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An FBI intelligence analyst admitted to House committees last week that bureau officials were known to leak information to the press and then use the resulting articles to help obtain surveillance warrants, according to a source with knowledge of his testimony.
Jonathan Moffa, who worked with controversial former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, testified last Friday behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight Committee.
The article goes on to state the following:
The source with knowledge of his statements confirmed to Fox News that Moffa said FBI personnel would use media reports based on information they leaked to justify applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants.
The source told Fox News that Moffa acknowledged this “had been a practice in the past.”
Republicans have long questioned to what extent leaked information, related to the unverified anti-Trump dossier, was used as a basis for surveillance warrants against former Trump adviser Carter Page in 2016 — when the bureau was led by James Comey and deputy Andrew McCabe.
The source told Fox News that Moffa did not specifically confirm the practice of using leaked information to bolster warrant applications was employed with regard to the dossier.
But, when pressed by the committees on whether this was common practice at the FBI, Moffa acknowledged the FBI had at least engaged in this activity in other cases.
We’ve learned NEW information suggesting our suspicions are true: FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press, and then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA’s
Unreal. Tomorrow’s Bruce Ohr interview is even more critical. Did he ever do this?
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) August 28, 2018
New information confirms Meadows’ suspicions that the FBI and DOJ leaked stories to the media https://t.co/NjO9p65Lbj
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 28, 2018
So what you’re saying is it wasn’t just the dossier that prompted the FISA surveillance? Not to mention, we already knew that “leaked stories” were also used in the FISA apps. They’re clearly laid out in the redacted documents released a month ago by FBI. https://t.co/sqEu5P4fRQ
— Mike Levine (@MLevineReports) August 28, 2018
NEW: source told me Special Agent Jonathan Moffa admitted to @HouseJudiciary @GOPoversight that #FBI personnel were known to leak information to the press and then use the resulting articles to help obtain #FISA warrantshttps://t.co/d1RmcndYZm
— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) August 28, 2018
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) August 28, 2018
Meadows: “We’ve Learned NEW Information” Suggesting FBI/DOJ Leaked To Press, Used Articles To Obtain FISA Warrants https://t.co/yfQmFvQoNj
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 28, 2018
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