In Congress, one key ally of President Trump quickly said he would follow up on the FISC announcement with reforms of the FISA process.
"As Inspector General Horowitz’s report describes in great detail, the FISA process falsified evidence and withheld exculpatory evidence to obtain a warrant against Mr. Page on numerous occasions," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
"We identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications," Horowitz told Congress earlier this month in his report, saying the "errors and omissions resulted from case agents providing wrong or incomplete information."
"That so many basic and fundamental errors were made on four FISA applications by three separate, hand-picked teams, on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations that was briefed to the highest levels within the FBI and that FBI officials expected would eventually be subjected to close scrutiny, raised significant questions regarding the FBI chain of command's management and supervision of the FISA process," the report stated.
"I think it's fair for people to sit there look at all of these 17 events and wonder how it could be purely incompetence," Horowitz told Senators earlier this month, as he made clear he was not prepared to fully embrace the idea that all of the FISA mistakes were due to intentional acts.