First, the FISC advisor has been heavily criticized for arguing that the FBI did nothing wrong here. His advice to the FICS about reform proposals is critical, suggesting even more reforms and safeguards. That either surprising given his past opinions... or not surprising, given that he wants to preempt criticism while his appointment is under scrutiny. Put simply, he's likely not an honest player and can't be trusted; this play is the opening bid where he tries to claim he's not a Deep State stooge.
Remember when Mueller was described as a paragon of virtue and apolitical competence? Yeah, I'm betting it's like that.
Everyone involved here -- the FISC and their advisor Kris (above), Wray, IG Horowitz -- are all operating on the premise that the FBI and DOJ were acting honestly. They just screwed up. They "forgot" key facts. They failed to verify. And if they had had just one more training program, they would have known to do the right thing.
This was malice. And malice will ignore the rules, no matter what they rules are, except for one thing and one thing only: consequences.
The people who did this need to be jailed.
This entry was published Thu Jan 23 02:58:02 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2020-01-20 04:13:53.0.