Donald Trump Jr. blasted former FBI Director James Comey Tuesday after a judge from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court slammed the FBI in a rare public order.
“YIKES, @Comey! The FISA Court aka Spy Court presiding judge does NOT appreciate being lied to by FBI and DOJ officials who were apparently willing to do whatever it took to take down @realDonaldTrump,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
He included a link to a Wall Street Journal article about the rebuke from FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer.
The fallout stems from the Justice Department’s inspector general report, which found the FBI committed “serious performance failures” in 2016. What started as a justified probe into the Trump campaign’s potential links to Russia, according to the watchdog’s more than 400-page report, turned into “serious performance failures by the supervisory and non-supervisory agents with responsibility over the FISA applications.”
Judge Collyer chastised the agency on Tuesday, saying, “The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable.”
“The FISC expects the government to provide complete and accurate information in every filing with the Court,” Judge Collyer.
Judge Collyer’s rebuke and order came after Comey admitted on “Fox News Sunday” that he was “overconfident” when he defended the FBI’s use of FISA.
Comey said he felt the FBI was vindicated by the report as it was “accused of treason, of illegal spying, of tapping Mr. Trump’s wires illegally, of opening an investigation without justification, of being a criminal conspiracy to unseat, defeat and then unseat a president.”
“All of that was nonsense,” Comey added.
Comey went on to say the FBI did not intentionally commit wrongdoing but admitted to “real sloppiness” and “mistakes and negligence” rather than “misconduct by any FBI people.”
Comey also said it was “fair” to say that the FBI provided false information to the FISA court, but claimed he, personally, was unaware of “the particulars of the investigation” at the time.
“I was responsible for this,” he admitted, as he was head of the agency.
DMLNews App Founder Dennis Michael Lynch told members of TeamDML that he believes Comey worked with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to try to take down Trump in 2016.
See his commentary below:
YIKES, @Comey! The FISA Court aka Spy Court presiding judge does NOT appreciate being lied to by FBI and DOJ officials who were apparently willing to do whatever it took to take down @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/1bGSvtpvm3
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 17, 2019
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