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IG Horowitz To Show That Carter Page FISA Warrant Ext Were Illegally Obtained Says Joe DiGenova

Kirsters Baish| According to Joe diGenova, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General has revealed that the “three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant extensions against onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained,” reports the Washington Examiner.

The Examiner explains:

In an investigation that began last year, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is examining the Justice Department’s and FBI’s compliance with legal requirements as well as policies and procedures in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court related to Page as part of a larger counterintelligence probe into Trump’s campaign.

The inspector general inquiry is expected to be completed in either late May or June, and diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said Democrats on Capitol Hill are working overtime to investigate and discredit President Trump.

“They are doing that as a diversionary tactic away from the inevitable conclusions of the DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who, by the way, we have learned has concluded that the final three FISA extensions were illegally obtained,” diGenova explained during a Thursday appearance on Fox Business. “The only question now is whether or not the first FISA was illegally obtained.”

He explained that the memos, which conservative group Citizens United were able to obtain via open-records litigation, indicate that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court may have been misled by the FBI in the warrant application that was filed regarding the unverified Steele dossier.

He explained that Horowitz “apparently, as a result of those disclosures … which he was unaware of — the bureau hid those memos from Horowitz — as a result of that they’re doing additional work on the first FISA. It may be that all four FISAs will have been obtained illegally.”

Ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s infamous unverified dossier had numerous salacious claims about the President and alleged ties to the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election cycle. The FBI used this unverified document to “obtain the authority to wiretap Page, an American who had suspicious connections to the Russians. The first warrant application was submitted in October 2016, after which there were three renewals at three-month intervals, including in January, April, and June 2017,” the Examiner explains.

Via The Washington Examiner:

The memos obtained by Citizens United, and shared with the Washington Examiner, show Steele met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11 and admitted he was encouraged by a client to get his research out before the 2016 election, signaling a possible political motivation. The timing of the meeting is notable, as it was 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s unverified dossier to obtain the original warrant to wiretap Page.

Senate and House investigators told The Hill they too were unaware of the documents, which were given to and redacted by the FBI, and one member of Congress referred the memos to the Justice Department inspector general. “They tried to hide a lot of documents from us during our investigation, and it usually turns out there’s a reason for it,” House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said.

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