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DOJ OIG Releases Management Advisory Memorandum for the FBI Concerning the FBI’s Execution of its Woods Procedures for Applications Filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to U.S. Persons

Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a Management Advisory Memorandum to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) identifying concerns with the FBI’s execution of its Woods Procedures for applications filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to U.S. Persons. 

This memorandum arises out of an ongoing DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit of the FBI’s process for the verification of facts included in FISA applications the FBI submits to the FISC.  The ongoing audit, which is described in the Ongoing Work section of the OIG’s website, was referenced on page xiv and elsewhere in the OIG’s December 2019 report, Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

Memorandum:  The memorandum released today is available under “Recent Reports” on the OIG’s website and at the following link:  https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2020/a20047.pdf

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