Last modified on 22 December 2019, at 13:44

FISA abuse timeline

Main article: Obama administration FISA abuse


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.


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]

November 2019

  • 22 November. The Washington Post Helps Identify FBI Lawyer Who Altered FISA Docs[3]

December 2019

  • 6 December. Joe diGenova: What To Expect From The Horowitz IG Report.[4]
  • 8 December. Jeff Carlson: An Examination of the Irregularities in the FBI’s FISA Application on Carter Page.[5]
  • 20 December. Jeff Carlson: Top FISA Court Judge Condemns FBI for Providing ‘False Information’ to Court, Demands Prompt Government Response.[6]
  • 21 December: CTH: Did Mueller Place Special Counsel CYA in Report Footnote? – Proactive Distancing from Known Clinesmith Wrongdoing.[7]

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