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Strzok Admitted ‘Material Misrepresentations’ in FISA Warrant

After the dump of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in the months leading up to the Mueller appointment, new revelations continue to keep the FBI in the spotlight.

The bureau’s contention has been that the warrant issued by the FISA court for Carter Page was entirely justified by the claims in the infamous Steele dossier.

But now a text from Peter Strzok has demonstrated otherwise.

In the single message to Lisa Page, he complains of an FBI warrant application to FISA containing ‘material misrepresentations’.

It’s a critical admission since the FBI maintains everything was above board.

This demands an answer to the obvious question: what were the misrepresentations?

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

One of Peter Strzok’s text messages shows the embattled FBI agent complaining about a case in which “material misrepresentations” were made to obtain a spy warrant in the FISA Court.

The exchange occurred on Oct. 16, 2015, well before Strzok was tapped to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign. But it sheds some light on the FISA process, which is at the center of a partisan debate because of the FBI and Justice Department’s use of the unverified Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

In the text, which was sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Strzok appears to be criticizing another government official who he claimed bungled an investigation.

The official, whose name is redacted, reopened an investigation, which lead to a discussion within the Justice Department’s Office of Intelligence about whether “material misrepresentations” were made in a FISA application.


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