Donald Trump was waiting for this day.
Trump’s opponents were hoping it would never come.
The Supreme Court is about to right the biggest wrong done to Trump as president.
During the 2016 campaign, the Obama administration and the FBI used lies as “evidence” in an application to the FISA Court to obtain a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign foreign policy aide Carter Page.
Because the warrant was retroactive it allowed the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign by accessing messages and communications from Page’s time on the campaign.
But no one could review the fact that the FBI used the hoax Christopher Steele Russia dossier that was chock-full of Russian disinformation and hoaxes about the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow.
Donald Trump declared that rogue elements within the Deep State conspiring against the commander-in-chief should never happen again.
Trump may see himself once again vindicated as the Supreme Court’s taken on a first-of-its-kind challenge to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which does not permit a judge to review the evidence used to obtain warrants to spy on Americans.
The case involves Muslims suing over complaints the FBI targeted their mosque on religious profiling.
The Associated Press reports:
The case the court accepted Monday involves three Muslim residents of Southern California who say that from 2006 to 2007 the FBI paid a confidential informant to covertly gather information about Muslims in Orange County, California, based solely on their religion.
A district court dismissed the case after the federal government invoked the state secrets privilege. The court agreed that continuing the case would “greatly risk disclosure of secret information.” But an appeals court reversed the decision.
While the facts of this case are far removed from Trump, the 2016 campaign and the rogue Deep State conspirators in the government that tried to overturn a free and fair election, the issue at hand is the very matter at the heart of the FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign.
Before, there was no way to challenge the evidence presented by the government in a FISA warrant.
The government concealed the evidence under the state secrets privilege.
This case challenges that government assertion.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz exposed the Carter Page warrant as a fraud.
Horowitz’s report found 17 significant errors and omissions in the Page warrant.
The FBI used Steele’s falsehood-filled dossier as the basis for the warrant.
In the warrant, the FBI also used a Yahoo news article that Steele served as the source to confirm Steele’s dossier as “accurate.”
Critics contend there is reason to believe FBI officials like disgraced former director James Comey knowingly used false information to obtain the warrant against Page.
This new Supreme Court case could go a long way in making sure that in the future, anti-democratic forces in the FBI don’t weaponize lies in order to exploit the surveillance state to spy on their political enemies.
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