Secretive Surveillance Court Rebukes FBI Over Handling of Surveillance of Trump Aide
WASHINGTON—A secretive surveillance court issued a rare public order on Tuesday, rebuking the FBI for its handling of warrant applications on Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court—which operates in near total secret—called a recent watchdog report “troubling” and described the behavior of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “antithetical to the heightened duty of candor” owed to the court.
The court ordered the government to explain to the court by early next year what steps it was taking to prevent such lapses in the future. The court order comes after a critical watchdog report found serious lapses in the FBI’s handling of the warrant against Mr. Page.
h/t Eustace Muffins