Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Illegally Misleading FISA Court

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Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch are suing the DOJ for deliberately misleading the FISA court in order to obtain a wiretap. 

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch are suing the DOJ for deliberately misleading the FISA court in order to obtain a wiretap. 

Following the House Intelligence Committee’s declassification and public release of the FISA memo on Friday, president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, hit the ground running and called out Comey, McCabe, Yates and Rosenstein for lying to the FISA court.

Thegatewaypundit.com reports: Fearless warrior Tom Fitton also hammered dirty cop Mueller’s Russia investigation in an explosive interview with Fox News Friday.

Shortly after Fitton’s interview, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ for ‘Russian collusion’ FISA documents.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI documents regarding the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant application submitted to – and responses from – the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court related to alleged collusion between Russia and Trump campaign associates (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00245)).

Judicial Watch filed suit in the United States District Court of the District of Columbia after the agency rejected a July 19, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

Copies of all proposed and all final signed FISA applications submitted to the FISC relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, allegations of collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia, and any known Trump associates regardless of context;

Copies of all FISC responses to the above-mentioned applications in which the Court notified the FBI or Justice Department that it would not grant the proposed applications or recommended changes. If any such FISC responses were provided orally, rather than in writing, please provide copies of FBI or Justice Department records memorializing or otherwise referencing the relevant FISC responses;

Copies of all FISC orders relating to the above mentioned applications, whether denying the applications and certifications, denying the orders, modifying the orders, granting the orders, or other types of orders.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the FISA memo:

“Today’s House Russia FISA memo makes a compelling case that the FISA court was misled and severely abused by top officials in the Justice Department and FBI. The American people should be able to see for themselves the details of how the Obama administration officials (and Rod Rosenstein of the Trump administration) justified spying on the Trump team. From what we know publicly, this may be the worst government abuse scandal in a generation – which makes it urgent the Justice Department stop stonewalling the release of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion FISA documents.”


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