The FBI once again spied on American citizens without court-ordered FISA warrants.
The FBI went around the FISA court and looked through NSA communications in search of ‘far-right domestic extremists’ despite being warned several years earlier it was unconstitutional (Fourth Amendment violation).
Presiding FISA judge James Boasberg said he discovered “apparent widespread violations of the querying standard.”
According to a heavily redacted FISA report dated November 18, 2020 and declassified on Monday, seven FBI field offices were implicated in violations.
An FBI analyst ran a search for NSA data “in connection with predicated criminal investigations relating to domestic terrorism” and 33 results turned up.
The FBI was warned by a federal judge in 2018 and 2019 that searching through NSA electric communications to evade warrants was unconstitutional but they did it anyway.
Why would the FBI follow the law?
Not one FBI official went to jail for illegally spying on Trump’s 2016 campaign and beyond.
One FBI lawyer