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Explosive Lisa Page Testimony: Dossier Timeline Contradictions And DOJ Interference

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Via SaraCarter.com,

Testimony provided to Congress from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveals contradictions as to when she learned about former British spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, sheds light on the “insurance policy” and exposes the Obama Justice Department’s decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with allegedly violating the Espionage Act.

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Page’s testimony, which was delivered behind closed doors last July before a joint task force of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, reveals the internal machinations between senior bureau leadership and the DOJ. Basically, her testimony adds more depth to what happened during the critical months during the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s election campaign and the bureau’s “Midyear Exam” investigation into Clinton.

As for the Clinton investigation, Page said the bureau “did not blow over gross negligence.” She told Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, there were ongoing discussions with former FBI Director James Comey and other senior officials about the issue. She said “on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge. And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence,” she said.

She added “the Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge.”

Page’s testimony does coincide with what former FBI General Counsel James Baker’s told the committee on “gross negligence.” In testimony he stated that he originally believed Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of highly classified information was “alarming” and “appalling,”  as first reported at SaraACarter.com. He also believed her use of a private server to send the classified emails was sufficient enough to secure an indictment to possibly charge her for violations under the Espionage Act, for mishandling sensitive government documents.

However, her testimony focuses on the DOJ’s push not to charge Clinton, whereas Baker puts the onus on Comey. He said Comey did not believe the charges would stick and that he argued with Comey until just before the public announcement not to charge Clinton. Baker suggested he changed his mind shortly before Comey announced publicly on July 5, 2016 not to charge the then presidential candidate.

Crossfire Hurricane

Page also expands on the FBI’s controversial “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into members of the Trump campaign and links the investigation to controversial text messages made between her and former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok regarding the “insurance policy” against Trump. Strzok and Page were removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation after their anti-Trump text messages were discovered. Page left the FBI and Strzok was fired shortly after DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz report was made public last year.

Page expresses in her testimony that during the investigation into the Trump campaign there was a sentiment at the time among bureau officials regarding the president’s electability: nobody believed he would win.

“So, upon the opening of the crossfire hurricane investigation, we had a number of discussions up through and including the Director regularly in which we were trying to find an answer to the question, right, which is, is there someone associated with the [Trump] campaign who is working with the Russians in order to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton,” states Page.

She adds, “and given that it is August, we were very aware of the speed and sensitivity that we needed to operate under.”

“[W]e don’t need to go at a total breakneck speed because so long as he doesn’t become President, there isn’t the same threat to national security, right,” Page added.

“But if he becomes President, that totally changes the game.”

Ohr and Page Testimony On Steele Don’t Match Up

Moreover, Page contradicts Ohr’s testimony regarding when she first knew about former British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier. She claims in her testimony that she did not know about the dossier in August 2016, however, Ohr’s testimony reveals that he delivered Steele’s information to the bureau shortly after meeting with Steele. In fact, he met with former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and specifically, Page at the bureau to deliver the information.

Ohr reveals this during an exchange with then-Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Trey Gowdy, R-SC.

“Why? Why did you meet with them,” asks Gowdy.

“To pass the latest information that I had received,” Ohr responds.

“How did you find out who to meet with? Who did you call to find out,” questions Gowdy.

Ohr explains that prior to that meeting with McCabe and Page he had met with Steele on July 30, 2016.

“After the July 30th meeting with Chris Steele, I wanted to provide the information he had given me to the FBI. I reached out for Andrew McCabe, at that time, Deputy Director of the FBI and somebody who had previously led the organized crime, Russian organized crime squad in New York and who I had worked with in the past, and asked if he could meet with me,” he said.

“I went to his office to provide the information, and Lisa Page was there. So I provided the information to them. And some point after that, I think, I was given Peter Strzok, or somehow put in contact with Peter Strzok.”

Gowdy then asks when exactly did Ohr meet Strzok and Page.

“I don’t recall the exact date,” Ohr says.

“I’m guessing it would have been in August since I met with Chris Steele at the end of July, and I’m pretty sure I would have reached out to Andrew McCabe soon afterwards.”

 

26 COMMENTS

  1. Start from the top, Traitor Obama, to the bottom decision maker or cover upper and put all of them in jail for 10 years and forbid them from having anything to do with law. What they did is attempt to over throw our government. It goes beyond fixing an election. This is being soft as the firing squad is what they deserve.

    • We’ve had that shadow government in place ever since Trump won the election. The swamp is so deep it extends into this administration. Too bad we don’t have a “new” Congress and congressmen aren’t all connected to the “good-old-boy/girl club.”

  2. I’m total amidst for the lack of non charges to the State Department and FBI for not putting these people on trial for rigging and election and controlling lying to the United States Government.

  3. What a bunch of BS, it just looks like they had to intention from the start to do anything against her no matter what she did or the Clinton’s as a whole.

    • They, the Clintons, do have an impressive bodycount to their credit, beginning with Don Henry and Kevin Ives and ending with Seth Rich. Comey is clearly aware of that as is Mueller!

      • Kind of resembles communist or dictatorship country, kill those who open their mouths,
        and the “problem” goes away.
        It is still not to late to bring charges against the Clinton/Obama crime cartel for many law violations from treason on down the line. Start charging the small fish and they will deliver the big fish..

    • Sure Glenn, poor Hillary. What kind of alternative universe do you live in? Who made her put a server in her bathroom? She was covering for her crazy money operation at the Clinton Foundation. Why is this so hard for you to understand?

  4. The FBI and DOJ will never get the publics respect and trust back again.How did the Clintons get so many to do so much to keep them from being prosecuted ?

  5. FORGET the obvious BIAS what about being SUBPOENAED to come before CONGRESS the DESTROYING 33000 THIRTY THREE THOUSAND emails?????? Then being let off because after 50 years involved with politics and politicians she did NOT INTEND TOO BREAK THE LAW!!! But 2 years into the TRUMP administration they find NOTHING but him the want to IMPEACH???? How do DEM<ON RATS SLEEP???

    • I believe the fact that “it” was done, shows intent.
      The issue of intent does not enter into law, this is a lawyer/judge thing so trials or agreements can relieve decision making.

  6. I hope the real people of the U.S. stick together to impeach this socialist nonsense. Landslide Republican win in 2020!! Tell socialists, “hell no”. I worry about my grandchildren’s future.

    • Keith D. Sadly, the major media is clearly biased against Trump. Can’t explain why, but maybe they are “paid off” to do it. Money talks. Reading comments from Democrats, I just can’t understand why they believe he is a “dictator,” and calling Trump Hitler, and a monster and afraid for their children. Saying he has total control over our military–as if he will use the military against American citizens. Where do they come up with these ideas…I have asked the reasons why. Have received no response as yet. They all just seem to be following the herd and group think of the media. Spouting off, each trying to be more insulting than the others… Real Americans understand the dire situation in which we find ourselves. Socialism is alive and well and will do anything to gain more power. If we don’t want Socialism (dictator/communism), we better vote Republican. I am a disillusioned registered Democrat. If the polls include me voting Democrat, that poll is incorrect. I’m voting Trump!!! Republican!! Anything but Demo-rat.

  7. The wheels are flying off of the bus and Obama – Clintons et.al., are headed straight into a a “Steele” wall. There are presently about 40 Democrats who have thrown their hat in the ring to run for president. With all of this being exposed they are ALL wasting their time. The Democrats are DONE!!!

  8. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR ALL WHO HAVE FALLEN BECAUSE OF CLINTON’S OBAMA BUNCH THEY ARE GANGSTER! PURE AND SIMPLE! NO MORALS NO COMPASSION FOR ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES!THEY ARE EXACTLY WHY OUR FORE FATHERS FOUGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH!TO EXPOSE PEOPLE LIKE THE CLINTON’S AND OBAMA’S!!!!!!!!

  9. God Almighty is fully in control folks, and He will see to it that justice will prevail and that our President will be able to lead Our Nation to greater glory! Just look at what he has already accomplished in two years, and without the help of Liberals, and sometimes Conservatives. Such a Patriotic, and Heartfelt man, who chose to give up his life of luxury to aid America in these trying times! God bless him, his Family, his Cabinet, and God Bless America! MAGA! Pray and keep the faith!

  10. INTENT is not the FBI’s place to make this call. it is the grand jury, COURTS and jury to determine guilt or innocence. Technically I believe Comey is guilty of obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

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