Justice Department Releases FISA Documents on Carter Page

Breitbart | 7/21/2018 | Staff
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The Department of Justice on Saturday released documents detailing the surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page pertaining to FBI’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The heavily redacted 412-page document includes the agency’s initial October 2016 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant application to surveil Page, along with three renewal applications filed in January, April, and June of 2017.

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Several news organizations, including CNN, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Hill received copies of the FISA documents by filing Freedom of Information Act lawsuits. The application states the FBI had believed Page “has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government,” and was “collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.”

The FISA application cites evidence in the Steele dossier, believed to have been compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, that Page engaged in “clandestine intelligence activities,” on behalf of a foreign power and “influence activities,” pertaining to the 2016 election.

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“That section cites information from “Source #1,” who alleged that during a trip to Moscow in July 2016, Page met secretly with two sanctioned Kremlin insiders, Igor Sechin and Igor Diveykin, as part of a collusion scheme involving the Trump campaign,” reports The DCNF’s Chuck Ross.

Reacting to the document’s contents, Page — who was not charged for his so-called spying activities — told Ross he is “[H]aving trouble finding any small bit of this document that rises above completely ignorance and/or insanity.”

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“Even more shocking than the civil rights abuses inherent in today’s initial FISA abuse documents and its testament to @Comey & Co’s very poor “legal” judgment is the complete ignorance it shows regarding Russia,” Page tweeted following the release.

Following a May meeting between President Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Inspector General Michael Horowitz investigated possible abuses in...
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