The anti-Trump FBI is in big trouble.
Their abuses of power are coming to light.
And thanks to one whistleblower, the FBI was confirmed to have committed an unthinkable crime.
FBI agent James Moffa testified before Congress that the FBI deceives judges to win approval for FISA warrants.
Moffa explained how the FBI leaked stories to the media and then used the subsequent news stories as evidence in FISA warrant applications.
The Daily Caller reports:
An FBI special agent told Congress earlier in August that the bureau has used leaked news stories as justifications to obtain surveillance warrants against American citizens, a source familiar with the testimony tells The Daily Caller News Foundation.
During a closed-door interview with the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees on Friday, Special Agent Jonathan Moffa told congressional investigators that the FBI and Justice Department have leaked stories to the press and then used them to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
“He more or less admitted that the FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press and then used stories from the press as justifications for FISA warrants,” a source who took part in Moffa’s interview told TheDCNF.
The FBI pulled this trick with Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
The FBI used the Christopher Steele dossier as the central evidence to obtain a warrant to spy on Page.
In the application, the FBI cited a September 23, 2016 Yahoo news article as confirmation that the allegations in the dossier that Page was a spy were true.
The only problem was Steele was Yahoo’s source.
The FBI uses the same source to make allegations and then for corroborating evidence.
As Republicans dig into the FBI’s misconduct in the 2016 election, this new scandal will help Americans hold the FBI’s corrupt leadership accountable.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this story.