Former Asst. FBI Dir. Slams Bureau For Cohen Pen Register

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Former assistant FBI director James Kallstrom said Thursday it is unlikely the Bureau has enough evidence of a crime to be monitoring the phone calls of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.


During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Kallstrom said that he is disappointed in the leadership at the FBI and noted that not one law firm was served with a search warrant in the 1990s when FBI corruption was at a high.

“You know, to get a search warrant from a federal judge on the criminal side, you have to talk about a criminal act that’s taking place,” Kallstrom explained. “On the national security side for the FISA judge, you have to talk about the threat to national security.”

“I think it’s far-fetched — I’ll be corrected if I’m wrong, but to see what kind of predicate they could have possibly had in this case,” he added.

Kallstrom also attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller, recalling how he raided Manafort’s house at “4 or 5 in the morning with weapons shown” over what was probably white-collar crime.

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