Former FBI deputy assistant director Danny Coulson recently appeared on Fox Business to discuss House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff’s refusal to investigate the FISA warrant abuses committed against the Trump campaign.
The nine Republicans on the committee boycotted a hearing on Wednesday, writing instead in a letter to Schiff:
Under your chairmanship, the House Intelligence Committee has strayed far from its mandate of overseeing the Intelligence Community. Until the Committee prioritizes oversight activities related to urgent and critical concerns, Republican Members cannot support distractions from our core responsibilities.
The Inspector General of the Department of Justice released a report this past December finding the FBI “omitted crucial” details in its requests for warrants to surveil Carter Page, President Trump’s campaign associate.
Current FBI Director Christopher Wray agrees with the DOJ that the FBI acted illegally by using British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s unverified dossier to obtain the warrants.
Referring to the IG’s report, Republican John Ratcliffe of Texas asked Wray, “The report acknowledges that … this was illegal surveillance with respect to at least several of these FISA applications … correct?”
Wray replied, “Right.”
“We have gone months at a time in which we’ve hardly held any oversight-related briefings …” the Intelligence Committee Republicans wrote to Schiff.
Coulson says he knows why.
Watch the video as Former FBI deputy assistant director Danny Coulson explains why resolution of this failure is critical to the future of the FBI.