James Comey admits errors in FISA process: "I was wrong"

by Adam Ford · Dec 15th, 2019 9:49 am

Former FBI Director James Comey admitted on "Fox News Sunday" that the recently released Justice Department Inspector General's report on the launch of the FBI's Russia investigation and their use of the surveillance to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page illustrated that he was "overconfident" when he defended their use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Reacting to Inspector General Michael Horowitz's findings of 17 "significant errors and omissions" in the FBI's process of applying for the FISA surveillance warrant, Comey said, "He's right, I was wrong. I was overconfident as director in our procedures."

Comey said that the FBI did not intentionally commit wrongdoing, instead attributing the errors to "real sloppiness."


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