The disgraced former Deputy Director of the FBI defended their use of the obviously faked Hillary Dossier as an excuse to get a FISA warrant against Carter Page. He also denies that they misled the court, even though they had verified nothing (although the FISA law requires them to) and the fact they never told the court that the dossier was paid for by Hillary and the DNC. Those seem like two important facts they left out. He also took time to defend the use of spies, specifically Stefan Halper, who tried to entrap several Trump campaign workers without success.
And in his book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump,” McCabe defended the use of an informant who appears to be Stefan Halper, a longtime FBI and CIA informant who cozied up to Page and two other Trump advisers, Sam Clovis and George Papadopoulos, during the 2016 campaign.
“I do believe that we adequately notified the FISA Court of the information we were using, and what we thought of the information,” McCabe told New York Times reporter Adam Goldman in an interview that aired on C-SPAN on Saturday.
McCabe, who was fired from the FBI on March 16, 2018, said that the bureau’s applications for FISA warrants on Page go “into great detail about our previous relationship, what we thought of the information we were getting from him, how we understood his involvement or interest in this stuff that was in the FISA package.”
Republicans have accused the FBI of failing to inform FISA judges that the dossier’s information about Page was unverified and that the DNC and Clinton campaign had financed the report.
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