Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit
, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing
last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants.
In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Page FISA spy warrants, first issued in 2016 and subsequently renewed three times:
[National Security Division] FOIA consulted [Office of Intelligence] ... to identify and locate records responsive to [Judicial Watch's] FOIA request.... [Office of Intelligence] determined ... that there were no records, electronic or paper, responsive to [Judicial Watch's] FOIA request with regard to Carter Page. [Office of Intelligence] further...