Elder P – Thing are getting really sticky for former members of the Obama administration, including for the former president.
In June of 2016 the FBI and the Department of Justice filed the first of five FISA surveillance applications to enable them to spy on the Trump campaign. It was denied.
That is not an insignificant point. The FISC almost always serves as a rubber stamp for these applications. How lacking was the initial approach to the court and what “evidence” was added to the application between June 2016 and October 2016 that moved the judge to approve it?
We already know that the discredited and unverified Steele dossier was one part of the submission but what else was included in the October application? And, why did the DOJ redact that “evidence” when it released the full application?
Let’s start with the fact that on April 18, 2016, Admiral Mike Rogers shut down the FBI/NSD contractor access to the FISA search system after an audit determined that 85% of the searches were conducted by outside contractors and were unauthorized abuses of the NSA database.
Who provided the access to those contractors? Let’s turn to Jeff Carlson at theMarketsWorks.com:
One of the bombshell admissions from a closed-door testimony by DOJ official Bruce Ohr was that his wife, Nellie Ohr, was working for opposition research firm Fusion GPS already in late 2015.
Previously, it had been reported that Nellie Ohr was hired to find dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump in the spring of 2016.
There’s a reason that Ohr’s date of employment was tagged to have begun in the spring of 2016. It was to shield evidence of her earlier involvement that we now know from her husband’s testimony began in 2015. Why was that?
It couldn’t be because she’d been illegally accessing the NSA’s database, could it?