The FBI is supposed to be trying to bolster its reputation with the American public with new procedures put into place to guarantee no more abuses of the FISA system. This is not the way to do it.
FBI’s New FISA Reformer Worked With Brennan On Terrorism Case That Launched Obama-Era ‘Unmasking’ Explosion
On Friday, Judge James Boasberg, the newly appointed head of the FISA court’s rotating pool of judges, selected former Justice Department official David S. Kris to oversee the reform of FBI procedures ordered by the court. David Kris John Brennan
It has already been reported that Kris, who served as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division from 2009 to 2011, has been a vociferous critic of Devin Nunes in the last several years, and an equally vociferous defender of the FISA surveillance done on Carter Page (and through Page the entire Trump team). Kris’s bias in favor of surveillance is well known. Within the last two years, he has made the comments recounted by Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller News Foundation:
“It’s disturbing that Page met that legal standard and that there was probable cause to conclude he was a Russian agent,” Kris wrote in an essay March 1, 2018, at Lawfare, a blog operated by the Brookings Institution.