Brit Hume is very concerned about this new development in the FISA warrant application accusations.
The more we learn, the worse this whole episode looks. https://t.co/8MTwEUEWhO— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 31, 2018
He retweeted Byron York, who posted this article from Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants.
Here’s what the DOJ said to them:
[National Security Division] FOIA consulted [Office of Intelligence] … to identify and locate records responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request…. [Office of Intelligence] determined … that there were no records, electronic or paper, responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request with regard to Carter Page. [Office of Intelligence] further confirmed that the [Foreign Surveillance Court] considered the Page warrant applications based upon written submissions and did not hold any hearings.
So there’s two ways to take this. If you’re absolutely sure that the deep state has seized control of the government and installed Satan as the head of all our government offices, then this is further evidence that they were just looking for excuses to take down Trump! Rabble rabble!!! And this is a distinct possibility.
On the other hand, if the court really did believe there was enough credible evidence against Carter Page, then it’s reasonable that they would not have additional hearings. OR… they’re illuminati satanist lizard-aliens. Which is a distinct possibility.
Gabriel Malor didn’t think much of the claim:
Oh, fer fucksake, these were applications for an ex parte surveillance order. Of course there wasn't a hearing.— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 1, 2018
Guess what? When the police seek an arrest warrant there isn't typically a hearing for that either. Again, because it's ex parte. https://t.co/96UAl8VhPT
The Trump dummies strike again!— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 1, 2018
It turns out the FISA judges haven't been holding hearings for ex parte orders!
Who could have anticipated that?
Answer: here's the statute, champs: pic.twitter.com/RVhLmqnYMD
It's right there in the statute, morons. Of course there wasn't a hearing on the Carter Page FISA warrant.— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 1, 2018
Once again, Judicial Watch conned your loser asses.
Herp a derp, how does an application for an ex parte order of surveillance work, gosh you could ask a lawyer or you could stomp your feet on twitter, I know which one Byron York will do. Herp derp derp.— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 1, 2018
I don’t like the cut of that guy’s jib. He’s probably a part of the deep state. Someone subpoena that guy!!! Where’s Jeff SESSIONS?!?!? Also, #MAGA!!!
Y’all have a nice open thread now, by popular demand.
Here’s an awesome video from this week that made my office get all dusty all of a sudden: