Summary of link quoted below, but again as many here have been saying all along, if 17 egregious mistakes are all due to simple bumbling FBI agents then I've got great Nebraska oceanfront property to sell you.
The biggest "mistake" being an FBI attorney changing an email that says "Carter Page is a CIA asset" to "Carter Page is NOT a CIA asset" and then presented it to a FISA judge to get a warrant.
The same agent who altered evidence above also has a text message stating "viva la resistance" in reference to Trump.
sure, just innocent mistakes!
The FBI spied on Carter Page and George Papadopoulos both before and after they were affiliated with the Trump campaign.
The FBI initially tried to obtain FISA warrants to spy on both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. On August 15th, the FBI’s OGC refused both, saying there was insufficient probable cause.
The CIA sent a memo to the FBI in August 2016 to inform them that Carter Page was working for them, that he was not a Russian spy.
“The insurance policy was the FBI knowingly lying and manipulating about Carter Page pretending he wasn’t an asset for the CIA, but an asset for the Russians. And manipulating emails to make a FISA judge believe what were benign, mundane contacts with Russians and some that were not benign, but were on behalf of a U.S. government mission were actually evidentiary data points that Carter Page was a U.S. spy worthy of spying on.”
Why was the FBI spying on George Papadopoulos before he was named as a Trump advisor?
As analysts dig deeper into the IG report, Michael Horowitz’ conclusion that the FBI had sufficient cause to open their counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign becomes more difficult to believe. The FBI is a highly selective agency and it can be assumed that anyone who has passed muster possesses a reasonably high level of intelligence. This doesn’t make them immune to mistakes. However, it does provide a certain amount of assurance that errors will be kept to a minimum. Similar to James Comey’s exoneration statement of Hillary, the IG lists one egregious deed after another, then tells us they were unintended. To quote Hillary Clinton, the acceptance of the countless “mistakes” and the “poor judgement” of top-level FBI officials outlined in the IG report requires the willing suspension of disbelief.