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Report: Former FBI Lawyer Under Investigation for Allegedly Altering Carter Page FISA Document in Russia Probe

Report: Former FBI Lawyer Under Investigation for Allegedly Altering Carter Page FISA Document in Russia Probe

“Then, the FBI employee allegedly ‘altered an email’ to substantiate his inaccurate version of events.”

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release his report next month on the ways the FBI received warrants using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Carter Page [featured image], who served as an aide for then-candidate Donald Trump.

The report will include information about an FBI lawyer under criminal investigation for allegedly changing a document related to the documents used to obtain the warrant.

This is huge news, but CNN tried to water it down a bit (emphasis mine):

Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham, the federal prosecutor appointed early this year by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a broad investigation of intelligence gathered for the Russia probe by the CIA and other agencies, including the FBI. The altered document is also at least one focus of Durham’s criminal probe.

It’s unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBI’s investigation of Page. The alterations were significant enough to have shifted the document’s meaning and came up during a part of Horowitz’s FISA review where details were classified, according to the sources. It did not change Horowitz’s finding that the FISA application had a legal basis, The Washington Post first reported.

Question: Then why did the lawyer change the document?

The story gets better because The Washington Post quietly deleted a portion of its report. The editors did not provide an explanation for the change until hours later.

I see a familiar name! (emphasis mine):

But the Post, hours after publishing its story, conspicuously removed the portion of its reporting that the FBI employee involved worked “beneath” Peter Strzok, the FBI’s since-fired head of counterintelligence. The Post did not offer an explanation for the change, which occurred shortly after midnight. Earlier this week, the DOJ highlighted a slew of anti-Trump text messages sent by Strzok when he was leading the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the probe into the Trump campaign.

“The person under scrutiny has not been identified but is not a high-ranking official — they worked beneath former deputy assistant director Peter Strzok, according to people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss material that has not yet been made public,” The Post wrote in its now-deleted paragraph.

The paper eventually added a correction to the bottom of its piece, reading, “Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that the FBI employee being investigated for altering a document worked underneath former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. The employee was a low-level lawyer in the Office of General Counsel and did not report to the deputy assistant director.”

Have you noticed that the government and media will describe people as “low level” in order to dismiss their testimonies or actions? Interesting:

Nevertheless, Horowitz reportedly found that the FBI employee was involved enough in the FISA process to falsely state that he had “documentation to back up a claim he had made in discussions with the Justice Department about the factual basis” for the FISA warrant application, the Post reported. Then, the FBI employee allegedly “altered an email” to substantiate his inaccurate version of events. The employee has since been forced out of the bureau.

The report will come out on December 9. Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11.

Something tells me the left will call the report “damning” for Trump while the right will say it “vindicates” Trump.


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You gotta ask: If Carter Page was so important they had to get warrant after warrant why was he never in a court of jail?? Because it was just a way to surveil Trump, not Page.

Hopefully, the first of many shoes to drop….

I have this sinking feeling that this low level FBI guy is just a sacrificial lamb, and the real bad guys like Clapper, Comey, Strozk, Page, and especially that most execrable bastard Brennan will be whitewashed. The unelected deep state can only be dealt with by a massive popular uprising. We could use someone like Duterte.

“The person under scrutiny is a low-level FBI lawyer”

Always the little people.

Lois Lerner had trouble with the little people too.

innocent mistakes were made, nothing to prosecute.

we are no longer a nation of laws. those only apply to people the government wants to control or destroy.

and we are NOT going to able to vote our way out of this, as they have shown for the last 3 years.

that leaves us only two options:

and one of those is “submission”

Reported: Attorney worked on Mueller team.

Subotai Bahadur | November 22, 2019 at 6:25 pm

I am given to understand that the FISA process is such that any ex post facto changes of official documents requires an attached record of who made the change, what the change was, and why the change.

The FBI is so centralized that 1) anything to do with FISA goes to the Director for approval. 2) normal matters involving lawyers have to be approved two levels above whoever is doing it.

If those involved start having fatal accidents, commit suicide while on suicide watch, etc., OR the traditional DC version of “Mistakes were made but no one responsible is going to be punished” is used, it pretty much means there is no binding Social or Political Contract. With all that implies.

Subotai Bahadur

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release his report next month on the ways the FBI received warrants using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

So when are we going to learn the name of the FISA judge who’s so incompetent that he allowed himself to be punked so easily?

This is one of those situations where “You had one job . . .

Praise be to the METADATA !!!
The METADATA will save us all from the danger of the “Deep State” people. What is metadata you ask? Metadata is information about computer files. It includes the original file, who created it, when it was created, the User ID of the creator, the location (terminal ID) of the creator and other identifying information about the original document. Then, from that point on, the system tracks and saves identifying information on everyone who accesses the document as well as any changes they made. Federal Government computer systems are required to collect and save metadata. If Horowitz’s people dig deep enough into the metadata everything will be exposed!

Scapegoat! The only good thing about this is that this guy is young and will sing like a canary when they put the cuffs on him. Low level my a$$! If anyone in America thinks this low-level dick would, on his own, change an FBI document to con a FISA court they need help. This will come out and remember that all of the big boys had already left the government before Horowitz started his probe so they were never interviewed.

I have low expectations from the report that Horowitz gives. We’ve heard this song before, but he dismisses criminal behavior on a regular basis, as we have seen. He is part of the problem, not the solution to the corruption in our government.
I see Horowitz brushing over things that are fairly egregious calling intent as an over-riding reason to dismiss said crimes.
He has failed to connect obvious actions by many characters which fit too snugly to ignore unless it is HIS intent to cover it over as simple errors.
I expect this report to be more of the same swamp driven drivel with possibly a bone or two thrown in that are meaningless.
Remember too, this report was supposed to have come out in May, then June, then it was any day, or week or year… Just like the last time.
Government employees like Horowitz must work just like the road crews we typically see… one person working while four others stand there watching, but in his case it’s probably taking a lot of time to gloss over the crimes of his cohorts.
I really will be shocked should the report be a “bombshell”. I think it will be about equal to Schiff level duds.

Burn him at the same stake as Obama and Clinton.

How does Horowitz come to the conclusion that the FISA warrant application has an allegedly valid legal basis, when it is at least partly (if not largely) grounded in a “dirty tricks” campaign slander prop, created by vile crone Clinton’s campaign, and, brazenly and deceptively proffered to the FISA court via concealment of its origins?

The FBI’s anti-Trump zealots perpetrated a fraud upon the FISA court, and, should be prosecuted for it.

    puhiawa in reply to guyjones. | November 23, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Horowitz is there to destroy evidence. He will have enough facts to fill up an encyclopedia, but all will be buried in blather. No one will understand the crap he put out for 2 years. Then he hopes the Democrats will be in power again.

    Horowitz is to justice is what Boehner is to Republicans.

    In other words, he’s pathetic.

This will be a typical Horowitz whitewash. He is in there to cover up the corruption, drag a few stooges thru pretend trials, and then send them off to incredibly lucrative jobs doing nothing with crooked law firms, bankers and crony capitalists for their silence.
What about the “unmaskings”?

Expect a “low level” FBI agent to commit suicide prior to December 9.
He will leave a note saying how sorry he is (sic). The bruises on his arms will be ignored.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Mike Huckabee on FISA report: ‘This is saving the republic’
(It starts about 30 seconds in.)

We’ll have to see what Horowitz reports. But the 800# gorilla in the room is why the FBI would attempt to gain a Title 1 FISA warrant on a previously used FBI undercover asset? There was never anu evidene that Carter page was a foreign agent. The FBI, and CIA, had used him as a trusted asset to infiltrate Russian criminal enterprises in the US, and possibly abroad. Therefor, using him to obtain the warrant was likely a total fraud. As these types of warrant applications are vetted by a whole raft of DOJ personnel, before the application is presented to the court, and this one was originally signed by Comey, it is almost beyond belief that no one knew of Page’s background with the Bureau.

But. most likely no important people will ever be charged with anything for this colossal fraud.

I found it interesting how the IG said there were no partisan tactics. Why else would you surveil a man that was never charged? Even after you attempted to set him up as taking a bribe.