According to the Nunes memo, the FBI took a folder full of “minimally corroborated” campaign oppo research compiled by a foreign former spy on behalf of Donald Trump’s political opponents, and a Yahoo! News article based on leaks from that same guy, in front of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge for the purpose of getting/renewing a warrant to surveil a former member of Trump’s campaign team. And they got their warrant.

Assuming the memo is reasonably accurate … why would anyone find that surprising?

As of 2013, that court had granted 35,434 requests for warrants and denied a whopping 12. Not twelve hundred, twelve.

They probably could have gotten their warrant — in fact, they’ve probably gotten a warrant before — with a dog biscuit and an old copy of Air Supply’s Lost in Love as their “probable cause” exhibits.

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER