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FBI Agent: FBI Leaked Stories To The Media And Used Them To Obtain FISA Warrants

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Special Agent Jonathan Moffa testified last Friday behind closed doors and before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee. Moffa said that FBI personnel would use media reports based on information they leaked to justify applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants.

Moffa, who worked with controversial former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, did not come forward to the media, but according to a report by Fox News, a source familiar with his testimony has spoken about it.

The source told Fox News that Moffa acknowledged this “had been a practice in the past.”

Republicans have long questioned to what extent leaked information, related to the unverified anti-Trump dossier, was used as a basis for surveillance warrants against former Trump adviser Carter Page in 2016 — when the bureau was led by James Comey and deputy Andrew McCabe. Fox News

When pressed by the committees on whether this was common practice at the FBI, Moffa acknowledged the FBI had at least engaged in this activity in other cases. However, the source also told Fox News that Moffa did not specifically confirm that the practice of using leaked information to bolster warrant applications was employed with regard to the dossier. 

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, told Fox News on Tuesday that the committee had evidence of the FBI’s practice that would be “hard to refute,” and the FBI did not immediately respond to Fox News‘ request for comment. We know that some people at the Department of Justice and the FBI actually gave information to the media, then the stories were reported. Then they used those reports to justify further investigations,” Meadows said on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday.  “You know, that’s like saying, we’re going to incriminate on one hand, and be the jury on the other. It just doesn’t work that way.”

Meadows also took to Twitter to announce this new information.

The Daily Caller was the first to report on the specifics of Moffa’s claims.

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September 5, 2018

It seems that pretty much everyone involved in US politics and business is breaking laws non-stop. There are so many laws (many of them ridiculous) and so many people so desperate to get super-rich and super-powerful by Wednesday. That means, of course, that the millions of bloodsucking lawyers and ambitious prosecutors simply have to pick their targets – anyone they want to destroy, or bring under control, or plunder – and indict them. Bingo! Although of course the police don’t even need to go through all that boring legal process – all they have to do is say they suspect… Read more »

September 5, 2018

Well what a surprise, what appears to have gone on with the ‘Dossier’ applications may well have been the rule rather than the exception in a secret court.

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