The Deep State is a real thing, and with each new report or finding we discover that it is deeper than any of us have imagined.
In the most recent case, it appears that the FISA courts were aware that the applications to spy on Carter Page, an aide with President Donald Trump’s campaign.
After the report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the head of the FISA courts, Judge Rosemary Collyer, ripped into the FBI for what it did.
“The FBI’s handling of the Carter Page applications, as portrayed in the [Office of the inspector general] report, was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above.
“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 judge said.
But that could have just been a smokescreen to avoid getting heat on herself and the courts as it has now been found that the courts were notified of the issues with the applications beginning in 2016.