Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Against DOJ for 'Russia Collusion' FISA Documents
Watchdog sues Justice Department for FBI files related to alleged Trump/Russian collusion
Judicial Watch has announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for FBI documents regarding the FISA.
The US political watchdog has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the DOJ for FBI documents regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application submitted to – and responses from – the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court related to alleged collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00245)).
According to JW president Tom Fitton, the "FISA court was misled and severely abused by top officials."
Fitton also declared that the American people have a right to know how the Obama Administration justified spying on Donald Trump and his team.
Judicial Watch filed suit in the United States District Court of the District of Columbia after the agency rejected a July 19, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
Copies of all proposed and all final signed FISA applications submitted to the FISC relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election, allegations of collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia, and any known Trump associates regardless of context;
Copies of all FISC responses to the above-mentioned applications in which the Court notified the FBI or Justice Department that it would not grant the proposed applications or recommended changes. If any such FISC responses were provided orally, rather than in writing, please provide copies of FBI or Justice Department records memorializing or otherwise referencing the relevant FISC responses;
Copies of all FISC orders relating to the above-mentioned applications, whether denying the applications and certifications, denying the orders, modifying the orders, granting the orders or other types of orders.
“Today’s House Russia FISA memo makes a compelling case that the FISA court was misled and severely abused by top officials in the Justice Department and FBI,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“The American people should be able to see for themselves the details of how the Obama administration officials (and Rod Rosenstein of the Trump administration) justified spying on the Trump team.
"From what we know publicly, this may be the worst government abuse scandal in a generation – which makes it urgent the Justice Department stop stonewalling the release of the alleged Trump-Russia collusion FISA documents.”
We've known for some time the Clinton investigation was a sham and corrupt. The text messages are further proof. Clinton email investigation should be reopened. More than enough evidence, especially on classified info abuse, to arrest Mrs. Clinton now. https://t.co/4kESgfIKRj pic.twitter.com/v7duss0QIu— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 26, 2018
Recently, a former federal prosecutor revealed details of a "brazen plot" by the Obama Administration "to exonerate Hillary Clinton" and frame the President Donald Trump with "a false Russian conspiracy,” according to a bombshell statement.
Joe diGenova, an ex-federal prosecutor, has connected the dots on former Obama administration Justice Department and FBI officials to expose instances where they have “violated the law, perhaps committed crimes” to politicize surveillance and law enforcement against political opponents.
diGenova has said in a statement that former FBI Director James Comey conducted a fake criminal investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
According to diGenova they “followed none of the regular rules, gave her every break in the book, immunized all kinds of people, allowed the destruction of evidence, with no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrants."
"That’s not an investigation. That’s a Potemkin village. It’s a farce."
In a video interview, diGenova discusses the heroism of NSA Admiral Mike Rogers who briefed Trump when he was president-elect, on Nov. 17, 2016, about the controversial governmental surveillance.
This resulted, he says, in Trump’s presidential transition being moving out of Trump Tower to Bedminster, N.J. until it could be debugged.
The litigator also discusses the Uranium One scandal, the “tainted” Mueller special counsel investigation and the heroism of Nunes, who is under intense pressure from a united Democrat front.DiGenova has no doubt that if Democrats gain control in November, there will be an effort to impeach Trump.
The Democrats are trying to delay any efforts by Republicans to find the truth.
“It’s important for the House to complete its work now,” he says.