'Something Smells Like a Rat': Mark Levin Calls for 'Abolishing' the FISA Court
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"Life, Liberty and Levin" host Mark Levin sounded off on alleged abuses committed before the FISA court in relation to the obtaining of a surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Levin said Congress must look into whether representatives of the Department of Justice and FBI committed acts of "misconduct" before the court - in part by using an unverified dossier linked to an opposition research firm and former British spy as evidence.
He added that the judges on the FISA court deserve scrutiny too.
Levin said his Leesburg, Va.-based organization, the Landmark Legal Foundation, sent a letter to FISA court Judge Rosemary Collyer requesting that her court "do something" about "alleged abuses" committed by the FBI and DOJ.
He said the letter asked Collyer if the FBI informed her that the Russia dossier used as evidence in the case was compiled by the former spy for the firm doing opposition research on Donald Trump.
Levin said Collyer responded by saying there is "no matter pending before the court with respect to which such an appearance would be proper."
"This FISA judge... was misdirected," Levin said. "[Courts] have the power to reach back and hold people accountable [for contempt]."
"Something smells like a rat," he said, adding that he was disappointed that FISA judges are acting "like they have no role in this" investigation.
Levin said Landmark Legal Foundation presented the court with evidence, and yet it has not held those mentioned in the request accountable.
Mark Levin: “It’s time to abolish the FISA court. It’s time to create a new, counter intelligence-related court. It should not consist of existing federal judges.” @marklevinshow #Hannity pic.twitter.com/nipC2YquCb
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He called for the court to be abolished and added that it should not consist of current federal judges.
Collyer, besides being on the FISA court, is a senior federal judge for the District of Columbia.
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