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Confirmed: FISA warrant was in fact issued


PJMediaAccording to an explosive new report in Circa News Wednesday night, a FISA court warrant was granted to federal investigators in October of 2016 as part of an overall Russian hacking investigation.

Investigative journalists Sara Carter (formerly of the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, and The Blaze) and John Solomon (formerly of the the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and AP) spoke to sources close to the investigation who have been "watching in horror" at the politicization of intelligence since the election, and wanted to set the record straight.

In addition to the FISA warrant in October, the FBI obtained a separate warrant that same month to look into a computer server tied to then-candidate Donald Trump's businesses in Trump Towers (but not located in Trump Towers). According to the report, the feds used traditional investigative techniques to examine allegations of computer activity tied to two Russian banks and there had been no intercepts of Trump’s phone or emails.

The FBI quickly concluded that "the computer activity in question involved no nefarious contacts, bank transactions or encrypted communications with the Russians."

I'm not convinced here. There's a lot of frantic backpedaling going on as people realize that they may be out on a legal limb for conducting politically-motived surveillance. They're desperately trying to spin their way out of trouble.

I'm convinced that something happened, but I'm not convinced it was all done in proper order with appropriate authority and apolitical motivations.

The simple fact that people are admitting FISA warrants were issued suggests that something beyond just using the NSA's global email archives and pen-register traces took place. And it invalidates the theory that the transcripts of conversations with the Russian ambassador were the product of tapping the Russian ambassador alone. Surely there's already a policy of spying on foreign agents in place; that wouldn't need a new warrant.

Something is rotten here.

This entry was published 2017-03-16 09:34:17.0 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-03-16 09:34:17.0. [Tweet]

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