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2020-02-25 Home Front: Politix
FBI Agent Faulted In FISA Report For ‘Significant’ Errors Has Finally Been Identified
[Daily Caller] An FBI agent faulted for some of the most significant problems laid out in the Justice Department’s inspector general report on FISA abuse against a Trump campaign associate has been identified.

The New York Times, citing people familiar with the FBI’s Russia probe, identified Stephen A. Somma, a counterintelligence investigator who works out of the bureau’s New York field office, as “Case Agent 1” from the inspector general’s (IG) report.

The IG blasted the FBI for its handling of information used to obtain four surveillance orders against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.

“Case Agent 1” is singled in the report as being “primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions in the FISA applications.”

Somma was involved in multiple aspects of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. (RELATED: FBI Agent Who Played ‘Significant’ Role In Surveillance Abuse Wore Several Hats In Trump Probe)

According to the IG report, he was the FBI agent who initially sought a surveillance warrant against Page. Somma pushed for a FISA warrant “almost immediately” after the FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016, the IG said.

Somma’s initial request was rejected, but FBI lawyers later approved seeking a FISA warrant on Page after the bureau received information from former British spy Christopher Steele. In his dossier, Steele alleged that Page was a key player in the Trump campaign’s “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.

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#1 I see a 7 digit book contract in his future.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-02-25 01:59||   2020-02-25 01:59|| Front Page Top

#2 "Errors"
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-02-25 05:29||   2020-02-25 05:29|| Front Page Top

#3 He was undoubtedly known to the senior FBI leadership for years. Top level FBI organizational enema urgently needed.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-25 06:18||   2020-02-25 06:18|| Front Page Top

#4 At least a severe rotor router. Tubal ligation would be nice. Don't call us we'll call you.
Posted by Dale 2020-02-25 07:08||   2020-02-25 07:08|| Front Page Top

#5 Suicide followed by out-of-school talk about substance abuse issues.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-25 07:37||   2020-02-25 07:37|| Front Page Top

#6 #PhilipHaneyDidntKillHimself
Posted by Rex Mundi 2020-02-25 11:42||   2020-02-25 11:42|| Front Page Top

#7 NeitherdidJeffreyEpstein!
Posted by JohnQC 2020-02-25 16:52||   2020-02-25 16:52|| Front Page Top

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