Fox News contributor and former Judge Andrew Napolitano said that part of the reason FBI agents cut corners on FISA applications is because it’s a secret court that grants nearly all requests made to it.
“The problem is FISA itself,” Napolitano outlined. “When you have a secret court that writes its own rules and makes its own standards that conflict with the Constitution, when you have FBI agents who know that the FISA Court will issue – this number’s staggering – 99.97% of all requested search warrants, you can understand why they’re lazy, they don’t corroborate, why they cut corners.”
Napolitano said he didn’t know if anyone would be held accountable for the FBI’s errors in the FISA applications requested on President Donald Trump.
While Napolitano has been strongly supportive of Democrats’ efforts to impeach Trump, he also seemed to recognize that mistakes were made by the FBI in obtaining FISA warrants to spy on Trump.
The Inspector General’s report showed 17 errors in the way FBI agents applied to get four warrants and renewals in 2016 and 2017.
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