Wednesday, August 5, 2020

FBI Agent Prominently Featured in IG Report Identified

 

An FBI agent prominently featured in the inspector general’s scathing report on the FBI’s FISA abuses against a former Trump campaign aide has been identified.

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reports:

The New York Times, citing people familiar with the FBI’s Russia probe, identified Stephen A. Somma, a counterintelligence investigator who works out of the bureau’s New York field office, as “Case Agent 1” from the inspector general’s (IG) report.

The IG blasted the FBI for its handling of information used to obtain four surveillance orders against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.

“Case Agent 1” is singled in the report as being “primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions in the FISA applications.”

Somma was involved in multiple aspects of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.

Somma was also in charge of verifying the authenticity of the allegations in the now-infamous Steele Dossier.

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