FISA abuse timeline

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Main article: Obama administration FISA abuse

2016

October 2016

  • 15 October. John Carlin's last day. DOJ-NSD Principle Deputy Asst. Attorney General Mary McCord replaces Carlin. It was specifically John Carlin’s responsibility to ensure a valid legal basis for the FISA application submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
  • 20 October. Adm. Mike Rogers was briefed by the NSA compliance officer on findings from the 702 NSA compliance audit. The audit had uncovered numerous “About” Query violations (Senate testimony).[1]
  • 21 October. Rogers shut down all “About Query” activity. He reported his findings to the DOJ (Senate testimony & inferences from Court Ruling).
  • Same day, the DOJ & FBI seek and receive a Title I FISA probable cause order authorizing electronic surveillance on Carter Page from the FISA Court. At this point, the FISA Court is unaware of the Section 702 violations.

2019

October 2019

  • 10 October. The Federalist: Anti-Trump alleged "whistleblower" attorney threatened to use his clients’ intelligence capabilities to dox a random Twitter user who irritated him.[2]

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