James Clapper Obama, Director discussed on The Michael Medved Show

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G. to help the salvation army again James clapper Obama's national intelligence director dossier was certainly not used as the primary source James call me the fired FBI head last year you recall the dossier unverified salacious why did you use that to the FISA court to ask for surveillance for Carter page not only use it but you lead with it a bowl of that size application deals with that dossier why yeah that's not my recollection Brett and I don't know the FISA application is been released my recollection was it was part of a broader mosaic of facts that were laid before the fires a judge to obtain a fight a war there was a lot more than the dossier and the five applications my recollection was there was a significant amount of additional material about page and why there was probable cause to believe he was an agent of a foreign power and the dossier was part of that but was not all of it or critical part of it's my recollection James for my recollection is a lot of stuff the dossier was part of it was not a critical part of the five application what are you G. Michael Horowitz say about whether or not the dossier was critical to the five applications for example the cross for hurricane team obtained information from skills primary sub source in January twenty seventeen the raise significant questions about the reliability of the still reporting this was particularly noteworthy because the FISA application polite entirely on information from this from the steel drums are from the primary subsurface is reporting to support the allegation that page was coordinating with the Russian government on twenty sixteen U. S. presidential election activities relied entirely on the steel dossier for example the cross for hurricane team obtained information from steals primary sub source in January twenty seventeen the raise significant questions about the reliability of the still reporting this was particularly noteworthy because the FISA application collide entirely on information from this from the steel firms are from the primary substance is reporting to support the allegation that page was coordinating with the Russian government on twenty sixteen U. S. presidential election activities fees are application relied almost entirely on the so called steel dossier said IG James clapper again Obama's former national intelligence director on CNN said the dossier was not a primary source James call me last year to the dossier was not a critical part of the FISA application both turned out to be false these are the standards for all five applications regardless of the investigation sensitivity regardless I'm sure and it is incumbent upon the FBI to meet them in every application nevertheless we found that investigators fail to meet their basic obligations of ensuring that the FISA applications were scrupulous scrupulously accurate we identified significant inaccuracies and omissions in each of the four applications seven in the first application and a total of seventeen by the final renewal application he proceeded to say that the DOJ did not treat the five applications and Carter page fairly do you feel like Mr page was treated fairly by the department justice and the FBI I don't think the department justice fairly treated these vices and he was on the receiving end of you would not want to be on the receiving end this would you I would not want agents or anybody failing to put forward all the information they're obligated to tell the court but but but said Democrat senator Blumenthal from Connecticut didn't you get useful information from the FISA warrants based on your experience and maybe your record there's a reason why warrants are renewed their renewed because they are producing useful information correct or they should be producing useful information they should sell and raise and your review of those warrants would indicate that they were producing useful information correct not sure that's entirely correct who one for making correct not sure that's entirely correct and I don't know how much I can say about that in the sack well they were producing information they were producing information I'm not sure how I would characterize whether they were helpful.

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