FISA Court Slams FBI Over Wiretapping

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court is blasting the FBI and ordering it to fix the problems uncovered by an inspector general.

The secret federal court said the FBI misled it about the facts behind wiretapping former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. It is ordering the Bureau to propose changes to how investigators get permission for future surveillance and submit them to the court by January 10th. At least 17 missteps or acts to mislead in order to get the wiretap okay were identified.

The inspector general said there were missteps in the process, but did not find any evidence that the investigation into Russia contacts with the Trump campaign was politically motivated.

The FISA court said that the FBI will present a plan to the court to make sure the information in surveillance requests is “true and reliable.”

Source:CBS News

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