FISA document tampering-serious or not?
Fox News: Horowitz reportedly finds FBI lawyer falsified KEY FISA document
An FBI employee altered FISA document related to 2016 surveillance of Carter Page, Trump campaign adviser, who is suspected of being Russia’s agent and facilitating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Fox News suggests that key FISA document was falsified and that it casts a shadow of doubt onto the whole investigation process. Carter Page, who is interviewed by Fox News, claims that there has been a lot of cover-up and false information.
CNN: Exclusive: Former FBI lawyer under investigation after allegedly altering document in 2016 Russia probe
CNN downplays the importance of FISA document alteration (notice how they avoid the word falsify and do not mention that KEY FISA document was altered) claiming that it did not affect the validity of the surveillance, but that it may still be used by Trump campaign to “claim that the FBI committed wrongdoing”.
Even if it is proven that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, it is still important not to discard irregularities, regardless of whether they were substantial or not. The most important of all, though, is to prove whether Trump was complicit in Russia’s meddling?