FBI Lawyer Suspected of Altering FISA Document in Russia Probe

Headline Roundup November 22nd, 2019

A former FBI lawyer is reportedly suspected of illicitly altering a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) document related to the FBI's Russia investigations. The FBI obtained a secret surveillance warrant to investigate carter Page Donald Trump's 2016 campaign adviser on foreign policy. Speaking on "Fox & Friends" at the time, President Trump called the investigations illegal and unprecedented.

Media coverage differed throughout the political spectrum; some reports led with President Trump's statements on the investigations, while others focused on details of the investigation — part of a Justice Department inquiry into the FBI's handling of the Russia probe. Some right-leaning reports accused left-leaning media of "conspicuously" changing their coverage to ignore certain details.

FBI Lawyer Suspected of Altering FISA Document in Russia Probe

From the Center
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016.

The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the FBI’s probe of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release a report on Dec. 9, and witnesses...

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From the Right
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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI's secretive surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser -- enough to change the substantive meaning of the document, according to multiple reports.

The show-stopping development comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News that Horowitz's comprehensive report on allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant abuse against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page will be released on Dec. 9. "That's locked," Graham said....

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From the Left
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016.

The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the FBI’s probe of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release a report on Dec. 9, and witnesses...

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