A Defiant Comey Defends FISA Process, Admits to His FBI’s ‘Real Sloppiness’

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 12/15/2019 | Fuzzy Slippers
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Here at LI, we’ve covered disgraced former FBI director James Comey throughout President Trump’s candidacy and presidency. His roles in the Russia hoax and the FBI’s deceptive manipulation of the FISA process are unconscionable.

IG Michael Horowitz made a point of stating after his report’s release that his findings vindicate no one, including presumably Comey.

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On Sunday, Comey claimed to Chris Wallace that he was simply being “overconfident” when he lied about the FBI’s role, as revealed by the IG report.

Fox News reports:

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Former FBI Director James Comey admitted on “Fox News Sunday” that the recently released Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the launch of the FBI’s Russia investigation and their use of the surveillance process showed that he was “overconfident” when he defended his former agency’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

This comes days after Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee detailed concerns that included 17 “significant errors and omissions” by the FBI’s investigative team when applying for a FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz referred “the entire chain of command” to the FBI and DOJ for “how to assess and address their performance failures” during the probe, which was conducted while Comey was in charge.

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“He’s right, I was wrong,” Comey said about how the FBI used the FISA process, adding, “I was overconfident as director in our procedures,” and that what happened “was not acceptable.”

Comey also defended the FBI’s use of the debunked Steele dossier and the withholding of exculpatory evidence from the FISA court.

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Fox News continues:

Comey downplayed the role of Steele’s information in obtaining the FISA warrant against Page, claiming Sunday that it was “not a huge part of the presentation to the court,” just part of the information included in the warrant application.

He insisted that...
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