Congressman Armstrong presses FBI director on FISA abuse in 2016

February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong pressed FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday on the FBI’s significant issues with the FBI’s handling of the investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

In December, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report outlining 17 “significant errors or omissions” in several FBI warrant applications to surveil a Trump campaign staff member in 2016. The FBI announced 40 corrective measures in response to the report, and Armstrong pushed Wray to outline how those corrective measures would be enforced.

“You can have 250 institutional safeguards, but if there aren’t real consequences to those safeguards, then we don't have a real solution to the problem,” Armstrong said to Wray. “I am glad you are putting all of these procedural safeguards in place, but I would like to have a conversation about what are the consequences for those not happening.”