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(CNSNews.com) - Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week that he remembers signing a FISA court application relating to Carter Page in October 2016, but he said he doesn't remember if the application stated that the information had been verified.
Comey also told the House Judiciary Committee he never met nor spoke with Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier; he doesn't know how Steele's information reached the FBI; and he doesn't know "in particular" how the FBI went about investigating the information Steele provided.
Comey - Rep - Trey - Gowdy - R-SC
Comey told an incredulous Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) he did not know, while serving as FBI director, that the law firm Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS at the behest of the Democrat National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
And scariest of all to at least one congressman, Comey said he didn’t see a “legal duty” to present exculpatory evidence to the FISA court.
Martha - Rep - Jim - Jordan - R-Ohio
"Martha, here's what's scary, here's what absurd," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News’s Martha McCallum Monday night.
Congressman Ratcliffe asked him, should exculpatory information be given to the FISA court? And his response was, we have no legal duty to do that.
Stop - Duty - Information - FISA - Judge
Stop and think about that a second. You don't have a duty to give all the information to the FISA judge when you're going to go and get a warrant to go spy on a fellow American citizen? That was his response and he is the top guy at the FBI?
That was scary when we saw that. I thought that was a great question that John asked and that was his first response. I don't think there's a legal duty.
Information - Fact - Duty - Evidence - FISA
He said, certainly, we should do it, that we should give the information. But the fact he doesn't believe there's a legal duty to present all evidence to the FISA court, so...
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