(National Sentinel)Â Light of Day: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday confirmed that the Justice Department was launching an investigation into alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by the Obama administration.
In particular, Sessions wants to know if the FISC was provided false or misleading information by ranking members of the FBI and DoJ in order to obtain a surveillance warrant so they could spy on members of the Trump campaign.
â€œYes, it will be investigated,â€ Sessions told reporters at the court that oversees FISA warrants.
He added thatÂ an investigation it is the â€œappropriate thingâ€ to do, and that his department’s inspector general â€œwill take that as one of the matters heâ€™ll deal with.â€
SessionsÂ toldÂ Fox News on Sunday the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) process will be investigated, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that this move will be supported.
â€œI think thatâ€™s the role of the Department of Justice, and weâ€™re glad that theyâ€™re fulfilling that job,” she said.
Earlier this month Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a “FISA memo” documenting serial abuses of the FISA process so that Obama-era officials could spy on Team Trump.
Republicans also want to know what former President Obama knew about the spying scandal and when.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael HorowitzÂ is expected to wrap up an investigation that heâ€™s been conducting quietly in the background regarding the FBIâ€™s so-called investigation into Hillary Clintonâ€™s mishandling of classified emails.
That report is due this spring.
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