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    Report: Former FBI Lawyer Under Investigation for Allegedly Altering Carter Page FISA Document in Russia Probe

    Report: Former FBI Lawyer Under Investigation for Allegedly Altering Carter Page FISA Document in Russia Probe

    “Then, the FBI employee allegedly ‘altered an email’ to substantiate his inaccurate version of events.”

    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release his report next month on the ways the FBI received warrants using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Carter Page [featured image], who served as an aide for then-candidate Donald Trump.

    The report will include information about an FBI lawyer under criminal investigation for allegedly changing a document related to the documents used to obtain the warrant.

    This is huge news, but CNN tried to water it down a bit (emphasis mine):

    Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham, the federal prosecutor appointed early this year by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a broad investigation of intelligence gathered for the Russia probe by the CIA and other agencies, including the FBI. The altered document is also at least one focus of Durham’s criminal probe.

    It’s unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBI’s investigation of Page. The alterations were significant enough to have shifted the document’s meaning and came up during a part of Horowitz’s FISA review where details were classified, according to the sources. It did not change Horowitz’s finding that the FISA application had a legal basis, The Washington Post first reported.

    Question: Then why did the lawyer change the document?

    The story gets better because The Washington Post quietly deleted a portion of its report. The editors did not provide an explanation for the change until hours later.

    I see a familiar name! (emphasis mine):

    But the Post, hours after publishing its story, conspicuously removed the portion of its reporting that the FBI employee involved worked “beneath” Peter Strzok, the FBI’s since-fired head of counterintelligence. The Post did not offer an explanation for the change, which occurred shortly after midnight. Earlier this week, the DOJ highlighted a slew of anti-Trump text messages sent by Strzok when he was leading the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the probe into the Trump campaign.

    “The person under scrutiny has not been identified but is not a high-ranking official — they worked beneath former deputy assistant director Peter Strzok, according to people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss material that has not yet been made public,” The Post wrote in its now-deleted paragraph.

    The paper eventually added a correction to the bottom of its piece, reading, “Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that the FBI employee being investigated for altering a document worked underneath former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. The employee was a low-level lawyer in the Office of General Counsel and did not report to the deputy assistant director.”

    Have you noticed that the government and media will describe people as “low level” in order to dismiss their testimonies or actions? Interesting:

    Nevertheless, Horowitz reportedly found that the FBI employee was involved enough in the FISA process to falsely state that he had “documentation to back up a claim he had made in discussions with the Justice Department about the factual basis” for the FISA warrant application, the Post reported. Then, the FBI employee allegedly “altered an email” to substantiate his inaccurate version of events. The employee has since been forced out of the bureau.

    The report will come out on December 9. Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11.

    Something tells me the left will call the report “damning” for Trump while the right will say it “vindicates” Trump.


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    Expect a “low level” FBI agent to commit suicide prior to December 9.
    He will leave a note saying how sorry he is (sic). The bruises on his arms will be ignored.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Mike Huckabee on FISA report: ‘This is saving the republic’
    (It starts about 30 seconds in.)

    We’ll have to see what Horowitz reports. But the 800# gorilla in the room is why the FBI would attempt to gain a Title 1 FISA warrant on a previously used FBI undercover asset? There was never anu evidene that Carter page was a foreign agent. The FBI, and CIA, had used him as a trusted asset to infiltrate Russian criminal enterprises in the US, and possibly abroad. Therefor, using him to obtain the warrant was likely a total fraud. As these types of warrant applications are vetted by a whole raft of DOJ personnel, before the application is presented to the court, and this one was originally signed by Comey, it is almost beyond belief that no one knew of Page’s background with the Bureau.

    But. most likely no important people will ever be charged with anything for this colossal fraud.

    2smartforlibs | November 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I found it interesting how the IG said there were no partisan tactics. Why else would you surveil a man that was never charged? Even after you attempted to set him up as taking a bribe.

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