Senate Majority Leader McConnell Vows To Get To Bottom Of 2016 FISA Abuses


Plans to subpoena individuals like James Comey and Loretta Lynch.

Senator Mitch McConnell (R, KY) said on the Senate floor yesterday that the reason the Senate had passed FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) reforms was to address the abuses that have become evident during the 2016 Presidential election campaign of President Trump.

As reported by, “The (FISA) vote comes amid continuing concerns over the use of FISA courts. A DOJ inspector general report criticized the FBI’s use of the FISA courts as it investigated allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. In particular, the report took issue with the applications submitted to monitor former Trump aide Carter Page. A Justice Department assessment released by the FISC in January revealed that at least two of the FBI’s surveillance applications to secretly monitor Page lacked probable cause.

Senator McConnel noted that the full Senate would soon take a vote on whether they will approve President Trump’s nomination of Representative John Ratcliffe (R, TX) as Director of National Intelligence (DNI)A. McConnel said “As soon as possible, the full Senate will vote on Mr. Ratcliffe’s nomination. The President will have a Senate-confirmed DNI who can pursue the vital national security work of our tireless Intelligence Community while also ensuring the IC (Intelligence Community) stays out of politics.”