Published: Sun, July 22, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

In historic first, DOJ releases Carter Page FISA application

In historic first, DOJ releases Carter Page FISA application

Trump wrote in a Sunday morning tweet that the FISA documents "confirm with little doubt", that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation "misled the courts", despite the fact that the document itself acted as legal justification for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain the 2016 warrant.

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Sunday denied he was an intelligence agent for Russian Federation after the Justice Department released a wiretap application that said he engaged in "clandestine intelligence activities" on behalf of the Kremlin.

"If the dossier is the reason you issued the warrant, it was a bunch of garbage", Graham said.

The FBI cited it as part of Page's surveillance application, disclosing that the person who hired Steele to compile it likely wanted to "discredit" Trump's presidential campaign.

The memo was prepared for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and was just released by the Department of Justice under a Freedom of Information Act request.

That dossier alleges ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Yes, the Dirty Dossier, paid for by Democrats as a hit piece against Trump, and looking for information that could discredit Candidate #1 Trump.

Page, a foreign policy adviser for the campaign, acknowledged that he may have participated in some meetings with Russians, but not at the level he's accused of.

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The surveillance of Mr Page became in February the subject of intense rivalry between Republican and Democratic lawmakers. "The Rigged Witch Hunt, headed by the 13 Angry Democrats (and now 4 more have been added, one who worked directly for Obama W.H.), seems intent on damaging the Republican Party's chances in the November Election" President Trump tweeted.

The bottom line from the non-redacted part of the FISA application for Carter Page: they attested that he was a Russian agent whose activities were part of a broad criminal plot to influence the election.

The documents' release comes nine days after 12 Russians were charged with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 USA elections.

He lamented that the materials were released during a pending investigation.

On three separate occasions, officials from the Department of Justice - including Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - renewed the FISA application. "If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action", Rosenstein said in a statament. "I sat in on some meetings. I've never been anywhere near what's being described here", he said.

Page said the claim that Divyekin offered compromising material on Hillary Clinton was "preposterous".

Page defined informal as "having some conversations with people".

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