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2020-03-07 Home Front: Politix
FISA court mistakenly says Fusion GPS was digging up dirt on Hillary Clinton, not Trump
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] A ruling by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Wednesday mistakenly said Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm which hired British ex-spy Remington Christopher Steele in 2016, was looking for dirt on former Secretary of State Crooked Hillary Clinton
...former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away...
rather than on then-candidate Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
The court fixed the glaring error only after the Washington Examiner brought it to its attention.

Continued from Page 6



Judge James Boasberg, the court’s presiding judge, cited the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications against former Trump campaign associate Carter Page in a Wednesday opinion and, in the midst of pointing out the multitude of flaws, omissions, and factual errors in the electronic surveillance filings uncovered by the Justice Department’s watchdog, he made a mistake himself.

"Although from the outset the applications acknowledged the likely political bias of the person who had hired Steele ... information that confirmed the political origins of the Steele reporting was not," Boasberg stated.

He then incorrectly quoted a footnote from the first FISA application, writing: "The FBI speculates that the [person who hired Steele] was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit [Clinton’s] campaign."

In reality, the FISA application stated, "the FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign."

"Candidate #1" was Trump, not Clinton.

"Thank you for pointing this out," David Sellers, a public affairs officer for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, told the Washington Examiner when the factual inconsistency was relayed to the court. "It is an error that will be corrected."

Boasberg acknowledged the error in a filing on the FISA court’s website Thursday afternoon.

Posted by  2020-03-07 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6484 views ]  Top

#1 Complete
Utter
Total
SHITSHOW
Posted by Lex 2020-03-07 00:58||   2020-03-07 00:58|| Front Page Top

#2 "Thank you for pointing this out," David Sellers, a public affairs officer for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, told the Washington Examiner when the factual inconsistency was relayed to the court. "It is an error that will be corrected."

Not unlike the 17 'significant errors or omissions' discovered by the DOJ Inspector General. If "correction" does not include complete elimination of the process, we will likely see a future recurrence.

Black robed tyrant complicity? Yes, my guess as well.

Posted by Besoeker 2020-03-07 07:12||   2020-03-07 07:12|| Front Page Top

#3 Isn't it funny that all the "errors and omissions" go in one direction?

Almost as if it's not just haphazard coincidence
Posted by Frank G 2020-03-07 08:10||   2020-03-07 08:10|| Front Page Top

#4 
Posted by DarthVader 2020-03-07 09:00||   2020-03-07 09:00|| Front Page Top

#5 "Mistake".
Posted by charger 2020-03-07 10:02||   2020-03-07 10:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Better follow up to make sure it was corrected.
Posted by charger 2020-03-07 11:05||   2020-03-07 11:05|| Front Page Top

#7 Candidate #1, Candidate #whatever. Gentlemen, are we going to quibble over small integers?

And while minor mistakes about actual identities are not confidence-building, rest assured we do have top men on the job.
Posted by SteveS 2020-03-07 11:11||   2020-03-07 11:11|| Front Page Top

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