Maybe this is why the Cheney administration chose to spy on Americans without FISA court approval. In May, 2002 the FISA court made it clear it did not appreciate being lied to by the FBI.
Secret Court Rebuffs Ashcroft.Justice Dept. Chided On Misinformation
Dan Eggen and Susan SchmidtWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 23, 2002
The secretive federal court that approves spying on terror suspects in the United States has refused to give the Justice Department broad new powers, saying the government had misused the law and misled the court dozens of times, according to an extraordinary legal ruling released yesterday.
A May 17 opinion by the court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) alleges that Justice Department and FBI officials supplied erroneous information to the court in more than 75 applications for search warrants and wiretaps, including one signed by then-FBI Director Louis J. Freeh.