As of yet, we don’t know who or how many people, and in what agencies Michael Horowitz passed on to William Barr and John “Bull” Durham for potential criminal prosecution, but it had better be some from the FBI – at the very least.
As John Solomon writes in his most recent report, two of Trump’s people have either gone to prison or are awaiting sentencing for making a single false statement. According to Horowitz, no less the nine false statements were given to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), yet not a single head has rolled to date.
Something had better come of this , and sooner than later.
from John Solomon Reports:
Just how bad was the FBI’s Russia FISA? 51 violations and 9 false statements
To understand just how shoddy the FBI’s work was in securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting the Trump campaign, you only need to read an obscure attachment to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.
Appendix 1 identifies the total violations by the FBI of the so-called Woods Procedures, the process by which the bureau verifies information and assures the FISA court its evidence is true.
The Appendix identifies a total of 51 Woods procedure violations from the FISA application the FBI submitted to the court authorizing surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page starting in October 2016.
A whopping nine of those violations fell into the category called: “Supporting document shows that the factual assertion is inaccurate.”
For those who don’t speak IG parlance, it means the FBI made nine false assertions to the FISA court. In short, what the bureau said was contradicted by the evidence in its official file.