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Since the president is tweeting about the #CarterPage #FISA application, here's a re-up of my thread going through it last night
Also analysis here by @DavidKris, who genuinely knows more about FISA than anyone else.
A thread by @normative on his read of the application from last night
And his longer-form analysis for @nytimes over here…
Not a thread, but a one tweet summary by @FranTownsend who not only knows a ton about FISA from her career at DOJ, but was reportedly also shortlisted to become Dir FBI after Comey.
Also @carriecordero who is another rare genuine expert on all things FISA
If there are any other serious non-partisan threads or breakdowns of the FISA application add a link to it and I'll add it to this meta-thread.
Late but very welcome addition to this meta-thread of threads with this thread from @aprilfdoss

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So many, many problems with the past few weeks. But folks intentionally blurring FBI special background checks--which are always for and whose terms are always set by the WH--from the rest of the FBI's work is going to suuuuuuck so bad for everyone.
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