Category: FISA

FBI Agent Under Investigation for Withholding Exculpatory Information in Trump-Russia Probe

WASHINGTON—The FBI is probing the alleged withholding of exculpatory information during the series of investigations into Donald Trump and his campaign known collectively as Crossfire Hurricane, it was revealed in federal court. Agent Curtis Heide said on the stand on May 24 while testifying during a trial that he is being investigated as part of…


Report Shows FBI Spied on 3.3 Million Americans Without a Warrant, GOP Demands Answers

Top House Republicans are demanding answers from the FBI after court-ordered information came to light showing that the federal agency had collected the information of over 3 million Americans without a warrant. In a May 25 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) asked Wray to explain why…


Supreme Court Considers State-Secrets Privilege in Muslims’ Surveillance Lawsuit Against FBI

An appeals court was wrong to allow a lawsuit to proceed against the FBI based on a claim that it discriminated against Muslims by targeting them in a counterterrorism investigation, the Biden administration told the Supreme Court Nov. 8. The case is FBI v. Fazaga, court file 20-828. Former Imam Yassir Fazaga and two other…


House Republicans Demand Answers from FBI on FISA Abuse Revelations

House Republicans have called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to provide a “detailed accounting” of every instance since 2019 that the agency has used warrantless surveillance authority to obtain information unrelated to national security, while accusing the FBI of “illegal spying activities.” Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), in a joint letter to…


FBI Abused Secretive Surveillance Program, Court Finds

The FBI continued abusing the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program, including searching for information on people who had gone to the bureau to report they were victims of a crime, a newly declassified document shows. One FBI information specialist between April 11, 2019, and July 8, 2019, conducted approximately 124 queries of information obtained…


The Inside Story of How Spygate Was Uncovered—Lead Investigator Kash Patel Tells All

In this exclusive interview, we sit down with Kash Patel, a former Obama-era DOJ prosecutor, who was essential in uncovering the Spygate scandal. Personally recruited by Congressman Devin Nunes, he spearheaded the investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe. And later as Principal Deputy to the Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell,…


Ex-FBI Lawyer Who Forged Email in FISA Process Temporarily Suspended by DC Bar

Ex-FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who was recently sentenced to 12 months of probation, has been temporarily suspended from practicing law in Washington. The D.C. Bar, the official organization responsible for licensing and disciplining attorneys in the area, indicated on its website that Clinesmith received a suspension “on an interim basis based upon his conviction of a serious…