FISA court declined 12 of 33,942 warrant applications in 33 years

FISA court declined 12 of 33,942 warrant applications in 33 years

Since its creation in 1979, the FISA Court has approved 33,942 warrants while declining 12. During the eight years Barack Obama was President, his administration filed 12,214 FISA warrants.

https://epic.org/privacy/surveillance/fisa/stats/#footnote26

Of those declined, nine were in 2016, the year of the last Presidential Election. These numbers are from the Court's website.

FISA stands for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 

http://www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/analysis-reports/directors-report-foreign-intelligence-surveillance-courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/ao_foreign_int_surveillance_court_annual_report_2016_final_0.pdf

Worlds-Largest-Rubber-Stamp-FREE-Stamp-Cleveland-Ohio-01.jpg

Pictured above is the country's second largest rubber stamp. It sits on the lawn of Cleveland's City Hall (Ohio). 

http://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/transmittal_letter_for_the_2016_fisc_annual_report_4.20.2017_0.pdf

Judge Rudy Contreras was removed rather than recused from Mike Flynn case

Judge Rudy Contreras was removed rather than recused from Mike Flynn case

Obama's team increased spying on citizens 60% during Presidential Election Campaign

Obama's team increased spying on citizens 60% during Presidential Election Campaign