BOMBSHELL: FISA Court Rules FBI Illegally Surveilled Americans with NSA

Well Well Well..

We’ve joked as a group of investigators that were under surveillance for some time. It looks like it’s no longer a joke.

The court concluded that in at least a handful of cases, the FBI had been improperly searching a database of raw intelligence for information on Americans—raising concerns about oversight of the program, which as a spy program operates in near total secrecy.

The October 2018 court ruling identifies improper searches of raw intelligence databases by the bureau in 2017 and 2018 that were deemed problematic in part because of their breadth, which sometimes involved queries related to thousands or tens of thousands of pieces of data, such as emails or telephone numbers. In one case, the ruling suggested, the FBI was using the intelligence information to vet its personnel and cooperating sources. Federal law requires that the database only be searched by the FBI as part of seeking evidence of a crime or for foreign-intelligence information.

In other instances, the court ruled that the database had been improperly used by individuals. In one case, an FBI contractor ran a query of an intelligence database—searching information on himself, other FBI personnel and his relatives, the court revealed.

Judge Boasberg wrote that the case demonstrated how a “single improper decision or assessment” resulted in a search of data belonging to a large number of individuals. He said the government had reported since April 2017 “a large number of FBI queries that were not reasonably likely to return foreign-intelligence information or evidence of a crime,” the standard required for such searches.

“The court accordingly finds that the FBI’s querying procedures and minimization procedures are not consistent with the requirements of the Fourth Amendment,” Judge Boasberg concluded.

The sad part is that the FBI and FISA Court sat on this information for a year before informing the American people of the truth.

You can read more from our friends at The WSJ.

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3 years ago

this is HUGE. . but it’s not being covered. . .our intel is out of control . .this must be stopped. .they sat on it for over a yr. . .

3 years ago

Who was head of FBI?

BABYcakes (@AngelaMcNamara4)

to the person asking who was head of FBI it was Comey whom hated Trump and dismissed Clintons scandal because she was running for President. Now Judicial watch has her in court and the Corrupt Obama DOJ is defending her for her Treasonist act of having Classified emails on her private server and phone which she destroyed bashed the phone and bleach bit the computer to cover it up. However some the emails have been found on Anthony Weiners computer after he was arrested for child pornograpy , he is the husband of Hilliarys aide. Also they found emails on… Read more »