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“Agent Of A Foreign Power”: In Historic First, DOJ Releases Carter Page FISA Application

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The Department of Justice late Friday released via the FBI’s FOIA Vault a redacted copy of the Carter Page FISA warrant application and several renewals, which accuse Page of being a Russian spy, as summarized by the New York Times – which obtained a copy of the materials through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.

Of note, in the nearly two years since the application was filed, Page hasn’t been charged with any of the allegations contained within it.

The previously top-secret document is the first such release by the DOJ in the 40 years since the surveillance law was enacted. In April, the DOJ said they were “processing for potential redaction and release certain [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] materials related to Carter Page,” after watchdog group Judicial Watch and several other organizations filed similar lawsuits.

The application reads in part:

Identity of the target The target of this application is Carter W. Page, a U.S. person, and an agent of a foreign power, described in detail below.”

The F.B.I. believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government,” the warrant application continues.

A line was then redacted, and then it picked up with “undermine and influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election in violation of U.S. criminal law. Mr. Page is a former foreign policy adviser to a candidate for U.S. president.” –NYT

The document then concludes that Page was allegedly “collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government,” which they viewed as probably cause to spy on him – and again, which Page has never been charged with.

Page – who has repeatedly denied being a Russian spy, said in April that the FISA application was “beyond words,” and a “Joke,” while claiming that he has never served as an agent for a foreign government. We would also note that he hasn’t been charged as one.

Page was targeted months earlier by FBI informant Stefan Halper, who formed a relationship with Page and several other Trump aides as part of the Obama administration’s active counterintelligence operation on the Trump campaign.

“Witch Hunt” 

While President Trump has characterized the entire counterintelligence operation as a “witch hunt,” an increasing chorus of frustrated GOP lawmakers have begun to echo his sentiment, as we are now in month 18 of post-inaugural investigation by the Department of Justice.

Shortly after the Times article hit, President Trump tweeted that the “Rigged Witch Hunt, headed by the 13 Angry Democrats” (in reference to Mueller’s team), are trying to damage the GOP going into midterms by dragging out their investigation.

Among those who signed the FISA applicaition were: James Comey, John Kerry, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice.

The Steele Dossier

Following months of Congressional investigations, GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee released the four-page “Nunes Memo,” which concluded that the FBI relied on the largely unverified “Steele Dossier” as their primary source of evidence. To reinforce the dossier, they included a Yahoo! News article written by Michael Isikoff, which used information fed to him by Steele. (Isikoff was “stunned” to hear of this) The FBI has also been accused of failing to notify the FISA judge that the dossier was political in nature.

To that end, the FISA application draws directly from page 9 of the Steele dossier, claiming that  someone “met secretly with Page and that their agenda for the meeting included Divyekin raising a dossier or “kompromat” that the Kremlin possessed on Candidate #2 and the possibility of it being released to Candidate #1’s campaign.

To vouch for Steele himself – a former MI6 agent who the FBI fired after he made inappropriate admissions to the press, the agency wrote the following:

“Not withstanding Source1’s reason for conducting the research into Candidate1’s ties to Russia, based on Source1’s previous reporting history with the FBI, whereby Source1 provided reliable information to the FBI, the FBI believes Source 1s reporting herein to be credible

The FISA application also says that Steele did not directly provide information to Isikoff, which he in fact did.

Meanwhile, as Congressional GOP have argued that this is evidence of malfeasance, House and Senate Democrats have argued that the FISA application also contained evidence unrelated to the dossier, and that the FISA judge was aware of its political nature.

But Democrats noted that the application also contained evidence against Mr. Page unrelated to the dossier, and that it did tell the court that the research’s sponsor had the political motive of wanting to discredit Mr. Trump’s campaign. They argued that it was normal not to specifically name Americans and American organizations in such materials. –NYT

via www.zerohedge.com

12 COMMENTS

  1. According to the Müeller Inquisition, Trump is not the target. That is if you trust a prosecutor that convicted Louie Greco, Henry Tameleo, Peter Limone and Joe Salvati (2, Louie Greco, Henry Tameleo, died in prison and cost the taxpayers an eventual settlement of more than $100 million for false imprisonment) he knew they were innocent. Looks like he’s at it again.

    • COMEY DID A COVER-UP FOUND IN IG REPORT AND ON WEINERS LAPTOP of hillarys CHILD CRIMINAL CRIMES and a long list of names of Washington government officials names involved with these child crimes and child traffcing, clear COMEY ‘S NAME WAS ONE OF THEM along with john mccain clapper,brennan eric holder rosenstein mueller, COMEY USED THE RUSSIANS TO COVER-UP THESE CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

      AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2018, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

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  2. Our Government totally forgot about “We the People” and the power we entrust to them is used for their personal gain, that’s the main reason I voted for an outsider (Donald Trump ), never realized how bad the left and some of the right want to keep their grip on our country !!!

  3. Quite frankly…. EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE & PENALTIES HARSH. This can never happen again!

  4. Just a few incontrovertible facts about the only actual Russian collusion to have been proven after two years. See if you are informed enough to provide the correct answers.

    Who produced and provided the lies in the “salacious and unverified dossier” (comey’s words) that the left is trying to destroy Trump with? 
    Undeniable answer #1, RUSSIAN OPERATIVES, through Fusion GPS and Steele!
    Would Russia aid or attack a candidate/president who they thought would oppose them as they did with the phony dossier?
    Undeniable answer #2, THEY WOULD TRY TO DESTROY HIM!
    Who did the Russians give that false information to, to do their dirty work of attacking of Trump, for them? 
    Undeniable answer #3, THE DNC AND HILLARY.
    Who then by default, is conspiring with and working with American’s enemy in an attempted political coup against a constitutionally elected president? 
    Undeniable answer #4, THE DEMOCRATS, GLOBALISTS AND THEIR SWAMP RATS IN THE FBI!

  5. This FISA warrant just proves the depths that the FBI, Comey, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe were involved in trying to obliterate President Trump. All of these actions were criminal in nature and are still being covered up by our so called spy agencies. Anyone who is dumb enough to believe that Hillary and Bill Clinton along with Loretta Lynch were not involved with the effort isn’t playing with a full deck. The spy agencies (CIA, NSA, FBI, AND DOJ) constitute a nest of evil that colluded with anyone who could supply so called dirt on candidate Trump to keep him from becoming the next president, and it didn’t matter if it was true they would just leak it to the media and the damage would be done. All of these individuals mentioned broke federal election laws and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. As for the spy agencies, they need to be dismantled because they constitute an enormous danger to the American people and the health of our republic. Sufficient unto the day is the evil therof. Enough said.

  6. John P Carlin of the FBI vouches Carter Page as a reliable witness in the Egnevy Buryakov case then had Page become a volunteer in Trump’s campaign. FISA Court can only approve warrants on non-Americans so Carter Page turns into an evil foreign operative out to hurt America. FISA warrant approved so wiretaps can be installed on Trump’s campaign.

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