****THE FISA REPORT IS OUT****
4:05 PM ET – John Solomon, Fox News Contributor and Investigative Reporter, and Fox News Legal Analyst and author of the NY Times bestseller Witch Hunt, Gregg Jarrett, are both here to go over the impeachment inquiry hearing this morning and the FISA report that was released today.
The Justice Department inspector general’s report into the Russia collusion investigation lays out incontrovertible evidence that the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court through false information and omissions, according to sources familiar with its findings.
The evidence that the judges were misled is so sweeping that it could provide grounds, if Attorney General William Barr chooses, to withdraw the FBI’s application for the surveillance warrants that began in October 2016 to target ex-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the sources added.
Such a move, while mostly legally symbolic since the probe is long since closed, would still amount to a resounding rebuke to an FBI probe that the bureau, Democrats and their media allies relentlessly defended.
A spokeswoman for the Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment on Monday morning.
“The evidence of false statements, false information, deception through omission is going to raise an important debate about FISA,” one source told me.
5:05 PM ET – Freedom Caucus member, Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee and was there today with Nutty Nadler, is here to talk about the ridiculous hearing this morning by the House Judiciary committee. Mr. Jordan is on this committee and has been a driving force for justice in the defense of the Trump administration. Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, also a member of the Freedom Caucus joins to discuss the report and hearing as well.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee instead of lawyers for the two parties arguing over whether or not to impeach President Trump.
“We don’t get to hear from Adam Schiff today,” Jordan complained. “Under Nadler’s rules, 4 hours of today’s impeachment hearing will be staff asking staff questions. Dems want to use unelected staff to remove a duly-elected President, none of whom are directly accountable to the people.” (h/t WEX)