No, the FBI didn’t just make “errors and omissions” (51 of them) in their FISA applications targeting the Trump campaign. The FISA Court says it was deception.

As reported by John Solomon in JUST THE NEWS, U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg, the new chief of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, issued an order last week suspending all FBI and DOJ lawyers involved in the Russia “collusion” case from appearing before his court until it’s determined whether or not they engaged in misconduct. (I would note that at this point, many are no longer there.) Boasberg blamed senior officials in a scathing rebuke, saying, “The frequency and seriousness of these errors in a case that, given its sensitive nature, had an unusually high level of review at both DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have called into question the reliability of the information proffered in other FBI applications.”

In other words, we can’t believe the FBI. To cut to the chase, Judge Boasberg said there’s “little doubt that the government breached its duty of candor to the Court with respect to those applications.” The judge here is accusing the FBI of lying to the FISA court.

He went on: “The errors the OIG [Office of Inspector General] pointed out cannot be solved through procedures alone. DOJ and the FBI, including all personnel involved in the FISA process, must fully understand and embrace the heightened duties of probity and transparency that apply in ex parte proceedings.”

Translation: It’s not enough to do what FBI Director Chris Wray wants to do and reform the process. This needs to go further. All personnel involved with FISA have to understand and be committed to the heightened importance of transparency and proof in proceedings such as this, in which a judge rules without all parties being present.

Top FBI and DOJ officials have spent three years trying to weasel out of being held accountable. James Comey recently said it was “nonsense” that the FBI opened the “Trump/Russia” probe without good cause. Rod Rosenstein said that the DOJ took its responsibility to submit “admissible evidence, credible witnesses” very seriously. (I guess he means the phony “dossier”?) How refreshing that this ruling by Judge Boasberg has placed the blame right where it should be.

We still don’t have indictments, but this certainly is a move in the right direction. As Solomon put it, “A judge has formally concluded that his court was misled by the work product they oversaw and signed.” By “they,” he means people at the top: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein and others.

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/21-words-uttered-fisa-court-change-russia-collusion-case

Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes of California still calls this action “too little, too late.” He appeared on Monday’s HANNITY along with Gregg Jarrett and Sara Carter shortly after meeting for about an hour and a half with Attorney General Bill Barr, who has “some great ideas,” he said. But Democrats control the House right now, and it’s doubtful they’re going to pursue needed reforms. Nunes said what needs to happen is for Congress to “open up” FISA and really take a look at it, but as Congress is currently led by Democrats, that isn’t happening.

"At the end of the day,” he said, “we need FISA to protect this country, but not if it comes at the sake of our liberties that we would have to give up.”

FOX legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said he believes the only way to bring about real reform is to either get rid of FISA entirely or adopt the rule Sen. Rand Paul has called for: No more FISA spying on Americans. The ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Surveillance Act needs to be applied only to FOREIGN, not domestic, spying.

Sara Carter pointed out that to spy on Americans on U.S. soil is a violation of Fourth Amendment. (I would add that the FBI apparently went around the Fourth Amendment by luring Americans to foreign soil to spy on them there!) Carter was right in saying we can’t trust the intel bureaucracy to do their job within the system as it exists right now.

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, whose name is on the anti-Trump “dossier” that was used to mislead the FISA court, also came up in the conversation with Hannity, so here’s the latest on him, as reported by Chuck Ross at THE DAILY CALLER: Steele defended his own work recently at a private event sponsored by the Oxford University Student Union. “I stand by the integrity of our work, our sources and what we did,” he said.

Oh, brother.

The FISA Court certainly would not agree with Steele’s self-assessment. They found that the FBI could not corroborate Steele’s allegations regarding Carter Page and other Trump associates and that Steele’s only direct source disputed much of what was in the “dossier.” That source’s FBI interview in early 2017 “raised doubts about the reliability of Steele’s description of information in his election reports,” they said. Before the 2016 election, Steele himself told his FBI contacts that one subsource of his was a “boaster” and egotist” who was unreliable. Then there are the known factual errors, such as the claim that Michael Cohen visited Prague in August of 2016 to meet with Kremlin officials to discuss paying off computer hackers. (!) Say what you will about Michael Cohen, but he never made such a trip to Prague; in fact, as far as anyone knows, he has never been to Prague.

Over the past three years, Steele has gone back and forth on the reliability of his work as his own convenience warranted. What he’s saying now is certainly at odds with what he reportedly said under oath in a British deposition. Aside from that, the FBI got plenty of warning that it was really just political garbage paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign (with money laundered through the law firm Perkins Coie), but they used it, anyway. We know that most of the “dossier” wasn’t even written by Steele, but by Fusion GPS (read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT). Also, the Mueller report found no evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, though Steele had alleged this in his “dossier.”

We know Steele had hoped to keep Trump from being elected, so perhaps his renewed defense of the “dossier” is intended to help keep him from being re-elected. He has said he won’t cooperate with the Durham investigation. And not surprisingly, he disparaged Trump at the Oxford event. “Trump himself doesn’t like intelligence because its ground truth is inconvenient for him,” Steele lied. “The reality check is that Russia is a hostile state as it is run at the moment, it is out to destabilize the West, and it is nefarious in the way it goes about its business.”

Well, yes, we all know Russia wants to destabilize the West. But “ground truth” means “facts or firsthand information,” and Steele relied on fiction when the facts were on the President’s side. Steele himself --- not to mention the FBI --- must've pleased Russia to no end by encouraging that very destabilization.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/06/christopher-steele-oxford-dossier/

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  • Paul Kern

    03/10/2020 03:50 PM

    I wonder how many RINO'S were in on this? Maybe Mitt.
    Also put a bug in POTUS ear. The snakes are likely ready to strike so he and his lived ones need to be extra cautious.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    03/10/2020 03:48 PM

    Thank you. Praying for the truth to be proven and evil to be bound.

  • James Evart

    03/10/2020 03:20 PM

    Why not delay this FISA re-enstatement until after the election in November and then get the House to look into things before a decision is made. The House Demorcats are unreliable and corrupt in their views of what is good for this nation. It actually churns my insides to see what human beings as Democrats are capable of.

  • Walter W Lee

    03/10/2020 03:14 PM

    Chastising them is one thing. What about indict and prosecute the liars. This whole charade is part of a coup attempt, deserves capital punishment!

  • Anne Turner

    03/10/2020 03:07 PM

    Governor, when next you see POTUS, or one of his close advisors, please advise him to refrain from comment about Joe’s gaffs when in debate. He could perhaps supply a polite correction but if he makes fun of him it will only drive voters away and make him look small and mean. It will become obvious in debates if Joe is slipping. People can hear that for themselves. This is really, really important. If Joe is elected, his VP will likely be a real lefty, and will be President within the year. It will be HiLARY, Pete, Michele, Or Tulsi.

  • Maynard Holtz

    03/10/2020 02:57 PM

    Keep digging. They all have lied and need to be taken to court and prosecuted for there actions.

  • Gene Blazer

    03/10/2020 02:48 PM

    Thank you wading thru the murky waters to keep up informed Governor! God Bless you!

  • Robert W Gauer

    03/10/2020 02:47 PM

    Get rid of FISA court, and get rid of the FBI weasels. Just a start, only a part, of draining the swamp!

  • Jay Fullerton

    03/10/2020 02:41 PM

    Thank you Governor And your staff for your continuing work. I can’t read all your posts and can only intelligently respond to even fewer, but I do read the majority of them. Please keep up your excellent work! My only comments about FISA are as follows. If the perpetrators involved in this attempted coups are not brought to justice, our legal system has failed us. The Clintons and Obama’s shadow warriors all need to stand before God and country to hear their just reward for the escapades they embarked on.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    03/10/2020 02:30 PM

    Just as I've been saying - Steele made the whole thing up, and laughed all the way to the bank;-}

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/10/2020 02:12 PM

    I read this minutes after I learned that two more teens were just shot and killed here in Charlotte....and tragic death after tragic death after tragic death of a kid whose life was snuffed out before he, or she, had never had a chance t live, I listen to the cries on the news: "these killings have got to STOP! Somebody has GOT to do something!" " The violence has got to end! "

    And WITH those cries for help still ringing in my ears...and tearing at my heart strings....I then read account after account of what you have rightly defined as "political garbage" !....

    You made the statement "we still don't have indictments...." ...Well, as a Christian, I sure do....and I am looking to see if there are other Christians who are willing to join me!. Perhaps the parents of kids who have been killed can march on Washington holding signs that read something like: "MAYBE IF YOU DEMOCRATS HAD CARED AS MUCH ABOUT RESPONDING TO OURS CRIES FOR HELP TO STOP OUR KIDS FROM KILLING ONE ANOTHER ....AS YOU DID ABOUT TRYING TO DESTROY OUR PRESIDENT....MY CHILD WOULD STILL BE ALIVE!!!!"

    AND if Christians do NOT step forward TO proclaim this indictment, GOD will because, in reality, it is HIS indictment! He just wants to use His followers as His mouthpiece to PROCLAIM it!

  • jack macdonald

    03/10/2020 01:59 PM

    Our country is in dire straits. The Left is criminal and the Right is feckless and cowardly. I see no integrity whatsoever in the left and only a small number of straightshooters on the right. I cannot understand the thought process that would lead people to vote for the Pelosi's and Schumers of the world. I guess the same mentality that caused them to vote for Ted Kennedy over and over. Democracy and our Republic cannot survive if voter ignorance continues and it will with the help of our education system and thoroughly corrupt media. That corruption is not a new pheonomena when you consider Dan Rather, Brian Williams, Walter Cronkite and Sam Donaldson among others. These were in truth traitors to journalism and to the country. It's a**holes like this that the founders has not factored in to the formula.

  • Katie Bohne

    03/10/2020 01:55 PM

    As an American Citizen, I want to see all those who conspired, lied, fabricated facts against our President, Donald Trump and his people, put behind bars. That is what would happen to any one of us (citizens of this country) if we tried to pull any of these acts. It makes me ill to see Coney, and other top FBI officials, as well as Loretta Lynch from Justice walking free and getting away with crimes that are shown under our constitution. Hillary Clinton has been a candidate for a orange jump suit and prison for years. She commits crimes and thumbs her nose at justice. I want to see her behind bars as well as her slut husband. I am 83 years old and use to live in fairly sane America. Not any more. I WANT SOMETHING DONE TO UPHOLD JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY.

  • james randolph

    03/10/2020 01:44 PM

    We still don’t have indictments, but this certainly is a move in the right direction. ...
    ...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have JUSTICE.

  • Pat J Green

    03/10/2020 01:37 PM

    It's simple the fisa needs to go away

  • Thomas R Beckwith

    03/10/2020 01:26 PM

    Here come da Judge ! ! !

  • rodney burke

    03/10/2020 01:26 PM

    when we have a republican house again, there will be FISA reform, there were definite criminal acts committed by Comey and co. no matter what they say , which is likely all lies anyway. Steele is a pathetic character and I think he knows when certain documents come out he is implicated in this whole mess. Not only his information sources, his CASH sources. Steele is a symptoms of the utter contempt for law as exhibited by all the players. FBI and DOJ need to be purged, by the harshest methods available.

  • Ken Lawyer

    03/10/2020 01:24 PM

    I, like my assuming so many other Americans, am sick and tired of all the talk of lying and abuse of power, as well as, the breaking of laws and harming American citizens and millions possibly billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on the Mueller Report and the salaries afforded those to protect us. Only conservatives have gone to court and prison while Hillary and her minions laugh and scoff at us for our lack of initiative to pursue true justice!

  • Thomas H Nienburg Sr

    03/10/2020 12:57 PM

    Governor
    The latest info on the circumstances surrounding FICA/Clinton/media lies & the damage to our Republic seemingly point to the perpetrators, however I will not take it seriously till someone or many are indicted for these horrid crimes & civil attacks. What taking AG Barr & Durham so long to bring this travesty to a head. DOJ seems to move a super speed when it comes to Republicans/ Conservatives but slip into second gear in Democratic/. progressive cases
    Your thoughts, Governor.
    Respectfully
    Thomas H Nienburg Sr

  • Bob Cook

    03/10/2020 12:35 PM

    Why is it that leftists are always only accused of "lack of candor" while all non-leftists are always accused of lying?

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/10/2020 12:32 PM

    Man... I certainly hope that people will pay for this attempt at destruction of our country

  • Roger Coveleskie

    03/10/2020 12:30 PM

    Now lets get on with the holding them accountable for their crooked actions. If they are no held accountable we have no rule of law in this country.
    Cities,counties states are all by passing federal law. as are the departments. This can not be allowed to happen.

  • Glenda Dudley

    03/10/2020 12:24 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee,
    I only trust you for my sorce of news!

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    03/10/2020 12:20 PM

    I simply want to know when there will be arrests and prosecutions?????

  • JOHN STONE

    03/10/2020 12:06 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee: Great article! Unfortunately, I have to agree with Cong. Nunes - "too little, too late." The FISA Court, long before today, should have summoned the people involved in the abuse to appear before the court and answer for their misdeeds, with either large fines (personal responsibility, not the government ) and/or imprisonment for criminal contempt. This matter will not be fully rectified until the foregoing happens.

No, the FBI didn’t just make “errors and omissions” (51 of them) in their FISA applications targeting the Trump campaign. The FISA Court says it was deception.

As reported by John Solomon in JUST THE NEWS, U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg, the new chief of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, issued an order last week suspending all FBI and DOJ lawyers involved in the Russia “collusion” case from appearing before his court until it’s determined whether or not they engaged in misconduct. (I would note that at this point, many are no longer there.) Boasberg blamed senior officials in a scathing rebuke, saying, “The frequency and seriousness of these errors in a case that, given its sensitive nature, had an unusually high level of review at both DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have called into question the reliability of the information proffered in other FBI applications.”

In other words, we can’t believe the FBI. To cut to the chase, Judge Boasberg said there’s “little doubt that the government breached its duty of candor to the Court with respect to those applications.” The judge here is accusing the FBI of lying to the FISA court.

He went on: “The errors the OIG [Office of Inspector General] pointed out cannot be solved through procedures alone. DOJ and the FBI, including all personnel involved in the FISA process, must fully understand and embrace the heightened duties of probity and transparency that apply in ex parte proceedings.”

Translation: It’s not enough to do what FBI Director Chris Wray wants to do and reform the process. This needs to go further. All personnel involved with FISA have to understand and be committed to the heightened importance of transparency and proof in proceedings such as this, in which a judge rules without all parties being present.

Top FBI and DOJ officials have spent three years trying to weasel out of being held accountable. James Comey recently said it was “nonsense” that the FBI opened the “Trump/Russia” probe without good cause. Rod Rosenstein said that the DOJ took its responsibility to submit “admissible evidence, credible witnesses” very seriously. (I guess he means the phony “dossier”?) How refreshing that this ruling by Judge Boasberg has placed the blame right where it should be.

We still don’t have indictments, but this certainly is a move in the right direction. As Solomon put it, “A judge has formally concluded that his court was misled by the work product they oversaw and signed.” By “they,” he means people at the top: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein and others.

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/21-words-uttered-fisa-court-change-russia-collusion-case

Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes of California still calls this action “too little, too late.” He appeared on Monday’s HANNITY along with Gregg Jarrett and Sara Carter shortly after meeting for about an hour and a half with Attorney General Bill Barr, who has “some great ideas,” he said. But Democrats control the House right now, and it’s doubtful they’re going to pursue needed reforms. Nunes said what needs to happen is for Congress to “open up” FISA and really take a look at it, but as Congress is currently led by Democrats, that isn’t happening.

"At the end of the day,” he said, “we need FISA to protect this country, but not if it comes at the sake of our liberties that we would have to give up.”

FOX legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said he believes the only way to bring about real reform is to either get rid of FISA entirely or adopt the rule Sen. Rand Paul has called for: No more FISA spying on Americans. The ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Surveillance Act needs to be applied only to FOREIGN, not domestic, spying.

Sara Carter pointed out that to spy on Americans on U.S. soil is a violation of Fourth Amendment. (I would add that the FBI apparently went around the Fourth Amendment by luring Americans to foreign soil to spy on them there!) Carter was right in saying we can’t trust the intel bureaucracy to do their job within the system as it exists right now.

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, whose name is on the anti-Trump “dossier” that was used to mislead the FISA court, also came up in the conversation with Hannity, so here’s the latest on him, as reported by Chuck Ross at THE DAILY CALLER: Steele defended his own work recently at a private event sponsored by the Oxford University Student Union. “I stand by the integrity of our work, our sources and what we did,” he said.

Oh, brother.

The FISA Court certainly would not agree with Steele’s self-assessment. They found that the FBI could not corroborate Steele’s allegations regarding Carter Page and other Trump associates and that Steele’s only direct source disputed much of what was in the “dossier.” That source’s FBI interview in early 2017 “raised doubts about the reliability of Steele’s description of information in his election reports,” they said. Before the 2016 election, Steele himself told his FBI contacts that one subsource of his was a “boaster” and egotist” who was unreliable. Then there are the known factual errors, such as the claim that Michael Cohen visited Prague in August of 2016 to meet with Kremlin officials to discuss paying off computer hackers. (!) Say what you will about Michael Cohen, but he never made such a trip to Prague; in fact, as far as anyone knows, he has never been to Prague.

Over the past three years, Steele has gone back and forth on the reliability of his work as his own convenience warranted. What he’s saying now is certainly at odds with what he reportedly said under oath in a British deposition. Aside from that, the FBI got plenty of warning that it was really just political garbage paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign (with money laundered through the law firm Perkins Coie), but they used it, anyway. We know that most of the “dossier” wasn’t even written by Steele, but by Fusion GPS (read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT). Also, the Mueller report found no evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, though Steele had alleged this in his “dossier.”

We know Steele had hoped to keep Trump from being elected, so perhaps his renewed defense of the “dossier” is intended to help keep him from being re-elected. He has said he won’t cooperate with the Durham investigation. And not surprisingly, he disparaged Trump at the Oxford event. “Trump himself doesn’t like intelligence because its ground truth is inconvenient for him,” Steele lied. “The reality check is that Russia is a hostile state as it is run at the moment, it is out to destabilize the West, and it is nefarious in the way it goes about its business.”

Well, yes, we all know Russia wants to destabilize the West. But “ground truth” means “facts or firsthand information,” and Steele relied on fiction when the facts were on the President’s side. Steele himself --- not to mention the FBI --- must've pleased Russia to no end by encouraging that very destabilization.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/06/christopher-steele-oxford-dossier/

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  • Paul Kern

    03/10/2020 03:50 PM

    I wonder how many RINO'S were in on this? Maybe Mitt.
    Also put a bug in POTUS ear. The snakes are likely ready to strike so he and his lived ones need to be extra cautious.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    03/10/2020 03:48 PM

    Thank you. Praying for the truth to be proven and evil to be bound.

  • James Evart

    03/10/2020 03:20 PM

    Why not delay this FISA re-enstatement until after the election in November and then get the House to look into things before a decision is made. The House Demorcats are unreliable and corrupt in their views of what is good for this nation. It actually churns my insides to see what human beings as Democrats are capable of.

  • Walter W Lee

    03/10/2020 03:14 PM

    Chastising them is one thing. What about indict and prosecute the liars. This whole charade is part of a coup attempt, deserves capital punishment!

  • Anne Turner

    03/10/2020 03:07 PM

    Governor, when next you see POTUS, or one of his close advisors, please advise him to refrain from comment about Joe’s gaffs when in debate. He could perhaps supply a polite correction but if he makes fun of him it will only drive voters away and make him look small and mean. It will become obvious in debates if Joe is slipping. People can hear that for themselves. This is really, really important. If Joe is elected, his VP will likely be a real lefty, and will be President within the year. It will be HiLARY, Pete, Michele, Or Tulsi.

  • Maynard Holtz

    03/10/2020 02:57 PM

    Keep digging. They all have lied and need to be taken to court and prosecuted for there actions.

  • Gene Blazer

    03/10/2020 02:48 PM

    Thank you wading thru the murky waters to keep up informed Governor! God Bless you!

  • Robert W Gauer

    03/10/2020 02:47 PM

    Get rid of FISA court, and get rid of the FBI weasels. Just a start, only a part, of draining the swamp!

  • Jay Fullerton

    03/10/2020 02:41 PM

    Thank you Governor And your staff for your continuing work. I can’t read all your posts and can only intelligently respond to even fewer, but I do read the majority of them. Please keep up your excellent work! My only comments about FISA are as follows. If the perpetrators involved in this attempted coups are not brought to justice, our legal system has failed us. The Clintons and Obama’s shadow warriors all need to stand before God and country to hear their just reward for the escapades they embarked on.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    03/10/2020 02:30 PM

    Just as I've been saying - Steele made the whole thing up, and laughed all the way to the bank;-}

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/10/2020 02:12 PM

    I read this minutes after I learned that two more teens were just shot and killed here in Charlotte....and tragic death after tragic death after tragic death of a kid whose life was snuffed out before he, or she, had never had a chance t live, I listen to the cries on the news: "these killings have got to STOP! Somebody has GOT to do something!" " The violence has got to end! "

    And WITH those cries for help still ringing in my ears...and tearing at my heart strings....I then read account after account of what you have rightly defined as "political garbage" !....

    You made the statement "we still don't have indictments...." ...Well, as a Christian, I sure do....and I am looking to see if there are other Christians who are willing to join me!. Perhaps the parents of kids who have been killed can march on Washington holding signs that read something like: "MAYBE IF YOU DEMOCRATS HAD CARED AS MUCH ABOUT RESPONDING TO OURS CRIES FOR HELP TO STOP OUR KIDS FROM KILLING ONE ANOTHER ....AS YOU DID ABOUT TRYING TO DESTROY OUR PRESIDENT....MY CHILD WOULD STILL BE ALIVE!!!!"

    AND if Christians do NOT step forward TO proclaim this indictment, GOD will because, in reality, it is HIS indictment! He just wants to use His followers as His mouthpiece to PROCLAIM it!

  • jack macdonald

    03/10/2020 01:59 PM

    Our country is in dire straits. The Left is criminal and the Right is feckless and cowardly. I see no integrity whatsoever in the left and only a small number of straightshooters on the right. I cannot understand the thought process that would lead people to vote for the Pelosi's and Schumers of the world. I guess the same mentality that caused them to vote for Ted Kennedy over and over. Democracy and our Republic cannot survive if voter ignorance continues and it will with the help of our education system and thoroughly corrupt media. That corruption is not a new pheonomena when you consider Dan Rather, Brian Williams, Walter Cronkite and Sam Donaldson among others. These were in truth traitors to journalism and to the country. It's a**holes like this that the founders has not factored in to the formula.

  • Katie Bohne

    03/10/2020 01:55 PM

    As an American Citizen, I want to see all those who conspired, lied, fabricated facts against our President, Donald Trump and his people, put behind bars. That is what would happen to any one of us (citizens of this country) if we tried to pull any of these acts. It makes me ill to see Coney, and other top FBI officials, as well as Loretta Lynch from Justice walking free and getting away with crimes that are shown under our constitution. Hillary Clinton has been a candidate for a orange jump suit and prison for years. She commits crimes and thumbs her nose at justice. I want to see her behind bars as well as her slut husband. I am 83 years old and use to live in fairly sane America. Not any more. I WANT SOMETHING DONE TO UPHOLD JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY.

  • james randolph

    03/10/2020 01:44 PM

    We still don’t have indictments, but this certainly is a move in the right direction. ...
    ...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have JUSTICE.

  • Pat J Green

    03/10/2020 01:37 PM

    It's simple the fisa needs to go away

  • Thomas R Beckwith

    03/10/2020 01:26 PM

    Here come da Judge ! ! !

  • rodney burke

    03/10/2020 01:26 PM

    when we have a republican house again, there will be FISA reform, there were definite criminal acts committed by Comey and co. no matter what they say , which is likely all lies anyway. Steele is a pathetic character and I think he knows when certain documents come out he is implicated in this whole mess. Not only his information sources, his CASH sources. Steele is a symptoms of the utter contempt for law as exhibited by all the players. FBI and DOJ need to be purged, by the harshest methods available.

  • Ken Lawyer

    03/10/2020 01:24 PM

    I, like my assuming so many other Americans, am sick and tired of all the talk of lying and abuse of power, as well as, the breaking of laws and harming American citizens and millions possibly billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on the Mueller Report and the salaries afforded those to protect us. Only conservatives have gone to court and prison while Hillary and her minions laugh and scoff at us for our lack of initiative to pursue true justice!

  • Thomas H Nienburg Sr

    03/10/2020 12:57 PM

    Governor
    The latest info on the circumstances surrounding FICA/Clinton/media lies & the damage to our Republic seemingly point to the perpetrators, however I will not take it seriously till someone or many are indicted for these horrid crimes & civil attacks. What taking AG Barr & Durham so long to bring this travesty to a head. DOJ seems to move a super speed when it comes to Republicans/ Conservatives but slip into second gear in Democratic/. progressive cases
    Your thoughts, Governor.
    Respectfully
    Thomas H Nienburg Sr

  • Bob Cook

    03/10/2020 12:35 PM

    Why is it that leftists are always only accused of "lack of candor" while all non-leftists are always accused of lying?

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/10/2020 12:32 PM

    Man... I certainly hope that people will pay for this attempt at destruction of our country

  • Roger Coveleskie

    03/10/2020 12:30 PM

    Now lets get on with the holding them accountable for their crooked actions. If they are no held accountable we have no rule of law in this country.
    Cities,counties states are all by passing federal law. as are the departments. This can not be allowed to happen.

  • Glenda Dudley

    03/10/2020 12:24 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee,
    I only trust you for my sorce of news!

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    03/10/2020 12:20 PM

    I simply want to know when there will be arrests and prosecutions?????

  • JOHN STONE

    03/10/2020 12:06 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee: Great article! Unfortunately, I have to agree with Cong. Nunes - "too little, too late." The FISA Court, long before today, should have summoned the people involved in the abuse to appear before the court and answer for their misdeeds, with either large fines (personal responsibility, not the government ) and/or imprisonment for criminal contempt. This matter will not be fully rectified until the foregoing happens.

No, the FBI didn’t just make “errors and omissions” (51 of them) in their FISA applications targeting the Trump campaign. The FISA Court says it was deception.

As reported by John Solomon in JUST THE NEWS, U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg, the new chief of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, issued an order last week suspending all FBI and DOJ lawyers involved in the Russia “collusion” case from appearing before his court until it’s determined whether or not they engaged in misconduct. (I would note that at this point, many are no longer there.) Boasberg blamed senior officials in a scathing rebuke, saying, “The frequency and seriousness of these errors in a case that, given its sensitive nature, had an unusually high level of review at both DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have called into question the reliability of the information proffered in other FBI applications.”

In other words, we can’t believe the FBI. To cut to the chase, Judge Boasberg said there’s “little doubt that the government breached its duty of candor to the Court with respect to those applications.” The judge here is accusing the FBI of lying to the FISA court.

He went on: “The errors the OIG [Office of Inspector General] pointed out cannot be solved through procedures alone. DOJ and the FBI, including all personnel involved in the FISA process, must fully understand and embrace the heightened duties of probity and transparency that apply in ex parte proceedings.”

Translation: It’s not enough to do what FBI Director Chris Wray wants to do and reform the process. This needs to go further. All personnel involved with FISA have to understand and be committed to the heightened importance of transparency and proof in proceedings such as this, in which a judge rules without all parties being present.

Top FBI and DOJ officials have spent three years trying to weasel out of being held accountable. James Comey recently said it was “nonsense” that the FBI opened the “Trump/Russia” probe without good cause. Rod Rosenstein said that the DOJ took its responsibility to submit “admissible evidence, credible witnesses” very seriously. (I guess he means the phony “dossier”?) How refreshing that this ruling by Judge Boasberg has placed the blame right where it should be.

We still don’t have indictments, but this certainly is a move in the right direction. As Solomon put it, “A judge has formally concluded that his court was misled by the work product they oversaw and signed.” By “they,” he means people at the top: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Rod Rosenstein and others.

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/21-words-uttered-fisa-court-change-russia-collusion-case

Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes of California still calls this action “too little, too late.” He appeared on Monday’s HANNITY along with Gregg Jarrett and Sara Carter shortly after meeting for about an hour and a half with Attorney General Bill Barr, who has “some great ideas,” he said. But Democrats control the House right now, and it’s doubtful they’re going to pursue needed reforms. Nunes said what needs to happen is for Congress to “open up” FISA and really take a look at it, but as Congress is currently led by Democrats, that isn’t happening.

"At the end of the day,” he said, “we need FISA to protect this country, but not if it comes at the sake of our liberties that we would have to give up.”

FOX legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said he believes the only way to bring about real reform is to either get rid of FISA entirely or adopt the rule Sen. Rand Paul has called for: No more FISA spying on Americans. The ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Surveillance Act needs to be applied only to FOREIGN, not domestic, spying.

Sara Carter pointed out that to spy on Americans on U.S. soil is a violation of Fourth Amendment. (I would add that the FBI apparently went around the Fourth Amendment by luring Americans to foreign soil to spy on them there!) Carter was right in saying we can’t trust the intel bureaucracy to do their job within the system as it exists right now.

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, whose name is on the anti-Trump “dossier” that was used to mislead the FISA court, also came up in the conversation with Hannity, so here’s the latest on him, as reported by Chuck Ross at THE DAILY CALLER: Steele defended his own work recently at a private event sponsored by the Oxford University Student Union. “I stand by the integrity of our work, our sources and what we did,” he said.

Oh, brother.

The FISA Court certainly would not agree with Steele’s self-assessment. They found that the FBI could not corroborate Steele’s allegations regarding Carter Page and other Trump associates and that Steele’s only direct source disputed much of what was in the “dossier.” That source’s FBI interview in early 2017 “raised doubts about the reliability of Steele’s description of information in his election reports,” they said. Before the 2016 election, Steele himself told his FBI contacts that one subsource of his was a “boaster” and egotist” who was unreliable. Then there are the known factual errors, such as the claim that Michael Cohen visited Prague in August of 2016 to meet with Kremlin officials to discuss paying off computer hackers. (!) Say what you will about Michael Cohen, but he never made such a trip to Prague; in fact, as far as anyone knows, he has never been to Prague.

Over the past three years, Steele has gone back and forth on the reliability of his work as his own convenience warranted. What he’s saying now is certainly at odds with what he reportedly said under oath in a British deposition. Aside from that, the FBI got plenty of warning that it was really just political garbage paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign (with money laundered through the law firm Perkins Coie), but they used it, anyway. We know that most of the “dossier” wasn’t even written by Steele, but by Fusion GPS (read Lee Smith’s THE PLOT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT). Also, the Mueller report found no evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, though Steele had alleged this in his “dossier.”

We know Steele had hoped to keep Trump from being elected, so perhaps his renewed defense of the “dossier” is intended to help keep him from being re-elected. He has said he won’t cooperate with the Durham investigation. And not surprisingly, he disparaged Trump at the Oxford event. “Trump himself doesn’t like intelligence because its ground truth is inconvenient for him,” Steele lied. “The reality check is that Russia is a hostile state as it is run at the moment, it is out to destabilize the West, and it is nefarious in the way it goes about its business.”

Well, yes, we all know Russia wants to destabilize the West. But “ground truth” means “facts or firsthand information,” and Steele relied on fiction when the facts were on the President’s side. Steele himself --- not to mention the FBI --- must've pleased Russia to no end by encouraging that very destabilization.

https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/06/christopher-steele-oxford-dossier/

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  • Paul Kern

    03/10/2020 03:50 PM

    I wonder how many RINO'S were in on this? Maybe Mitt.
    Also put a bug in POTUS ear. The snakes are likely ready to strike so he and his lived ones need to be extra cautious.

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    03/10/2020 03:48 PM

    Thank you. Praying for the truth to be proven and evil to be bound.

  • James Evart

    03/10/2020 03:20 PM

    Why not delay this FISA re-enstatement until after the election in November and then get the House to look into things before a decision is made. The House Demorcats are unreliable and corrupt in their views of what is good for this nation. It actually churns my insides to see what human beings as Democrats are capable of.

  • Walter W Lee

    03/10/2020 03:14 PM

    Chastising them is one thing. What about indict and prosecute the liars. This whole charade is part of a coup attempt, deserves capital punishment!

  • Anne Turner

    03/10/2020 03:07 PM

    Governor, when next you see POTUS, or one of his close advisors, please advise him to refrain from comment about Joe’s gaffs when in debate. He could perhaps supply a polite correction but if he makes fun of him it will only drive voters away and make him look small and mean. It will become obvious in debates if Joe is slipping. People can hear that for themselves. This is really, really important. If Joe is elected, his VP will likely be a real lefty, and will be President within the year. It will be HiLARY, Pete, Michele, Or Tulsi.

  • Maynard Holtz

    03/10/2020 02:57 PM

    Keep digging. They all have lied and need to be taken to court and prosecuted for there actions.

  • Gene Blazer

    03/10/2020 02:48 PM

    Thank you wading thru the murky waters to keep up informed Governor! God Bless you!

  • Robert W Gauer

    03/10/2020 02:47 PM

    Get rid of FISA court, and get rid of the FBI weasels. Just a start, only a part, of draining the swamp!

  • Jay Fullerton

    03/10/2020 02:41 PM

    Thank you Governor And your staff for your continuing work. I can’t read all your posts and can only intelligently respond to even fewer, but I do read the majority of them. Please keep up your excellent work! My only comments about FISA are as follows. If the perpetrators involved in this attempted coups are not brought to justice, our legal system has failed us. The Clintons and Obama’s shadow warriors all need to stand before God and country to hear their just reward for the escapades they embarked on.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    03/10/2020 02:30 PM

    Just as I've been saying - Steele made the whole thing up, and laughed all the way to the bank;-}

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/10/2020 02:12 PM

    I read this minutes after I learned that two more teens were just shot and killed here in Charlotte....and tragic death after tragic death after tragic death of a kid whose life was snuffed out before he, or she, had never had a chance t live, I listen to the cries on the news: "these killings have got to STOP! Somebody has GOT to do something!" " The violence has got to end! "

    And WITH those cries for help still ringing in my ears...and tearing at my heart strings....I then read account after account of what you have rightly defined as "political garbage" !....

    You made the statement "we still don't have indictments...." ...Well, as a Christian, I sure do....and I am looking to see if there are other Christians who are willing to join me!. Perhaps the parents of kids who have been killed can march on Washington holding signs that read something like: "MAYBE IF YOU DEMOCRATS HAD CARED AS MUCH ABOUT RESPONDING TO OURS CRIES FOR HELP TO STOP OUR KIDS FROM KILLING ONE ANOTHER ....AS YOU DID ABOUT TRYING TO DESTROY OUR PRESIDENT....MY CHILD WOULD STILL BE ALIVE!!!!"

    AND if Christians do NOT step forward TO proclaim this indictment, GOD will because, in reality, it is HIS indictment! He just wants to use His followers as His mouthpiece to PROCLAIM it!

  • jack macdonald

    03/10/2020 01:59 PM

    Our country is in dire straits. The Left is criminal and the Right is feckless and cowardly. I see no integrity whatsoever in the left and only a small number of straightshooters on the right. I cannot understand the thought process that would lead people to vote for the Pelosi's and Schumers of the world. I guess the same mentality that caused them to vote for Ted Kennedy over and over. Democracy and our Republic cannot survive if voter ignorance continues and it will with the help of our education system and thoroughly corrupt media. That corruption is not a new pheonomena when you consider Dan Rather, Brian Williams, Walter Cronkite and Sam Donaldson among others. These were in truth traitors to journalism and to the country. It's a**holes like this that the founders has not factored in to the formula.

  • Katie Bohne

    03/10/2020 01:55 PM

    As an American Citizen, I want to see all those who conspired, lied, fabricated facts against our President, Donald Trump and his people, put behind bars. That is what would happen to any one of us (citizens of this country) if we tried to pull any of these acts. It makes me ill to see Coney, and other top FBI officials, as well as Loretta Lynch from Justice walking free and getting away with crimes that are shown under our constitution. Hillary Clinton has been a candidate for a orange jump suit and prison for years. She commits crimes and thumbs her nose at justice. I want to see her behind bars as well as her slut husband. I am 83 years old and use to live in fairly sane America. Not any more. I WANT SOMETHING DONE TO UPHOLD JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY.

  • james randolph

    03/10/2020 01:44 PM

    We still don’t have indictments, but this certainly is a move in the right direction. ...
    ...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have indictments,...
    We still don’t have JUSTICE.

  • Pat J Green

    03/10/2020 01:37 PM

    It's simple the fisa needs to go away

  • Thomas R Beckwith

    03/10/2020 01:26 PM

    Here come da Judge ! ! !

  • rodney burke

    03/10/2020 01:26 PM

    when we have a republican house again, there will be FISA reform, there were definite criminal acts committed by Comey and co. no matter what they say , which is likely all lies anyway. Steele is a pathetic character and I think he knows when certain documents come out he is implicated in this whole mess. Not only his information sources, his CASH sources. Steele is a symptoms of the utter contempt for law as exhibited by all the players. FBI and DOJ need to be purged, by the harshest methods available.

  • Ken Lawyer

    03/10/2020 01:24 PM

    I, like my assuming so many other Americans, am sick and tired of all the talk of lying and abuse of power, as well as, the breaking of laws and harming American citizens and millions possibly billions of taxpayer dollars wasted on the Mueller Report and the salaries afforded those to protect us. Only conservatives have gone to court and prison while Hillary and her minions laugh and scoff at us for our lack of initiative to pursue true justice!

  • Thomas H Nienburg Sr

    03/10/2020 12:57 PM

    Governor
    The latest info on the circumstances surrounding FICA/Clinton/media lies & the damage to our Republic seemingly point to the perpetrators, however I will not take it seriously till someone or many are indicted for these horrid crimes & civil attacks. What taking AG Barr & Durham so long to bring this travesty to a head. DOJ seems to move a super speed when it comes to Republicans/ Conservatives but slip into second gear in Democratic/. progressive cases
    Your thoughts, Governor.
    Respectfully
    Thomas H Nienburg Sr

  • Bob Cook

    03/10/2020 12:35 PM

    Why is it that leftists are always only accused of "lack of candor" while all non-leftists are always accused of lying?

  • Floyd A Unger

    03/10/2020 12:32 PM

    Man... I certainly hope that people will pay for this attempt at destruction of our country

  • Roger Coveleskie

    03/10/2020 12:30 PM

    Now lets get on with the holding them accountable for their crooked actions. If they are no held accountable we have no rule of law in this country.
    Cities,counties states are all by passing federal law. as are the departments. This can not be allowed to happen.

  • Glenda Dudley

    03/10/2020 12:24 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee,
    I only trust you for my sorce of news!

  • Elizabeth Houghton

    03/10/2020 12:20 PM

    I simply want to know when there will be arrests and prosecutions?????

  • JOHN STONE

    03/10/2020 12:06 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee: Great article! Unfortunately, I have to agree with Cong. Nunes - "too little, too late." The FISA Court, long before today, should have summoned the people involved in the abuse to appear before the court and answer for their misdeeds, with either large fines (personal responsibility, not the government ) and/or imprisonment for criminal contempt. This matter will not be fully rectified until the foregoing happens.