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December 7th, 2017 House Judiciary Committee FBI Oversight Hearing Chairman Bob Goodlatte’s Statement contained the following with regards to FISA Section 702. Full statement PDF [1]

pointed out yesterday that there is NO EVIDENCE that a warrant even exists. [2]

FBI Director Wray explains there are situations that do not require a search warrant. It is these situations that Goodlatte referred to in his statement when he mentioned not hindering the FBI when it comes to NATIONAL SECURITY. (terrorism) About Queries and the FBI Database – Pay close attention to this exchange and the specific language used. In particular Wray’s assessment of “702 as currently drafted” and Goodlatte making the important distinction between foreign and domestic. [3]

The NSA collects data all the time 24/7 on EVERYONE. The data the FBI wants is already there. The NSA data is transferred to the FBI database via “about queries”. That is where the FISA court comes in. They authorize the data transmission to the FBI database. To get authorization the FBI submits an application to the FISA court. Jim Jordan wants to see the APPLICATION. Wray cannot share in a public hearing due to classification. The House Judiciary Committee has primary jurisdiction over the FISA court and they will get it. (They may already have it.) Jim Jordan’s suspicions about the Steele Dossier were 100% correct.

The term warrant is used rather loosely. Regardless, here is the two step process that occurs as outlined in this article about the above Hannity segment. [2]

Technicalities aside, we now have confirmation that the Obama DOJ/FBI abused the system and used the NSA as a political weapon. It simply does not get any worse than that. The system is in the process of being corrected. We will discuss these bills in detail later as there is a lot to unpack. [4], [5]

Read up on the bills and we will discuss and track them together. When tracking a bill it is important to identify the committees. That is where the action will begin.

*** One example why it is important to read the fine print

This is the biggest political scandal in a generation. The legislative fixes will improve the system for the future, but in order for the system to be fully cleansed, it must also prosecute the past.

1/11/18 House Votes HR4124 – The USA Rights Act was defeated 233-183 H.R.4478 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 passed 256-164

H.R.4478 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 is headed to the Senate. This is the bill to focus on.

Two Dem motions FAILED HR4124 USA Rights Act was defeated 233-183. Motion to recommit HR4478 (send back to committee) defeated 227-189

Circumvention of the FISA court.

The DOJ and FBI Worked With Fusion GPS on “Operation Trump”

Ever since the transcript of Fusion-GPS Co-Founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was released by Senator Dianne Feinstein, several inquisitive media outlets have begun questioning the relationship between the FBI investigators, Glenn Simpson and dossier author Christopher Steele.

What we have discovered not only highlights the answer to that question, but it also answers a host of other questions, including: Did the FBI pay Christopher Steele?  Yes, but now how media thinks. Was the FBI connected to the creation of the Steele Dossier? Yes, but not in the way the media is currently outlining.

Understanding the scale and scope of what took place in 2016 is contingent upon understanding how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was being used. More specifically how *critical* exceptions for FISA-702 “search queries”, without judicial warrants or FISA court approvals, were permitted.

FISA-702(17) “About Queries” from legislatively authorized national security entities did NOT require FISA court approvals.

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Reference:

[1] Judiciary.house.gov

[2] Conservative Treehouse

[3] C-SPAN

[4] Congress.gov/bill

[5] Congress.gov/bill