Judge Nap: Inspector General Will Find 'Treasure Trove' of Abuses by FBI, DOJ
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will find a "treasure trove" of abuses by the DOJ and the FBI.
Horowitz announced Wednesday that he will review the potential abuses within both departments following requests from Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The probe stems from allegations of surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ in efforts to obtain FISA warrants to examine Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
"FBI people who knew they couldn't get a warrant from a judge like me, where the standard is probable cause of crime, go to FISA where the standard is probable cause of talking to a foreign person," Napolitano said on "Fox and Friends."
"[Horowitz] will find a treasure trove of abuses: going to FISA [and] getting warrants when the law did not justify it."
Napolitano stressed that Horowitz cannot charge anyone, can only talk to people in the government now and does not have subpoena power to interview former FBI officials. But he said if Horowitz uncovers alleged criminal activity, he could pass it on to the Justice Department for investigation.
The Fox News senior judicial analyst said the FISA law "has been turned on its head" and is now used as a vehicle for investigators to spy on targets.
"[The FISA court] delivers 99.9 percent of all requested search warrants. There's not a court in the country that has a number that high," he explained.
On "The Ingraham Angle," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said he would like to see an independent second special counsel appointed.
Watch the discussion above.