FBI Whistleblowers Must Do What FBI Director will not – Deliver Wiretap Applications to Congress Fast and Furious Whistleblowers Produced Wiretap Applications when Attorney General Holder Would Not

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By Ben Barrack

On June 7, 2012 then Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee. He was there to give testimony on Operation Fast and Furious. While questioning Holder, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) produced a stack of wiretap applications.

After doing so, Issa explained that his committee had obtained the applications from whistleblowers. Holder had been stonewalling for months. Within weeks of that hearing, Congress voted to find Holder in contempt. He is the only Attorney General in history who holds that dishonorable distinction.

Wiretap Applications

Earlier this week, at another House Judiciary Committee hearing, Issa’s colleague, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) asked FBI Director Christopher Wray for wiretap applications. Wray stonewalled as well.

The reason Jordan wants to see the applications is to find out if the now discredited dossier on Donald Trump was used as justification to spy on members of his campaign in 2016. Especially relevant is that the dossier in question was actually the result of opposition research by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Deep state partisans at the FBI used it as an intelligence document and then sought warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign.

Most disturbing is Wray’s refusal to release those applications to the committee responsible for providing oversight of the FBI. Wray made it known that he was no different than his predecessors.

A day before the hearing, Jordan’s committee sent a letter to Wray, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. In the letter, they demanded those applications.

Wray made it clear he was siding with the deep state and would not release them.


Fast and Furious Provides the Blueprint

In 2012, Whistleblowers produced Wiretap Applications to Congress; they helped lead to AG Holder being found in contempt of Congress

In Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice oversaw an operation that sent thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. One of those guns was found at the scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder. Holder did the same thing Wray is doing now; he stonewalled.

In Fast and Furious, Holder asserted that the operation was not run out of the DOJ. The wiretap applications produced to Issa’s committee proved otherwise. In the case of the wiretap applications Jordan wants, they would show something even more sinister.

If Jordan is correct, the wiretap applications implicate many powerful people.

Though the reason for Issa wanting the applications in Fast and Furious were different, his right to them was the same as today.

When pointing to the corruption inside the FBI, critics are quick to point out that rank and file agents are honorable men and women.

If that’s true, some of those men and women should band together and get those wiretap applications to the House Judiciary committee.

Wray has made it obvious that he has no intention to do so.

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