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    Here is another excellent article by John Solomon on the FBI's behavior.

    Just days after it was sharply rebuked for its conduct in the Russia collusion investigation, the FBI is declaring it possesses no records of any disciplinary action taken against lawyers who pursued a deeply flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant targeting the Trump campaign.

    The declaration was made Thursday in a U.S. District Court motion seeking to dismiss an open records lawsuit brought by the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm that frequently argues cases before the Supreme Court.

    The foundation’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit sought any records from the FBI of actions taken with or communicated to the FISA judges or other disciplinary bodies against lawyers involved in the surveillance warrant that was obtained against Trump adviser Carter Page in October 2016 and renewed three times in 2017.

    “The FBI informed Plaintiff that it was ‘unable to identify records responsive to’ the FOIA request,” the government’s motion seeking dismissal states. “Because the search requested by Plaintiff in the FOIA request and the Complaint has been conducted, Plaintiff’s claim is now moot.”

    The FBI’s claim is certain to touch off new concerns amongst civil liberties experts and conservatives, who fear the bureau has not taken any disciplinary action against the lawyers and supervisors who submitted a deeply inaccurate, flawed application for the warrant.

    The declaration comes just four days after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz excoriated the FBI’s handling of the FISA warrant, identifying 17 significant acts of misconduct, false statements and omitted information. That included one instance in which an FBI lawyer falsified a document in the FISA process.

    Horowitz’s report identified a total of 51 violations that rendered the FBI’s search warrant request improper, including nine false statements, nine misleading statements and 33 claims that were not properly documented.

    The magnitude of the false information and misconduct was so sweeping that Horowitz suggested Wednesday in congressional testimony that the FBI may have engaged in “illegal surveillance” by deceiving the court.

    Todd Young, executive director of the foundation, said the FBI’s claim of no responsive records “does not pass the straight-face test.”

    “Horowitz laid out a clear pattern of ‘errors and omissions’ – more than 17 such errors – committed by the FBI before the FISC on four separate warrant applications on Carter Page,” he said.

    The FOIA lawsuit sought a broad set of document meant to capture any communications between the FISA judges or other disciplinary bodies.

    Kimberly Hermann, the foundation’s chief counsel, said she plans to fight the FBI’s effort to dismiss the FOIA lawsuit.

    “The FISA court has stringent rules governing behavior because it makes decisions on whether a federal agency can spy on Americans. Further, the burdens to tell the truth, disclose timely, and update the FISA court are even more critical because there are no other parties than the government providing evidence to the court – it’s unlike any other court in America

    As a matter of disclosure, Southeastern Legal Foundation has represented me in several open records cases in 2019, including a motion asking the FISA court if it has any disciplinary concerns about the FBI conduct in the Russia case. Those legal matters are pending.
    This article can be found here.

    The complete absence of any kind of accountability on the part of the FBI ought to scare anyone no matter what side of the political spectrum they belong. It's frightening that the FBI will not hold itself or it's people accountable for violating the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and by their own departmental rules. If these people are not held accountable liberty is done and over with in this nation.
    “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
    ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

    “One and God make a majority.”
    ― Frederick Douglass

  • #2
    The mere fact that Comey isn't behind bars is loathsome, at best. Had any other law-enforcement officer in the USA had acted as he did, they'd have been arrested long ago. I'm sure there are others in the FBI just as guilty (if not more so) as he, but they haven't been arrested, either.
    "That man of sin must first be revealed." -- Jesus

    If you haven't tried: you've already failed. -- Aimiel

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ffreeloader View Post
      The complete absence of any kind of accountability on the part of the FBI ought to scare anyone no matter what side of the political spectrum they belong. It's frightening that the FBI will not hold itself or it's people accountable for violating the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and by their own departmental rules. If these people are not held accountable liberty is done and over with in this nation.
      The Progressives couldn't care less about the Obama Adminstration violating anyone's Civil Rights! They couldn't care less that Obama's FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. They couldn't care less that Adam Schiff told lie after lie concerning both the Mueller investigation and the FISA warrant application of Obama's FBI.

      The Progressives are all infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome and to them the end justifies the means!



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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aimiel View Post
        The mere fact that Comey isn't behind bars is loathsome, at best.
        Yes, but he will end up in prison, along with many of his partners in the crime of trying to overthrow the duly elected President of the USA. What those crooks did was nothing less that treason!

        Prison is too good for these dirty cops because they deserve the death penalty, which will serve as an example of the fate of those who would attempt tp overthrow any duly elected President.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jerry Shugart View Post

          The Progressives couldn't care less about the Obama Adminstration violating anyone's Civil Rights! They couldn't care less that Obama's FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. They couldn't care less that Adam Schiff told lie after lie concerning both the Mueller investigation and the FISA warrant application of Obama's FBI.

          The Progressives are all infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome and to them the end justifies the means!


          The leftists follow Saul Alinsky's, Rules for Radicals. If you haven't read the book there's a link to it below. Alinksy dedicates this book to Lucifer, whom he calls the first activist. And he loves the way Lucifer went about rebelling against God. In other words, lying through his teeth about God. It's why you cannot believe a word that comes out of their mouths. If they do happen to say something that is true it is so couched as to lead to a false conclusion. They follow their hero. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Hillary Clinton is a disciple of Alinsky, as well as other leading Democrats/socialists.

          Read the book and you'll recognize Alinsky's tactics employed here on a daily basis. You can either read the book or download it in any one of several ebook formats at the archive.org link below.

          https://archive.org/details/RulesForRadicals/page/n1
          “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
          ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

          “One and God make a majority.”
          ― Frederick Douglass

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jerry Shugart View Post

            Yes, but he will end up in prison, along with many of his partners in the crime of trying to overthrow the duly elected President of the USA. What those crooks did was nothing less that treason!

            Prison is too good for these dirty cops because they deserve the death penalty, which will serve as an example of the fate of those who would attempt tp overthrow any duly elected President.
            I imagine that's why Trump has bolstered Guantanamo Bay. There's coming a day of reckoning!
            "That man of sin must first be revealed." -- Jesus

            If you haven't tried: you've already failed. -- Aimiel

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jerry Shugart View Post

              The Progressives couldn't care less about the Obama Adminstration violating anyone's Civil Rights! They couldn't care less that Obama's FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. They couldn't care less that Adam Schiff told lie after lie concerning both the Mueller investigation and the FISA warrant application of Obama's FBI.

              The Progressives are all infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome and to them the end justifies the means!
              1) "Jerry Shugart's;" rants are long on unsubstantiated accusations but come up short when it comes to providing proof to support his assertions!

              2) Only in "banana republics" does the current government attempt to use its position to settle old scores - real or imagined!

              3) If the FBI "spied" on the Trump Campaign it was because so many of his surrogates kept meeting with known Russian operatives who were already under government surveillance!

              4) If there was ever an example of "the ends justifying the means" its the unwavering support by Evangelicals for this President, who by words and deeds represents the very antithesis of everything they claim to represent!
              They have compromised their values in the eyes of the nation for the hope that Trump will appoint enough conservative Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v Wade!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jgarden View Post

                1) "Jerry Shugart's;" rants are long on unsubstantiated accusations but come up short when it comes to providing proof to support his assertions!

                2) Only in "banana republics" does the current government attempt to use its position to settle old scores - real or imagined!

                3) If the FBI "spied" on the Trump Campaign it was because so many of his surrogates kept meeting with known Russian operatives who were already under government surveillance!

                4) If there was ever an example of "the ends justifying the means" its the unwavering support by Evangelicals for this President, who by words and deeds represents the very antithesis of everything they claim to represent!
                They have compromised their values in the eyes of the nation for the hope that Trump will appoint enough conservative Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v Wade!
                you're Canadian, right?

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