FBI Director Christopher Wray just issued an apology stating that he “deeply regrets” the way the bureau handled the Russia probe and the glaring FISA errors which came to surface in the IG report.
“The FBI has the utmost respect for this [FISA] Court, and deeply regrets the errors and omissions identified by the OIG,” and called the “conduct that is unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution.”
Wray also outlined a 12 step plan to prevent such “errors” from happening again.
Yet, President Trump isn't satisfied.
In a scathing tweet, Trump essentially told the FBI that sorry isn't good enough and asked if the "dirty cops" responsible for the so-called "errors" would be brought to justice.
Read President Trump's full response to the FBI Director's apology here:
Fox News has more to say:
FBI Director Christopher Wray said he "deeply regrets" the bureau's mishandling of Russia probe surveillance and outlined a 12-step plan to prevent future errors, but President Trump on Saturday signaled he wants more than just an apology.
“Chris, what about all of the lives that were ruined because of the so-called 'errors?' " Trump tweeted. "Are these 'dirty cops' going to pay a big price for the fraud they committed?”
On Friday, Wray submitted his reform plan to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court after a scathing inspector general report found 17 errors in the FBI’s surveillance application of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
“The FBI has the utmost respect for this [FISA] Court, and deeply regrets the errors and omissions identified by the OIG,” Wray wrote, referencing the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General report released in December.
In the rare public court filing, Wray acknowledged the report found “conduct that is unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution.”
The New York Times via Yahoo also said this about Wray's statement:
A chastened FBI told a secretive court Friday that it was increasing training and oversight for officials who work on national security wiretap applications in response to problems uncovered by a scathing inspector general report last month about botched surveillance targeting a former Trump campaign adviser.
In a rare unclassified and public filing before the court that oversees wiretapping under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, the FBI also said it would extend its overhaul to requests for orders permitting it to collect logs of its targets’ communications and other business records — not just wiretaps of the contents of phone calls and emails.
“The FBI has the utmost respect for this court and deeply regrets the errors and omission identified by” the inspector general, wrote FBI Director Christopher A. Wray in a statement included with the filing. He called the conduct described by the report “unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution.”
Under FISA — a law for surveillance aimed at monitoring suspected spies and terrorists, as opposed to ordinary criminals — the government must convince a judge that an American is probably an agent of a foreign power. Because the FISA court hears only from the government, and what it says is never shown to defense lawyers, the Justice Department says it has a duty to be candid and tell judges every relevant fact in its possession.
Business Insider via MSN added the following about Trump's response:
Trump also took a shot at the FBI, another frequent punching bag, during his Saturday morning Twitter barrage.
“FBI Director apologizes for FISA Errors (of which there were far to many to be a coincidence!).” @FoxNews Chris, what about all of the lives that were ruined because of the so-called “errors?” Are these “dirty cops” going to pay a big price for the fraud they committed?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020