There is just one thing you need to know about getting a FISA warrant using a lower standard. It’s against the law and yet, the Mueller report admits to that fact without calling it a crime.
In order to get a FISA warrant, you must provide proof and not speculation and when you sign a FISA application, you must swear that you have confirmed the accusations made in the application. That is the clause that should send Comey, McCabe, Yates, Rosenstein and Lynch to prison for up to five years each, with the exception of Comey, who signed three FISA applications.
He faces 15 years plus whatever he gets for stealing government documents and leaking them.
A largely unreported footnote in Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s final report raises immediate questions about the Obama-era FISA warrant obtained to monitor the communications of Carter Page, a tangential adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Mueller’s report explained that his team did not find evidence that can be used to charge anyone from the Trump campaign as acting as an agent of a foreign government. It says the FISA warrant to spy on Page was obtained using a “different (and lower) standard” of evidence claiming Russian involvement.
Mueller’s team utilized the standards outlined in the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which “requires persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal.”
The report stated:
The investigation did not, however, yield evidence sufficient to sustain any charge that any individual affiliated with the Trump Campaign acted as an agent of a foreign principal within the meaning of FARA or, in terms of Section 951, subject to the direction or control of the government of Russia, or any official thereof. In particular, the Office did not find evidence likely to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Campaign officials such as Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Carter Page acted as agents of the Russian Government – or at its direction control, or request-during the relevant time period.