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Just When You Thought They Couldn’t Get Any Lower The FISA Court Surprises Yet Again

Reports indicate that Mary Mccord, one of the DOJ officials who approved spying on Carter Page is now in an advisory role to the FISA court.


Is this how justice is served?

Mary Mccord was one of the people who approved the investigation into Carter Page, and now she gets a post advising the corrupt FISA court?

You can’t make this stuff up, and I just want to point out that this is exactly why I have zero faith in government.

We can now expect the FISA court to get a lot worse.

What we needed here was reform and accountability. Instead what we got was the same old thing: rewards for those who inflict harm.

Here is the latest on the story:

Daily Caller reported:

McCord, who currently works at Georgetown University, helped oversee Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. She also took part in the process of reviewing an application the FBI submitted for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Page, a former Naval officer who joined the Trump team in March 2016.

McCord is named 25 times in a Justice Department inspector general (IG) report that details a series of missteps by government officials during the Crossfire Hurricane probe.

While McCord is not criticized in the IG report, she did review and ultimately approve the flawed FISA applications against Page.

The Washington Examiner had more: 

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report criticized the Justice Department and the FBI for at least 17 “significant errors and omissions” related to the FISA warrants against Page and for the bureau's reliance on Steele's dossier. The Justice Department told the FISA court it believed the final two of four Page FISA warrants were “not valid."

McCord testified during House Intelligence Committee questioning in November 2017 she "did not have the authority to sign FISA applications," but she had reviewed an early version of the first Page FISA application.

“I do know that it relied on information from Mr. Steele,” McCord said, adding that “I hadn’t seen a dossier. In fact, I didn’t read the dossier until January of 2017, when BuzzFeed published it.” She also falsely claimed Steele had been paid by Republicans before being paid by Democrats. In actuality, Steele was hired by Fusion GPS after it had been hired by the Clinton campaign through the Perkins Coie law firm.


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