Friday, March 22, 2019
Dershowitz States The Principle Re FISA Fraud Really Well
I don't have a transcript, so I'll link to the video. Alan Dershowitz states the principles behind the fraud that the FBI perpetrated on the FISA Court (FISC) very clearly. It's really important to have this clear in your minds. As he says, the FISA proceedings are ex parte: the target of the warrant or order doesn't get to present an opposing view to the FISC--they aren't even aware of the proceedings. That means that the FISC is relying on the integrity and crediblity of the FBI. The FISC has to be able to trust the FBI to make a full, unbiased presentation--even while advocating their position--and not to omit relevant facts. That clearly didn't happen in the Carter Page case, and there need to be consequences for all those involved.