Secret Court Says F.B.I. Aides Misled Judges in 75 Cases

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But in a number of cases, the court said, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department had made”erroneous statements” in eavesdropping applications about the separation of the overlapping intelligence and criminal investigators and the unauthorized sharing of FISA information with F.B.I. criminal investigators and assistant U.S. attorneys.”

"How these misrepresentations occurred remains unexplained to the court," the opinion said.

In essence, the court said that the F.B.I. and the Justice Department were violating the law by allowing information gathered from intelligence eavesdrops to be used freely in bringing criminal charges, without court review, and that criminal investigators were improperly directing the use of counterintelligence wiretaps.”

NY Times