FBI’s ‘Case Agent 1’ Stephen Somma ‘primarily responsible’ for FISA failures

The FBI, Congress, and the FISA court itself have also been considering and implementing reforms following the inspector general’s investigation.

“Considering” is not the same as “Doing”, hun.

WaEx: The Justice Department Inspector watchdog referred FBI agent Stephen Somma for disciplinary review after an investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.

Somma, a counterintelligence investigator in the FBI’s New York field office, was identified only as “Case Agent 1” in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, released in December. Sources told the New York Times that Somma is that official. The FBI did not comment for the report.

Somma was “primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions” during the process of obtaining FISA warrants to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2016 and 2017, according to Horowitz. Horowitz confirmed the FBI relied heavily upon British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s salacious and unverified dossier when pursuing the secret surveillance. read more

23 Comments on FBI’s ‘Case Agent 1’ Stephen Somma ‘primarily responsible’ for FISA failures

  1. This is absolute bullshit!

    We’ve already been informed of the MULTIPLE levels of approval a fisa application goes through. There are Multiple people in both the fbi and doj who have to approve the application as it goes up the line eventually to the court. They all had to approve it. An approval process is by definition something that verifies what is in the application.

    In short, there are shitloads of people who are responsible and they are trying to pin it on one guy.


  2. Looking forward to the Matthew “Trey Gowdy” McConaughey’s response,,
    Whew, “All right, all right, all right.”
    RINO ducked that one,

  3. And no one else at the agency was wizen enough to read how forms are filled out.
    And that is the honest truth said FIBS director.

  4. This is like a game of musical chairs, only it never ends and nobody in the game ever loses. However, everyone in audience loses.

  5. Step One: Protect Barack Obama
    Step Two: Protect Barack Obama
    Step Three: Protect Barack Obama

    Step N: Protect Barack Obama

  6. 3 card monte
    walnut shells and hiding a pea. And the pea is smaller each time they show it to you. Then- “there never was a pea”

    that chris wray sure is a ball of fire on this kind of stuff

  7. They’ve gone back to Obama Era excuses. Forget the Deep State, the retro Rogue Bureaucrat is back. Stephen Somma, and that other guy, Kevin Clinesmith. Those two guys just went rogue and did all the bad stuff.

  8. I wonder if they recruit these dupes direct from Quantico or are they true believers in the deep state and willingly sacrifice themselves to protect their bosses?

  9. @Thirdtwin: “…Those two guys just went rogue and…”

    a variation on the lerner defense. That was sold, and bought, as 2 rogue agents, somewhere in East Bumfuk, Ohio, so it turned out it wasn’t really that important. Good thing they checked all that out, huh? They’ll probably use that investigation as a model in the future.

  10. You people have no idea how powerful this guy is. He can do everything. He does everything. He’s like a Jedi. With a vagina. In fact, he probably even has a vagina!

    Surely, you believe us? Loyal citizen?

  11. Americans are completely unable to understand that tyranny doesn’t stop until everyone ends up in a concentration camp.

    Americans screamed that they would be happy when paper bags were banned, but then they demanded smoking, guns, sodas, tiny homes, skyscrapers, saggy pants, hoodies, neckties, cars, gas, solar panels, businesses, sunscreen, dogs, straws, and mobile phones also be outlawed.

    Now that the US is a total police state, Americans have found out that they can do nothing.

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