• Hold On — Caution Urged Re FISA Warrant Leak: Is It the Real Thing?

    Surge Summary: It would be wise to regard with caution the leaked information of an FBI agent’s alleged act of altering documents related to the application for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page. Is it disclosure of legitimate information or an attempt by others to cover their own involvement?

    by Gary Bauer

    [Thursday] evening, news broke alleging that a former FBI lawyer is currently under criminal investigation for altering documents related to the application for a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page.  This revelation is based on the findings of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, whose report will be released on December 9th.

    Keep in mind that the FISA courts were established so that intelligence agencies could monitor America’s enemies — foreign spies and terrorists.

    We already know those courts were abused by elements of the Obama/Biden Administration in what clearly looks like an attempt to bring down candidate Trump and then to undermine President-elect Trump in the months leading up to and following his inauguration.

    Most conservative commentators and analysts, as well as the president this morning on Fox News, are pleased with this leak, if it is true, because it appears to support what we have all been saying for the past three years.

    I want to urge caution, however.  The leak went to CNN and the Washington Post, which tells me that it’s likely coming from the same Deep State people inside the intelligence agencies who are routinely leaking to friendly left-wing outlets.

    Maybe they are just trying to get ahead of the story so it won’t appear as dramatic when it is confirmed on December 9th.  But there’s another very real possibility.

    Perhaps this unnamed former FBI lawyer is being set up as the fall guy.  By that I mean maybe the Deep State has picked somebody and decided to throw him under the bus, while claiming that his actions didn’t have that much impact and that everything else was done by the book.

    After the repeated disappointments of the last three years, I think it is prudent to temper our enthusiasm until we have all the facts.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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