The man credited for killing Bin Laden had harsh things to say about former FBI Director James Comey.
WashingtonExaminer reports former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill bashed former FBI Director James Comey after the release of the Department of Justice inspector general’s report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by FBI officials during President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on Dec. 9, following his two-year investigation into the FBI’s and the DOJ’s use of FISA warrants to surveil Trump’s campaign for evidence of election interference collusion with Russian agents. The report outlined 17 “significant errors or omissions” by FBI officials in the FISA applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page but determined political bias played no role in the opening of the Russia investigation.
O’Neill, 43, slammed the 59-year-old former FBI chief on Twitter on Monday.
“I fought for everything I believed in so I will say this now: James Comey is human shit,” said O’Neill, who claims to have killed al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden during the U.S. raid on bin Laden’s compound in May 2011.
I fought for everything I believed in so I will say this now: James Comey is human shit.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) December 17, 2019
Tuesday, in a rare 4 page statement, Judge Rosemary Collyer, the top FISA judge overseeing the U.S. government’s surveillance activities, accused the FBI on Tuesday of providing false and misleading information in order to wiretap former Trump associate Carter Page. James Comey was FBI director at the time.
Per Axios, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court accused the FBI Tuesday of misleading it in its applications for the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and ordered the bureau to explain by Jan. 10 what it plans to do to ensure such abuses do not take place again.
Why it matters: It’s a rare public rebuke by a court that has traditionally been veiled in secrecy, underscoring the seriousness of the misconduct uncovered by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
“The frequency with which representations made by F.B.I. personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other F.B.I. applications is reliable,” Judge Rosemary Collyer wrote.
The full four page report is below.
Per USAToday, a secretive court that approves sensitive surveillance issued a rare public rebuke of the FBI on Tuesday, saying the bureau misled the Justice Department and the court when it sought permission to wiretap a former Trump campaign aide.
The FBI’s handling of the applications to wiretap Carter Page “was antithetical to the heightened duty of candor” expected of the bureau, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court wrote in a public opinion released Tuesday.
“The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable,” Collyer said.
The judge ordered the FBI to outline by Jan. 10, 2020, any changes it has made or plans to make to improve surveillance allowed under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.