A Justice Department watchdog has identified additional errors in the FBI's surveillance warrant application process after reviewing more than two dozen Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications, according to a new publicly released memo.
"As a result of our audit work to date and as described below, we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures in compliance with FBI policy," Horowitz wrote in a management advisory memorandum to Wray. "Specifically, the Woods Procedures mandate compiling supporting documentation for each fact in the FISA application. Adherence to the Woods Procedures should result in such documentation as a means toward achievement of the FBI’s policy that FISA applications be 'scrupulously accurate.'"
#FISA BREAKING: IG Horowitz on FBI FISA applications and supporting docs, so-called Woods File “As a result of our audit work to date...we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures in compliance with FBI policy.” @CBSNews https://t.co/2G2dNUU2Zd— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 31, 2020
#FISA In new audit IG Horowitz emphasizes “the FBI had failed to follow its policies for re-verifying factual assertions made in the initial FISA application (Trump campaign aide Carter Page) that were also included in the three FISA renewal applications.” @carterwpage @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/ttVQmZD9UG— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 31, 2020
#FISA Audit from Oct2014 to Sept2019 has significant overlap FBI Director Comey. IG Horowitz: “testing of FISA applications to the associated Woods Files (underlying records) identified apparent errors or inadequately supported facts in all of the 25 applications..” @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/j6Vp9KJVIQ— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 31, 2020
#FISA Don’t over look new audit’s assessment @carterwpage warrants from IG Horowitz “we identified fundamental and serious errors in the agents’ conduct of the FBI’s factual accuracy review procedures with regard to all four FISA applications.” @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/MmYWgG0z5a— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) March 31, 2020
When the Horowitz Report came out, James Comey said that those who attacked the FBI on #FISA "should admit they were wrong."— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 31, 2020
The only thing we were wrong about was FISA abuse was even worse than we thought!
In fact, the FBI failed over 92% of the time.https://t.co/GqPjQzYnl2
#BREAKING IG Horowitz: 'We do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures' - Sara A. Carter— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 31, 2020
It wasn’t just Carter Page - Horowitz reviewed other #FISA applications and here’s what he found https://t.co/kReSQkZPkg
Read the full advisory memorandum below.