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DOJ Inspector General to Investigate FBI FISA Abuse

The FBI was already in deep kimchi for its repeated obfuscation and obstruction of justice both before and after the election during which multiple agents are now known to have aided the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

DOJ Inspector General Horowitz is due out with his full report in a month or so which is expected to shake the foundations of the federal government.

And now he’s appending yet another investigation: the abuse of FISA warrants by the FBI, the chief example of which is the use of the dubious Russia dossier as an excuse to investigate and surveil the Trump campaign.

In the words of Joe Biden, “This is a big effing deal.”

Here’s more from Redstate…

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It’s been a long time coming — well, it feels like it’s been a long time coming, but the Steele dossier has really only been exhausting us since June of 2016 — but the Department of Justice Inspector General has decided to formally investigate allegations of abuse by the agency of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, and its associated court.

The FISA court is, of course, where warrants were obtained to spy on Carter Page, former adviser to President Donald Trump, using the now-largely debunked Steele dossier which contained little more than unverified and highly salacious claims. The dossier was created by a former British intelligence officer, Michael Steele, who was under the employ of a firm being paid by Hillary Clinton via the Democratic National Committee.

Republican lawmakers and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been engaged in a letter-writing campaign in recent weeks in an attempt to convince the DOJ’s internal watchdog to investigate what they considered abuse of the secretive court. They allege that the unverified dossier was created by a political opponent in an attempt to smear Donald Trump pre-2016 election, ostensibly to hurt his chances of winning; and then post-election to damage his reputation.

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