Rep. Meadows: There's 'Hard Evidence' FBI Officials Leaked Info to Press to Justify FISA Warrants
Rep. Mark Meadows addressed on America's Newsroom a message he tweeted out that said FBI officials leaked information to the press in the past and would subsequently use stories about that information to obtain FISA warrants.
We've learned NEW information suggesting our suspicions are true: FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press, and then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA's
Unreal. Tomorrow's Bruce Ohr interview is even more critical. Did he ever do this?
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) August 28, 2018
A source confirmed to Fox News that FBI special agent Jonathan Moffa testified before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees last week and acknowledged the practice.
Moffa also worked previously with former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Meadows (R-N.C.) told Sandra Smith on Tuesday that he believes bureau officials did engage in the practice, and that it was used to justify the information and get the search warrants they wanted.
"That's like saying we're going to incriminate on one hand and be the jury on the other," Meadows said. "It just doesn't work that way."
He said the House Freedom Caucus has "hard evidence" about the practice that would be difficult to refute.
As Fox News reported, Moffa served on the FBI's probe into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, code-named “Mid-Year Exam."
FBI agent says bureau leaked stories, then used them to get FISA warrants https://t.co/UYyjHCFdvc
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 28, 2018
It's unclear if such a practice occurred with regard to the Trump dossier and a surveillance warrant against former campaign adviser Carter Page.
Meadows said that the integrity of the FBI and Justice Department is at stake regarding the alleged practice.
"[Officials] were trying to peek and trying to tilt justice one way or another based on their own political bias."
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