Comey: I Was Wrong to Defend the FBI's FISA Process

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Wallace also asked Comey to respond to Trump claiming that the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who investigated his campaign were "scum".

"If I were director, I'd be very concerned about it and diving into it", Comey told "Fox News Sunday" host Chis Wallace. "Remember, I was going to jail, and lots of other people were going to jail". "I was overconfident in those because he's right, there was real sloppiness", Comey said.

"The inspector general found significant mistakes and that is not something to sneeze at", Comey said. There were "significant questions" "raised" about the "reliability of the Steele dossier that was used in the Carter Page FISA applications", Horowitz concluded, adding that "the FISA applications relied entirely on information from the Steele reporting to support the allegation that Page was coordinating with the Russian government on 2016 US presidential election activities".

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It was during an NBC News interview that aired Tuesday where Barr said, "These irregularities, these misstatements, these omissions were not satisfactorily explained, and I think that leaves open the possibility to infer bad faith". It's incredibly hard to get a FISA.

Despite this admission and the report distinctively outlining "a central and essential role" the Steele Dossier played in the probe, Comey refused to apologise for its use and argued that its role was not that important, despite admitting that it helped in obtaining FISA warrants.

"But that doesn't drive a conclusion that Steele's reporting is bunk", Comey added, suggesting the source may have been scared off by the publicity surrounding the probe.

Adam Schiff said Sunday he understands the report revealed things he wasn't aware of two years ago.

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