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Weekly Update: President Trump Congratulates Judicial Watch


A year ago, on July 19, 2017, we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Justice Department for copies of the applications it made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for warrants regarding alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

As you might have expected, Justice didn't comply – in fact, DOJ refused to confirm or deny any such documents even existed. But then, earlier this year, President Trump declassified the "Nunes Memo" which discussed the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants abuses. And we quickly sued as the FISA material could now be made public. In April the DOJ told the court that it would have something by July 20, last Friday. That day passed, but late the next day, late on Saturday, Justice released a heavily redacted 412-page document.

Despite the fact that most of the pages were blacked out, they seemed to confirm that the FBI and DOJ misled the courts in withholding the information that Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC were behind the "intelligence" used to persuade the courts to approve the FISA warrants that targeted the Trump team.