UPDATED 9:53 AM PT — Saturday, December 14, 2019
Lawmakers are mobilizing to reform the FISA Court system. On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham vowed to implement more “checks and balances” to the courts.
“The day of reckoning is coming,” he said.
This announcement came after Inspector General Michael Horowitz found the FBI was able to “mislead” the courts to maintain its surveillance on former Trump campaign official Carter Page. Horowitz told senators the FBI maintained surveillance on Page even when its investigation into him was winding down.
While discussing his report Wednesday, he outlined 17 instances where the bureau intentionally “omitted or withheld” information in their application for FISA warrants. read more