Rep Meadows: FBI leaked info, used stories to get FISA warrants

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  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    No difference. The federal government doesn't have the authority to grant or use a warrant in the United States that isn't supported by evidence showing probable cause - FISA warrants included. Congress can't make such a law and courts can't act on it. A FISA warrant requires the court find probable cause that the target of the surveillance is a "foreign power" or an "agent of a foreign power", and that the places at which surveillance is requested is used or will be used by that foreign power or its agent. Probable cause can't be established on the word of an unanimous tip to a newspaper.
     
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    Here's a motherjones article from 2013 about use of the FIS Courts up to then. Back then the liberals had a more sinister idea of Court than they do now that they are gonna take Trump down using it.

    "But the FISC has declined just 11 of the more than 33,900 surveillance requests made by the government in 33 years, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. That’s a rate of .03 percent, which raises questions about just how much judicial oversight is actually being provided."

    The percentage of rejections is smaller today that it was then.

    https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2013/06/fisa-court-nsa-spying-opinion-reject-request/
     

  3. walkinguf61

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    The unanimous tip was only to bolster the known source whom had been considered reliable in the past. The FBI failed to tell the court he was no longer “reliable”. But that source was known and had provided proven intel in the past.

    The difference in the FISA warrants is the “two hop” rule. That is if the warrant is against carter page and he talks to Manafort. The FBI can tap Manafort’s communications without getting a new warrant. That’s one hop. Now Manafort talks to another person. That’s the second hop. That’s how they recorded Trump’s conversations without returning to the FISA court for a new warrant. Trump was the second hop.

    https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk...-on-a-single-suspects-phone-analysis-suggests

    Also foreign nationals on American soil have less rights to on a FISA warrant than an American. That is not true for other warrants. Americans and non Americans have the same search warrant rights on other warrants.
     
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    The song remains the same.

    Headline, page 1. Retraction, page 27. Small font.