written appears to weaken privacy protections rather than strengthen them, says Goitein. Under the legislation, FBI agents need a warrant to search the Section 702 database when a criminal investigation has already been opened, but not when national security is involved. That means the FBI can query the database on nothing more than a tip. “It incentivizes doing searches earlier and earlier, when it’s less and less justified,” says Goitein.
     

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