(National Sentinel) Light of Day: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday confirmed that the Justice Department was launching an investigation into alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by the Obama administration.
In particular, Sessions wants to know if the FISC was provided false or misleading information by ranking members of the FBI and DoJ in order to obtain a surveillance warrant so they could spy on members of the Trump campaign.
“Yes, it will be investigated,” Sessions told reporters at the court that oversees FISA warrants.
He added that an investigation it is the “appropriate thing” to do, and that his department’s inspector general “will take that as one of the matters he’ll deal with.”
Sessions told Fox News on Sunday the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process will be investigated, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that this move will be supported.
“I think that’s the role of the Department of Justice, and we’re glad that they’re fulfilling that job,” she said.
Earlier this month Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a “FISA memo” documenting serial abuses of the FISA process so that Obama-era officials could spy on Team Trump.
Republicans also want to know what former President Obama knew about the spying scandal and when.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to wrap up an investigation that he’s been conducting quietly in the background regarding the FBI’s so-called investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails.
That report is due this spring.
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