Friday, January 03, 2020

Federal Bureau of Lies, Distortions, and Fraud

We all know Hoover was bad.

Believe it or not, the current bunch--including the current Director of Lies--is even worse.

...following the inspector general’s release of his 478-page report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse, after making quick mention of the top-line findings, the media moved on. As a result, much has been missed, including one significant misrepresentation contained in all four of the Carter Page FISA applications--an inaccuracy even the IG’s team overlooked. 

Two passages, separated by more than 50 pages, when read together reveal an eighth significant inaccuracy and omission from the first FISA application, and one repeated in the later three renewals: Steele's sources and sub-sources were not ones he used or developed during his time with the British intelligence service MI6, contrary to the impression created in the FISA applications.

This detail was dropped in a footnote in the IG report, following this text: "Steele told us he had a source network in place with a proven 'track record' that could deliver on Fusion GPS’s requirements. Steele added that this source network previously had furnished intelligence on Russian interference in European affairs."

The relevant footnote, footnote 214, then read: "Steele told us that this source network did not involve sources from his time as a [redacted] and was developed entirely in the period after he retired from government service."...
 --Margot Cleveland , quoted at AOSHQ

Does anybody REALLY think that the IG team "missed" the "inaccuracy"???  Really?

Who in the country is still stupid enough to think that the IG report was 'clean,' and the current Director of the Bureau of Lies, Distortions, and Fraud ALSO did not know about this?

FOAD, jerkwads.

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