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

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

Comments

falconflight Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:08 Permalink

So heavily redacted that it is nearly worthless.  I luv the statement 'based on historical Russian interference in US elections...'  Yup so where is the beef?

IridiumRebel Whoa Dammit Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

So it calls him a spy, but they have no evidence to charge him as a spy.

Seems like a feeble attempt for legitimacy.

They have Halper and others as “informants” and to try and change the narrative. MSM water carriers will now run with “agent of a foreign nation” and beat that into everyone’s head even though it’s only an accusation unworthy of an indictment......Andrea Mitchell? Get going!

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Baron von Bud DaBard51 Sat, 07/21/2018 - 22:35 Permalink

The game is pretty clear. The cabal knew well before the election that Trump was a peacemaker with Russia. His group sees a richer Russia as a market and their population understands the need for social control. Stability and white people. The US political money system is dominated by companies that profit from direct or perceived conflict with supposed minions of evil. Defense spending is huge within America - $700b/yr. What happens with peace? Trump says the US is on the road to disaster unless US companies can compete and bogeyman spending is reduced. The MIC is huge money. They say any change to government finance leads to disaster. We must spend big on defense or this country gets hollowed out. Can you imagine the fear on Wall Street, Hollywood, and the major metros if spending and credit declines. These are the companies that buy ads. The way of fear is necessary to the old media because fear sells and they need eyeballs and get them with violence/controversy. It's a huge old way of doing business with lots of bucks.

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Theosebes Goodfellow Baron von Bud Sun, 07/22/2018 - 04:39 Permalink

~ 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. ~

Why has it taken 2 years to simply release this? Why is it redacted? Whose ass is being protected?

The heads of the American spy agencies think that if they drip the news of their crimes no one will notice the egregiousness of them. 

I have very severe doubts about their odds of success in the long run. I'm pretty sure there is no statute of limitations on treason.

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NoPension josie0802 Sun, 07/22/2018 - 08:12 Permalink

Show me the man, I’ll find you the crime. 

That’s what all of this is.  Meanwhile, the Clinton Global Crime Syndicate doesn’t get a second look. 

And...whose head exploded when they heard that cunt Mueller is contemplating giving Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Manafort. How about this..better...give Manafort immunity to testify against Podesta. These cunts operate in the open with impunity anymore.  

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Lore Baron von Bud Sun, 07/22/2018 - 16:14 Permalink

...And yet, he signs the bill to jack military spending.

I don't like the queer dyslexia coming out of the White House.  There are still far too many people from the deranged side feeding their vested interests.  Psychopaths never give up power willingly. I dread saying this, but sooner or later, making America "great again" is going to come down to blood. 

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Dilluminati RumpleShitzkin Sun, 07/22/2018 - 08:12 Permalink

This bullshit has set a stage for some really spectacular future ugliness in elections,  to understand and to have actually followed the news on this so far boils down to when as a US citizen (who had never held office) a billionaire fucked some young women and subsequently paid them $ for non-disclosure agreements.  If there is something more there.. "more there there" then the process needs to speed the fuck up and get to it.  But this is indeed looking like Carter Page was an excuse to imply but guilt by association that a democratic funded opposition paper be used to pierce attorney client privilege to prove what?  The contents of sealed two party NDA's with a porn star and a playboy bunny?  (possibly a really high end escort?) 

The "Manhattan Madam" who boasted of providing prostitutes to New York's rich and famous, including Gov. Eliot Spitzer, says someone in special counsel Robert Mueller's office called her attorney Thursday to ask her to speak to investigators.

In 1996, Stone was fired from his position in Bob Dole's presidential campaign after the discovery of a personal ad he and his wife had taken out in a swinger magazine and website called Local Swinger Fever. The ad read: Hot, insatiable lady and her handsome body builder husband, experienced swingers, seek similar couples or exceptional muscular ... single men. They also imposed a strict ban on fatties. Only athletes and soldiers would be allowed in Roger Stone's fuck-palace. It's a damn shame he didn't add a trashy cherry on top by requesting his trashy suitor bring Angel Dust and a sixer of Coors.

So if I have this correct:  Trump pulls together a "cast of characters" for his foreign policy team during the election, and I remember the criticism of the GOP, media, and Democrats (the deep state) that he lacked foreign policy experience.. 

So suddenly.. and let us get this correct.. we went from this to where we are at now???  There really needs to be "some there there" 

He also made a number of television appearances in 2009 and 2010, including Real Time with Bill Maher and Campbell Brown (CNN program), as well as appearing as a substitute anchor on MSNBC. On June 24, 2010, CNN announced that Spitzer would be joining the network to host a "round-table" discussion program alongside center-right commentator Kathleen ParkerParker Spitzer, compared by some media outlets to the defunct Crossfire, replaced Campbell Brown in the 8:00 p.m. ET timeslot on weeknights starting in October.[110] In February 2011, CNN announced that Parker was leaving the show, which was renamed In the Arena on February 28, 2011. On July 6, 2011, CNN announced it was canceling In the Arena and shifting Anderson Cooper 360° to the 8 p.m. time slot.[111]

Brennan serves as a senior national security and intelligence analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, with his inaugural appearance being on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday, February 4, 2018.[16]

 On Friday, a newly-declassified congressional report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections revealed that Obama's Director of National Intelligence (DNI) leaked information about the infamous anti-Trump dossier to CNN's Jake Tapper, lied about it to Congress, and then was rewarded with a contract at CNN a few months later.

Susan Rice, ex-Obama official, appointed to Netflix board of directors

James Comey.. lied and leaked to the press

John Kerry  (check out this guys bio and anti- Vietnam )  write a book on this guy

 Andrew McCabe ... cocksucker was fired

Let me just conclude that this is what a shit-show looks like!!  And McCain.... (one of the keating 5)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keating_Five

 

So if the only "there there" is the uncovering of non-disclosure type agreements between hookers, porno actress (aka hooker), and playboy model (takes off clothes and shows body for money) type agreements..  if that is that .. from all the fucking money spent and the investigation just widening, never ending.. and HILLARY gets a fucking skate..  Clinton Crime Family skates..

and don't get me started on the Clinton Crime Family as my memory is very good near total recall

This folks is a SHIT SHOW and the initial stage of all subsequent illegitimate elections in America!!!!!!!

It took that ridiculous cunt Hillary to be incapable of walking out on a stage and conceding an election to bring us to where NOBODY will subsequently ever be viewed as a legitimate win again..  

You want to know who is INTERFERING IN ELECTIONS?

 

In a statement, CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said that on Oct. 14, the network accepted Brazile’s resignation.

“On October 14th, CNN accepted Donna Brazile’s resignation as a CNN contributor. [Her deal had previously been suspended in July when she became the interim head of the DNC.] CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate. We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor,” Pratapas said.

Not only do you need to reload your own so you can afford to shoot..  

YOU NEED TO CANCEL any subscription you make to the media that LIES TO YOU and subverts the elections!

Remember it is the media who is the real opponent to the 2ndA.  We should be looking much more closely at the internationalist/globalist threat to America originating from the media and their big-business open border agenda as equally as vigorous as the Russian Bots and election tampering.. 

 

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