US senator asks to declassify documents used by FBI to spy on Trump campaign adviser in 2016

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) asked President Donald Trump to declassify documents used by the FBI to spy on a Trump campaign adviser in 2016.

Kennedy’s request comes after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found 17 “significant irregularities and omissions” in FBI requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to spy on Carter Page, according to The Hill.

“I’m asking President Trump to declassify the entire record so that Attorney General Barr and FBI Director Wray can release it to the American people,” Kennedy said.

“If the FBI wants to continue the employment of rogue, politically motivated agents, then let the public read the entire record,” Kennedy added, according to The Hill.

The inspector general’s report delved into the FBI agents’ investigation into Russia’s interference, which turned out to be false, according to special counsel Robert Mueller.

In this process Mueller spent more than two years and $32 million to conclude that then-candidate Donald Trump acted in good faith.

Kennedy insists that the right people be held accountable for all FBI irregularities.

“This has got to be fixed. At a minimum, somebody’s got to be fired,” Kennedy said at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, stressing the need for a cultural change in that regard.

Kennedy is not alone in seeking justice for irregularities committed by the security agency.

For his part, former Rep. Trey Gowdy told former FBI Director James Comey that he should be wearing a prison uniform after reports showed that his behavior at the head of the FBI was below the established standard on at least three occasions.

” If you’re changing emails, manufacturing, altering evidence—which is a crime—because you want to get it … ,” Gowdy said. “Not only do you not have any business being an FBI agent or law enforcement, you probably ought to be wearing an orange jumpsuit,” Gowdy said in an interview with Fox News.

The same Republican campaign adviser who was spied on by the FBI in 2016, Carter Page, has not remained silent and announced on Dec. 9 that he had hired a team of lawyers to review Inspector Horowitz’s report and file a lawsuit.

2019-12-14T19:30:15-05:00

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